Knock Out Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
You'll never get the most out of life if you're constantly feeling fatigued, run down and lethargic.
If you suffer from periods of prolonged sluggishness where you struggle to do the simplest of tasks or just get through each day, you probably have what the medical community refers to as "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" or "Adrenal Fatigue".
Often a doctor will have you do a blood test, before telling you that you're low in iron or deficient in a host of other vitamins and minerals or that you have hypo or hyper thyroidism.
But the truth is that these symptoms are usually a sign of a bigger problem that you can fix on your own for good without the need for 'bandaid solutions' or medical intervention.
The first thing to realise is that you have not been drawn the 'chronic fatigue' lottery.
You have this condition due to a number of lifestyle factors that have taken their toll on your health over time and distance - many of which you can control.
So, the key is to take stock of your current daily habits, to recognise what causes this constant fatigue in the first place and to make changes that will clear out the internal chaos and help you reclaim your energy in the shortest possible time.
What is Chronic Fatigue?
The term 'chronic fatigue' is the name given to a group of symptoms that usually include:
- Constant tiredness and lack of energy
- Ongoing aches and pains
- Frequent anxiety and nervousness
- Food addictions
- Easy weight gain
- Blood pressure problems
- Digestive system issues
- Regular symptoms of stress
- Weakened immune system
- Irregular sleeping patterns.
These symptoms will show up differently for different people, with not everyone experiencing ALL of what is listed above.
Doctors tend to focus on medicating the 'hormonal imbalance', rather than helping people address 'the cause', which ultimately comes down to internal chaos in the blood, nervous system and the pancreas not being able to perform its job - all predominately due to what you're eating, drinking and your current lifestyle.
What causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Almost always, the root cause of chronic fatigue can be pinpointed to high levels of stress, a poor diet and not enough of exercise. It's not rocket science.
But the real problem is a lack of consciousness around what constitutes healthy daily habits that will help to avoid such a condition.
Then add to that the medical world's desire to 'treat' symptoms with band-aid solutions rather than educating people about the 'cause' and it's no wonder that millions of people suffer from this condition every day with no hope of turning it around.
The primary causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are:
- Concentrated Foods e.g. refined sugars, processed flour, fatty meats and hydrogenated oils (white bread, white pastas, margarine, ham, bacon, salami, biscuits, cakes, packaged cereals etc.);
- Over Eating - if there are constant imbalances in your body, food will not energise you, it'll only add to the chaos and weigh you down even more (food coma!);
- Chronic Dehydration - low water intake and over consumption of heavily processed diuretic drinks like cola and artificially infused caffeine;
- Stress, anxiety and lack of rest;
- Poor air quality - if you're not breathing enough pure, moving air your body will absorb the impurities it is breathing into your blood stream;
- Irregular schedule - a lack of routine or work schedule will eventually take its toll on your health;
- Constipation - a digestive system in chaos transmits signals for help to the central nervous system, sapping energy and causing fatigue;
- Lack of exercise - the less you do, the less you can do. Energy creates energy, so if you have no energy, it's time to create some.
Solutions for dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
- Do a 2-4 Day Colon Cleanse - this will help clean and release stored waste from your digestive tract which is the #1 cause of ongoing chronic fatigue. 'Cleanse Me' is my signature colon cleanse protocol which is available in my store;
- Fast for 7-14 Days on fresh juices to restore your entire body e.g. C.A.B.A.L.A. (Carrot, Apple, Beet & Lemon) and a mix of Green juices (Spinach, Cucumber, Kale, Celery, Apple, Ginger, Lemon etc);
- Walk 30-45 minutes every day, first thing in the morning if you can as it will help kick start your metabolism;
- Drink 1 litre of pure water each day for every 22 kilos of body weight;
- Kick up your 'nature-made' salt intake e.g. Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt is the vital electrolyte of all 10,000 trillion cells of your body;
- Ensure you eat a clean diet - Add more raw fruits, veges, green smoothies, soups, delete all concentrated foods and eliminate or minimise all meat. Snack on raw almonds, macadamias, dried fruit and/or Pulse throughout the day to balance blood sugar;
- Eat good fats - drink a shot glass of extra virgin olive oil each day and/or add it to raw salads, avocados and cook with Coconut Oil.
A final important point: If you're concerned about sugar in fruit, please stop it. One of the biggest causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Adrenal Fatigue is the result of the pancreas being 'overworked', leading it to over-produce insulin. This is how your body lays down fat and makes you feel lethargic. Refined sugars and artificial sweeteners - otherwise known as 'fast' sugars - are the only foods that cause your pancreas to do this!
'Plant-made' sugars on the other hand - like fruit and sweet potatoes, in their raw state which have not been processed - are 'slow' sugars with large electrical molecules that cross the blood brain barrier very slowly. When this happens, there is a steady stream of energy flowing throughout the blood stream and the brain's message to the pancreas is that, 'life's good', causing it to produce the other mega-hormone (besides insulin) that is known as glucagon, which the adrenals convert into adrenaline.
Together with a little house-cleaning, please remember that this is the key to knocking out chronic or adrenal fatigue and maintaining/restoring your energy!