Fatigue - A Common Dilemma In Our Modern Times
Please visit the links on the left side for specific recommendations addressing issues associated with fatigue.
Foods for fatigue: Beans, spinach, pumpkin seeds, nut and seed milk (freshly made in blender), edamame, whole grains, blended vegetable juices and soups, sweet potatoes, pineapple, berries and other low sugar fruits mixed with nuts.
Nutritional Support to Fight Fatigue:Adrenal Pro The body is always naturally trying to maintain balance or "homeostasis" during times of stress. We can assist our natural process by trying to minimize our stress with Adrenal Pro.
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Green Magic Green Magic contains 17 of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet to provide a convenient, good tasting way to obtain full spectrum nutrition on a daily basis.
Guardian Greens Guardian Greens is a powerful blood and brain food with phyto-nutrients targeted toward support of the immune system and its associated internal organs including, the brain, liver, kidneys, spleen, gall bladder, stomach and intestinal tract, pancreas, blood, and nerves.
RSVP Vegetable Protein RSVP is a great tasting vegan protein formulation consisting of a blend of a concentrated fraction of Organic Brown Rice, Pea Protein, and De-oiled Organic Coconut Flour. RSVP provides an essential amino acid profile that is very close to that of the idea protein for human nutrition. Additionally, added is a green food blend consisting of Organic Parsley, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Broccoli, and Organic or Wildcrafted Watercress.
Ultra Whey-Pro Ultra Whey-Pro, Great Taste and Low Carbohydrates. Whey Protein Isolate is the ultimate low carbohydrate (low carb) food, widely accepted among nutritional experts to be superior to other sources, including soy protein isolate, in promoting health and athletic performance.
Vita Balance 2000 Vita Balance 2000 is a properly balanced, vitamin and chelated mineral complex. It includes all the trace minerals and a herbal base of related micronutrients. An all inclusive complex, Vita Balance 2000 takes into consideration your nutritional needs, as well as all aspects of digestion, metabolism, and elimination.
Why Do So Many People Feel Chronically Tired?
So many people in our modern society feel overwhelmingly tired. Low vitality seems to be the bane of our daily experience. Everything about our existence in today's world is moving at such a fast pace that it just leaves us breathless. It seems as if there is never enough time to accomplish our goals. The rhythm of life should be a balance of activity and rest. But today's world just does not seem to allow for that.
Fifty to seventy five years ago the soil in which we grew our food was more mineral rich giving our bodies the precious nutrients needed for good health. Due to modern farming practices, it is almost impossible to receive all of the nutrients that we need from our food and water supply. We can no longer drink the mineral rich water from our wells due to pollution and contamination. Our foods are deficient in nutrient content.
So many of us today are malnourished. We all work so hard that we grab whatever is the quickest and easiest form of food and stuff it into our bodies, not paying any attention to the nutritional value of our meals, or taking the time to enjoy them. So instead of food being our medicine it becomes our poison.
The degree of fatigue varies from person to person, from those who do not have enough energy to accomplish the daily tasks, to those who are rendered almost helpless from exhaustion. Some of us may have inherited a weaker constitution from our parents or from early childhood traumas, and others may suffer from malnutrition or the inability to obtain the proper nutrients from the food that we eat.
No matter how tired we may be, we all have the ability to correct the situation through proper nutrition, supplementation, and exercise, combined with the proper balance of rest and activity. The first step is to discover the source of the tiredness.
Nutritional biochemistry, environmental toxins and allergies, stress, adrenal weakness, low thyroid, sleep disorders, hypoglycemia, gut toxicity, and food allergies are some of the causes that can propel us into an unbroken cycle of fatigue. In the following pages we shall go more deeply into the various causes of fatigue and their remedies and thereby hopefully discover the secret pathway to our own radiant health and vitality.
Usually it takes us quite a while to develop fatigue and likewise it will take us a while to build our energy reserves back up. We should be patient with ourselves and unravel the mystery of the cause of our state of fatigue and work consistently to restore our natural state of abundant energy.
A Final Note
The way life on earth is these days is so out of balance. Our bodies can be weakened to the point where they do not respond to the normal intake of nutrients. The most important thing that one can do for one's health in general is to build a strong immune system. The key to prevention of disease and increased vitality is a healthy, well functioning immune system.
The immune system can accumulate damage and become defective to the point that it cannot do its job. Immunity plays a role in most of the degenerative diseases of today.
Our immune system is genetically designed to protect and shelter us from disease. It is equipped with glands, cells, organs and proteins that fight off autoimmune diseases. With all of the diseases that are in the word today, ready to invade our bodies, the immune system must be prepared to fight back and win.
By eating a diet that is well balanced in nutrients, taking the proper supplementation, getting plenty of rest, developing a positive mental attitude and enjoying every moment, eliminating the stress causing factors from our lives, and with proper exercise we can build for ourselves an incredibly strong immune system.
Most of our antioxidants come from the vegetable kingdom. If we buy organic produce that has been grown on mineral rich soil and consume as much as possible, we will have a good beginning on the road back to immune strength and vitality. I recommend adding vegetable juices into the diet on a daily basis. If you do not have a juicer you can blend vegetables in a blender with water. This way you will also get plenty of fiber. Eat according to the acid alkaline diet in the appendix of this discussion. There is also a good recipe for blended salad.
I recommend taking nutritional supplements along with your good diet in order to saturate you body with nutrients that are missing from our soil and our food supply. Slowly eliminate foods that you find are irritating and depleting to your body's energy reserves. By following these guidelines your immune system will naturally grow stronger.
The applied nutritional information links on the left panel offer some insight into some of the common causes of fatigue and potential strategies for regaining some measure of your energy potential.
This information is not intended as medical advice. Its intent is solely informational and educational.
Please consult with a health professional should the need for one be indicated.
ENJOY ABUNDANT ENERGY!!
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