In Part 1 of the article I spoke about what Chronic Fatigue is and how you can recognise this ailment.

In this part of the article I will be telling you the causes of this condition. The saying is true: in order to cure, we must first understand. I’ll also be providing some solutions and simple treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome.

Causes:

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Excessive stress

This can be from many sources, physical mental and emotional, this depletes the adrenals and particularly when they are already wreaked by poor nutrition.

Excessive stimulation

Especially for children, fast-paced and high-stress lifestyles are a prescription for chronic fatigue and other added stressors in cities are noise and electromagnetic pollution, cell phones, microwave towers and appliances like televisions, microwave ovens and computers which give off strong electrical fields

Nutritional Deficiencies

A common cause, when under stress, the need for nutrients is much greater, most diets are generally low in nutrients required by the adrenals, such as B vitamins, vitamins A, C and E, manganese, zinc, chromium, selenium and other trace elements, and that is to work at normal levels add in stress and the deficiencies become chronic.

Allergic reactions to foods such as wheat and dairy products can also damage the intestines and reduce the absorption of nutrients.

Toxic metals and chemicals

These often play a large role in adrenal burnout. We are exposed to thousands of chemicals in the air, water and food we eat as well as skincare and household cleaning products.

Toxins can also be generated within the body due to impaired digestion – food can ferment or rot in the intestines, producing many harmful substances that are absorbed into the body, and as adrenal weakness develops, the body’s ability to eliminate toxins decreases.

This produces a vicious cycle in which weaker adrenals impairs the elimination of all poisons, which then further weakens the adrenals.

Chronic infections

These can cause inflammation and stress that must be countered using the adrenal hormones such as cortisol and cortisone.

Stimulants

They damage the adrenal glands – sugar, alcohol and caffeine are the most common stimulants.

treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome_2Solutions:

– Adopting a natural whole-foods diet

– Avoiding packaged and processed food

– Drinking high quality water, not from the tap. Distilled or spring waters are best

– Eating five to six servings of vegetables each day through juicing or adding them to meals

– Avoiding all gluten, white flour and other processed grains

– Adding sea salt to your diet, replacing your table salt

– Taking 2,000 to 5,000 milligrams of vitamin C each day

– Taking a high strength B-complex supplement

– Taking high quality fish oils

– Adding licorice root extract and kelp to your diet

– Replacing toxic chemical products used around the house with non-toxic alternatives

– Doing something fun each day

– Getting lots of rest

– Laughing

– Minimizing stress

The idea is to remove anything that taxes your adrenals and add in nutrient dense foods that are easy to digest and have healing qualities.

Supplements

Another big key to overcoming adrenal fatigue, is taking the right supplements. I always recommend eating the right foods to heal your body, but certain adrenal boosting nutrients are needed to get your adrenal function back up such as:

Taking quality plant and food based supplements is vital to improve your symptoms of adrenal insufficiency. If you take inferior quality supplements these can add to the problem rather than help to cure it.

Mind-Body Medicine

It is important to find a mind-body technique that you enjoy, it is important to do this on a daily basis, the more consistently you practice, the more benefits you’ll receive. Some examples include tai chi, ThetaHealing, meditation, deep breathing, and there are many more.

Regardless of what diet and supplements you take, your environment is one of the most important components.

So, be kind to yourself and if you feel you need further help, connect with me by clicking here and if you are ready and have a desire to embrace and find wholeness in your life then connect with me and find out how I can help create a bespoke plan for you, and get you started on your wellness journey straightaway.

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