Chronic fatigue is a debilitating condition that zaps one of energy. Extreme tiredness is the top complaint because it is not something you can just rest from and get better. Even long periods of resting and relaxing do not refresh a person coping with chronic fatigue. There is no one test that can confirm chronic fatigue. Rather, other illnesses must be ruled out. This results in a number of exhausting and expensive tests with little in the way of answers.
Finding a way to cope with the tiredness can also be overwhelming. Medication can help specific symptoms but also comes with unwanted side effects that can be worse that the condition itself. Prescriptions to treat insomnia and depression can offer some help, but they do not address the underlying cause of chronic fatigue. Proper nutrition can help in many cases.
Chronic Fatigue and Diet
There are some important things to avoid if a person is dealing with chronic fatigue. These are:
- Processed food, such as white bread, crackers, cookies, and soda
These things slow down immune system function, create inflammation, and encourage the growth of yeast. Instead, it is a good idea to focus on eating the following whole foods:
- Dark colored fruits, particularly berries
- Full-fat cheeses
- Plenty of water
- Additional salt can be added to the diet (if no heart problems exist)
Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Chronic Fatigue
It is important to recognize the relationship between the brain and the central nervous system and how these relate to chronic fatigue. The nervous system is responsible for regulating immune system and endocrine system function. To fight chronic fatigue, these all must be working at prime level. Often, a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae can wreak havoc on these systems. As an upper cervical chiropractor, I focus on making sure this area of the neck is in proper alignment. By correcting this problem, communication can be restored to the brain and body and these vital systems can begin to work properly again. Many having reported seeing a decrease in their symptoms after only a few visits.