Are you Tired all the Time? You may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Do you feel tired and exhausted all the time, and think it’s just because of your busy lifestyle? It may be more than you think. Although your hectic, demanding lifestyle may be the culprit, persistent tiredness may also be a symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. (CFS)
Top 5 causes associated to the Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Fatigue may be caused by numerous factors including nutritional deficiencies, lack of exercise, and lack of sleep, but here are the top 5 causes that are often missed.
Depleted adrenal glands:
This leads to what is known as adrenal fatigue. The adrenal glands are small, but they have a very big role, because they ar responsible for managing stress. The glands are an integral part of the endocrine system, and secrete hormones that manage a range of body functions, including adrenaline. The adrenal glands can become depleted due to lack of sleep, excessive exercise, and overwork. When this happens, chronic fatigue is often the result.
Chronic Fatigue Symptoms can also be caused by food intolerance, which is a chemical response that some people have after eating specific types of food. Foods that often cause intolerance include milk and other dairy products, wheat, gluten, yeast and eggs. Eliminating the food is the best way to alleviate the problem. This may require a visit to the clinic to see Tony Daniel our naturopath so that he can perform a Food Intolerance Test help identify the offending foods.
Food is processed through the digestive system. However, if food is not broken down so that it can be absorbed in the blood stream, this can give rise to problems in the digestive system. These problems can trigger internal discomfort, inflammation, poor absorption and cause fatigue.
Essential Mineral Deficiency:
Minerals are literally the ‘Spark plugs of life’ and deficiencies in these essential nutrients will results in symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, cramps, aches and pains. Every process in the body is mineral dependent and therefore ensuring you have the right balance of minerals is critical to a healthy functioning body. Most people with Chronic fatigue Syndrome has mineral deficiencies, often Magnesium, phosphate and iodine. Magnesium deficiency is often responsible for the muscle aches and pain, headaches and fibromyalgia type symptoms associated with chronic fatigue. Your mineral status can be quickly and accurately determined by an in-house mineral test.
Heavy Metal Toxicity:
Heavy Metals have no biological function in the body and excess levels result in many negative symptoms and often mimic chronic illness, especially the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
The main symptom associated with heavy metals is fatigue along with brain fog, poor memory, joint pain and poor concentration. Removing these toxic substances can significantly improve your health and wellbeing and increase your vitality.
If you are tired all the time and have persistent fatigue that isn’t helped by rest, chances are you may be suffering from chronic fatigue. This may be accompanied by other symptoms such as headaches, joint pain, brain fog, sleep disturbances and the aching muscles experienced in Fibromalygia. At Capalaba Natural Health we can do a complete naturopathic assessment and test for all of the Top 5 causes of fatigue and advise you which ones are driving your fatigue and then put together a natural health plan to correct any imbalances found.
Written by Award Winning Naturopath Tony Daniel ND.