Fatigue (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
People complain of feeling drained and exhausted so often that doctors call fatigue the number one health complaint. Sometimes your best bet is a total energy makeover – changes in the way you eat, drink, and exercise. Certain supplements can also help. A long list of medical conditions and lifestyle issues can contribute to fatigue, including lack of sleep, inadequate nutrition, flu, obesity, allergies, infections, anaemia, alcohol abuse, hypothyroidism, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and AIDS.
Ginseng is an age-old cure for that run-down feeling. This herbal remedy stimulates your nervous system and will help to protect your body from the ravages of stress. Ginkgo improves blood flow to the brain, which can make you feel more alert and less fatigued. The amino acid carnitine helps fuel the activity of mitochondria, the cell components that produce energy. Take a daily multivitamin to ensure you’re getting the minimum amount of nutrients your body needs.