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A Perfect Coenzyme Q10!

The answer to your loss of energy could be an enzyme with a quirky name. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) affects the mitochondria’s electron transportation system, and makes sure cells produce energy with efficiency. (Mitochondria are the cellular structures responsible for giving your cells zip.) A small study published in the journal Nutritionfound that CoQ10 alleviated symptoms of […]

NADH Gives You a Boost

If you’ve got chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a small molecule may be the key to giving you the big kick you need to get through your day. The part of a cell that produces energy is called mitochondria (otherwise known as the powerhouse of the cell), and Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH). It seems that taking […]

Give Booze the Boot

Alcohol is on the “no-no” list for fatigue sufferers for the same reasons that refined carbohydrates are. Both cause a surge in blood-sugar levels that affect your energy. You might be quite aware that the piece of cake you are eating is delivering a truckload of sugar into your bloodstream. Though the sugars in alcohol […]

Trade Your Wine For Water

Fermented foods such as wine and cheese may be a party staple, but they shouldn’t be in your pantry if your battling adrenal fatigue. Such foods may produce a compound that causes the adrenals to release its fight-or-flight hormones, called catecholamines. Keep your over-taxed adrenals calm and don’t indulge in wine and cheese. Also avoid […]

Pinpoint the Potassium

When you need energy, instinct may lead you to eat or drink something to give you a little zip. But sometimes finding your get-up-and-go is not about what you put into your diet, but what you take out. Potassium, for instance. In the case of adrenal fatigue, low levels of the hormone aldosterone create an […]

Say the Sweetest Goodbye to Aspartame

If you are tired all the time, you might think about reaching for a can of diet cola, but beware—aspartame works against your energy levels.  Aspartame may seem like a great deal, letting you satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt of empty calories, but all that glitters is not gold—especially if you struggle with […]

Kick the Caffeine Habit

It may seem like caffeine would be a great ally in the fight against fatigue. But that is far from the truth. A cup of joe can contain between 30 to 150 mg of caffeine. It’s a drug that strongly affects the body, and while it does have some beneficial effects, it can wreak havoc […]

Control Your Carbs

If you are suffering from chronic fatigue, one of the best things you can do is stay away from refined carbohydrates. People who suffer from adrenal fatigue, in particular, seem to have a lower tolerance for carbohydrates and need more protein. Penne is not your pal. If you like to chow down on spaghetti for […]

Stay Away From Sugar

If you are battling chronic fatigue, it’s important to know about foods that deplete your energy. Sugar is a major culprit. Avoid the rush. When we’re tired, we often go for quick-fix energy boosters—sugary sweets like doughnuts and pastries. The problem with these goodies is that they cause energy levels to spike quickly, and while […]

Steer Clear of Caffeine Crashes

You drink coffee for the energy hit, right? But over the long term, coffee is an energy thief. With this addictive brew, flight-or fight-hormones like adrenaline are forced into your blood stream, depleting the very adrenal glands that are so critical to healing fatigue. Caffeine adds a dash of insomnia and anxiety, which stresses your […]

Food Allergies Fan Fatigue

Feeling tired and struggling with “jelly belly?” Food allergies may be to blame. It’s critical to remove any foods from your diet that trigger allergies. This is particularly important for those suffering from fatigue, because the histamine released in your system after eating allergens weakens the immune system, causes inflammation, and triggers the release of […]

Shake Off Sugar and Heal Fatigue

Processed sugar poisons your system. Yes, you heard me right. Manufactured sweeteners of all kinds create a toxic response in the body. They cause your blood sugar to rapidly spike and crash, weaken your immune system, deplete your body of essential nutrients, increase oxidative stress and trigger chronic systemic inflammation throughout the body, a setup […]

Donuts Double Fatigue

Addicted to that sugar rush? If you’re running on empty, it’s tempting to reach for a quick morning fix of of sweet, gooey pastry. Hold it right there, pardner. Nothing could be worse for someone dealing with chronic fatigue. All that instant sugar creates Stress City for your poor pancreas, which has to pump out […]