BODY LANGUAGE: WHAT’S YOUR BODY TELLING YOU?
WHAT’S YOUR BODY TELLING YOU? Headaches? Achy joints? you can tell a lot about your health by the symptoms you experience. Here’s how to read your body language — and tweak your diet in response.
Learn how to read ‘body language’ like headaches, and tweak your diet in response
Sometimes deciphering physical symptoms is a no-brainer — an itch that’s caused by a mosquito bite, sore muscles as a result of yesterday’s workout, or blisters thanks to that new pair of shoes. At other times it’s not so straightforward. What’s to blame for a headache? What’s making your skin so dry? And why do you keep developing those annoying mouth ulcers?
Often these symptoms are your body’s way of letting you know something is not quite right, and it’s tempting to ask Dr Google for answers. In fact, nearly 60 per cent of Australians use the internet to source health information to avoid seeing a GP, according to a 2016 survey.
But, while nothing can replace the opinion and advice of a qualified health professional, if you do want to interpret your ‘body language’, it’s important to use credible, research-backed information. To help you out, we’ve dug a little deeper into seven of the most common health symptoms. Find out what they might mean, and how a few small changes to your diet can help you turn things around.