A Holistic Approach to Ending Fatigue
The term fatigue is defined as an overall feeling of tiredness or lack of energy. We all experience the normal feeling of being “sleepy” but chronic fatigue is much more. Being tired, or “sleepy”, is a state of mind while exhaustion is a trait. When the two are combined, an endless loop of fatigue occurs. Fatigue takes a toll on your body and mind. Motivation is at an all-time low and doing the things you once loved to do don’t seem as appealing. You can experience physical symptoms and become mentally exhausted. Chronic fatigue can become debilitating and consume our world and in today’s world, fatigue is being reported at an all-time high. But what causes this overwhelming condition? Are there ways we can prevent it or even rid the symptoms if already diagnosed? Fortunately, the answer is YES and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be prevented or treated through noninvasive, all-natural methods. Check out our previous blog on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to further understand the symptoms and causes of chronic fatigue.
Chronic Fatigue and COVID
As we all know, extreme fatigue is a common symptom of COVID-19, but as COVID seemed to subside, did individuals who have been dealing with exhaustion experience relief? Some who have survived the virus suffer from low energy for months on end. It has been reported that six out of 10 survivors of COVID-19 who’d been hospitalized experience muscle fatigue and weakness six months later. Even those who are vaccinated report feelings of extreme exhaustion.
Even those who were not diagnose with COVID, may be feeling symptoms of exhaustion due to various changes in their lifestyles. Having to adapt to a whole new way of working, parenting, schooling, and just interacting in general can be super exhausting. Our sleeping patterns are off. Our eating patterns are off. We are just over it. We want to know what is going to happen next, but at the same time, we keep doing the same thing over and over. That alone is exhausting. Will this exhaustion end, or at least subside, when the world is back to “normal” or is COVID fatigue considered to be a long-term effect of the virus?
What can we do to ensure we are putting our health first and doing our part to fight fatigue?
- Adequate Sleep – There is no question that our sleep patterns have defiantly been altered by pandemic lifestyle. We are staying up later, eating late at night, and spending late night chat session on our phones. A consistent bedtime routine is imperative for a good night’s rest.
- Lessen Anxiety – Laying awake in bed at night with thoughts racing through your brain can prevent us from getting the rest we need. Simple breathing techniques and meditation can help alleviate anxious feelings and allow us to relax.
- Healthy Diet – consuming a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is essential to fuel our bodies
- Move – Physical activity and movement are key components in building energy. Get outside and get some fresh Air!
Supplementation and Holistic Healing
Like many, the “quick fix” when we feel exhausted is to grab that additional cup of coffee, an energy drink, or quick snack loaded with sugar. This may give us a temporary boost in energy, but when we crash, we are usually left more exhausted. We are treating the symptom, but the not the root cause. Dr. Amato focuses on the root cause and determines which supplements your body needs to perform at peak performance.
Like I previously state, caffeine is a convenient easy fix, but are you really treating the underlying reason of why you are experiencing the fatigue in the first place? Do you even really know? At Inner Harmony Wellness Center, Dr. Amato uses holistic methods to identify the root cause of the problem and live in the solution. Extensive testing is preformed to see what the body is lacking and what is the optimal product and dosage for you. No two patients are the same, so every wellness plan is customized to you,
CFS can also be the result of an impaired immune system. Dr. Amato will work with patients to strengthen their immune systems by detoxifying the body, addressing any allergies, or by healing psychological or emotional factors that may be causing the immune system to be suppressed. Dr. Amato will use a multi factor, all-natural approach to restore and rejuvenate the immune system.
Dr. Amato’s goal is to restore health and vitality. Removing toxins from the body is a vital step. Today people are exposed to far more toxins in air, water, food, and soil than in previous generations. These toxins can stay with an individual for years and cause tremendous stain and fatigue on the body. Dr. Amato uses various techniques to detoxify the body and unblock detoxification pathways causing us to feel more energized and alive.
If you are ready to take the next step and explore the world of holistic health and wellness, CLICK HERE to schedule a FREE 30-minute consultation today. Dr. Amato will answer any questions you may have and introduce you on your new path of feeling your best!