Fatigue: Increase Your Energy

In our western society, all-seeing computerization has deeply modified our lifestyles. Less and less required to make a physical effort, the human being “is submitted” physically much than he is active. Isn’t fatigue a true paradox? And yet, as this new century begins, fatigue is one of the worst of all evils. These days, we hardly ever get to meet people who ha e large reserves of energy, but we frequently get to meet people who talk about being tired, even “drained”. Indeed, it seems that we have a stronger propensity to exhaust our reserves than to renew them.

Some statistics sustain these assertions and show that 64% of the consultations in the practice of family medicine are made for symptoms of asthenia. Asthenia manifests itself by a lack of energy, a depressive state, a sensation of weakness and its causes are neuropsychical. Many people suffer from chronic fatigue, lack energy or feel exhausted without exactly knowing where the fatigue comes from or how to come out of this state.

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First, it is essential to allow yourself to take a lot of rest. Once the validity of this simple advice is understood, a large number of health problems will be resolved. Secondary, since fatigue is always accompanied by a decrease of the reserves of nervous energy, it is necessary to replenish these reserves. Finally, since the system of the person who is tired and exhausted is inevitably lacking several nutritious substances, once again, these reserves also must be replenished.

Fatigue is often an alarm signal that indicates a deficiency in magnesium and, unfortunately, too often, it goes unnoticed. The pace of modern life and our daily diet are greatly responsible for this deficiency. And yet, magnesium plays a crucial role at the cellular level, cerebral and muscular. At the cerebral level, magnesium is essential for maintaining the neuropsychical balance such as anxiety, being emotional to excess, depression, mental fatigue, intellectual fatigue, lack of concentration, decreased memory and sometimes also a feeling weariness and of failure.

In addition to magnesium, many supplements can provide enormous relief to people who are tired, overworked or depressed. A good tonic with a base of substances rich in vitamin B (yeast, pollen, desiccated liver) is essential in order to allow the system to regenerate.

Royal Jelly is providing to be particularly effective against fatigue. Indeed, this is a substance that is extremely rich in nutritious elements. It has been used for a very long time in every case where a strong tonic is required. It is suitable for both children who lack enthusiasm and appetite and adults who need an invigorating tonic.

Another supplement, ginseng, has over and over been proven in the fight against fatigue. Its properties as a tonic have been known for ages. Many tests have repeatedly proven that ginseng significantly enhances physical endurance and allows the user to attain even higher levels of performance.  Ginseng can be taken regularly.

Seaweeds as well as calcium should also be placed high on the list of the nutritious elements to be used in order to rebuild the energy levels.

Over all, it is best in all cases of chronic fatigue, nervous or otherwise, to identify the causes. However, nutritionally, we can be sure that the system will, at all times, benefits from the daily intake of the following nutrients: beta-carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C, a supplement of B-complex vitamins (in particular vitamin B12), selenium, calcium, magnesium and zinc. It should always be remembered that a well-nourished system would give a better performance and resist fatigue.

Nervous Fatigue and Energy Deficiency

One specific element: nervous fatigue is generally accompanied by a severe state of deficiency. In most cases, several nutritious elements are missing. The intake of nutritional supplements will therefore be especially advantageous, the most helpful being Royal Jelly and B-complex vitamins. The quantity of these vitamins is often insufficient in our modern diets as the refining of grains and the abundant use of white sugar rob us of them. Nervous fatigue also indicates a specific lack of magnesium and calcium, both of which are contained, in the proper proportions, in dolomite, a mineral.

We should spend some time on a very common condition, although it very often goes unnoticed: hypoglycaemia. The person who suffers from hypoglycaemia experiences drops of energy at certain particular moments of the day, usually in the morning around 11 A.M., in the afternoon around 4 P.M. and in the evening around 10 P.M. These drops coincide with the moments when the sugar contained in the foods has been assimilated by the system. This sudden drop of energy occurs two or three hours after meals. The person lacks energy and gusto, combined with sudden mood changes; he/she may become pessimistic, aggressive or depressed and may experience difficulties in concentrating.

It is important to avoid consuming too much sugar and starchy foods. On the other hand, the diet will have to include foods that are rich in proteins, in particular meats, eggs, legumes, seeds, nuts and germinated seeds, along with green vegetables and some fresh fruits containing simple sugars. Moderate physical exercise can also improving the situation.

The consumption of foods that are rich in carbohydrates such as cereals, bread, flours and any food containing flours should be reduced. This is one way to stop stimulating the pancreas.

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