Do you always feel like you’re on the mend, never quite “100 percent”? Is your energy level low despite going to bed early and eating a balanced diet? It may be time to take a closer look! Here are a few common causes of chronic fatigue that you may not be aware of.
Allergies and Sensitivities
Are you eating and/or drinking something on a regular basis that periodically doesn’t agree with you? Sometimes a food is great and next time the same food creates symptoms. Foods or environmental allergies aren’t always easy to identify because their symptoms vary; fatigue, bloating, headache, uneasiness, pain, swelling, feeling hot or cold, forgetfulness, dry mouth, and even a cough. They can go unnoticed for a lifetime if you don’t know the warning signs. Certain foods or environmental intolerances produce sustained, ongoing inflammation in the body, which is hard to see unless it takes the form of severe bloating, pain, or swelling. And even then, many don’t realize that the symptoms deserve medical attention. The fact is, inflammation adds stress to the body, causing a chain of reactions which all contribute to lower your energy, compromise your immune system, and even accelerate aging. If we suspect food or environment is the culprit for your symptoms, BESANA Chief Science Officer Dr. Robert Messer, DC, CNS, CCN, CET, will help you pinpoint the source with state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and provide proven solutions that go above and beyond a typical doctor’s office.
Research over the last decade suggests most people are deficient in certain nutrients. A healthy lifestyle must account for increased levels of multifactorial stressors, lack of sleep, high stress job, noise, dehydration, too much wine, not enough down time, pollution, chemicals, preservatives, not enough exercise, or even too much exercise. Anything that makes a body work harder requires more nutrients to run optimally, just like a car — the faster you go, the more gas you use. If left unchecked, nutrient deficiency causes many disorders and allows disease to manifest. Vitamin deficiency can cause a wide range of conditions, from fatigue, depression, anxiety, poor sleep, decreased libido, poor quality hair, nails, skin, genetic disease, brain disease, and even cancer. Here at Besana, we have the tools and experience to help you discover your unique requirements or deficiencies and provide you the necessary resources on site to correct, support, and create a path to the optimal you. Just like you, we want to know why a deficiency occurred and prevent it in the future with supplements, dietary adjustments, lifestyle modification, and other systemic changes, as indicated.
Bacterial, Viral, or Fungal Overgrowth
Balance is key to vitality, so if your body is out of whack, producing excessive negative bacteria in the gut, for example, you may suffer from low energy because your body is using extra energy to fight the imbalance, creating a host of other troubling symptoms. During your personal consultation, Dr. Messer will thoroughly evaluate your symptoms and ask crucial questions to hone in on probable causes before performing diagnostic tests. We’ll work with you, drawing from a variety of resources, to restore balance to your body so you can enjoy optimal health and vitality for the long term.