Fatigue is an increasingly common ailment, often described as a mental and/or physical tiredness. It remains the most common reason adults visit health clinics. At least 50% of adults that seek medical treatment, self-diagnose as feeling fatigued.
- low iron/ nutritional status
- digestive malabsorption
- inadequate waste elimination
- immune dysfunction
- adrenal insufficiency
- blood sugar abnormalities
- Fatigue is a sign of mental and physical depletion. Thus diet and lifestyle management is foremost in sustaining energy levels.
- Specific foods that are nourishing to the body are recommended ie. whole grains, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. Avoiding stimulants ie. caffeine, nicotine, sugar, alcohol etc is also advised.
- Exercise is essential. Initially, gentle exercise is encouraged and increased at one’s own pace.
- Adequate rest and relaxation are equally as important and will naturally replenish your body’s energy reserves
- Nutritional supplements that fuel the nervous system are recommended hence increasing mental and physical energy as well as mental clarity
- Herbal medicines alleviate the symptoms of fatigue whilst treating the relevant causative factors. A herbal mixture comprises of selected herbs, chosen for their ability to support the body during periods of stress and to produce an overall feeling of well-being.
Naturopathy restores balance of body and mind using straightforward and supportive health principles. Contact our naturopaths today for more information or if you are experiencing persistent or unnecessary fatigue.