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Energy- the Universal Currency of Life

Everything takes energy.  When you have robust energy you feel like you could conquer the world. However, without energy you can’t be the person you want to be, the partner you want to be, the parent you want to be, or the employee you want to be.

Unfortunately, low energy has become an epidemic.  To make matters even worse, fatigue has many friends. They include insomnia, brain fog, aches and pains all over, and low libido- just to name a few. Then life becomes a vicious downward spiral. Because you don’t have energy, you don’t feel like exercising. It also takes more energy to cook a good meal, so you take the easy way out and stop by to get fast food. Next thing you know, you’ve put on twenty unwelcomed pounds.

Sound familiar?  You’re not alone.  Low energy is probably the number one complaint that I hear from the patients who come into my office.  Yet doctors often have few answers for this malady.   There is not a single course, class, or lecture in medical school on “low energy.”  There is also no lab test for low energy, so they often tell you “the tests are negative, so there’s noting wrong with you.”  Followed by a prescription for an anti-depressant.Over the years I have learned the secret to treating low energy. Fatigue is usually not caused by one big thing. It’s getting all the little things right.  It’s about getting restorative sleep; getting the hormones balanced and optimized; getting the gut healthy, therapeutic nutrition for energy; the right kind of exercise; and detoxification when needed. Only by attending to these fundamentals will patients finally turn around and get the energy that allows them to lead the robust and fulfilling life that they desire.

 


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