Do You know the REAL Factor Behind Your Fatigue?
Did you know that your amount of energy on a given day is a window into your health? Often time’s people don’t really know WHY they are tired. Even with adequate sleep, people are waking up tired and going through their day tired.
These low energy reserves are really a messenger about a serious imbalance going on behind the scenes in a person's body. Here are 5 general reasons someone may be experiencing lagging energy and what they can do about it. It goes way beyond just being fatigued!
Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common reasons for fatigue in modern society. From the modern day deficient diet to the toxic environment to the common high strung lifestyle, people’s adrenals are simply overtaxed.
The adrenal glands are 2 walnut sized glands that sit above the kidneys. They supply a variety of steroid hormones in addition to what are called catecholemines. The adrenals are your first responders to stress. When you get stressed, you release Cortisol. In times of early man, this was beneficial as the release of Cortisol and other stress hormones propelled the “flight or fight” response in occurrences of potential threat. So, it was a safety mechanism for survival that was induced only on occasion. Switch to modern day and people are in constant adrenal activation in response to endless demands and stressors. Thus their adrenals become fatigued
Not only that, but your adrenals are huge players in blood sugar regulation and insulin activity. Every time your blood sugar goes low, your adrenals rally to secrete Cortisol to send a message to mobilize stored sugars from your muscles and liver. So, your Cortisol goes up, then your blood sugar goes up, THEN your insulin goes up. This can lead to a down regulation of insulin receptor sensitivity followed by Insulin Resistance.
Most people don’t know HOW stressed they really are. A simple saliva test can show you exactly where your adrenal health is and how to take steps to remedy it.
When someone has anemia, this prevents their body from supplying oxygen to their cells, including their brain! This is a serious but often overlooked factor of fatigue. If you are not getting adequate oxygen to your brain and tissues, you are seriously compromising the function of your body on a variety of levels. Other areas of health cannot be optimized until this is taken care of.
Technically, anemia is a deficiency in the size and number of red blood cells or in the amount of hemoglobin they contain that limits the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the blood and tissue cells.
There are a variety of anemia’s ranging from actual low iron stores to being based on a B12/folic acid deficiency. Appropriate functional blood chemistry analysis can assess IF and WHAT kind of anemia you have AND what to do about it.
The Kreb’s Cycle (also known as Citric Acid Cycle) is located in your mitochondria and this is where your energy is generated from proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The citric acid cycle is part of a complex metabolic pathway involved in the chemical conversion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins to generate a form of usable energy. This complex cycle has many nutritional needs for it to work efficiently. Often times people are lacking in those very nutrients essential to produce energy in the Krebs cycle and they end up fatigued. Specific Functional Lab Testing can identify specifically what nutrients your are deficient in for producing energy.
Additionally, toxins are a biggie when it comes to our krebs cycle. Toxins such as heavy metals and phthalates not only deplete the nutrients needed for the kreb's cycle to function, but hey slow down the function of the kreb's cycle. This in turn can create fatigue.
The thyroid is a complex delicate gland that sits at the front of your throat. The thyroid controls how quickly the body uses energy by secreting specific hormones. These hormones regulate the rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of function of many other systems in the body. Hypothyroid is commonly known as when someone is not producing adequate thyroid hormones. However, recent research also shows that that someone can have hypothyroidism secondary to high stress, high cortisol, high inflammation and high estrogen. The most common form of hypothyroid is “auto-immune thyroid” called Hashimoto’s. 90% of all hypothyroid cases are Hashimoto’s. A Comprehensive Thyroid Panel Analysis should be performed on the thyroid to determine actual thyroid function and the potential for Hashimoto’s.
Infections can wear a person down. Ever had a cold or the flu? This is an acute example of an infection at work and how it can zap your energy reserves. Well, a chronic infection is trickier. Day in and day out chronic infections are active in your body behind the scenes living off of YOUR energy reserve. This may be in the form of a virus, a bacteria or a yeast – or ALL 3! Not only do they make you tired, but they can also give you brain fog, irritability and joint/muscle pain. The craziest thing is it is nearly impossible to put your finger on what is causing the looming fatigue. The fatigue may wax and wane, but it is always there, hovering over you as you are living behind what feels like a fog. The best way to get a behind the scenes peek to see if you have a chronic infection is to have a Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis performed. Then this lab will guide you to what other tests you need to have done, if necessary.
Did you know that your favorite food may be your “foe”? You can be sensitive to ANY food. In fact, it is very common for people to become sensitive to food they commonly eat. Over time this puts a huge demand on your body. When the food is consumed it creates an inflammatory response, so your body has to secrete Cortisol to quench the inflammation. Overtime this will lead to not only blood sugar dysregulation, but also to adrenal fatigue both of which will make you feel TIRED. Common foods that people are sensitive to are dairy, wheat (gluten), corn and soy. However, you can develop a sensitivity to ANY food. A great way to get a inside look at food sensitivities is to do an elimination diet or a Food Sensitivity Panel.
As you can see, there are many factors that can lead to fatigue. If you have chronic lagging energy and want to get to the REAL reason WHY, I invite you to join me for a “Complimentary Energy Breakthrough Session”. In this session I can help you uncover the root cause of your fatigue and specific next steps for you to take to remedy it! Schedule your session here now. ($295 Value)
May you be well & thrive!