June 3


The 4 Feared Forerunners Triggering YOUR Fatigue

By Sue Ingebretson

June 3, 2014

depression, digestion, energy, fatigue, Fear, fibromyalgia, Fitness, Food intolerances, food sensitivities, heal, inflammation, leaky gut, movement, self-talk, SIBO, Stress, Trauma

4-feared-forerunners-of-fatigueWhen you meet anyone new, do you say, “Hi, my name is X and I’m exhausted!” Perhaps not. You might be too polite. The truth is we’re ALL exhausted. We’re tired. We’re fatigued. But, why? What hidden reasons are behind your fatigue? Would you like to know four likely culprits that are probably zapping your energy?


(HINT: You don’t have to have fibromyalgia and/or other chronic health conditions for these concerns to be a challenge for you, too.)


The topics detailed below are most likely familiar to anyone dealing with modern day life.


Here are the Four Feared Forerunners of Fatigue:


ONE: Unaddressed food sensitivities


Most of us have sensitivities (whether we know it or not) to at least some foods. Many ingredients cause the body to over-react and malfunction. Common culprits include sugar, dairy, wheat/gluten, corn, MSG, aspartame, shellfish, peanuts, caffeine (colas and chocolate), soy, eggs, tree nuts, food additives and preservatives, food colors and dyes, food thickeners and emulsifiers, artificial sweeteners, grains, yeast, and more….


When we continue to consume foods that don’t “agree” with us, we create whole body challenges that force our bodies to work MUCH harder than it has to. And, that takes energy!


A compromised digestive system is

at the core of energy insufficiency.


Have you ever been diagnosed with or are you concerned about the following? If so, food sensitivities may play a role in what’s keeping you sick.


Whole body inflammation, sugar “addictions,” leaky gut syndrome, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), compromised immune system, chronic infections (can be caused by unaddressed gut health), IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), colitis, skin rashes, headaches, heart palpitations, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and more.


TWO: Unaddressed stress


Before you say, “duh,” take a closer look here. Of course, we all have stress, but there are ways that we can approach the subject proactively. Are you applying regular relaxation techniques?


How do you feel about your levels of stress? Do you feel you’re a slave to it or do you feel that there are action steps you can take to heal and improve?


Be sure to check out this FREE stress resource for more information – Is Stress Making You Sick guide.



THREE: Negative inner thoughts


Our thoughts provide a surprising amount of influence over our physical wellbeing. Many of us who complain of low energy find that our thoughts run in a constant, predictable, negative rut. Frequent limiting and unhelpful thoughts course through our minds over and over creating a channel of discontent and dissatisfaction.


It’s no wonder we’re tired – our very inner thoughts are exhausting!


Negative self-talk has lasting impact and may or may not be related to emotional traumas, PTSD, depression, food sensitivities, lack of body movement and more.


FOUR: Lack of physical movement


Did you know that motion literally creates emotion?


Moving the body – within your own range of motion and limitations – is a vital daily practice that’s often overlooked by those dealing with fatigue/energy issues. Moving every day actually CREATES energy. It lowers anxiety. It helps digestion. It improves mood. And, the benefits go on….


So, this is clearly just the tip of the fatigue iceberg. What factor affects you the most? Which ones are you willing to change?


Remember that change doesn’t have to be a big deal. It’s not about completely revamping your life.


Fundamental changes can be as simple as deep breathing, drinking more water, or taking a walk.


Just consider making one small change today. What will it be?


To make that choice, think about what kind of momentum you’re going to create in your life.


So, what kind of momentum would you like to create?

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  1. I recently started using deep breathing exercises after going to bed. I have been able to go to sleep sooner and I think I may be sleeping better overall. It does relax me and I have noticed that I feel my shoulders relax when I do the exercises. I never realized how tense my shoulders were until then.

    1. Great tip, Jan! They don’t say that those of us with fibromyalgia wear our shoulders as earrings for nothing! We definitely carry our tension there, and your suggestion is awesome! Thanks 😉

  2. Hi Sue! Just wanted to tell you how glad I am to find all this information! I have a best friend who struggles with Fibromyalgia. She has just started using cbd (hemp vap) and I can’t wait to see what it does for her. I have suffered with a weakened immune system and intestinal problems all my life, thyroid cancer in 2010. I started using cbd hempvap about 2 months ago and I have to say it has completely changed my life. I feel like a new person and I am so passionate about helping others. If you know anyone who might benefit from cbd’s, I hope you will share this with them. I am almost pain free, after suffering from chronic back pain for years. So excited!!!! Thanks, Phyllis Martin

    I am sharing your information with my friend!

  3. You are so right about this, Sue! I had all of the above, plus hormone imbalance, adrenal fatigue, and a dying gallbladder (which was removed four months ago). No wonder I felt so rotten! I’ve made major lifestyle changes to address all of these issues and now I’m off all of my fibromyalgia medications. I gave up gluten and dairy (I still cheat every now and then) and my pain level went down drastically. I’m working on healing my digestion, adrenal fatigue, and hormone imbalances – those will take a long time. I still struggle with fatigue, but overall my energy is much, much better.

    1. Wow Toni — congrats on the amazing changes and improvements that you’ve made! Thanks so much for sharing your experiences as it helps everyone here to know what paths have been successful. It’s amazing how the body can heal!

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