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Are You Tired and Fatigued? Natural Remedies That Work

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Natural Remedies for Tiredness

Have you been tired for way to long? Do you struggle with daily chores or getting out of bed?

I bet you didn’t know that the number one health complaint is fatigue.

Today feeling drained is such a common condition that even Dr. Oz posted an article called

 

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The #1 Reason You’re Exhausted.

According to Dr. Oz, a diet rich in magnesium may be the answer. He states that supplements won’t solve this problem; you need solid nutrients not in the form of a pill. Note: magnesium deficiency can cause fatigue, anxiety and irritability. Foods high in magnesium are green vegetables, fruits and cereals. The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium for adults is 400 mg/day for men and 310 mg/day for women. For adults over 30, the RDA is 420 mg/day for men and 320 mg/day for women.

That’s Not All Folks

Now I have to agree with Dr. Oz, magnesium deficiency can cause you to feel tired and fatigued. However, there are many factors that can contribute to feeling exhausted. Here are just a few:

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  • Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Lack of sleep
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Chemical exposure
  • Inadequate nutrition
  • Obesity

Simple Answers

At times your best answer is a complete energy restoration such as changes in your diet and exercise regime. Certain herbs or supplements can also help. Keep in mind that you should visit your healthcare specialist to test for anemia, hypothyroidism, diabetes or other conditions that can cause fatigue.

Fast Solutions

Take an energizing bath with Red Himalayan Salt , 2-3 drops of peppermint oil and four drops of rosemary oil.

Try peppermint oil for an immediate rejuvenator. Place 2-3 drops of oil on a cloth or tissue and breathe deeply when needed.

Eat more high fiber foods that are high in complex carbohydrates such as vegetables, whole grain cereals and whole wheat bread. These foods help stabilize blood sugar.

popeyeEat your spinach daily. Spinach is a traditional remedy for helping fatigue. It is high in potassium and loaded with several B vitamins. Getting enough B vitamins and potassium is very important, especially if you’re a vegan or vegetarian.

Get rid of high refined carbohydrates like white flour and white sugar. These foods quickly increase your blood sugar then make you crash and burn leaving you drained. Highly refined carbs can also set you up for diabetes.

Don’t forget about breakfast and healthy snacks. Eat small portions instead of large meals. Small meals keep your blood sugar levels balanced and can help prevent your energy from dropping quickly.

If you’re not a breakfast eater then try having an energy boosting smoothie.

Reduce your intake of fatty foods. According to many health professionals, saturated fat should not exceed more than 10 percent of your diet. A health low fat diet improves the function of your adrenal glands which affects the way you metabolize nutrients. For more information on good fats see Seven Simple Ways to Get More Good Fat in Your Diet

Encourage blood flow to the brain and body with yoga. According to most yogis, you can combat fatigue and boost alertness with certain poses. Ancient traditions believe that just good blood circulation is vital for optimum health. Moreover, when blood flow to your brain is disrupted, you can perish from a stroke.

For basic poses see:

Yoga For Beginners

SuperBrain Yoga

 

 Natural Remedies for Fatigue

Although a quick remedy is always welcome, sometimes it’s just not enough. If life seems to be passing you by because you can’t keep up, then it’s time to make big changes!

Support and Enhance your Energy Reserves!

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Ginkgo is the oldest living fossil there is. Even the plant looks very ancient. Gingko can help you feel less tired and more alert. It improves blood flow to the brain and increases circulation.

This amazing plant is also a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory. The recommended dosage is 15 drops of ginkgo extract in the mornings. The Mayo Clinic also recommends specific doses according to your condition.

Ginseng is an ancient Asian remedy for feeling worn out. It stimulates your nervous system and protects your body from the aftereffects of stress. Moreover, according to a recent research, Panax ginseng drastically improves cellular immune function by peripheral mononuclear cells (blood cells that are essential components in the immune system to fight infection).

Red Panax Ginseng tends to be taken in doses of 200 to 400mg daily for overall ‘preventative’ medicine.

Note: Do not take ginseng if you have high blood pressure.

 


 

 

How to Build the Immune System

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Build the immune system. One of the best defenses against fatigue is to build the immune system. 

Immune enhancers include ginseng, garlic, astragalus root, cilantro, spirulina and chlorella. 

Get rid of toxins in the body. Over time, toxic chemicals can accumulate in the body making you feel tired and exhausted.

As well, many health experts agree that chemicals can cause fatal diseases like kidney disease, liver problems, neurological damage and cancer.

Many healthcare professional recommend a detox to remove toxic chemicals from the body.

See Top Ways to Detox Your Body

Herbs that may help rid the body of toxins:

Many herbalist and healthcare professionals recommend cilantro, chlorella, astragalus, dandelion, apple pectin, red clover and burdock to remove toxic chemicals from the body.
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Organic Red Clover Blossom Whole

 

Note: Research or consult your healthcare specialist for accurate dosage and before consuming herbs or going on a specific diet.

Coenzyme Q10: Although I am not anti-supplement, I feel the body functions and thrives the best with “real” solid food. However, Coenzyme Q10 is an amazing vitamin-like nutrient that’s naturally produced in the body. It’s a key element in energy production and antioxidant protection.

If you’re like me and don’t like taking supplements then you can find Coenzyme Q10in foods such as nuts, beans and seeds; eggs; spinach, broccoli, sweet potato, sweet pepper, garlic, peas, cauliflower and carrots.

Other Ways to Combat Fatigue

The more you support your body with a healthy diet, the more natural energy you will have. Well, unless there is an underlying disease or your body is overloaded with toxic chemicals.

So make sure to consult with your healthcare specialist to test for possible causes as well as eat a healthy diet (organic is best).

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Here are additional suggestions for combating fatigue:

Daily exercise is crucial for energy. Even a daily 10 minute stretch will increase your vitality and improve circulation. If it has been a while since you have exercised then start with yoga, Tai Chi or walking. 

BodyWisdom Media: Tai Chi for Beginners

Get plenty of sleep. Yes, rest is very important. If you need extra rest, then go to bed earlier than normal. Try to keep a steady sleep pattern, even on the week-ends. As well, take short naps if needed.

Drink plenty of filtered water. Water is vital for survival, cleansing the body and keeping hydrated. Drink at least 6 glasses a day. Make sure your water is pure and clean. I suggest buying a good filter that removes chemicals such as lead, mercury, fluoride and other toxic chemicals. Oh, and please do not rely on bottled water. Just because it says “fresh spring water”, does not mean that it is pure.

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Limit you intake of coffee. Coffee robs you of energy, even the organic types. The quick buzz may start your day but you will invariably crash after the initial rush. Try drinking smoothies to in the morning for extended energy and green tea for a fast wake up.

Reduce alcohol consumption. Alcohol pollutes the body, depresses your central nervous system and affects your blood sugar balance. It has also been linked to numerous diseases like diabetes, liver damage and high blood pressure.

When to Visit your Healthcare Specialist

If you feel tired and exhausted all of the time then you probably schedule an appointment with your healthcare specialist.This rings true especially if you have taken certain steps to treat fatigue.

As well, it is best to schedule an appointment if you have chronic symptoms like severe headache, shortness of breath, muscle aches, abdominal pain, depression or other extreme symptoms.

 

Disclaimer: The statements enclosed herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products and information mentioned in this article are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of a healthcare professional. Before starting any diet, seek expert advice.

 

Picture credit

Fatigued red panda: Tambako the Jaguar via photopin cc
Tired cat: Jason A. Samfield via photopin cc
Tired leopard: Tambako the Jaguar via photopin cc
Tired man on steps: Emanuele Tagliaferri™ via photopin cc
Popeye: Felix_Nine via photopin cc
Ginkgo plant: peterned via photopin cc
Dog jumping into pool: AMagill via photopin cc
Splashing water: Yashna M via photopin cc

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