Causes of Chronic Fatigue

Complex health problems like chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia may be caused by nutritional deficiency, allergies, bacteria, low thyroid, environmental toxins or mold, according to Cindy Galvin who offers deep sleep hypnosis for insomnia from her clinic in London.

When it comes to a complex problem like chronic fatigue, there are dozens of books, experts and medical approaches that offer to help. There are also plenty of natural approaches that are less intrusive and offer hope and a renewal of health. Whether the symptoms are tiredness, depression, or full-blown fibromyalgia and medically diagnosed chronic fatigue, this puzzling problem can be treated any number of ways without drugs or medical intervention.

Poor Nutrition
The number one source of fatigue, depression, and low immunity, as far as naturopaths and other holistic experts are concerned, is the food we eat.

Beyond obvious steps like limiting the amount of sugar, fat, and chemicals, chronic fatigue sufferers often learn that modifying their diet to avoid high-glycemic and heavily processed foods – and increase the amount of whole foods and superfoods that they eat, such as wolfberries, hemp seeds, and avocado – makes a world of difference in how they feel from day to day.

Poor Digestive Absorption
A second, but equally important, piece of the nutritional puzzle has to do with, not what you eat, but how your body uses those nutrients.

If your body is unable to process the good food you are putting into it, you can end up with serious problems related to nutritional deficiencies – even if your diet is rich in all the correct nutrients. For this reason, digestive enzymes can be very helpful to those suffering from chronic fatigue.

A wealth of information exists on the connection between the health of the gut and the health of the brain and body. Imbalances in the bacteria (or flora) of the digestive tract – such as candida overgrowth – have been linked to almost every disease and mood disorder. Fatigue and depression are two common symptoms of candida.

Low Thyroid
Low function of the thyroid gland often contributes to fatigue and mood disorders.

The thyroid runs the body’s metabolic rate and energy levels, so it is related to almost every system and process in the body. Fatigue, weight gain, aches and pains, depression, and low immunity are some of the symptoms of low thyroid.

Physical Toxins
Over time, everyday toxins such as smog in city air and chlorine from the water we drink can have an effect on health. Conditions like chronic fatigue may seem to creep up on a person because the toxins stressing their energy and thinking have accumulated in their body that slowly.

Slow, gradual cleansing can remove much of the toxic buildup that contributes to fatigue and illness – parasites, heavy metals, chemicals, and more.

Many people suffer from allergies that begin as mild sensitivities and worsen. These allergies can sap energy and enthusiasm so gradually that it may not be noticed until a person is living with full-blown depression or chronic fatigue.

These may be food or inhalant allergies (e.g. eggs, wheat, nuts, pollen, animals or mold) or something quite different. Chemical ingredients in cleaning products as well as personal care products – toothpaste, hairspray, perfume, nail polish, soap, lotion, makeup and makeup removers, and more – may be at fault.

Other Environmental Pollutants
Pollutants in your living environment, especially in the home, are common causes of fatigue and low energy. They may be related to allergies (see above) or may be something more extreme.

New renovations, carpets or furniture additions in the home (or office) often gas off, releasing toxic fumes that can cause illness and tiredness.

Toxic mold is a major source of chronic fatigue symptoms, as well as causing immune deficiency, headaches, respiratory problems and seizures.

If you are experiencing chronic fatigue or similar symptoms, you may wish to consider the possible causes by consulting a holistic practitioner before pursuing drugs or more intrusive medical alternatives.