Energy & Fatigue

Energy & Fatigue

4. Energy and Fatigue

The word “fatigue” describes a feeling of tiredness or lack of energy, either physical or mental. Fatigue is generally distinguished from sleepiness or drowsiness, although a lack of sleep can contribute to fatigue. While someone who is drowsy might fight the urge to sleep, people who are fatigued often lack  … Read More

Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome and Diet

· · Energy & Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is the idea that the adrenal glands, which are located on top of each kidney and produce the hormones cortisol and adrenaline, among others, “exhaust,” thus impacting hormone production and causing fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is a popular concept in naturopathy and alternative medicine, which often associate the condition  … Read More

Traditional Chinese Medicine Focuses on Balance and Energy

· · Energy & Fatigue

Most people are familiar with acupuncture, but there’s far more to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) than the needles.

“TCM is an ancient medical system that looks at human physiology in a way that predates our current knowledge of human physiology and medicine,” explains Victoria Chan Harrison, MD, assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine  … Read More

Energy-Boosting Foods

· · Energy & Fatigue

Whole natural foods, such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, trump processed so-called “energy” food and drinks any day of the week. Frequently, the latter are full of sugar and calories, causing energy highs and lows that fluctuate throughout the day, rather than maintaining a steady, unvarying energy stream.
To sustain  … Read More

Food: The Best Source of Natural Energy

· · Energy & Fatigue

If you’re looking for a way to stay energized throughout the day, skip the energy drinks, energy bars, frappuccinos, and sugary soft drinks: Most of the “energy” in these products comes from sugar, caffeine, and white flour. It’s true that these products can give you a quick energy boost, but  … Read More

Q&A: Thyroid Disease; Melanoma; Fats

· · Energy & Fatigue

Q. I’ve been experiencing a lot of fatigue and weight gain recently, and a friend suggested I might be having thyroid problems. Can you give me any information about the thyroid and what it does?
A. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, just below the larynx.  … Read More



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