5 Steps to Overcome Chronic Fatigue

Hi, I’m Jordan Rubin and welcome to Ancient
Medicine Today brought to you by draxe.com. Today we’re going to tackle a topic that affects
millions of Americans, and I remember years and years ago when chronic fatigue or chronic
fatigue syndrome came on the scene. There are a lot of theories as to why. Some people believe chronic fatigue is resulted
by Epstein-Barr Virus and a high titer. Epstein-Barr is common in mono, mononucleosis. So think about having mono long term. You lack energy, you’re a little bit depressed,
some people have aches and pains. But because chronic fatigue syndrome was not
considered by Western medicine a real disease, it was often called the yuppie flu because
they believed that the wealthy were more likely to have these symptoms. But today, we know that chronic fatigue is
real as is chronic fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome or CFIDS which can be so bad, the
symptoms can manifest similar to AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. So folks, this is serious. This isn’t just waking up and needing some
coffee. This is waking up and not wanting to get out
of bed day after day and constantly having to pull yourself up off the ground and not
knowing why. Well, today on Ancient Medicine, we’re going
to share with you five steps to overcome chronic fatigue. Now, mind you there are many great resources
and I want to encourage you to visit draxe.com for more information and articles on these
specific recommendations. But if you have chronic or even intermittent
fatigue, I bet you will benefit from these five steps. And as always, we want to encourage you, if
you love this information make sure to hit that Like button and even more importantly,
punch that Share button so you can share this message with those that need it. Even if you’re not experiencing chronic fatigue,
we’ve all had times when we have as I said, intermittent or episodic fatigue and these
are very important tools to transform your health. Let’s get started. Number one, eliminate food sensitivities. Now, there are certainly ways to get a food
sensitivity test, an ALCAT or ELISA test will tell you what foods you are likely to be sensitive
to. But in case you want results right now and
you don’t want to go get blood work, you don’t want to do sort of an allergy or sensitivity
test, I want to tell you the top eight common allergens to avoid that can really help you. Looking on the screen you can see wheat and
dairy specifically the sticky protein in wheat, gluten, and dairy, are at the top of the list,
as would be soy, eggs, fish, shellfish, peanuts and tree nuts. Those eight common allergens are responsible
for 91% of allergic reactions. But, allergies that are really blatant are
not all we’re talking about. Many people have underlying sensitivities
and you can have a reaction that is delayed days later than when you’re dealing with antigen
exposure or consuming that food. But listen, if you have chronic fatigue, start
by eliminating gluten, that would be any products containing wheat, rye, and barley, and eliminate
dairy that contains A1 beta casein. What is that? It’s been called the devil in the milk and
it might be even worse than gluten. So cow’s milk dairy, even if it’s raw and
grass-fed likely contains beta casein A1. But you can consume goat milk or sheep milk
dairy or dairy product that is free of A1 beta casein or beta casein A1. So if you can begin to eliminate food sensitivities,
go on a diet that allows your gut to heal. Not only do I believe you will start to feel
better, but you can actually reverse some of those sensitivities because I believe it’s
very much gut related. Number two, when you deal with chronic fatigue
you want to increase vitamin B complex in particular, vitamin B5 pantothenic acid is
important for the adrenals and the adrenals are very much a player when it comes to chronic
fatigue. Now, you want to increase B vitamin intake
in your diet. Pictured there is salmon. Meats are actually a great source of B vitamins,
red meat, dark meat, poultry, and salmon. You can also take a fermented organic B vitamin
complex. We know B12 is great for energy, B12 is great
for the brain, zinc is great for the immune system which is a mineral you can add, B1
thiamine is good for energy. We also as I mentioned, want to focus on B5
for the adrenals, B6 for metabolism. So find a fermented organic B complex. Eat foods rich in vitamin B. I know that I
mention nuts being an allergen, but if you can consume seeds which are also rich in B
vitamins, sunflower, pumpkin etc, they are typically less allergenic. And when you have chronic fatigue, you want
to increase potassium and magnesium. Potassium is found in green foods as is magnesium. There’s a huge shortage in my mind of these
two important electrolytes, potassium, and magnesium, and most people dealing with chronic
or even intermittent fatigue don’t get enough of it. So you want to consume more vegetables and
more fruits. Potassium is also found in coconut water,
most veggie juices including celery, watermelons are a great source of potassium, even dried
fruits, although they can be high in sugar are a good source of potassium. And of course, the banana we all know about
that. But lower sugar sources of potassium you’d
find in green foods, other leafy vegetables, in fact, every vegetable has a bunch of potassium
and even the sodium it has would be called organically bound sodium. Magnesium is found in green foods, certain
nuts and seeds, and you can find magnesium in some animal products. Also, of course, you can get potassium and
magnesium in high quality nutritional supplements, but I believe diet is the best way to go. So again, if you’re dealing with fatigue think
of electrolytes as energy, they are electrifying your body in a good way because our body is
electric, and we run on that electrical current. So get your potassium and magnesium up, it
will help flush excess sodium out of the system, magnesium is great for your joints, it’s great
for your heart and it’s great for your brain. Number four, bone broth. Most people with chronic fatigue syndrome
and or fibromyalgia, are in need of a collagen boost. The amino acids, proline and glycine are great
for your connective tissue, also great for your liver. Another issue with chronic fatigue is that
typically there are low levels of glutathione which is the body’s master antioxidant. Earlier, I mentioned to avoid dairy with A1
beta casein. There’s been a recent study that I absolutely
loved, that said dairy with A1 beta casein or the devil in the milk, lower the body’s
glutathione levels, whereas, dairy from milk that contained only A2 beta casein, that would
be goat milk, sheep milk or cow’s milk that was specifically created or the cows were
bred to produce only A2 which is found in mother’s milk, there was an increase in glutathione. Bone broth and its glycine helps to create
glutathione in the body. Also bone broth has glucosamine chondroitin
hyaluronic acid which helps you reduce inflammation. Bone broth is also really soothing to the
gut, almost everyone I’ve met with chronic fatigue has a gut issue. So consume one to three servings of bone broth
a day, make it yourself. There are recipes on draxe.com, or you can
buy fresh or frozen most likely, or even packaged bone broth, make sure it’s real bone broth
at your health food store. Or, consume a powdered bone broth protein
each and every day and you will love the results. Now, folks, there are so many other great
tips that we won’t be sharing today, but let me give you a quick little tidbit here. Ashwagandha is a powerful herb, other herbs
and spices, holy basil, etc., are really great for chronic fatigue particularly in supporting
the adrenals because almost everyone with chronic fatigue has adrenal issues and needs
to boost the immune system in case they really do have an excessive or high viral load. Number five, probably the key to overcoming
chronic fatigue is to find peace, build peace, and relax. And it’s easier said than done, right? I have found in my coaching people back to
health that when you’re dealing with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, it often stems from
either toxic exposure or traumatic experience. I believe that if you will begin to cultivate
peace, if you begin to claim some promises, and I claim the promises of God, that you
are energized, you are filled with joy, read scripture out loud, find a time to go outside
and walk barefoot if you’re near an ocean do it on the beach. Otherwise, do it in the grass at a park, that
will lower cortisol levels and help you with peace. Do things that you enjoy. Folks, people with chronic fatigue are miserable
oftentimes, and they just don’t know exactly why. So building peace and allowing your body to
relax, fighting stress probably is the number one recommendation to overcome chronic fatigue. And I believe folks, if you’re watching today
dealing with chronic fatigue, even fibromyalgia, or you’re just dealing with as I mentioned
episodic fatigue, there is hope. In fact, that’s why we’re here. Each and every weekday at 10:30 a.m. central
time, Ancient Medicine Today gives you ancient wisdom for your modern lifestyle. And today, we talked about five steps to overcome
chronic fatigue and if you enjoy this information, make sure to click that Like button and also
more importantly, punch that Share button because we, Dr Axe and I, want to make sure
that this information gets to people that need it. So many moms, so many executives, even athletes
are dealing with chronic fatigue and now we see children and teenagers. We want to overcome chronic fatigue starting
with these five simple steps. Eliminate food sensitivities, that is something
that you can easily do if you’re willing to do it. Remember, start with gluten and dairy which
is a great help for your gut and for your antioxidant levels. Increase your B complex vitamins through diet
and supplementation with an organic fermented B vitamin, you want to increase the electrolytes,
potassium and magnesium found in vegetables, fruits, and bone broth. And speaking of bone broth, consuming bone
broth helps build electrolytes, boost your immune system and can help reduce inflammation. Get it each and every day. And last but not least, build peace and relax. Find your center. Whether it’s listening to worship music, maybe
it’s listening to classical music, maybe it is as I mentioned, walking outside in the
grass or on the beach. This is powerful and it’s a way to reduce
cortisol, reduce stress, and transform your health. Folks, as I mentioned Dr. Axe and/or myself
are here every weekday 10:30 a.m. Central Time, Ancient Medicine Today exists
to transform your health. So if you’re dealing with chronic fatigue
or know someone who is, I hope this information has blessed you and I want to encourage you
to go out there and make it happen. The ability to transform your health is in
your hands, start taking these steps today. God bless you.

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