PoTS stands for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. The symptoms of PoTS include lightheadedness, fatigue, dizziness, headache, anxiety, shortness of breath, nausea, digestive symptoms, fainting and occur mostly when standing up. It affects heart rate and blood pressure. However, symptoms can range in severity. The symptoms occur because the autonomic nervous system is dysfunctional. The autonomic […]
The most common problem clients mention in my nutrition clinic is feeling ‘tired all the time’. GP’s hear it too. Beyond running a full blood test to look for possible causes there can be no real solutions on offer.
Here are the top 6 reasons I find my clients are feeling tired all the time:
You have tried all the recommended products and protocols – probiotics, L-Glutamine, chicken stock, removing problem foods, removing more problem foods! You have fine-tuned your digestion with the right diet and supplements – but you still cannot tolerate so many foods. Even worse, you seem to be reacting to more foods than when you started […]
Low mood that you cannot shake, that is ongoing and never seems to end might be labelled depression. Your GP might offer antidepressants or therapy to help you through. But if the real cause is a physical imbalance in your body then neither of these will help you over the longer term. You will always […]
Lack of sleep affects us both mentally and physically. A poor night’s sleep taxes our adrenal hormones leaving us unable to concentrate, craving the wrong foods and physically drained. It also creates a vicious cycle where a good night’s sleep becomes harder to achieve. The long-term effects of broken or very little sleep are catastrophic. […]
“My thyroid function is normal now I’m on thyroxine.” Right, but you still have to drag yourself out of bed in the morning, cannot shift that weight and you still don’t have daily bowel movements. I see so many people whose hypothyroid symptoms persist despite taking thyroxine. The problem is not solved. Over time, symptoms […]
Low fat, no fat, cut the fat! Are you opting for low fat foods, avoiding full fat dairy, red meat or butter? If you are there might be some unexpected side effects. Your efforts to lose weight could result in depression and over the longer term even self harm and suicide.
As well as providing us […]
Most of us would admit to feeling ‘stressed’ at this time of year. The search for the perfect present, or any present and the crowds and queues in the shops. The endless to do lists and the pressures of winding up work for Christmas along with negotiations with family about when and where to get […]
Anna came to see me because she was struggling with low mood and felt less and less able to cope with everyday life. She felt tired all the time, anxious and depressed. She had discovered that when she felt unhappy she would eat a poor diet and this exacerbated the way she felt. But she […]
When Brenda first came to my clinic she rated her mood at an all time low of 0/10. She had been depressed for a number of years and it had worsened after the birth of her second child.
Her joints were often stiff, especially in the morning and she felt like her muscles ached all the […]