1. Bloated tummy 腹胀A
staggering 70 percent of us have reported suffering from regularbloating.
Your body is basically trying to tell you you're not digesting your foodproperly or that you have a food allergy or intolerance such as to wheat orlactose.
'Other common causes of bloating include hormonal issues, candida,constipation, too much sugar or booze, stress, dysbiosis (an imbalance betweenthe good and bad bacteria in our digestive tract) or IBS,' said nutritionistRick Hay.
Simply eating too much at once can also dilute down the acid in ourstomach, rendering it unable to start breaking down the food efficiently.
Furthermore, enzymes that act optimally at a lower, more acidic pH, cannotfunction as well which means that food remains only partially digested and needsto be broken down further.
This is usually done by bacteria in the gut and the consequent fermentationprocess results in the release of gases that may also cause bloating.
2. Red inflamed skin and acne 红肿的皮肤和粉刺
According to a 2013 review, the causes of skin inflammation and acne aremany and will vary from person to person.
However, the most common causes are often hormone-related. The reviewexplains that testosterone is the hormone that promotes acne the most so acne isa big issue for males and teenage boys in particular.
But women also tend to get acne flare ups about one week before theirmenstruation starts due to a dip in oestrogen levels which, funnily enough,prevent the development of acne.
'When you get acne, your body may also be trying to alert you to anunderlying hormonal or digestive disturbance,' said Mr Hay.
'It could also be a result of liver imbalance, poor diet especially if youeat too much carbohydrate, stress and allergies amongst other things.'
Red inflamed acne with a white discharge is usually indicative of excesscarbohydrate consumption and bacterial overgrowth.
3. White coating on the tongue 舌苔发白
A thin white coating on the tongue can be indicative of digestivedisturbances such as microbiome imbalance, iron or B vitamin deficiency andpossibly diabetes.
'In the case of iron and vitamin B deficiency it is quite likely you willbe feeling constantly tired,' Mr Hay said.
'Thick, white spots on the tongue that look like pus are more likely to beoral thrush, leukoplakia, or oral lichen planus.