Have you felt like you’ve been trudging through different treatments and remedies only to keep waking up tired every day?
Physicians have long been mystified by what they call “chronic fatigue syndrome”… the name they’ve dubbed for their patients who complain of constant debilitating fatigue that isn’t improved after rest.
I know the frustration and discouragement that you feel waking up exhausted every single day. You want answers.
Fatigue is a normal result of a busy and/or vigorous lifestyle, but chronic fatigue is something different. Chronic fatigue is an issue that doesn’t go away after a good night’s rest. It is something that sits on top of you like a weighted blanket everywhere you go, and is usually accompanied by some of the following symptoms:
Loss of memory
Enlarged lymph nodes
Unexplained muscle pain
Severe morning fatigue
Extreme exhaustion that doesn’t subside
Long term flu-like symptoms
Poor temperature regulation
Chronic fatigue is mostly seen in adults, but is also occasionally seen in young children and adolescents.
Because in the past physicians have been unable to figure out a direct cause of chronic fatigue, many believed (and sadly many still do believe) that is is a psychological condition.
The Link Between Gut Health And Fatigue
An exciting new study published just LAST MONTH in Science Daily has found a link between your GUT BACTERIA and your chronic fatigue!
Turns out – it’s NOT ALL IN YOUR HEAD.
IT’S IN YOUR GUT!
Researchers of this new study were able to predict with 83% accuracy WHICH of their participants suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome through looking at the diversity of their gut bacteria using stool samples and blood work.
Less good gut bacteria = inflammation = fatigued, depressed patients.
Researchers found that inflammatory markers in the blood were very likely a result of a “leaky gut from intestinal problems that allow bacteria to enter the blood.”
Gluten was also found to be a big trigger of a leaky gut. Studies found that gluten stimulates a protein molecule called zonulin that actually triggers “leaks” in your gut’s lining.
The Link Between The Brain And The Gut
In a 2014 study, researchers found that those who suffer from chronic fatigue also had less white matter and more abnormalities in the right hemisphere of the brain when compared to healthy individuals.
I Have Chronic Fatigue, Now What?
So we know that the condition of your gut microbiome are likely at the root of your fatigue… now what?
Time to focus on healing your gut! Which, by the way, is home to approximately 100 trillion microorganisms! 70-80% of your immune system and 90% of your serotonin!
There is a LOT you can do on your own when it comes to healing your gut and improving your chronic fatigue symptoms.
Get More Probiotics:I would highly recommend taking a high quality probiotic supplement daily. We make our very own! You can find it here. Also, eat more fermented/probiotic-rich foods. Sauerkraut, fermented veggies, miso, kefirs, homemade yogurt, kimchi, etc.
Avoid Gluten:The jury is out, there really isn’t anything about gluten that is good for you. Over the past several decades wheat has changed and now contains toxic levels of wheat germ agglutinin, which damages your kidneys and also damages your intestinal wall. You can enjoy many grains such as quinoa, wild rice and amaranth that are gluten-free and delicious.
Increase Vegetable And Fruit Intake:It is quite surprising how many people are NOT eating hardly any fruits and veggies! These are the most healing foods on the planet and will give you loads of vitamins, minerals, micronutrients and fiber that keep your system running smoothly and help you feel the best you possibly can. Include these with every meal! A great way to get your daily fruits and veggies is through green juicing and green smoothies.
These steps are the beginning towards healing your gut and living a life free of chronic fatigue. The road may not be easy, but your health is worth it. Take every small step you can towards a better life that is full of energy and zest! Do not settle for less than your very best.
Today I’m going to teach you a simple yet powerful gut-healing recipe that will take 5 minutes to make and have tremendous benefits to your health!
Chocolate Coconut Kefir Smoothie
1 cup coconut water kefir
1 frozen banana
2 tbsp raw cacao
Raw cacao nibs (optional)
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a high power blender and blend to perfection.
I personally have witnessed the lives of my clients do a complete 180 as they have taken steps to heal their gut.
It’s WHY we made our very own probiotics. Biotic Balance is a multi-strain formula to help YOU heal and seal your gut lining and improve your overall health.
It is THE place to start if you want more energy, better sleep, clearer skin, stronger immunity and a longer life!
Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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