Feeling fatigued? Let us help you find answers to feeling energised!
Fatigue is at epidemic proportions in our modern world in otherwise ‘healthy’ individuals. Yet is the answer to our tiredness a complex one? We are often sleeping poorly, eating terribly and drinking little water.
Sleep disturbances are on the rise, arguably hand in hand with the rise of technology. Exposure to electromagnetic frequencies in the home from WIFI, cordless phones and even electric blankets can disrupt the pineal glands production of melatonin. Melatonin should increase in the blood a few hours before bed to enable one to fall off to sleep easily and enter into restorative REM sleep that is pivotal for one to wake feeling refreshed. The use of computers and phones in the hours before bed that emit blue light also disrupt this vital piece in our circadian rhythm. Blue light from these devices is a short wavelength enriched light that is at a higher frequency to even natural light. This is why it is so important to put the devices down a few hours before bed and turn the WIFI off to ensure a restful night sleep and to wake energised.
We often feed our bodies a largely carbohydrate (complex sugar) diet of breads, cereals, rice and pasta with very little protein, good fats and antioxidant rich vegetables and fruits. So many of us are tired because we are simply calorie dense yet nutritionally starved. We are constantly hungry in our cells’ search for balanced nutrients for energy as they ride the blood sugar wave from carbohydrates, up and down all day.
Yet could the answer to some people’s fatigue be even less complicated again? Hydration levels are often overlooked in cases of fatigue, the answer seeming too simple… It’s the most fundamental thing to life, water…yet so many of us aren’t getting anywhere near enough. Studies have found that even a 1% drop in our optimal hydration levels can decrease energy and mental focus. Imagine how ongoing, even moderate dehydration could make you feel then. The quality of your water is paramount too. Bottled water is expensive and often delivered with a dose of BPA in plastic bottles and tap water can have unwanted heavy metals. Reverse osmosis water filters remove heavy metals leaving energy providing H20.
So what are some basic yet fundamental steps towards more energy and vitality?
- Reset your circadian rhythm, wake with the sun and decrease Wi-Fi and screen time at least 3 hours before bed
- Balance your blood sugar levels by feeding your body a protein and good fat portion with each meal to sustain energy and decrease cravings for sugary foods
- Eat an abundance of seasonal, fresh produce to feed your cells the countless micro nutrients, antioxidants and phytonutrients they require for you to feel energised
- Start the day with 2 large glasses of water. Drink filtered water, preferably reverse osmosis up to 3 litres each day.
There are answers to your fatigue. It is not something you simply need to accept and drag your feet through each day. Look to the basics first, the results to your energy and vitality can be profound. If you still aren’t feeling energised visit us at the Natural Health Clinic for a full health assessment to help you be the best version of you!
BHSc, Adv Dip Nat