#25 - BODY SIGNS... WHAT DO THEY MEAN?
- When was the last time your health professional looked at your tongue, skin, nails, eyes?
- Pathology (blood, urine etc) testing is obviously an important tool, but it can be somewhat limiting when trying to understand PATTERNS of imbalance in an individual.
- That is why it is so important to look at a person's BODY SIGNS...do any of the following describe you?
BODY SIGN POSSIBLE MEANING fat around the belly excess oestrogen, insulin resistance dry skin, hair, and eyes oestrogen deficiency, hypothyroidism red, beefy tongue iron deficiency anemia white spots on the nails zinc deficiency small yellow bumps on eyelid high cholesterol, fat malabsorption horizontal line through middle of fingernail high stress due to severe illness / trauma / grief hoarseness of voice gastroesophageal reflux disease yellowish nails diabetes, lung disease, heart disease hirsutism polycystic ovarian syndrome, Cushing's syndrome
- Body Sign assessment was a skill many health professionals in past years used for every patient. Unfortunately, it has been largely lost over the generations. I believe it is still a very relevant and reliable diagnostic tool, and when used in conjunction with pathology testing, can give us a comprehensive understanding of the individuals pattern of imbalance.