Optimise Your Energy and Wellbeing
One of the most common complaints my clients come to me with is feeling tired and lacking in energy. Fatigue is one of the main symptoms of many subclinical conditions as well as the result of stress from modern 21st century living.
Why you might feel tired
How our bodies maintain energy levels is a highly complex process and a number of different contributory factors may be worth exploring. One of the key factors is often psychological stress (whether real or perceived), which can result in lowered energy levels and an inability to adapt to stress over the long term. Supporting the body’s stress response and making simple changes to lifestyle can be really helpful here.
Lack of adequate sleep or poor sleep quality is another major influencing factor often exacerbated by over-stimulation from TV, technology and our love of social media.
How good nutrition helps increase energy
Nutritionally there is plenty we can do to support energy production. One of the first places to start is often to balance blood sugar levels and reduce stimulants. Along with easy to follow dietary suggestions and increased activity, supplementation may useful to support insulin sensitivity. Optimizing nutrient intake may also be key.
However, in many cases a closer look at more complex contributory factors such as mitochondrial function, hormonal imbalances, sensitivities and allergies, viral, parasitic, yeast or bacterial infections and impaired digestion may be required.