One way to think of fatigue is like a checking account where you are constantly spending more than you are putting in. Where is the energy going? Are you not making enough, or spending so much on repair that there isn’t enough to go around? Fatigue is a whole-body issue, rarely limited to one organ or gland dysfunction. The foundational functions of breathing, digesting, and elimination must be functioning well to provide the materials for energy production and to remove the substances that interfere with energy production. Inadequate stomach acid (often the cause of acid reflux symptoms) is an example of one dysfunction causing a cascade of dysfunctions which lead to fatigue. With low stomach acid your body can’t extract amino acids from your foods. These are needed to make enzymes for metabolism, allow your mitochondria to make energy molecules (ATP), promote detoxification pathways, and build tissues. Vitamin B12, needed for multiple metabolic pathways including making new blood cells, can’t be absorbed. Minerals, needed as cofactors for most energy producing and detoxification pathways, need the acid to be absorbed. Poor stomach acid leads to leaky gut/intestinal inflammation issues, which requires a huge energy expenditure from your body to try and repair. Liver and kidney congestion/dysfunction are also common components of fatigue. Unresolved infections can play a significant role also, but the question returns to what is keeping your immune system from doing what it knows how to do? Fatigue can make it hard to motivate to address what needs to be addressed but take steps to change this by identifying where your body needs to start in the repair process. There is a solution to your fatigue, discuss this with me.
The transition through menopause should be a fairly symptom -free transition, except for no more men
A normal menstrual cycle should be fairly symptom free other than the menstrual flow, and the awaren
Diagnoses such as IBS, SIBO, Leaky Gut, and Ulcerative Colitis describe symptoms of digestive dysfun
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Your body isn’t stupid. There are reasons why your immune system is over reactive to your own tissues. A foundational cause of all AI conditions is intestinal infection/inflammation which sets up your immune cells to over react to microbes, chemicals, and your own tissues. When a body can’t eliminate a toxin through normal excretion routes (urination, bowel movements, sweating, breathing), whi...Hashimoto’s and other Autoimmune conditions.
Arthritis is a classic symptom describing diagnosis, “arth” meaning joint, “itis” meaning inflammation. You know you are in pain, the question is why? Common causes of joint pain are from inflammatory compounds (toxins) being deposited in the tissue because of inadequate liver and/or kidney function not removing the toxins from the blood. Any intestinal inflammation will also add to this d...Arthritis/joint and muscle pain.
Diagnoses such as IBS, SIBO, Leaky Gut, and Ulcerative Colitis describe symptoms of digestive dysfunction, they do not identify why there are symptoms, what is causing the inflammation. The inflammation is how your body is trying to repair, attempting to return to normal function. Functional digestion results in minimal gas, no bloating or other intestinal inflammation, no burping, heartburn or ac...Digestive and Intestinal issues.
A normal menstrual cycle should be fairly symptom free other than the menstrual flow, and the awareness that your body is doing something in your lower abdomen. Cramping, heavy bleeding or little bleeding, PMS feelings, breast tenderness, headaches or migraines, are all symptoms of correctable dysfunction. Most women experiencing these symptoms are also experiencing other improper elimination and/...Menstrual Cycles
The transition through menopause should be a fairly symptom -free transition, except for no more menstrual bleeding and that arousal spark you may have noticed during your ovulation time changes as ovulation stops. The common phenomena of hot flashes, night sweats, and/or emotional turmoil are symptoms of correctable dysfunction. Taking hormones can help reduce and even eliminate some symptoms, bu...Menopause