If you pay close enough attention, you’ll be able to recognize when your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong. Ignoring signs or symptoms can cause greater issues in the future. If something feels off, take the time to figure out what your body is trying to tell you.

Here are seven signs that your body is crying out for help:

1. Dry Skin


Dry skin can be a sign of low Vitamin E levels. If you realize your skin has been extra dry lately, incorporate more Vitamin E into your diet. You can get Vitamin E through swiss chard, coconut oil, sunflower oil, nuts and kale.

2. A Sweet Tooth

If you suddenly develop a sweet tooth, it could mean your body needs glucose. Low glucose levels can be caused by stress, exhaustion or depression. Give into your craving in a healthy way – choose a piece of dark chocolate or add some honey to your tea.

3. Insomnia, Irritability And Leg Cramps

Insomnia, irritability and leg cramps can all be caused by low amounts of magnesium and potassium in the body. To help remedy this health issues, add foods such as figs, avocados, bananas and spinach to your daily diet.

4. Fragile Hair And Nails

If your hair seems brittle and you notice your nails have been peeling lately, your body might be trying to tell you that you are low in Vitamin B. Add some healthy Vitamin B foods to your diet including milk, mushrooms, spirulina and sunflower seeds.

5. Desire To Eat Ice

It might sound odd, but there’s an simple explanation for a sudden desire to eat ice: an iron deficiency. Consult a doctor if you think you may have anemia. Add foods to your diet that contain iron including swiss chard, collard greens, lentils and quinoa.

6. Bleeding Gums

If your gums constantly bleed when you brush you teeth, it may be a sign of a Vitamin C deficiency. Add whole foods to your daily diet that contain Vitamin C. Try citrus fruits, red and green bell peppers, kale and broccoli.

7. Rings Around Your Iris


If you notice an odd ring around your iris (arcus senilis) and you’re under the age of 50, it could be a sign of high cholesterol levels. Visit a health care professional to get things checked out.

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