Why am I so tired?

If that’s a question you ask yourself several times a day, read on to discover the underlying condition that could be sabotaging your energy and learn what to do about it.

Fatigue is a very common symptom plaguing both sick and healthy people.
While many of us use caffeine to get going in the morning or to boost energy in the afternoon, finding the root cause has great benefits in the short and long-term.

We believe that stress, in its many different forms, can be at the root of your fatigue.
Here are several reasons you could be suffering from chronic fatigue.

Emotional stress due to a traumatic event such as divorce, the death of a loved one, or the loss of a job, can throw your neuroendocrine system off balance. This means that your brain and hormones become compromised and depleted in a short period of time. Symptoms may include insomnia, PMS, irritability, food cravings, substance abuse, depression, or anxiety.

Dietary stress is also a huge culprit that can lead to fatigue. When stress is dominating, your body starts to use your gut lining for energy. This causes “leaky gut”, a condition that makes you sensitive to foods and vulnerable to bacterial imbalances in your microbiome. Symptoms include fatigue after meals, brain fog, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.

Inflammatory stress. The buildup of environmental and chemical toxins can lead to chronic body pain, migraines, and even neurological symptoms. Our air, water, soil, and home products like cleaning and body care products are laden with toxins that are harmful to our bodies.
We all have a body burden of toxins that vary depending on our genes, exposure, and our ability to detox properly. When the burden becomes too high, the liver detox system can get overwhelmed and shunts toxins to the brain. This kind of stress can be depleting your energy and increasing your pain response.

Chances are high that these three stressors may be at the root of what is causing your fatigue. The good news is that working with a trained professional can assist you in uncovering the true cause of your depleted state and guide you, step by step, back to abundant energy and good health. At Mana Integrative Health, we utilize functional lab work along with lifestyle and nutrition coaching to discover and remedy the cause of your chronic fatigue and get your natural energy flowing smoothly again so you can accomplish what’s important to you.

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