You’re not alone! Tiredness seems to be the number one complaint of the modern western world. Ask yourself; do you feel 100% today? If not, why not? Is this normal? The answer is quite simply, no, and yet thousands of people continue to live their lives day in, day out, in a constant state of listlessness, in the belief that being tired all the time is nothing more than an unfortunate side effect of modern living. So many people feel a constant need to “re-charge their batteries” and yet don’t have the first clue how to go about improving their sense of well-being and enjoyment of life. A trained naturopath understands that tiredness can be caused by many underlying factors, and that treatment must be uniquely tailored to the needs of each individual.
Tiredness can make you feel like you are trapped in an inescapable cycle, and it can be difficult to work out the cause. Are you deficient in iron? Are you suffering from depression? Do you have chronic fatigue? Are there underlying digestive issues? A Naturopath can pinpoint these problems and work with you to make changes that will quickly begin to improve your energy levels.
In general, there are many simple changes you can make to boost your vitality. Why not book your body a holiday! Our experts at the Gold Coast Naturopathic clinic can work with you to understand the root cause of your tiredness, but there are a few simple things you can begin to do right now to improve your overall health;
1. Don’t overeat! Ever been to a restaurant and wished you hadn’t over-indulged? More food does not mean more energy. Heavy meals place an extra burden on the digestive system, and the body can put this energy to better use.
2. Learn about alkalising and following an anti-inflammatory diet. Have a click around our site to find out more information about nutritional biochemistry and how to “eat for energy.”
3. Avoid too many stimulants. Caffeine and other stimulants give you an initial boost followed by a slump. Many people still believe that there are tonics and magic pills to give you energy. This is simply not true. If your child was tired would you give them a stimulant? No! You would make them rest! Listen to your body and take a break when you need one.
4. Avoid mental stimulation before bedtime. Take time out to rest your mind as well as your body. Try taking a bath or using meditation techniques before going to sleep.
Remember, everyone has the right to enjoy life to the full. You don’t need to be ill to visit a Naturopath. You have the right to 100% health, so don’t continue to settle for less. (For more information about why you might be tired, read our other articles on insomnia and stress or view our contact page for details about booking a consultation.)