That is the million-dollar question isn’t it? Why does your energy tank with Hashimoto’s?
It is the number one complaint of my clients. It was my #1 Complaint.
And the lack of energy is the robber of your life isn’t it?
Yes, it is. The answer is easy to provide but at the same time complicated.
- If your cells don’t have the right nutrients, they can’t produce energy.
- If your cells aren’t being supplied the right minerals, they can’t function properly
- If you aren’t sleeping well, your body isn’t taking care of all of the nighttime functions so you will be tired.
- If your adrenals are on overload all day and night they will begin to fatigue and so will you.
And there is more but these are the big hitters and the first to tackle.
Leaky gut is a component of Autoimmune diseases. I sound like a broken record; I know but this is the center of your health and if it is leaky you aren’t healthy. When the lining of the gut begins to blunt, it cannot absorb nutrients properly no matter how well you eat. And your cells won’t get fed. Hence, no energy.
Gut health is where healing starts.
It requires diet changes and supplemental support to help the body heal. It is very hard to do with just diet alone. And yes, that means probiotics but not all probiotics are made the same. Prebiotics are also required. And a mucosal support to help the lining of your gut heal. This is at a minimum, but it can have the biggest impact in the way that you feel. And not one you can find in the grocery store. The ones you find there are not clean, meaning lacking gluten, corn, soy, sugar, and chemicals, etc. etc. And they are not very bioavailable. This means that most of it will exit your body without being digested. Waste of your money and not very good for you. You need a clean, bioavailable mineral.
Sleep can be a bear when you have gut issues.
Melatonin is made from serotonin. Both are made in your gut. As a matter of fact, only about 10% of the serotonin that your body makes is in your brain. Many anxiety and depression issues happen because of gut related issues and serotonin production issues. But that is for another time. With melatonin production issues, you won’t be sleeping.
Minerals have the same issue as the nutrients with a caveat. Again, if your gut is leaky, you aren’t absorbing minerals to properly supply to your cells. The caveat is that it is difficult to now eat our daily requirements of minerals with the way we eat and the degradation of nutrient density in our foods. I ask my clients to take a good mineral supplement daily.
Magnesium deficiencies can also affect your sleep.
Sometimes just taking a good mineral supplement can help enough with your sleep to help you relieve some of your fatigue. And, I’m not trying to provide you a bandaid. You need to do the work to correct the dysfunction. I’m just saying that it can help and is needed.
Adrenal fatigue also affects sleep and is very much tied to stress in the body.
Stress can come from so many places but lets just talk about internal stress. If your body is inflamed and malnourished, it is stressed. If you aren’t eating well, it is stressed. The rollercoaster ride created by insulin resistance and hypoglycemia also kicks off your adrenals around 3 am and then you are screwed because good luck sleeping until about 5am. Best sleep ever at this time but you can never get enough to make up for the bad sleep earlier in the night. This is a vicious cycle that you can’t get out of without stress reduction, diet improvement, and gut repair. Fixing your adrenals is a tough one and sometimes requires supplemental support as well.
You are thinking OMG, seriously. How do I do that when I’m so tired?
You don’t do it all at once. You do start with diet and take the time to get it right. You add in the gut health supplements and get them right. Then you start working on the other items one at a time. Making small steps in progress along the way.
There is no pill or easy to get the healing done fast.
It took you a long time to get where you are now, and it is going to take a while for your poor body to heal. Your body can hardly wait for you to give it the grace and support it needs to feel better.
Want to learn a little more about autoimmune and leaky gut. I have prerecorded webinars to help with that at the links below.
Have a great week.