Do you ever just wish that you had a clear inside picture of what is going on within your inner body? Do you ever beg God to just tell you what is making you not feel like yourself?
A few years back I had an intestinal blockage that turned septic and started to kill off my vital organs- a lost gallbladder and a year and a half of searching for answers on why I could not feel better, left me crying out to God begging Him to just give me a clear picture of where the break down in my body was and to show me how I could heal it.
Fast forward 7 years later and as we know, God promises to never leave us. He put the right people into my life to walk beside me and help me heal. And He gave me a tenacity and love for health to explore and learn alternative healing protocols so that I could ultimately heal myself.
I learned a lot during my healing journey but one of the greatest lessons that I learned is that God designed our bodies to speak to us- sometimes we need to rest in His presence and listen to what it is telling us. Our bodies can hold the most valuable clues about our health.
Join me today as we take a look at some of the ‘language’ that your body may be using to describe how it is feeling, and to signal you that you may need to slow down and heal some underlying health issues so that you can be fully equipped (physically) to do God’s work.
The extra weight you might have put on around the middle can be a big clue for blood sugar imbalances, toxic exposures, chronic stress and cortisol hormone dysfunction.
Weight gain in your “lady parts” (aka breast, hips and butt) strongly correlates with excess estrogen circulating in the body, which can be true for both women and men. And because excess estrogen is linked to many cancers, it is not something that you want to ignore.
Early signs of gray hair are linked to high stress and low levels of glutathione in the body, which is the body’s master antioxidant and detoxification nutrient.
God designed our bodies to speak to us and when it comes to your ideal health and weight, your body holds all of the answers.
Western medicine takes more of a “let’s stop the issue” and take this pill for that approach instead of checking in with the body to understand where it’s coming from or what is causing it. At one time, I was taking 13 different pills, trying to stop each individual issue but I wasn’t getting well!
That’s why it’s so common to get prescribed a medication, such as birth control for acne, only to have it partially resolve the issue and for something new to pop up. It’s like chasing holes in a sinking boat!
This western approach works perfectly in acute and serious situations such as car accidents or catastrophic events when measures need to be taken immediately to stop the bleeding and save a limb or life. But they aren’t effective for the common chronic health and weight issues that most of us face on a daily basis.
We could spend hours breaking down all of your body parts and what clues they hold about your health. Correlating body parts with symptoms and nerve meridians have been a main focus in eastern medicine practices such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries.
For today, let’s just focus on the little nuggets about your health that your forehead might have to share… Yep, that’s right your forehead!
I want to share 3 super clues that your forehead might be holding about your health and what you can do with the information.
These 3 clues will give you insights about your digestion, liver and detox capacity, hormonal balance and thyroid function.
Super Clue #1 – Metabolism & Thyroid Function
I first learned about the forehead’s correlation with your health status when I started studying thyroid conditions on a deeper level.
Hair loss in the “widow’s peak” area of the hairline or forehead points to a sluggish thyroid usually indicating hypothyroidism or Hashimotos.
Missing the outer 3rd portion of your eyebrows (also in the forehead region) is another strong clue indicating low thyroid function that should be investigated.
Super Clue #2 – Digestion & Gluten Sensitivity
I was fascinated when I heard Dr. Tom O’Bryan (one of the pioneers in gluten sensitivity research) quote a study that connected the dots between the size of your forehead and your susceptibility for gluten sensitivity.
In the study, they found that a large forehead directly correlates with having Celiac’s disease and/or gluten sensitivity, so much so that the study stated, “This sign along with the presence of other clinical signs and symptoms, should alert a physician to test a patient for celiac disease.”
Do you have a large forehead as well as digestion issues? You may consider cutting gluten out of your diet and see if you feel better. It may just be the answer to feeling better.
Super Clue #3 – Liver & Detoxification
You may have heard the old-wise tale about how acne in specific areas of the face can correlate with your diet, stress, dirty hands and allergic reactions.
Well there’s actually some truth to this.
According to the nerve meridians used in eastern medicine, the area of your forehead is linked to your major detoxification organs such as your liver, gallbladder, kidneys and bladder.
Acne on your forehead can indicate a back-up in your body’s ability to detox and process toxins or excess hormones, such as estrogen, adequately.
And even more interesting, on an emotional level forehead acne can be related to anger, anxiety, fear, frustration, worry and grief!
On top of it all, all of these clues can also be connected!
In order for your thyroid to function at full steam, your digestive tract and detox organs need to be running effectively.
An inflamed digestive system from gluten sensitivity will allow more toxins into your bloodstream, leading to liver overload and then taking your thyroid down with it.
And the vicious cycle could go on and on and on.
Next time you look in the mirror, take a closer look at your forehead to see what it might be saying about your health.
If you notice any of these clues that I mentioned, you’ll want to…
- Do a food sensitivity and gluten reactivity test to verify if these are issues for you
- Test your thyroid to see if your thyroid hormones are in optimal ranges
- Boost your detox capacity with some high-quality liver support supplements and naturally detoxifying food such as beets, dandelion greens and cruciferous vegetables
I’ve learned to love my body because of the valuable insights and empowerment it’s given me about my health. And I continue to listen to my body because it is often telling me a story. I have a goal to be on the mission field someday and I need to be in optimal condition for God to use me in this manner.
As many of my clients have experienced, it may not be possible to change the size of your forehead but you can learn to appreciate the health knowledge it has to offer, and it is possible to get your thyroid, digestion and detoxification back on track so you can have your luscious hair and clear skin back, and live your Best life!
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And as always, if you want to get your hands on the right lab tests and resources so you can find the missing pieces of your health puzzle and get back to feeling like yourself again, jump over to the ‘For Health’ tab and set up a complimentary free consultation with me by sending me an email. I’d love to help you finally heal.
Living fully in Him,
Kimber Krosschell, FDN-P
Psalm 139:13-14 You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this.