Are you feeling stressed or burned out, or struggling with low energy? Maybe you have no energy or motivation and don’t know how to start feeling better. Or you feel totally exhausted and cannot get through the day without coffee or sugary pick-me-ups.
We all know what stress is, but what is actually going on in the body? Cortisol is the body’s stress hormone released by the adrenals - little glands that sit on top of the kidneys like hats - during demanding times.
Cortisol drives the ‘fight-or-flight’ response, increasing blood sugar + blood pressure and shutting down our immune, digestive, and reproductive systems until the body deems the threat has passed. Ancestrally we’d use this response to run away from tigers.
Today we’re in a chronic state of stress brought on by a variety of factors. We can start producing more and more cortisol (chronic stress) and eventually our adrenals get tired and produce less (adrenal fatigue) or very little amounts (adrenal burnout).
So what do we do?
we must address the root causes in order to heal
Symptoms of Fatigue
acne + skin issues
afternoon energy drop
anxiety + depression
conditions of hormonal imbalance
depressed immune function + increased illness
feeling sleepy or tired all the time
hard time waking up in the morning
inability to manage stress
increased PMS or menopausal symptoms
lapse in short-term memory
light-headed or dizzy upon standing
moodiness + irritability
muscle aches or muscle weakness
unintended weight loss or weight gain
Causes of Fatigue
The root cause of fatigue can be related to one or more of the following:
Underlying Medical Conditions: such as low thyroid, adrenal dysfunction, infections, or autoimmune conditions
Nutritional Deficiencies: such as iron or vitamin B12
Eating Habits: excessive sugar, low protein, inadequate nutrient dense foods, reliance on caffeine
Blood Sugar Imbalance: highs and lows in blood sugar can result in low energy, fatigue, and moodiness
Poor Gut Health: SIBO, infections, bacteria imbalances, and candida overgrowth can alter nutrient absorption
Lifestyle: lack of sleep, lack of regular exercise, lack of consistent relaxation practices and drug or alcohol use
Chronic Emotional Stress: anxiety, depression, grief, moodiness, irritability, financial concerns, work-related
Work-Related Stress: shift work, long hours, irregular hours, stressful environment
Environmental Toxins: a high load of toxins or heavy metals in the body can result in fatigue
Purpose: feelings of disconnection or lack of purpose
Solutions from Composed Nutrition
A root cause approach to wellness - we develop a holistic plan that considers your body, mind, and lifestyle.
Complete the Comprehensive Health Assessment to identify your potential root causes.
Uncover imbalances through functional lab testing:
Functional Thyroid Panel
Additional lab tests as recommended
Implement personalized nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations to heal fatigue + boost energy:
Set a balanced nutrition foundation
Include individualized herbal + nutrient supplements to support your mood + energy
Tailor your exercise routine to your energy + hormone levels
Incorporate a morning + night routine
Learn how to set healthy boundaries to protect your energy
Identify tips for more restful sleep
Discover stress management techniques
Reframe negative self-talk + tune into your body
Explore spiritual practices like mindfulness + meditation
We will consider all pieces of the Body Balance wheel to achieve optimal health and get you feeling like yourself again.
A 60-minute video chat or phone call to develop your Personal Health Plan:
Comprehensive Health Assessment Review
Nutrition + Supplement Recommendations
Exercise + Lifestyle Guidance
Lab Test Recommendations
Personalized Recipe + Action Step eBooks
30-minute follow-up calls with unlimited email + text accountability between sessions to:
Celebrate successes + explore barriers that came up
Discuss what's working/what's not working
Explore your goal progress + adjust as necessary
Set a plan of action for the week/month ahead
Review lab test results + next steps
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