When was the last time you sprung out of bed, clear headed, ready to face your day?
- When was the last time you sprung out of bed, clear headed, ready to face your day?
- When was the last time you didn’t have to take a nap everyday?
- How many activities have you missed because you were just too tired?
- How embarrassed were you when your boss called on your during a meeting when you had dozed off or were so checked out you didn’t have a clue what was going on?
- Are you able to get through all of your house-work without resting?
- I’m just tired and feel like CRAP!
- And what about how irritable you are by 4pm and can’t wait to get through the evening activities to go back to bed, only to wake unrested, again?
- There is so much more to life than dragging yourself around by the back of your blouse...More than feeling like there are balls and chains attaches to your legs...
Fatigue can be boiled down to 6 main issues:
- Sleep quality and quantity
- Hormonal shifts
- Neurotransmitter imbalance
- Adrenal Imbalance
- Blood sugar imbalance
- Vitamin and or mineral deficiencies
Yep! Your body is out of whack somewhere! You have probably been to several traditionally trained doctors complaining about how tired you are, too! They keep telling you that your labs are “fine”; it is because you are stressed, have kids, have a spouse, have too many things going on; and my favorite... “it’s all in your head - let me give you an anti-depressant” UGH!!
None of this is okay...especially being dismissed by your doctor(s)!
You are not crazy! You do know more than your doctor, when you sense something is going on in your body!
This is the most common complaint I hear every day! We are a tired society, in general. More and more is expected out of us at work, with less hours and less pay. We are stressed about money, time, kids, spouse, how we are supposed to look, what we are supposed to wear, who we are to be seen with...on and on - it’s exhausting. And that is just the mental component!
There are answers!
Let’s figure this out together.
I have a different way of looking at everything! Seriously...You need a different view from the big picture and also a look into some details that were most likely overlooked.
Please note, your traditionally trained doctor, more than likely, has not had a class in nutrition or in how to read labs from a functional perspective. I know, its mind blowing...But, the good news is, there is a different way to look at your labs and all of your lifestyle habits to figure out what is actually causing your fatigue.
From the Functional perspective, we believe your body is doing its best to stay healthy. We know, given the right “ingredients”, food, water, movement, sleep and positive thoughts and feelings, your body will reward you with “feeling awesome”. However, when any of this is out of balance, your body gets out of balance and you start feeling crappy.
Unfortunately, there is not a magic pill or drug for “I feel like crap”. And, your traditionally trained doctor knows you don’t have an actual disease - “your labs are normal” - which is really what they are trained to look for...This is a good thing...this is why they are necessary - to rule out all the ugly stuff or treat an acute illness, accident, injury or condition - like a heart attack or stroke...you get it! HOWEVER...They don’t really have any answers for you...you don’t have a big ugly disease - more than likely.
I will look at your labs, and order a bunch that haven’t been run before, like additional thyroid tests, functional tests for vitamin deficiencies, Vitamin D, a complete iron panel and more. We can look at hormones or adrenals if necessary. We may even start with your gut depending on what is going on...your gut can use a lot of energy when its dysfunctional.
Let’s just say there are lots of things to look at and a new pair of eyes with Functional Medicine lenses that will ferret out your issues. Finding the roots of fatigue is somewhat like Sherlock Holmes looking for the final clue. It takes a real expert to find the evidence and solve the fatigue mystery. This is one of my favorite parts of being a Functional Medicine doc, finding the needle in the haystack!
You can totally have energy, we will need some time to work on your lifestyle and replace what is missing. This can take some time. If your vitamin or mineral bucket has been empty for a while, it is going to take a few months to get it filled back up. You can feel better sooner than that, and I want to be straight with you...you would prefer that, right?
You really don’t have to feel so tired...You can have more life in your life...You can have endless energy! Go ahead and make that appointment for a consultation...and really get a better understanding of the Functional Medicine approach to healing your fatigued body.