I think it’s safe to say that very few of us want to overreact to every little ache, pain and symptom and spend our time running to the doctor continuously.
Usually the average person will “wait it out” and hope that the issue resolves itself.
But there are certain signals your body may be giving you that you should not ignore.
Although the potential causes behind these symptoms can be relatively minor, they may also mean something more serious that should be addressed by your physician or require supportive measures.
Here are the…
10 Warning signs you shouldn’t ignore
We all have periods of fatigue when we are working long hours, stressed, have a poor night’s sleep or are battling a cold or flu.
But regular, chronic fatigue can be a sign of being low in vitamin B12, a low-functioning thyroid, depression or even certain cancers. A visit to the doctor can help you pinpoint what may be going on.
Natural ways to help: If you’re low in B12, an oral B12 spray like Hydroxaden 2.5 can help turn that around fast.
And if you’re dealing with depression, vitamin B12 is helpful as well as vitamin D (as found in our Optimum DK Formula).
While your bathroom habits can get thrown off by stress, certain foods or medications, if you find yours have changed long-term and there is no logical explanation for it, get checked out.
Changes in bowel habits can be a sign of pancreatic insufficiency, a gallbladder problem, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease or even colon cancer. Testing by a doctor can help determine what’s going on.
Natural ways to help: Make sure you’re eating a high-fiber whole foods diet and avoid refined carbs, sugars and processed foods. Also, a full-spectrum probiotic formula like Super Shield can help support a healthy gut microbiome and pave the way for more regular BMs.
If pancreatic insufficiency or gallbladder problems are an issue, a complete enzyme formula like Digestizol Max can help pinch-hit where your body may be lacking in enzymes.
The potential reasons for chest pain can run the gamut—including heartburn, GERD, costochondritis, pleurisy, sore muscles, bruised ribs and heart problems—so it’s best to get checked out.
And if you experience chest pain along with nausea, lightheadedness, shortness of breath or a cold sweat for longer than 5 minutes, call 911 or your local emergency services, as it may be a heart attack.
Natural ways to help: If GERD is an issue for you, Digestizol Max enzyme formula can help your body more completely break down your foods, and our new Gastro BeCalm Blend can help ease heartburn and GERD symptoms.
The most common causes of unintentional weight gain are a low-functioning thyroid, hormonal changes (especially menopause), and certain medications (including steroids, birth control pills and antidepressants).
While most people would LOVE the idea of losing weight without even trying, unintentional weight loss can be a sign of numerous things including hyperthyroidism, cancer, diabetes, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, adrenal insufficiency and ulcers. So if you’ve dropped more than a few pounds recently without dieting, it’s best to get checked out.
Natural ways to help: Probiotics like Super Shield Plus can be a Godsend for people with inflammatory bowel conditions like Crohn’s or colitis. In addition, if ulcers are an issue, our Gastro BeCalm Blend contains mastic gum which is very effective at fighting the bacteria that causes ulcers (H. pylori).
Believe it or not, there are over 150 types of headaches, but the most common ones are tension headaches, migraines and cluster headaches.
Headaches can also be the result of a number of underlying health issues including hypertension, brain tumor or stroke.
If you find yourself getting headaches on a regular basis, resist the temptation to just mask the throbbing with OTC pain meds and see a doctor.
Natural ways to help: Headaches are oftentimes the result of dehydration, stress or nutrient deficiencies. So be sure to drink at least eight 8-oz. glasses of water a day, reduce stress in your life and have a nutritious real foods diet.
7-Skin and nail infections
Skin and nail infections can be due to allergies or lacking nutrients, but one of the most common causes is Candida overgrowth.
The problem with Candida is once it’s growing out of control, it’s very hard to keep it at bay. And the typical medical treatment (antibiotics) only makes things worse by upsetting your gut microbiome and making it even easier for Candida to rear its ugly head again.
Natural ways to help: If Candida is an issue, our Optimal Yeast Support Blend provides a very effective combination of natural antifungal and antimicrobial nutrients and herbs that have a history of success in countering yeast (Candida) and helping to restore a healthier intestinal environment.
Over and above male pattern baldness, thinning hair can be caused by many things, including an autoimmune disease, low functioning thyroid or nutritional deficiency.
So if you’re finding more hair on the shower floor than usual, something may be up and you should see a doctor.
Natural ways to help: If you suspect nutrient deficiencies are behind your hair loss, stick to wholesome real foods and supplement with a complete multi-vitamin and mineral formula like Super Core to make sure all your bases are covered.
9-Poor quality of sleep
If you regularly have a hard time drifting off or staying asleep, it can have devastating effects on your health.
Consistently lacking sleep can raise your risk of Type 2 diabetes, impair your brain function and make you susceptible to memory loss, raise your risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer, and increase your risk of obesity.
Natural ways to help: Try to reduce stress, avoid sugar and stimulants like caffeine at night, take a warm bath before retiring, sip chamomile tea, darken your room and try some lavender essential oil on your pillow or in a diffuser at night. Our Ocean Lavender essential oil is our top-seller and has helped many people calm down and drift off!
Skin problems such as acne, hives or rashes as an adult can be a sign of stress, an unhealthy diet or an acidic body pH.
If your skin flare-ups are not due to a known environmental, food or chemical allergy, then it is best to take a deeper look into your stress levels, diet and how much water you’re drinking.
Natural ways to help: Be sure to drink at least eight 8-oz. glasses of water a day, find ways to reduce stress in your life and have a nutritious diet of wholesome real foods.
To your health,