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Prepare For PMS

Hormones greatly impact fatigue, and PMS can hijack your energy if you don't prepare for it.

Fill up on fruits and veggies, eat more fiber and complex carbs, avoid salt and caffeine, exercise more. Natural remedies like Japanese krill oil, magnesium supplements, chasteberry herb, vitamin B6 and licorice may also provide relief.

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To get better sleep, improve your bedroom hygiene.

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  • Go to bed and get up at the same time every day.
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Hypothyroidism, the most common thyroid disorder, can cause nightmares, anxiety, mood swings, weight gain, impaired concentration and severe fatigue.

If you experience any of these issues, get a simple blood test to check your TSH levels. 

If you're frequently tired or feel bloated, you may want to get your gut in shape:

  • Avoid aspirin. 
  • Cut out alcohol for a month. 
  • Avoid aspartame. This artificial sweetener is a pro-inflammatory. It acts like "a film inside your colon."

If you can't find relief through lifestyle changes and your general practitioner says everything’s normal, consider diagnostic testing to pinpoint exactly where the problem lies.

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  • Lack of sleep has its consequences, including excessive daytime sleepiness and chronic fatigue

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With all the deadlines, increased screen times and work load, coupled with isolation due to covid, its very easy to find ourselves fatigued and burnt out. This 3 day fix would help to recharge and boost ourselves, to be back on our A game.

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