An Integrative Approach to Chronic Fatigue

Understanding the source of your fatigue is important. The cause may be hormonal such as low thyroid or adrenals, or due to a virus , or allergies, but most often has to do with immunity. Naturopathy seeks to restore and support immunity. In his book, “Viral Immunity”, Dr. J.E Williams recognizes stages of immune system breakdown, and viruses are the second stage. The foods which nourish immunity include foods which are high in antioxidants such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Especially leafy dark greens, berries, red peppers, mangos, carrots, and other rainbow colored vegetables. Eating live food is best to revitalize energy. Also we know probiotics help modulate the immune system. Studies show those with Chronic Fatigue have lower levels of amino acids, antioxidants, zinc and magnesium levels. Additionally the antioxidants CoQ10 and Alpha lipoic acid help nourish mitochondria energy. It is important to achieve restorative sleep when recovering from chronic fatigue. I also teach my clients restorative yoga and relaxation techniques to aid in healthier sleep patterns. Specifically I teach clients breathing techniques to improve oxygen flow.