Many patients have risen from the fires and other stresses to have more energy and more tolerance of the stresses in their lives. There are many reasons for fatigue. Here are a number of metabolic issues that can contribute to fatigue:
1. Afternoon Energy Slump and/or Afternoon Cravings
There are a number of causes for an afternoon energy slump and/or sugar or carbohydrate cravings. One of the most common is a nervous system in “fight or flight” mode that drains the adrenal glands.
The clinic tests to determine the exact functional issue and decide what nutritional formulas will address that specific issue. Many patients have seen relief from these symptoms after treatment.
Food cravings can also be a symptom of food sensitivities. The clinic helps patients with food cravings by testing for these also.
2. Nervous System in Overdrive or “Fight or Flight” Mode
A nervous system in an emergency mode or “fight or flight” mode is becoming more and more common. Several years ago, about 50% of patients were in a sympathetic dominance mode. Today, almost 95% of patients are in an emergency mode. One of our supplements, Health Resolutions Brain Formula, helps to calm the nervous system down and reduce the emergency dominance.
Long term stress or catastrophic events such as the recent Sonoma County fires can also cause the nervous system to go into an overwhelmed, overstimulated, “fight or flight” mode.
Patients report that they tolerate difficult people and manage stressful situations better, and feel relief from temporary or mild anxiety after using the Health Resolutions Brain Formula.
Bringing the nervous system out of an emergency dominance mode gives the body a chance to heal the adrenal glands. This is an important part of helping fatigue or being physically frazzled. Adrenal glands are responsible for managing stress, energy or cortisol levels, blood sugar, and fluid retention.
You may order the Brain Formula on our website.
3. Subclinical and Clinical Infections
Lowered energy levels can sometimes be from a subclinical infection in the body. A subclinical infection is hard to detect because it has no symptoms. Infections in general have gotten harder to treat in the last several years due to antibiotic resistant bacteria that Doctors are unable to treat. Any time antibiotics are prescribed, it is important that the entire dose be taken to completely kill the bacteria and avoid creating a new strain of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
The clinic considers this a primary reason for fatigue. The clinic assesses the organ functions and determines what nutritional formulas will help the body’s immune system to effectively address the infection.
4. Fat Metabolism
The human body runs on energy. It first breaks down fats for long-term energy. If fats are not available, the body breaks down carbohydrates and protein to provide short term energy.
The liver and gall bladder are responsible for proper fat metabolism. When these organs are not functioning properly, symptoms such as bloating, burping, and excessive gas may occur.
The clinic assesses the function of the liver and gall bladder, then tests to determine which nutritional formulas will help regulate their function.
Free Consultation & Testing
The clinic offers free consultation and testing. The clinic’s free screening includes tests for reactions to 5 to 10 items and assesses organ function related to your specific health issues. The results and treatment process is explained to you.
At the clinic, we have been working with functional chiropractic medicine and natural ways of resolving functional issues in the body for 22 years. We have a wealth of experience and a great deal of success managing health issues by natural means.
If you have questions or would like a free consultation, call the office at 707 527-7710.