If you're one of the 2.5 million people in South Africa who suffer from chronic fatigue, you're very familiar with the everyday struggle that is low vitality and waning energy levels...
While your doctor may tell you that you simply have to learn to live with your fatigue, Dr Evan Hirsch, an American doctor who specialises in fatigue and who suffered from chronic fatigue for five years himself,... ››› more
You're concerned about your fatigue and wonder if it may be related to your adrenals. So what do you do? Make an appointment with your doctor, of course.
Your doctor then does some basic lab tests to check your cortisol levels but has no clear answer. And you learn how your diet and lifestyle choices affect your adrenal function and how your adrenals affect your energy levels. This is an experi... ››› more
Are you always exhausted an irritable? Do you often feel your energy levels drop in the afternoon but get a second wind at night when you're trying to fall asleep?
Then it's time to check the state of your adrenal connection and brain…
Adrenal fatigue happens when your adrenal glands and your brain stop communicating properly. Your cortisol (AKA your stress hormone) is either too low, too... ››› more
Feeling thirsty is your body's way of telling you that you're already dehydrated. Dehydration occurs when the amount of water leaving your body exceeds the amount of water you take in - and it's one of the main causes of weight gain!
But that's not all - dehydration does more than affect your ability to burn fat and slow down your metabolism…
Read on for ten other things that happen to you... ››› more
Severe fatigue, muscle cramps and feelings of weakness are all common signs of potassium deficiency, also known as hypokalaemia. Potassium is a mineral that's essential to your muscles, your heart and the electrical activity of your body. This is because it's a type of electrolyte and it carries charge.
Without potassium, your body can't build healthy muscles, your heart muscles can't function... ››› more
If you suffer from adrenal fatigue and are looking for an effective solution to overcome the exhausting condition, you've come to the right place. There's just one thing I need you to understand first: Improving your diet is the first and most important step in beating adrenal fatigue!
The food you eat is your first line of defense. By eating adrenal-supportive superfoods, you won't only heal y... ››› more
I've got to say - I really love winter for its serene beauty, but I simply cannot stand the cold and flu symptoms that come with it (boo!).
For me, it feels as if no amount of cough syrup or painkillers can take care of the headaches, sinus pain and congestion that plague me in the colder months of the year. Can you relate?
The funny thing is that new research is suggesting that common cold... ››› more
Fatigue affects millions of people around the world. While are many reasons for developing this condition, there are a number of top reasons people present with fatigue.
If you suffer from fatigue and are having a tough time getting to the root cause, I highly recommend that you work with a functional medicine practitioner or integrative physician to get the to bottom of it. Don't allow yoursel... ››› more
Out of all the symptoms associated with common chronic illnesses, fatigue is possibly the most frustrating and debilitating. Like sandbags tied around your waist, fatigue constantly pulls you down. Every day is a push.
Then, at the end of each long and exhausting day, sleep is yet another challenge. Oddly, the more exhausted a person with fibromyalgia becomes during the day, the worse sleep is ... ››› more
Your body is similar to laptops, cars and even relationships in a sense that when things go awry, it generally doesn't just shut down without warning. Instead, it sends you subtle signals to let you know that something isn't right. The tricky part is interpreting those signals, which, like any skill, takes time and practise to perfect.
Read on to find out how to identify six of the most common ... ››› more
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