Are you tired at the moment? Join the club, it seems as if every second person who comes into TWR is exhausted at the moment. The dreary weather and lack of sunshine is certainly not helping matters, however it seems the problem is running much deeper than a bit of winter blues. I’d love to say that it appears to be one thing, however this fatigue sweeping Adelaide appears to multifactorial, the main contributors being low nutrient status, overworked adrenal glands, sluggish bowels and disrupted hormones.
There is so much that can be done to help boost energy levels, in fact this week I had a woman say to me that her energy is better than it has been in a very long time, this was after just two weeks of treatment!
So what’s the secret? Well there’s no one thing to fix everyone, however my top tips are:
– Eat lots of fruit and vegetables, and I mean lots. Have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Firstly they’re full of fibre, so if you fall into the sluggish bowels category they will help to keep things moving. Secondly they’re full on nutrients such as the B vitamins, vitamin C and phytonutrients. These are needed to create energy, for hormone and neurotransmitter synthesis, and for a healthy immune system.
– Stay hydrated. It’s much harder to do in the colder months, I know, but if this is the one thing you focus on, you’re likely to see a boost in your energy. Try herbal teas, warm water and lemon water to help.
– Ditch the junk food. It can be tempting to reach for the comfort food, particularly if you’ve swapped a day outside for a day in front of the couch, but foods such as sweets, chips and other refined products are likely to cause inflammation in the body. Additionally if you’re eating chips, you’re unlikely to be eating fruit.
– Take some time out. It can be easy to think that because it’s raining outside you may as well work later. Resting is important, think of winter as a natural time for hibernation, a time for reflection and for rest.
– Get a check-up. If you are exhausted visit your natural health practitioner, there are many nutrients and herbs that can help support your body, it is best to get these prescribed by a professional to ensure you get better as fast as you can.
Try introducing one of the above things each week over the next four weeks and watch as your energy increases. If you’d like to know more about how to keep your energy levels up, adrenal fatigue and nutrition then come along to our Adrenal Fatigue Workshop.