Rate Your Basic Health


Any symptom in the list below is important because it means that there is an environment in your body that now can open the door to disease.

Most people in America assume because they feel good and don’t have any major symptoms that they are healthy.  Few things can be further from the truth.  How do you know you don’t have cancer or aren’t about ready to drop dead from a heart attack?  The answer is NOT “I just had a checkup and the doctor said I am in great shape” because tests cannot pick up disease until it reaches a certain stage of development. For example a thyroid gland has to be over 40% out of function before it can be picked up on blood tests.  How many people just had a normal EKG and dropped dead of a heart attack that very day?  How many people look like the picture of health exercising daily, going to the health club and are dead in one year from metastasized cancer?  Even top medical sources state that 80% of disease can already be present before your first symptoms begin. So what is the answer?  Become proactive with your health and your life, because your total health of body, mind and spirit is your life so you must guard them carefully. If you have any of these symptoms it is not too late to prevent disease from manifesting. This is what we do at Total Health Institute. We treat the cause and not the effect (the symptom, condition or disease).

 Proactive vs. Reactive

A proactive person chooses to make changes in his life because he knows in his heart that he is supposed to.  A reactive person makes changes in his life only if he has to.

A proactive person cherishes the gift of health and guards it with the proper action steps that God has put in his heart.  A proactive person thinks about his family, how he can impart to them the highest quality of life, and meets any challenge (health or otherwise) with the intent to overcome and grow better from the experience.  A reactive person is quite the opposite.  He thinks he is healthy and doesn’t have to do anything for his health unless his symptoms or conditions start to interfere with his lifestyle (‘if it isn’t broke don’t fix it’ mentality).  When health challenges come his way he sees them as work and questions “why did this happen to me?”  Fear and doubt make their home in his mind.

Is it easier to catch a ball when you first drop it and it is six inches from your hand or to wait until it six inches from the floor?  The choice is up to you, to choose health or eventual disease, to choose life or death, but remember, no choice is to choose eventual disease.

Cause – Effect 

Mow the dandelions and they look good but what have you really done?  Spread more dandelion seed all over your lawn.  To get rid of the dandelion you must pull it out by the root.  The root is the cause the flower is the effect.  What is the cause of cancer and all other diseases?  Spiritual, mental, emotional blockages and toxins, poor diet and lifestyle.  You cannot cut any of these out with a knife. The effect is the symptoms, conditions and diseases but the cause is imbalance in the Five Systems:

  1. Nervous System
  2. Immune System
  3. Hormonal System
  4. Digestive System
  5. Elimination/Detoxification System

Once you find (with the testing) remove the blockage(with treatment or products or both) in these five systems and balance the mental/emotional state you have made an environment where you can now begin to heal.

Rate your symptoms from 0-3





If you have mostly 1’s then products and the Seven Basic Steps to Total Health should be able to resolve most of the minor symptoms.

If you have more 2’s and 3’s then you will usually need our comprehensive examination and treatment along with products and the Seven Basic Steps to Total Health

Brain Symptoms

–      Has trouble keeping attention

–      Easily distracted

–      Restless

–      Impulsive

–      Dwells on negative thoughts

–      Worries

–      Compulsive

–      Addictive behaviors

–      Dislikes change

–      Needs to have things done a certain way or becomes very upset

–      Feels sad

–      Negative

–      Dissatisfied

–      Bored

–      Low energy

–      Hopeless

–      Helpless

–      Worthless

–      Guilt

–      Low self-esteem

–      Nervousness

–      Anxiety

–      Depression

–      Panic

–      Fearful

–      Has history of a head injury

–      Suicidal thoughts

–      Forgetful

–      Memory problems

–      Unstable moods

–      Sensitive to noise

–      Sensitive to touch or tags in clothing

–      Light sensitive

–      Bothered by bright light

–      Sensitive to the environment

Nervous System Symptoms:

–      Pain

–      Neck pain

–      Mid back pain

–      Lower back pain

–      Headaches

–      Numbness

–      Tingling

–      Burning

–      Weakness

–      Body seems to vibrate

–      Head feels heavy

–      Light headedness/fainting

–      Loss of balance

–      Dizziness

–      Ringing/buzzing in ears

–      Trembling hands

–      Loss of feeling in hands and/or feet (toes)

–      Exhaustion on slightest effort

–      Limbs feel too heavy to hold up

–      Loss of grip strength

–      Convulsions

–      Incoordination

–      Nervousness

–      Accident prone

–      Loss of muscle tone

–      Need for 10-12 hours’ sleep

–      Have had shingles

–      Laterality of symptoms- are 75% or more of your symptoms on one side    your body

–      Have you ever had an injury or trauma to your head?

–      Do you have tender areas on your skull or face?

–      Do you have ringing or unusual noises in your ears?

–      Do you sometimes have visual disturbances, such as difficulty focusing?

–      Do you have headaches, head pain?

–      Do you have pain which seems to be in or behind your eye(s)?

–      Have you recently had any dental procedures done, or did your symptoms develop after dental procedures were done?

–      Does your jaw joint(s) pop or bother you?

–      Are you having any difficulty with your teeth?

–      Do you have any dental appliances (bridge, partial plate, full plates)?

–      Do you have difficulty chewing?

–      Have you had a whiplash-type injury?

–      Do your teeth meet evenly?

–      Do you have frequent cavities or periodontal problems?

–      History of orthodontics

–      Do you have areas of facial pain or numbness?

–      Do you have sinus problems?

–      Do you have any allergy complaints (hay fever, foods, etc)?

–      Do you feel you clench your teeth unconsciously?

–      Do you feel you can open your mouth to its full extent?

–      Has your jaw ever locked?

–      Have you ever dislocated your jaw?

–      Were you involved in any type of birth trauma (breech birth, forceps    delivery, etc.)?

Hormonal System Symptoms

Symptoms of Adrenal Dysfunction

–      Excessive fatigue

–      Neck/back pain

–      Hair loss

–      Irritability

–      Poor immune response

–      Insomnia

–      Cravings

–      Headaches

–      Depression

–      Indigestion

–      Lightheadedness

–      Lack of concentration

–      Anxiety

–      Food allergies

–      Dry skin

–      Poor memory

Symptoms of Cortisol Imbalance

–      Bone loss, osteoporosis, osteopenia

–      Fat accumulation around the mid-section

–      Increased blood sugar levels

–      Increased protein breakdown (muscle wasting)

–      Interferes with healing

–      Suppressed immune system

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

–      Fat

–      Fatigued

–      Depressed

–      Food addiction

–      Food dependency

–      Compulsive overeating

–      Chocolate cravings

–      Bread or carbohydrate cravings

–      Low sex drive

–      Cry easily

–      Mood swings

–      Hot flashes

–      Night sweats

–      Insomnia

–      Irritability

–      Sweet cravings

–      Bloating

–      Fluid retention

–      Gas

–      Weight gain without changes in diet & with increased exercise

–      Irrational thoughts

–      Anxiety

–      Dry skin

–      Hair loss

–      Wake at night 2-4 am

–      Poor bladder control

–      Infertility

–      Irregular cycles

–      Poor reactions to estrogen

–      Swollen breasts

–      Headaches

–      Irregular menses

–      Cramping

–      Spotting before period

–      Acne

–      PMS

–      Fuzzy thinking

–      Joint pain

–      Osteoporosis

–      Breast cancer

–      Heart disease

Digestive System Symptoms

Signs of Not Digesting Carbohydrates

–      Crave sugar

–      Dry everything; eyes, nose, mouth even when you drink water.

–      Respiratory problems-asthma

–      Muscle weakness

–      Cannot think clearly or concentrate

–      Person may startle easily

–      Difficulty swallowing

–      Voice changes when under stress

Signs of Not Digesting Proteins

–      Crave protein

–      Cold hands and/or feet

–      Do not like to exercise – stay sore

–      Heal slowly

–      Gums bleed

–      Weakened immune system

–      Increased body secretions – edema, perspiration, salivation, tears

–      Menstrual problems

Signs of Not Digesting Fats

–      Crave fats, oils

–      Dry skin

–      Respiratory problems – asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, COPD

–      Difficulty getting pregnant

–      Tremors

–      Pain

–      Numbness

–      Weakness

–      Burning

–      Tingling

Pancreas Imbalance Symptoms

–      History of lactose/gluten intolerance

–      Cravings for foods: proteins, fats, starches

–      Cravings for sugar, grains, dairy products

–      Sensitive to air pollutants like perfumes, smoke, etc.

–      Discomfort or soreness under left ribcage after eating

–      Discomfort or soreness in midback between shoulders, especially left shoulder blade, shoulder and arm

–      Dizziness when standing suddenly

–      Sugar cravings

–      Headaches that are relieved when sugar or alcohol are consumed

–      Shakiness, jitteriness

–      You wake up craving sweets in the night

–      Tired, weak or shaky feeling if you miss a meal.

–      Need to drink coffee to get going in the morning

–      Impatient, moody and nervousness

–      Tired feeling 1-3 hours after eating

–      Poor memory

–      Feeling faint

–      Poor concentration

–      Night sweats

–      Very thirsty, wake up during the night to drink water

–      Fatigued in general

–      Crave sweets but even when you eat them your symptoms don’t improve

–      Increased healing time

Small Intestine Symptoms

–      Abdominal cramps

–      Indigestion 1-3 hours after eating

–      Fatigue tiredness after eating

–      Lower bowel gas

–      Alternating constipation and diarrhea

–      Diarrhea

–      Roughage and fiber causes constipation

–      Mucus in stools

–      Poorly-formed stools

–      Foul-smelling stools

–      Dry skin; flaky, brittle hair

–      Acne

–      Food allergies

–      Difficult to gain weight

–      Desire to eat, even when not hungry

–    Hungry very often with cravings

Detoxification System Symptoms

Liver/Gallbladder Symptoms

–      High cholesterol

–      Varicose veins

–      Intolerance to oily, greasy, fatty food

–      Headaches after eating

–      Foul-smelling stool

–      Not having one bowel movement for each meal

–      Constipation

–      Sour taste in mouth

–      Green-, black-, and/or white-coated tongue

–      Grey-colored skin

–      Yellow in whites of the eyes

–      Bad breath

–      Body odor

–      Fatigue, sleepiness after eating

–      Water retention

–      Pain in right side under rib cage

–      Dry skin or hair

–      Skin problems

–      Vertical lines on nails

–      Painful bowel movements

–      Big toe pain

–      Pain radiating down leg

Kidney Symptoms

–      High blood pressure

–      Back pain, dull to sharp

–      Dark circles under the eyes

–      Bags under eyes

–      Urine foams

–      Cloudy urine (not clear yellow)

–      Dark yellow urine

–      Strong-smelling urine

–      Any color but light yellow

Large Intestine/Colon Symptoms

–      Constipation

–      Alternation between constipation and diarrhea

–      Seasonal diarrhea

–      Pain in abdomen

–      Hemorrhoids

–      Frequent/recurring colds/flues/infections

–      Bladder and/or kidney infections

–      Vaginal yeast infections or thrush

–      Abdominal cramps/colic

–      Toe and fingernail/skin fungus

–      Use of antibiotic in past or present

–      Poor/failing vision

–      Bumps or grooves in nails

–      White-coated tongue

–      Skin problems

Blood Toxicity Symptoms

–      Cold hands or feet

–      Pain or Numbness or tingling or burning or weakness in hands, feet, arms or legs

–      Hands, feet, arms or legs fall asleep

–      Dizziness or lightheadedness

–      Tachycardia/palpitations/heart pounds with moderate activity

–      High blood pressure

–      Varicose veins

–      Rashes/hives/skin conditions

–      High cholesterol

–      Weakened immune system- catch colds/flus and/or allergies/sensitivities

–      Out of breath with mild exercise

–      Ringing in the ears

–      Flushing of the skin

Lymph Toxicity Symptoms

–      Rashes/hives/skin conditions

–      Weakened immune system- catch colds/flus

–      Allergies/sensitivities

–      Pain or inflammation

–      Fluid retention/swelling anywhere in the body

–      Retain fluid/legs or feet swell/edema

–      Catch colds or flu easily

–      Heal slowly from injuries, wounds or colds/flus

–      Gums bleed

–      Nose bleeds

–      Swollen lymph nodes

–      Sore throats

–      Cold sores/fever blisters

–      Swollen lymph nodes/glands

–      Breast lumps

–      Ear infections

–      Yeast infections

–      Hair grows slowly or falls out

–      Loss of smell

–      Clogged sinuses/sinus headaches

–      Runny nose

–      Clears throat

–      Recurrent cough

–      Tickle in the throat

–      Bumpy skin on the back of arms

–      Cellulite

–      Brain fog