“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” Mahatma Gandhi
Its strange to know how little we know about our body. The human body is a marvelous but complex machine. As we have learned in past blogs if one organ is not functioning properly, we may feel the symptoms elsewhere in the body. We need to be our own advocate for our health and don’t leave symptoms untreated until it is too late.
One thing I found about my body that has finally made sense is that we all have a body type that is causing issues, such as weight gain, insomnia, bloating etc but these underlying issues are left undetected. For many years I felt very tired in the afternoons, sometimes to the point where I could crawl under my desk and fall asleep. I also had bad cravings for chocolate or salty foods. For the past 5 years I had intermittent dizziness and thought it may be vertigo, but was confirmed by my physician that it was not, but she had no solution to my problem. I did not feel the typical symptoms of vertigo (room spinning and nausea). I then concluded that it is either low blood pressure or iron deficiency, which I have suffered with for many years.
It was while laying on a massage table I felt dizzy when the therapist advised that I may have adrenal problems. The light bulb went on in my head. I was looking for the obvious but it was not as simple as that. The body gives us clues through symptoms but it is like a jig-saw puzzled, you have to put the pieces together. I started to research adrenal gland and realize some of the symptoms included digestive issues, hair loss, weight gain, lack of sleep. Here is a list of 17 symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
A body type test based on Dr Berg body type test, determined that I was an adrenal type. Dr Berg is a real advocate when it comes to breaking down health information in a very simple terms.
Through perseverance and research how to strengthen my adrenal glands. I have not had any further dizzy spells and my blood pressure is now normal, sleep is much more restful.
Our body is like an orchestra, if one instrument is off-key then the orchestra will be without harmony. Pay attention to the signals from your body and don’t just shrug it off?
For an individualized evaluation to determine your body type with the goal of taking charge of your health and losing weight – see Health & Weight Loss