Friday, August 27, 2010

Fatigue

One of the most prevalant issues in our busy lives today is the complaint of fatigue.  Sometimes it can be the symptom of something bigger; however, in most cases it is the product of poor eating, stress or vitamin deficiency.

So what to do about it?  Well, I can't emphasize enough the need to start with a multivitamin!!  After you've been taking one for several weeks, you will be able to pinpoint what things you want to improve like battling fatigue.

Let's start with vitamins that help with fatigue:
Vitamin A helps in strenghtening the immune system.


Vitamin B1 aids nervous system functions and boosts energy

Vitamin B5 reduces fatigue and relieves stress

Vitamin B9 is vital for healthy red blood cells which are essential for energy.

Vitamin B6 increases energy levels

Vitamin B12 is widely used to treat problems affecting energy levels

Vitamin C detoxifies the system

Vitamin E supports the immune system.
 
Next, minerals that can be useful:
Calcium helps improving sleep patterns


Iron relieves tiredness caused by red blood cell deficiency

Magnesium reduces weakness and fatigue

Molybdenum helps keep nerves healthy

Selenium is a vital antioxidant

Zinc detoxifies the body

Omega-6 oils boost energy


Lactobacillus Acidophilus helps to restore normal intestinal balance by inhibiting the overgrowth of the Candida albicans organism

Co-enzyme Q10 increases oxygen uptake in the cells, increasing energy levels.

This is not to say that eating properly can be ignored altogether.  Fresh fruits; green, leafy vegetables; whole grains; tuna; chicken; lentils; nuts and seeds are great sources of energy for your body as well.

Other sources, for help, include aromaterapy. 
To energize, try:
Combine the Following Aromatherapy Oils:


2 drops Ginger (Zingiber officinale) essential oil

3 drops Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) essential oil

3 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil

4 drops Juniper (Juniperum communis) essential oil

10 drops Orange (Cistus sinensis) essential oil

Combine essential oils in a small glass vial with an orifice reducer. Diffuse the blend for 5 minutes using an electric nebulizer. Or, place a few drops on a cotton pad for passive diffusion.


To help you unwind, at the end of the day, try this unwind bath salt:

***AS WITH ALL SUPPLEMENTS, BE SURE TO READ LABELS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, LACTATING OR SUFFER FROM SERIOUS ILLNESS.

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