Fatigue, Male 38 Years
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: John
Posted on: August 12, 2000

For quite some time I have been very tired, fatigue, mentally and physically sluggish. I went to my family doctor. He did some blood work and the results were negative. I really don’t know where to go from here, I feel that my body is not in balance, once I was very active and now I am not. I have a family history of hypertension, I am a paramedic with a wife and two kids with some stress, emotionally for the most part I am not depressed and physically I am in good shape. Could you please give me some advice to help me with this problem. I am 38 years old.

You would be best to visit a natural health practitioner, who can assess your condition by taking a full case history.

In your diet, you may improve energy be avoiding all processed and refined food, replacing them with whole grain products, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and nuts and seeds. Avoid fatty meat and dairy products and fried food. Caffeine, sugar and alcohol can cause fatigue. Replace margarine, shortening and salad oils with extra-virgin olive oil. If you have a juicer, a daily juice made with beets and carrots is strengthening. A supplement of barley or wheat grass is often helpful in improving energy.

Support for the liver with Dandelion root can help to clear out toxins that may cause fatigue.

Cinnamon and ginger are warming herbs that can improve digestion, circulation and energy.

If you have been under a lot of stress, it is possible that your adrenal glands need support. The herb Borage supports the adrenal glands.

To make a tea, simmer one teaspoon each of dandelion root, ginger root and cinnamon bark in four cups of water for 15 minutes. Add a teaspoon of borage leaf, and let the mixture steep for 15 minutes. Drink one cup, three times a day. The unused portion can be kept in the refrigerator for one day.

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