Conditions

Conditions

The Health Constellations system asks an important question that serves as a key to unlock your body’s true health potential:

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For example, fatigue falls under the categories of sleep problems, digestive issues, and stress overload among others. Dry skin can come about from thyroid imbalance, limited blood flow, and lack of healthful hydration. It can be dizzying to figure out where each specific symptom is coming from, but there is a better way to look at the big picture of your health.

Health Constellations offers you a new way to connect the dots in your health profile to look and feel your best. Each symptom becomes more like a clue than a random occurrence, and looking at all the clues put together will give you your unique Health Constellation. You will start to see the connections between each area of health imbalance, giving you a clearer blueprint toward better health. Pick out your symptoms below to start investigating your health constellation today!

 

Conditions and Symptoms

Clicking on the right arrow for each symptom will direct you to a list of useful Health Surveys and Star Clusters (specific health topics) to check out for that particular symptom. Read our How To page for more information on how to use our site, and visit our Services page afterward for in-depth help on improving your chronic symptoms the Health Constellations way.

1. Digestive Upset

Digestive issues include symptoms like constipation, bloating, and gas but did you know that digestive imbalance affects the immune system and mental-emotional health as well? Read the Digestion Star Cluster to find out why this happens, which will be especially helpful if your digestive upset is accompanied by immune symptoms such as allergies or mental-emotional ones like irritability. Also helpful is to take the Digestive Balance survey to see how the scales tip in your digestion’s smoothness scale.

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Stress often plays an underlying role in causing digestive symptoms for many people, yet stress relief seldom comes up as part of the solution for digestive upset. The Stress Star Cluster explores this connection, which is an important one to look at because stress can cause indigestion which can in turn produce more stress. Want to find out if you need an adrenal tune-up? Take this survey. What else stresses out the digestive system? A high-sugar diet. Lots of sugar feeds the yeast (Candida) that lines the digestive tract and it can crowd out beneficial bacteria that aids in digestion. Visit the Crazy Candida page for more info.

Poor digestion makes it harder for the body to get rid of waste and toxins. The digestive system is one route of elimination in the body for these substances, so if you’re having skin issues, increased colds or allergies, and hypersensitivities to foods or other things, visit the Detox Star Cluster as well.

 

Star Clusters and Surveys Related to Digestive Upset:

 

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2. Fatigue

Feeling tired all the time with low energy is one of the most common health complaints. Low energy makes it more difficult to do physical activities, concentrate, and just get through the day. But it also limits how well your body can take care of itself overall.

Many factors can contribute to fatigue. Stress is a big culprit today, and many people are caught in a vicious cycle of perpetual stress. Whether we realize it or not, the stress response gobbles up energy reserves in the body by revving certain hormones into higher gear than they would normally be. Find out more in the Stress Star Cluster. Mid-life, men and women may also experience dips in energy related to deficiencies or imbalances in sex hormones. This can also happen any other time in life during periods of stress or other health disruptions. In addition to reproductive and sexual functions, these hormones work with other hormones in the body to fuel our energy. Visit the Women or Men’s Health pages for more info.

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Poor digestion and/or a yeast (Candida) overgrowth from sugar intake can also easily lead to fatigue. Do you also experience difficulty concentrating and digestive issues along with the fatigue? Then explore the Digestion and Crazy Candida pages. A sluggish digestion can definitely lead to a sluggish person. Sometimes people feel a down-to-the-bone fatigue that seeps into everything that they do. If yours is accompanied by musculoskeletal aches and pains, it’s worth visiting the Fatigue Star Cluster or take this survey. If yours is accompanied by skin issues, increased colds and allergies, and hypersensitivities to foods or your environment, then take a look at the Detox Star Cluster and this survey.

 

Star Clusters and Surveys Related to Fatigue:

 

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numbered bullet5Hormone Balance Star Cluster / Women’s survey or Men’s survey

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3. Weight Gain

Weight gain is a common symptom of many health imbalances and sometimes no matter what changes you make to diet or exercise habits, the stubborn pounds just won’t go away.

The key lies in looking at the connections in the body and all the underlying factors that may be triggering the weight gain. Get an overview of this topic by visiting the Weight Gain Star Cluster and Metabolic survey first. Next, do you have stress, stress, and more stress? Then put a check, check, and another check next to making it your goal to examine your stress levels. Take the adrenal-tune up survey. What about your sugar intake? For many people, sugar can creep into their diets all over the place in subtle ways, such as in coffee, mid-day snacks, and sugary beverages and alcohol. If this is the case for you and you’re having a hard time keeping the weight off, then check out the Sugar and Weight page to learn more about the connection between sugar and extra pounds (or kilos).

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Inefficient digestion and/or detoxification in the body can also make it hard to lose weight. Both of these factors make for a sluggish metabolism, and when metabolism slows down it is more challenging to lose weight. If you’re finding that you’re experiencing digestive issues like constipation and excessive gas, or detox-related symptoms like skin issues and hypersensitivities, then visit the Digestion and Detox Star Clusters.

Another factor that can lead to unwanted weight gain is imbalances in female or male sex hormones. Especially after the age of 35 for both men and women, declining or fluctuating hormone levels decrease overall energy. With low energy, it becomes easier to pick up extra weight. Visit the Women’s or Men’s Health pages for more information.

 

Star Clusters and Surveys Related to Weight Gain:

 

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4. Chronic Stress

Stress is a natural part of going through life, but more and more these days people experience days of constantly high stress strung together. This accumulated stress can place a burden on the body in multiple ways, producing symptoms of fatigue, digestive imbalance, sleep issues, and other health problems.

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Visit the Stress Star Cluster and take the Adrenal Tune-Up survey first. Both of these tools will give you an overview of how stress can impact health on different levels. For some, stress leads to changes in dietary habits such as increased consumption of sugar and high-fat comfort foods. If you find that you’re turning to food in times of stress and gaining stubborn weight, visit the Weight Gain Star Cluster to explore this connection. Likewise, if you’re noticing that sugary treats are becoming more common in your diet, then visit the Sugar and Weight page.

Stress also tends to impact overall energy levels. When the stress response kicks in day after day, it eats up energy that you could use for other things you want to do. It may not be easy to detect this shift at first, but eventually people may find themselves with so little energy that it’s hard to wake up in the morning. Having indigestion or an upset stomach lately? The digestive system is actually intertwined with the nervous system in a unique way. Stress that you experience has easy access to your digestion, and that is why if you’re experiencing stress and digestive issues it’s a good idea to visit the Digestion Star Cluster and take this survey too.

Chronic fatigue Syndrome is one name for constant fatigue that is accompanied by other specific symptoms. If you’re finding your energy is always low, visit the Fatigue Star Cluster that talks more about this syndrome but also explores other connections between fatigue and overall health.

 

Star Clusters and Surveys Related to Chronic Stress:

 

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5. Trouble Sleeping

Do sleepless nights leave you feeling tired and frustrated? Quality sleep is important for tying together other parts of health and physiology such as digestion, stress maintenance, energy, and healthy skin and sex drive. If you’re having trouble sleeping on a regular basis, learning about the factors that can affect sleep function goes a long way toward improving your symptoms.

Stress is a very common culprit of insomnia and other sleep disturbances. Ever felt like your thoughts are racing just as you’re trying to get to sleep? Or you wake up in the middle of the night and aren’t able to return to sleep due to worries and anxieties? Even if you can’t pinpoint the exact cause of these thoughts while you’re lying there awake in bed, it doesn’t mean that stress isn’t frying the edges of your sleep and preventing rest from happening. Visit the Stress Star Cluster and take this survey to find out more about this important connection that underlies many sleep issues.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition where fatigue does not improve even with sleep. Along with unrestorative sleep, people experience lingering musculoskeletal aches and pains and cold-type symptoms like a sore throat. If you are dealing with these kinds of symptoms, visit the Fatigue Star Cluster. Imbalances in male and female sex hormones can also lead to sleep issues, especially in those over the age of 35. For men, low testosterone is the culprit. For women, fluctuating and declining hormone levels often lead to hot flashes and night sweats that make it difficult to fall and stay asleep. Visit the Women’s or Men’s Health pages to read more about this.

Another chronic condition that compounds on sleep issues is chronic pain from a past injury or other source. When pain disturbs sleep, it makes it even harder to get the quality rest needed to improve from pain. Explore this connection more by visiting the Chronic Pain Star Cluster.

 

Star Clusters and Surveys Related to Sleep Issues:

 

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6. Low Sex Drive

A low sex drive often involves both physical and mental-emotional factors. Attending to both can help bring libido back into balance and renew overall energy too. First, you have to look at the connections among other symptoms you may be experiencing too.

For example, in addition to a lowered sex drive do you also have insomnia, crave sugar, drink multiple caffeinated drinks a day, and break out easily? You may be experiencing high stress levels that are affecting both your physical and mental-emotional readiness for sexual activity. Take the Adrenal Tune-Up survey to gauge your stress levels.

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For men and women especially over the age of 35, imbalances in sex hormones often contribute a lot to low sex drive. These hormones are easily affected by stress, lifestyle habits, and mental-emotional factors in addition to just the natural decline they face with increasing age. If you’re dealing with other symptoms such as low energy, increased moodiness, tendency toward weight gain, and sleep issues then take a look at the Women’s or Men’s Health pages. You can also take the Male and Female hormone surveys to check in with your hormonal balance.

What about your energy level? Maybe it’s so low that you’re also not prepared for activities like exercise, socializing, or anything else that takes energy. You could be experiencing chronic fatigue or have low energy for some other reason. Before you can have enough energy for sex, it’s worth it to explore why energy is lacking for other daily activities. Visit the Fatigue Star Cluster for more information on this topic.

 

Star Clusters and Surveys Related to Low Sex Drive:

 

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7. Autoimmune Symptoms

Autoimmune conditions are ones in which the immune system attacks the body itself, leading to a wide array of symptoms depending on the specific health issue. We look at the underlying framework of autoimmunity and how different physical and mental-emotional factors can contribute to or worsen symptoms. You can find this overview of the topic on the Autoimmune Star Cluster page.

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Looking closely at the digestive system shows how important a healthy gut is toward healing from autoimmune symptoms. A part of the immune system is housed in the gut, so a weak digestive system also leads to challenging immune issues such as autoimmunity and/or allergic conditions. Visit the Digestion Star Cluster to learn more about the important relationship between the digestive and immune systems. You can also take this survey to check in with your digestive function.

Many different autoimmune conditions involve chronic pain and if you’re going through this, we also recommend reading the Chronic Pain Star Cluster. Autoimmunity can make it even more challenging to heal from chronic pain, so taking care of one’s health becomes even more important in order to do the things you want to do. Throughout all these clusters, we explore both the physical and mental-emotional factors that can underlie the chronic health symptoms.

 

Star Clusters and Surveys Related to Autoimmunity:

 

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8. Chronic Pain

Sometimes chronic pain can be traced back to lingering pain from a previous injury. However, this is not always the case and sometimes chronic pain comes up without any known cause. In the following clusters, we’ll look at common factors underlying chronic pain symptoms. You can start with the Chronic Pain Star Cluster and this survey for a general overview.

Many autoimmune conditions come with persistent and chronic pain which can disrupt sleep and other parts of daily functioning. When the body targets its own tissues during autoimmunity, the immune system may point to parts of the musculoskeletal system. Immune complexes can get lodged there from other parts of the body as well. A healthy diet, rest, low stress, and prevention of excess inflammation can help both autoimmunity and any associated chronic pain. Visit the Autoimmune Star Cluster to read more about this.

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Aches and pains are often felt when someone is experiencing Chronic Fatigue as well. The pain often affects the whole body and neither the fatigue or pain are relieved by rest. The pain also becomes worse after exercise or other physical exertion. If you’re dealing with these types of symptoms, visit the Fatigue Star Cluster.

Another reason chronic pain can set in is due to excess weight on one’s musculoskeletal frame. Weight gain may look innocent at first as a causative factor of chronic pain, but when excess stress is placed around the muscles and joints they are forced to carry more than they’re designed to. Excess weight can either contribute to chronic pain’s development or worsen pain from an existing condition. Visit the Weight Gain Star Cluster if you are experiencing both chronic pain and weight gain. You can also take the Metabolic survey to check in with your weight and overall metabolism.

 

Star Clusters and Surveys Related to Chronic Pain:

 

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9. Frequent Allergies or Colds

People get allergies from the environment and colds from other people, right? In fact, your overall health plays a huge part in determining how susceptible you are to allergies and/or colds.

We’ll take a look at the connection between healthy digestion and a strong immune system. A big part of the immune system lives inside the digestive system and because of that, it’s important how you treat your gut in the case of allergies. A weak or temperamental digestive system contributes to weakness and a temper in the immune system as well. The immune system can become overly reactive to food, things in the environment, and even the body itself in the case of autoimmunity. Read the Digestion Star Cluster that describes the gut’s immune function and take this survey to check in with your digestive balance.

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It’s also important to look at stress, as it can run the body down and challenge immune system function. Stress can also lower overall energy, which makes it more difficult for the body to fend off allergens and other unwanted pathogens that can lead to common colds. In addition, stress often leads to lifestyle habits that are neglectful of overall health. Poor diet, excess sugar and caffeine cravings, and poor sleep (that all commonly creep in during stress) don’t make the situation any better for frequent allergies and colds. Visit the Stress Star Cluster and take this survey to check in with your stress levels and to learn more about this important health connection.

Some people deal with multiple hypersensitivities to foods, scents, and allergens. A sluggish liver and inefficient detoxification in the body can also predispose someone to allergies and colds. In addition to a hypersensitive immune system, this person may also experience skin issues such as acne or eczema, excessive sweating, and overall fatigue. You can visit the Detox Star Cluster to learn more about this connection.

 

Star Clusters and Surveys Related to Frequent Allergies or Colds:

 

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10. Skin-Related Symptoms

Skin issues such as acne and eczema can be very frustrating as they show aspects of your health on the outside, where people can notice them. Because the skin is where your body and the external environment meet, it will often show both how your body responds to the environment and how your health is functioning overall.

One factor that can influence your skin’s health is how well your body is able to naturally detoxify waste and toxins. The liver, skin, and other organs of elimination help you to do this smoothly. But when the liver becomes burdened from unsupportive health habits, the evidence of this can become apparent on the skin’s surface. If the digestive system is sluggish, leading to chronic constipation and excess gas, the waste and toxins sitting around in the intestines can also influence the skin’s appearance and health. For more information about the connection between skin health and these routes of waste/toxin elimination, read up on the Detox and Digestion Star Clusters. You can also take the detoxification and digestion surveys to check in with your body.

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Stress can often wreak havoc on someone’s skin in a few different ways. For one, it upsets the balance of hormones and this imbalance can contribute to clogged pores and accumulated toxic gunk in the skin. Second, stress often impairs a person’s dietary choices and sleep habits. Both a quality diet and quality sleep are needed for skin health. Third, stress makes it hard to just plain relax and enjoy life. The skin easily shows this wear and tear on its surface. Read up about stress in the Stress Star Cluster and take this survey to check in with your own stress levels.

For both men and women, imbalance in sex hormones can upset the skin and this is often made worse by stress. For women, testosterone levels that are too high, high cortisol from stress, and fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone can lead to acne on the skin. For men, high stress often affects testosterone levels and both of these can contribute to skin issues. For more information, you can read up on the Women’s or Men’s Health sections (Hormonal Star Cluster). You can also take the male or female hormone surveys to see if your hormones are acting out and contributing to skin issues such as acne. Skin health can also have a huge mental-emotional component to it, so check out the Healthy Mindset section if you feel like lingering thoughts and emotions frequently make your skin condition worse.

 

Star Clusters and Surveys Related to Skin Conditions:

 

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