Dryness of the body, Thyroid issues, Paralyses, Problems with sleep, High Blood Pressure (one of 3 reasons), Pain and Cracking in Joints (and many more) HAPPEN...... ???
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Well, according to AYURVEDA.. Cracked Heels are one of the indicators of Body INSIDE Dryness called Aggravation/ disbalance of VATA dosha... among other indicators could be: constipation (this or that sort), dry/ dryish stool, numbness, Cracked/ cracking Tongue, dry lips, dry skin (or skin prone to dryness), darkening of elbow joints (as well as knee ones), cracking on joints, pain in joints, darkish colour under eyes ( and around elbow joints), dark patches on tongue, splited finger nails, problems with sleep, bloating (vata dosha is related to Air accumulation), headache and many more. There are more than 80 different health issues related to Disbalance of VATA dosha (paralyses is on that list too)..
The VATA (Dryness INSIDE and Outside) happens mainly due to Wrong diet / eating habbits and not appropriate life style. There are 3 types of pracruti (body types we were Born with) some can have only one pracruti, majority of us 2 (one of them is Predominant) and some 3 (out of 3). It determines our body types (prone to Slimness or easy ways to balance the weight or... difficulty to make it happen). Also due to wrong diet and life style those doshas (vata, pita, kapha) which also determines our body type and even character traits and behaviors can be Aggravated or disbalanced thus it will require BALANCING... MOST of us have disbalance of VATA (dryness) dosha which can aggravate/ get worsen EVERY Day thus... Immediate actions should be taken into account IF, of course, u do not want to disbalance it even further...
There is a list of foods to avoid and include in balancing Each dosha type (we till talk about it later for Sure) but the BASICS of it is a Healthy Eating Habits and a Proper Life style. In brief way: for VATA (dryness) dosha u need at least to REDUCE/ avoid WHITE Sugar
(it is Great disbalancer of it!) - use Jaggery or fruits instead (honey is Moderation), no soft drinks, Bubbly drinks (vata is related to Air), Crispy and dry food and dry fruits (dry fruits Should be Soaked for some hours), dry nuts (should be Soaked for at least 7 hours plus they will be Much easier digested).....Life style: going to bed at 10-11 p.m and getting up early (in 6-9 hours) and a few more. It is Briefly I stated. smile emoticon..
To REDUCE Vata (dryness) in the body a person Also need to Apply OILS on the body every day or in a day (if skin is dry) and 3-5 times a week if skin is ok (Morning time (!!!) is the Best for applying oils (30-60 min plus massaging it in). On Head (30 min and Massaging - Ayurvedic Ksheera.Bala oil, Ayurvedic Brahmi oil for Memory, Not refined pumpkin seed oil)... Ghee can be applied too. Ayurveda beleives that it Greatly balances Vata dosha aggravations (Helps I would say coz Other factor Should be Also taken into account)..
If u feel too much Heat in ur body then apply coconut oil (cooling effect) or Pinda (ayurvedic oil). If your limbs (arms and feet) usually cool and u have a tendency to feel cold then u can choose from the following oils: UNrefined/raw olive oil, sesame seed oil, or some of the Ayurvedic oils - Ksheera.Bala oil (can be applied on body, head, Face - wrinkle softening one), Kottam.Chukadi oil, Dhanwantharam oil (rejuvinative and also very good fro pregnant ladies to apply on body)..
DO NOT(!) apply any oils if u have Flu/cold, Bleeding, Burns, Skin Irritations as it will WORSEN the condition (so those days SKIP applying oils on body (do Not apply oils those days) (!). :)
Read in the net about Dosha imbalances - vata, pita (pitta), kapha.... u will be Amazed of how well Ayurveda structured everything !! :) :)
Ps: if you have hairloss, numbness in fingers, (could be) headache and prolems with sleep... DO go for a Blood test to check your Endocrine system (it could be Thyroid or other organs which belongs to this system).. If you have thyroid issue - do not panic and if you want help then you can contact me here, my id is easy to remember - '1234567' and I will send u a few links with info I dig in myself having this issue too.. so I know natural cures. :)
Be Well and Healthy,