Most of us go through life complaining about our signs and symptoms but not really paying attention.  It’s not until they become extremely painful or we have a full-blown diagnosis (or both) that we start to take note.
 
What are your signs and symptoms that you have a gut or hormone imbalance?  When do you feel them? What are you doing when you have them?  What did you eat or not eat?  What did you drink or not drink?  
 
These can all be clues to help you get to the root cause of your symptoms.  Getting to the root of the problem is what you want.  Root cause resolution allows for healing. Band-Aids like pills just mask the symptoms.
 
What are signs and symptoms for gut and hormone distress anyway?  Let’s take a look so you can take a moment to reflect on what your signs and symptoms are and start tracking them.
 
Signs and symptoms are very individual.  And really they can be anything bothersome, unusual, chronic or acute.   They can be physical or emotional. 
 
Signs are objective.  You and others can see them.  This could be something like a skin rash or a bloody nose.  
 
Symptoms are more subjective.  You feel them but no one else can see them.  A headache.  Fatigue.  Anxiety.
 
Physical signs and symptoms include but are not limited to bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, heavy periods, changes in cycle length or frequency, headaches, joint pain, itchiness, rashes, insomnia, hair loss, hungry/full and also, of course, bowel movement variations.
 
Emotional signs and symptoms include things like sadness, depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, cravings, mood changes, aggressiveness, irritability, lack of motivation, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and low sex drive.
 
Take a minute right now to write down your signs and symptoms. 

I give you more examples and room to track these and their triggers in my Gut & Hormone Healing Journal.  I invite you to download it now for free.  You’ll find room to write down your signs and symptoms on Page 5 of the journal.  Download it here.
 
Xx
Maria