Chronic Fatigue

We all suffer from tiredness from time to time. However, when the tired feeling becomes a constant in your life, it may lead to a lack of motivation and affect your mental and emotional well-being. If you’re suffering from chronic fatigue, Dragonfly 360 Yoga & Wellness can help.

Contact us at (317) 344-9840 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Melanie in Indianapolis or via virtual consultation — and start your path to healing today.

Common Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

Besides feeling tired overall, you may also experience the following symptoms with chronic fatigue:
  • Lack of motivation
  • Extreme exhaustion
  • Waking up tired
  • Restless sleep
  • Feelings of depression
  • Reduced mental capacity
If these symptoms continue, seek treatment from Dragonfly 360.
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Chronic Fatigue Effects

Feelings of chronic fatigue create a cycle of potential health issues. Besides not being able to accomplish certain tasks due to your exhaustion, it may also lead to making poor food choices. Consuming stimulants such as caffeine and high-sugar snacks will get you through the day — but may have long-term consequences on your health. Caffeine acts as a stimulant to your central nervous system. Too much caffeine can cause nervousness, irritability, insomnia, muscle tremors, and increased heart rate. Depending on high-sugar foods, such as sodas and candy, may lead to blood sugar and weight issues.

Holistic Offerings for Chronic Fatigue

Do you ever ask yourself “why am I so tired?” Although there may be underlying causes for feeling tired all the time — such as adrenal and thyroid imbalances, allergies, or anemia — typical fatigue can be overcome by improving the foods you are eating, restful sleep, and managing your stress.

Improved Diet

By supplying your body with the nutrition it needs, you can stop feeling tired all the time. Dr. Melanie MacLaren’s personalized plan for jump-starting your improved diet begins with a detoxification, also known as a cleanse. Detoxification rejuvenates us by cleansing our digestive system and liver. Elson Haas, MD, who has used detoxification widely in his practice, states in his article “Detoxification and The Detox Diet: An Important Healing Process” that “cleansing and detoxification is virtually one of the most powerful healing (real healing of ailments and not just suppression of symptoms) therapies I have seen.”

Supplemental Nutrition

Some studies have shown that vitamin deficiencies, such as vitamin D or B-12, lead to chronic fatigue. By determining what these deficiencies are and by providing short-term supplementation, Dragonfly 360 can help you get your body back into balance. These vitamins can also be found in natural food sources.

Restful Sleep

Ensuring you are getting 7-8 hours of restful, uninterrupted sleep will help prevent fatigue as well. Some tips for obtaining restful sleep are to make sure your bedroom is as dark as possible, go to bed by 10 p.m. (or earlier if you feel sleepy), and be consistent with the time you go to bed. Don’t watch TV or use the computer at least 2 hours before bedtime, and eat dinner by 6 p.m. Stress- management techniques can also aid in getting a restful sleep and ensure your endocrine system is well balanced.

Stress Management

By supplying ourselves with certain tools, we can limit the physical, mental, and emotional stress loads on our bodies. Dragonfly 360 offers yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, and natural remedies to limit stress. Making lifestyle changes can also help reduce stress. Our thoughts are constantly pulling us to tasks that we have completed or need to complete. This circular thought process can add to our stress level and can decrease our brain clarity, leading to feelings of fatigue. Practicing mindfulness meditation and deep relaxations can reduce stress levels and anxiety, as well as increase your mental focus.

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Dragonfly 360 Can Help with Your Chronic Fatigue

At Dragonfly 360, Dr. Melanie offers naturopathic healing solutions and therapeutic yoga classes for a variety of health issues. We can help you to better manage your endocrine system, adrenal fatigue, insulin resistance, thyroid imbalances, hormone imbalances, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, sleep issues, weight loss, allergies, and more. Call (317) 344-9840 if you live in Indianapolis, Carmel, nearby areas, or would like to schedule a virtual appointment. You deserve relief — Dr. Melanie can help you get on the path to healing.

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