“When my body feels good, I feel more energized and alive.” ~ Queen Latifah

Can you recall a time when you had abundant energy?

That’s a question I ask people frequently. Mostly it’s when they include among their health issues feeling tired and unmotivated.

Often, there are other issues that brought them in. Pain, insomnia, and digestive issues are often present. Stress and anxiety are also common. And frequently, people want an herb or supplement to fix everything. Although some of these might help, they won’t fix the deeper issues.

So rather than give you a list of supplements, I’d rather talk about how you can really fix this lack of energy.

The first thing to realize is that your body wants to be healthy. That means having enough strength to do things. It means having a positive outlook. And it means having just the right amount of energy.

Can you have too much energy? Absolutely. If you’ve ever had two cups of coffee than you can normally handle, you know what I mean.

But mostly, when energy is an issue, there is too little.

What can cause low energy? Here’s a short list:

  • Eating foods that your body can’t use efficiently.
  • Having a high toxic load.
  • Inefficient digestion.
  • Impaired absorption and elimination in the intestines.
  • Emotional and mental stress.
  • Adrenal fatigue.
  • Oxidation & inflammation.

The best way to address these issues is one at a time. Ideally, you will sort out the foods that are ideal for your body. Metabolic Typing® is an outstanding way to do this.

By starting with food, you are addressing the basis of all your biochemistry. You can compare this to filling the gas tank of your car with the perfect fuel. Without that, nothing else will work right. This makes it the very best place to start.

Zeroing in on your ideal foods often causes a very noticeable energy increase. For some people, it’s all they need. But if, after zeroing in on your foods, you still have some degree of fatigue, then the remaining causes should be explored. Someone trained in Functional Medicine can determine which is the next best step.

The bottom line is that you can have more energy. It just takes a bit of detective work and a few changes. And once your energy is back, everything in your life gets better.

If you want to increase your energy, contact me for a brief phone or email consult. If you seem like a good candidate, I’m delighted to help you through the process.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

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