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3 Signs That You May Be Unhealthy

Knowing what the early symptoms of poor health are can help you prevent it from becoming worse. Start making better health choices once you notice the following signs:

Failure to poop regularly
Healthy bowels move every time you eat a meal. It’s called the “gastro-colic reflex.” When you insert food into the digestive tract, healthy bowels move to eliminate toxins and make room for new nutrition. Otherwise, you wind up… well…full of you-know-what. When you’re constipated, toxins in the body can seep through the lining of the bowel, enter the bloodstream, and cause inflammation, which can put you at risk of a whole host of body-yelling health conditions. Your potty is your friend, my dear! Source: MindBodyGreen

Nail abnormalities
A horizontal line (or Beau’s line) can be a sign of past illness or poor nutrition — or that you’ve hit your nail with a hammer. But if they keep appearing, take steps to improve your health. Spoon-shaped nails that curve outwards can be a symptom of anaemia. And nails that are pale at the cuticle and brownish-red at the tip could mean your kidneys are struggling. Source: MSN

Inconsistent sleeping patterns
Not getting enough sleep is bad, but so is over sleeping. There is, like most things, a happy medium or a healthy balance. People who don’t get enough sleep could suffer from obesity in the long run. Somehow less sleep affects our metabolism and ability to put on or take off weight. People who don’t sleep enough also are at risk for diabetes due to how it influences blood sugar levels. Not sleeping changes how the heart responds to situations and studies have shown that those who don’t sleep enough can suffer from hypertension; those who oversleep could suffer from strokes. Not getting enough sleep messes with the immune system, big time. This is why we are more prone to get colds when seasons change because the amount of daylight is affected which in turn affects our sleep habits. Sleeping around seven to eight hours is ideal, but more or less can lead to some serious health complications that could be avoided had you just found that perfect sleep pattern early in life. Source: TheTalko

Getting old shouldn’t hinder you from staying active and on top of your health. Find out more helpful tips on improving your physical performance when you book an appointment with us today!

 

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Dr. Brian Floyd
3721 Delbrook Ave #119, North Vancouver, BC V7N 3Z4
(604) 987-7100

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