Today we’re going to talk about chronic fatigue. But first, if you have been struggling with weight, you know something is off, but you don’t know what it is, you’ve tried “all the things” and nothing seems to work then head over to HTMAvideo.com. There, you’ll see information of how I help people get answers. I have a super affordable way to get into what some of those missing links might be.
Okay, so back to …. Chronic Fatigue. There’s a lot of talk about why, no matter how much rest you get you are still tired. A lot of people get confused because there are so many conflicting remedies and recommendations of why it’s happening or how to fix it. And it makes sense because most of the time people are guessing, going on personal experience, or hitting on common symptoms that most people can relate to.
A lot of people ask me about fatigue so today I’m going to give you some clarity. I mainly work with women, and something they all have in common is having to wear many hats. We have a tendency to live in a consistent bath of stress and because we are so accustomed to this stress level we really don’t realize the havoc and inflammation it’s creating internally.
So, the thing is women have this super power called estrogen! It helps us keep all these balls in the air and look like we can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan and all that jazz they used to pitch in commercials in the 80’s!
But, as we get into our 40’s and 50’s that estrogen production begins to reduce and our super powers begin to fizzle out. That’s where this chronic fatigue starts to creep in. We just don’t have that same ability to keep up.
We are also exposed to chemical toxins that can play games with our internal operating system.
Xenoestrogens play a big role in hijacking our super power- These chemicals mimic natural estrogen and the receptors in our body get fooled. This can lead to a multitude of issues, like inflammation, weight we can’t seem to lose, and stress on the body’s ability to naturally detox. This internal stress leads back to that chronic fatigue. From here I could go into how this impacts your GI system, your Adrenal function, your Thyroid, insulin resistance – which leads to diabetes… Everyone’s spiral is a little bit different.
We also live in a state of busy isolation, lots of places to go and commitments to be met but not necessarily getting the nurturing support we both crave and need.
In fact I’ve been noticing a lot of women’s “circles” or groups popping up to really fill this need, which I think is a wonderful way to ease some of this chronic stress. When you have run out of steam, it’s incredibly hard to get motivated to attend these events.
So how do we get a handle on fatigue?
You can create a bedtime routine- let your body move into a rest and relax state. This can include a warm bath, writing in a journal- I like to call these the brain dumps- whatever is on your mind or concerns you have – write them down so your mind can rest.
Gratitude journals are great for ending your day on warm positive thoughts.
Setting a bed time of 10pm (or earlier) your body gets more rejuvenation between the hours of 11pm-3am than any other time.
To have a more significant impact, you really need to know what is happening in your body that is causing it to work so hard that you’re always tired.
For example, Copper toxicity is one of the most common causes of chronic, debilitating fatigue. That’s due to lack of bio-available copper (that means your body can use it) for the electron transport chain to move ATP (that’s your energy) That in turn, contributes to slow thyroid function and Magnesium loss.
So what else contributes to chronic fatigue?
I saw an article the other day on Chronic Fatigue, and the results ranged from – is it herpes to low magnesium. That’s a pretty far range of potential! Chronic Fatigue, like most chronic conditions are an accumulation of misfires and malfunctions happening in the body. We often suppress symptoms and keep on keeping on, until we can’t and that’s when a chronic condition shows up.
As a practitioner I believe in “test don’t guess” to understand exactly what is happening in YOUR body.
Unfortunately, blood and thyroid tests aren’t actually a good indicator of whether or not you have copper toxicity or other mineral imbalances. Further, doctors aren’t actually trained to interpret labs with “functional ranges”… If you’re really curious, you can read more about all of that here.
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