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I'm sorry you felt you had to delete the original OP Now I can't refer back to specifics but I'll try to remember lol..
I know you said you eat too many carbs - well, definitely ditch any refined carbs, that's the first thing that jumped out at me, basically everything on this list
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I just lost over 30 pounds, and not feeling hungry doing it. I stopped eating fake food that contains more chemicals than actual food. Eating fake food only makes you more hungry and eat tons of it. Things that say they are diet foods like diet soda contains chemicals and only make you gain more water weight. You can eat carbs as long as they are organic. In fact, I went totally organic. That food you can eat a lot less of, because it will fill you up.
Try adding organic ginger spice to distilled water, and drink every morning for energy. Get off of the addictive coffee and soda pop. That stuff is terrible health wise for you. It only helps line the corporations pockets. They could care less what it does to you. It is hard to get off of the addictive stuff but well worth it in the end. I feel great!
I need to get healthy. and am hoping for some insights into alternative medicines/approaches to address chronic fatigue syndrome, liver issues, asthma, back problems, blood pressure/sugar.
- and am hoping for some insights into alternative medicines/approaches to address chronic fatigue syndrome, liver issues, asthma, back problems, blood pressure/sugar.
I have a stressful corporate job that eats up most of my life, which is really hard when you have chronic fatigue. Hard to come home and then take care of myself properly.
Hello! i hope your fitness/health journey is going well, and i think all of the advice you're received so far is pretty sound. I have an alt medicine type recommendation that I've found really jibes with my body and how it likes to do things. There's a theory out there that centers around your genetics/blood type, namely that each blood type requires a particular diet and type of exercise to thrive, and that each blood type has particular ailments to which they're prone. Being type O, i find i need intense exercise to feel at my best physically and mentally, and even sleep well! There is a lot of information on the internet readily available, and i think it's worth looking into. Best of luck!
It sounds to me with your asthma and chronic tiredness you are very low on lung chi(or energy) on you tube you can find the Pa tuan tsin or 8 precious exersizes performed by Geoff Pike they are very simple not overly demanding and you can start of breathing like a pregnant yak walking up a hill and improve from there,all you need is 20 minutes and fresh air,you may also wish to see a reputable TCM practicioner stop treating symptoms and start treating causes.
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I have had a lot of the same problems for a long time now myself. I was also just recently diagnosed with celiac disease. I was so anemic when I started to see my current doc that he has ordered weekly iron and b12 shots for 3 months. There are a few other allergy issues as well, but it turns out the celiac is my main culprit. My body is physically unable to absorb the nutrients that I consume.
The iron shots as well as a liquid iron supplement are working wonders on my energy levels, as well as a daily b complex supplement. I was also told to take 10,000 iu daily of vitamin D3. He also has me on a few other things, mostly herbs to correct a couple of problems. The vitamins in mass doses are what have boosted my energy.
I have also been ordered to cut all gluten from my diet thanks to the celiac. I have had to get creative, and we eat a lot more whole foods now than we even did before. It has been a tough road so far but it has already shown benefits in the whole family. Even my oldest son has commented on having more energy lately. I had to purge my entire house of the gluten to prevent cross contamination, which is why the whole family is feeling it.
Walking is a great easy exercise that can be done anywhere, with anyone, and at your own pace. Swimming is also great for your whole body and is pretty low impact if you have a public pool nearby.
Best of luck to you! I hope you feel better. Everyone is different, and I only know what has worked for me so I thought I would share just in case any of them help you too. It's very hard to get knocked down, especially when you don't know why.
Edit to add: after reading a few more of your responses, might I suggest you find a naturopathic doctor to talk to if possible. I also have the adrenal issues, that is being dealt with by some of the herbs I mentioned. It was also aggravated by grief and physical stress. Ultimately though it has been caused or worsened by the celiac. I have seen numerous docs countless times for all of the symptoms and been treated with random pharmaceuticals for years. They all masked the symptoms temporarily and did no good, since the underlying issue was never dealt with.edit on 8-1-2014 by woodsmom because: (no reason given)