*Telephone rings* You: “hello?”
Your body: “hey, I just wanted to let you know that we’re having some issues dealing with the amount of sugar coming in -it’s definitely more than we need. The pancreas is doing the best she can but I’m sure you’ve noticed some blood sugar and energy swings…
You: “yeah, I did notice and my lab results show being on the higher end of normal, but I’m really not having that much compared to my co-workers….besides, is it so wrong to have ice cream after a stressful day?
Your body: “well if you could…”
You: *hang up* “argh, as if I didn’t have enough going on…”
Your body: *experiences unanswered calls, slowly becomes pre-diabetic and then diabetic*
Often we are so stressed and busy in life that we fail to feed ourselves properly and sleep enough. We can end up driving our bodies into the ground, possibly leading to illness. The dark circles under our eyes, anxiety, poor digestion, and low energy levels are all telling a story, but are we listening?
Take a moment, a breath, and check-in with your body as you see which of the following symptoms apply to you:
- Excess fat around the abdomen
- Poor sleep
- Salt cravings
- Tendency towards hives, allergies, bronchitis, asthma, and arthritis
- Digestive issues – bloating, gas, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea
- Poor circulation
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Low mood or depression, irritability
- Sugar cravings
- Headaches or migraines
- Energy issues, fatigue
- Skin conditions – breakouts, rashes
Add up your number of symptoms. The only acceptable answer is “0”; anything more shows there is at least one area of possible improvement. These symptoms are associated with adrenal health, blood sugar handling, stress over-load, digestion, liver function, and food sensitivities.
Does your result fit into the life of vitality and energy abundance you desire? Get clear on the areas of healing; an initial consultation with an integrative nutritionist will help you establish where to begin.
The key to an improved relationship with the body is to be open to the messages it is sending and moving towards healing.