Fatigue is an overall feeling of tiredness or extreme exhaustion. We can experience low energy, have trouble sleeping, or just never feel rested. Fatigue can start affecting all areas of our lives and it may be time to take a look at the underlying root causes.
Do you ever have any of the following thoughts?
I am tired all the time
I am always exhausted
I can never get enough sleep
I don't ever feel rested
I cannot get through the day without coffee / sugary pick-me-ups
I feel like I have no energy or motivation
I feel totally burned out
I do not understand why I’m so tired
I do not feel like myself lately
You could be experiencing fatigue. Fatigue can impact many different systems of the body. You may be familiar with symptoms of fatigue like ‘low energy’ or ‘exhaustion’, but fatigue can also offer an explanation for your brain fog, food cravings, and skin issues.
COMMON Symptoms of Fatigue
afternoon energy drop
feeling sleepy or tired all the time
hard time waking up in the morning
light-headed or dizzy upon standing
ADDITIONAL SYMPTOMS OF FATIGUE
CAUSES OF FATIGUE
There are many possible causes of fatigue. It is important to understand what is causing the imbalance in order to properly heal. The root cause of fatigue can be related to one or more of the following:
NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES: deficiency in vitamins like iron, vitamin D, or vitamin B12 can result in fatigue
EATING HABITS: what we eat can shape how we feel especially with excessive sugar, low protein, inadequate nutrient dense foods, and reliance on caffeine
BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCE: when blood sugar fluctuates between high and low it can result in low energy, fatigue, and moodiness
POOR GUT HEALTH: IBS, SIBO, leaky gut, infections, gut bacteria imbalances (dysbiosis), and candida overgrowth are a few contributors that can alter nutrient absorption + impact your body’s ability to utilize the vitamins and minerals it needs
LIFESTYLE: lack of sleep, lack of regular exercise, lack of consistent relaxation practices and drug or alcohol use can all contribute to fatigue
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS: a high load of toxins or heavy metals in the body from products we use or consume can result in fatigue
CHRONIC EMOTIONAL STRESS: anxiety, depression, grief, moodiness, irritability, financial concerns
WORK-RELATED STRESS: shift work, long hours, irregular hours, stressful environment
PURPOSE: feelings of disconnection or lack of purpose
If you think you might be suffering from fatigue or are just looking to understand why you feel so exhausted, I meet you where you are and together we develop a plan that aligns with your needs and goals.
Solutions from Composed Nutrition
We work together to identify the root causes of the symptoms you are feeling. You will first complete a comprehensive health assessment prior to our first appointment. We then begin the first session by reviewing what your assessment reveals about your health and get started on attainable changes to start seeing relief from your fatigue right away.
Our focus is on setting a balanced nutrition foundation and develop a plan that may include herbal and nutrient supplements, tailoring your exercise routine to your energy and hormone levels, and incorporating a morning and night routine to ease your fatigue.
During our time together I will equip you with the tools to take control of your health. Together we will customize a plan that works best for you with your goals in mind.
We can discuss ways to reset your mind to ease your fatigue:
Learning how to set healthy boundaries to protect your energy
Identifying tips for more restful sleep
Discovering stress management techniques
Reframing negative self-talk + tuning into your body
Exploring spiritual practices like mindfulness + meditation
We may also utilize functional lab testing to uncover potential imbalances related to your fatigue from the convenience and privacy of your own home. We will discuss the results, what they mean, and how to correct imbalances that may be at the root of your fatigue.
Common tests I use to help identify the root causes of fatigue:
We will consider all pieces of the Composed Nutrition wheel to achieve optimal health and get you feeling like yourself again.
Are we a good fit?
Let me get to know you + share how we can work together to heal your fatigue so you can start feeling like yourself again.