Our bodies are incredible machines. They have been intricately designed to give us the opportunity to experience all of what life has to offer. But the reality is that our body is often speaking to us when something is wrong – but were not always listening.
For example, when your body is beginning to ache and you suddenly begin to feel hot and exhausted, you might think that it may be time for a nap, but in reality it’s your body telling you that you’re coming down with a cold.
The issue with warning signs is that they’re vague, making it difficult to pinpoint the root cause. Read on for a list of the most common symptoms that leave us confused, and the root causes for each of them. If you address the root causes of each, chances are the symptoms will dissolve.
- Leg Cramps: Waking up to a sharp, lasting pain that spreads down your leg is the worst. Inadequate blood supply is the main cause, which is the result of your arteries being too narrow at the time. Another cause is your spine may be too compressed, usually from walking for long periods of time. To prevent these cramps from reoccurring, eat more potassium foods such as tomatoes, oranges and bananas. Or simply drink a large glass of water throughout the day.
- Food Cravings: We have all had food cravings, so that can’t be denied. But by paying attention to certain areas of your lifestyle may be the solution to solving the craving. People often crave foods because their body is lacking certain nutrients. To solve your cravings, stop buying processed foods and other salty snacks, and get enough rest. Lack of sleep can lead to more stress, which in turn can lead to more sweet and salty cravings.
- Dry Skin: You’d be surprised how many people accept dry skin. May seem harmless, but there is more to it. The main causes are dry weather. For some it’s the cold winter, and others the humid summer. Also soaps and detergents can react harshly to certain skin, causing it to become dry. The solution is to incorporate good fats into your diet. These include avocados, fatty fish, nuts and seeds.
- Headaches: Millions of people experience headaches every day. It can be caused by a cold, infection or fever. Or can be brought on my emotional stress like depression, poor sleep, over-medication, and skipping meals. It’s tough to do, but avoiding environmental exposure is one solution. The other is keeping a list of all the foods that may trigger a headache, and replace them with magnesium rich foods.