By Channing King
Are you a person that has trouble getting through the day without constant yawns? By lunch, are you exhausted? I think most of us could say we could use more energy. Would you like to know what’s causing you to be so tired? There are many causes to fatigue and a tired body. I can’t address all of them in a short article, but I will let you in on some of the major causes.
Malfunctioning glands are a major cause of fatigue. The adrenal gland is like the fuel, or energy, to your body. The thyroid gland is like the gas pedal. Our glands tend to malfunction when we have too much stress, sugar or a lack of certain minerals in our bodies. There are many people who know they have glandular issues and can attest to how it affects them; however, there are many who have no idea that their fatigue could be due to this issue.
Did you know the foods you eat affect your energy? In our society, we tend to eat foods with no nutritional value. Many foods are packaged instead of coming from the garden. Likewise, many eat diets high in sugar. Diets like these are dangerous because they deplete essential minerals in the body. Furthermore, the more we move away from natural foods, the more our bodies have to use energy to break down toxins, rather than using that energy to fuel our bodies for other vital tasks.
What actually controls the body and turns your power on? The nervous system. The spine is like a switchboard, and when all switches are open, you have power flowing from the brain, out the spinal cord and over the nerves so your body works at its best. In turn, your posture improves. Improved posture helps oxygenate your body, and when your body is more oxygenated, it doesn’t have to work as hard to get oxygen to your cells. When this is the case, your body is more easily able to fight off fatigue and sickness. So if you get your spine strong and well-aligned, you are giving yourself a good base for more energy and a healthier life.
I hope this helped you get a picture of what might be robbing your energy.