Fatigue is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people, and understanding its root causes is crucial for effective treatment. There are many root causes; adrenal depletion, chronic stress, anxiety and depression, low immune function and auto-immune disease, hormonal imbalances due peri-menopause, pmdd, pcos, pbcs ,thyroid disease, insomnia, and sleep disorders, viruses like EBV, Lyme, post covid, medical treatments or effects of illness, lifestyle such as a diet high in sugar, processed food and alcohol, weight issues, the list is endless.
Interestingly, research also revealed a connection between gut health and chronic fatigue. Imbalances in the gut microbiome, such as an overgrowth of harmful bacteria or a lack of beneficial bacteria, were found to be associated with fatigue. This suggests that addressing gut health through dietary changes and a digestive repair plan could alleviate fatigue symptoms.
Overall, our findings challenge the conventional wisdom surrounding chronic fatigue and open up new avenues for treatment and prevention. By understanding the diverse causes of fatigue, through newer assessment tools such as microbiome testing, alongside food allergy testing and metabolic testing, we can tailor naturopathic plans to fully heal root causes. Remember, naturopathy seeks opportunities to improve your health.
The Key Naturopathic Tools
Nutrients In addition to following my balanced food plan and anti-inflammatory diet, there are a number of key nutrients to aid in supporting your energy system (krebs cycle). Specifically your cells(mitochondria). I like to start with a high quality multi-vitamin or antioxidant and B-complex formula. Next, consider CoQ 10 in combination with NADH, there has been good research around this combination to reboot you energy system.Another one to learn more about is D-ribose especially if you have more fibromyalgia(pain)syndrome symptoms.
Herbs Adaptogenic herbs can also be very helpful. I tend to use different herbs singularly or in combination, depending upon your health challenges. I love ginseng for its toning and steady energizing effects. You can find it in a tea form and can mix it into your favorite tea. Next up, would be holy basil. This is one of my favorite daily teas. You might see this in a tulsi tea. Shisandra and Rhodiola can help elevate mood. For deeper immune compromise more specific herbs would be used, usually in a tincture forms. Some of my clients prefer herbs other vitamins. You need guidance on which combination will work best for you. Access my quality nutrient recommendations via Lynn’s List, my on-line store for clients only.
Food Eating nutrient dense food is my starting point in coaching you to a healthier food plan. Second, whole food plant based food will balance and nourish your energy. My cookbook is filled with hundreds of recipes and principles to guide you to a better plan. Every month I publish new recipes to assist you succeeding at this plan.