there are a number of simple causes of fatigue.
If we eliminate these, fatigue will usually disappear.
A rarely understood cause of fatigue is overeating.
It would seem that a snack, or between meal eating would be the very
thing to help cure fatigue, but the reverse is actually the case.
Do not overeat, use between meal snacks or heavy suppers.
While a heavy supper may enable some to sleep the sleep of the drugged,
it does not cause refreshment. Next
morning the person awakens in a partial stupor.
little exercise is another common cause of fatigue.
Again it would appear that exercise would cause fatigue in itself.
Not so! As the
out-of-condition person begins to exercise, chronic fatigue may disappear like
use of too little water is a common source of weakness and fatigue.
Drinking water will perk you up just as a wilted flower perks up in
water. Chronic dehydration is often
caused by diuretics such as coffee, tea, colas, and chocolate.
Eating concentrated, rich, or heavy foods promotes chronic dehydration.
Protein food supplements can also cause chronic dehydration.
are certain conditions of the body associated with fatigue which must be
diagnosed by chemical tests: Thyroid
problems, blood sugar problems, and many chronic diseases.
Ideal fasting blood sugar ranges between 70 and 85.
Any deviation from the ideal may mean a trend toward an error in
metabolism. A special program
should then be followed.
your hemoglobin (blood iron) is either too high or too low you may feel fatigue.
Almost everyone is aware that a low level of hemoglobin is associated
with fatigue, but it is the rare person who understands that rich, heavy blood
can also cause fatigue. Pushing
around the heavy blood is a tax on the heart and arteries, uses up energy, and
results in fatigue. In order to
bring the hemoglobin down one should take more exercise, eat more fruits and
vegetables prepared simply or eaten raw, avoid all rich or concentrated foods,
avoid overeating, drink plenty of water, and avoid stresses.
A class of stressful stimuli can be listed as fatigue producers.
These include working around a lot of noise, being in a stressful or
anxious state, having periods of lack of rest, and depression.
One of the first indications of depression is fatigue.
Overweight, overwork, and depression are often related, and may cause
one has an irregular schedule the body does not have the ability to control the
expenditure of energy, and the loss of energy with resultant fatigue is a usual
companion of an irregular schedule.
can cause fatigue by the constant transmission of electrical signals from the
gastrointestinal tract to the central nervous system, using up energy.
air, especially in the bedroom while sleeping, is a common cause of early
morning fatigue as well as headache. If
exhaled impurities are taken again into the blood, the body must expend double
energy to throw them off. Foods
having a high nutrient density per unit volume, require more energy of the body
to metabolize them; fatigue results. Concentrated
foods are oils, sugars, wheat germ, all animal products (meat, milk, eggs and
cheese), and anything other than fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
of one’s pleasures is a sure producer of fatigue.
a self-evaluation and correct all those things that are known to be causes of
fatigue. If fatigue continues after
correcting all known causes, then one should select a good physician and receive
an evaluation of such things as thyroid, blood sugar, hemoglobin levels, etc.
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