Feeling tired all the time? Having trouble sleeping, or suffering from mid-morning or afternoon energy slumps? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you are likely to be suffering from fatigue.
Causes of fatigue
The causes of fatigue are many and varied. They may include:
- Mental, emotional or physical stress
- Low iron
- Hormone imbalance
- Bloody sugar dysregulation
- Body weight
- Pain and inflammation
- Poor quality of sleep
- Nutrient deficiencies
Is your body struggling to produce energy?
Little power factories within each of our cells known as mitochondria help to provide us with our energy supply – adenosine triphosphate or ATP. When these little powerhouses malfunction or the output is reduced, fatigue sets in very quickly.
Metabolic conditions create a cause and effect response in relation to mitochondrial function. Diabetes, obesity, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia all commonly display reduced mitochondrial function. To support the mitochondria, we use a variety of remedies scientifically proven to promote cellular function. High strength green tea, alpha lipoic acid, N.acetyl carnitine & Korean Ginseng are just some of the natural treatments shown to be effective.
Optimise your nutrition
Diet plays a huge role in energy production, as what we eat produces the basic building blocks that supply us with energy. Eating the wrong foods will, sooner or later, result in us feeling tired. Nutritional deficiencies, particularly those involving magnesium, B vitamins and amino acids (protein), are often responsible for fatigue. Fresh & wholefoods are an essential source of these and many other nutrients. A qualified practitioner can help you assess what nutrients may be deficient or imbalanced and correct them.
Optimising gut function is very important, as digestive imbalances may result in nutrients not being absorbed. If you suffer from bloating, diarrhea, constipation or acid reflux, your ability to digest food may be impaired.
Get 7-8 hours sleep each night
It may seem obvious, but getting enough sleep each night is vital for energy production. Your body will continue to experience fatigue if you do not get enough quantity or quality of sleep. If you are waking unrefreshed in the morning, but are getting at least 7 hours, then you may be getting poor quality sleep.
Another cause of fatigue is stress, and the resulting adrenal fatigue. Taking some downtime each day will help to relax the nervous system and give your adrenal glands respite. At Revive & Rejuvenate, we often come across those clients who are “wired & tired”, unable to wind down, but feeling exhausted all the time. There are many options available to help restore adrenal function and calm the nervous system, bringing the body back into balance.
To find out more about how I can help you beat fatigue, please contact us or call Ruth on 0420 995 474.