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Tired of Being Tired?

Fatigue is one of the leading causes of impaired concentration and memory, poor mental and physical health, and lowered immune function. Statistics reveal that more than half of Canadians experience chronic tiredness[1]. While feeling tired might be a common complaint, it’s one that has an enormous impact on health and quality of life.

“According to a 2010 survey, approximately 60 percent of Canadian adults and youth feel tired most of the time.”[2]

If you find that you’re relying more and more on caffeine and/or sugar to get you through the day, it might be time to consider the underlying cause of your tiredness.

The Stress Factor

Chronic fatigue is often the result of chronic stress. Lack of sleep, physical and emotional strain, and poor diet can all lead to adrenal fatigue. Chronic stress taxes the adrenal system and can lead to the irregular production of cortisol. Once this occurs and cortisol levels are no longer able return to normal, the body will often feel constantly drained, even with a full night’s sleep.

Restoring Your Nervous System

Nerve pathways between areas of the brain and spinal cord control sleep patterns, emotion, stress responses, and the immune system. Proper treatment can improve communication in the central nervous system, allowing your body to better adapt to stress.

With proper care, it is possible to get the adrenal glands back to functioning as they should. We also carry an excellent homeopathic blend of vitamins and minerals specifically designed for adrenal support.

At our office, we combine brain-based neurologic strategies, laboratory tests, chiropractic, and nutritional recommendations to give patients a comprehensive approach to a better quality of life. Call 1.403.346.2297 to schedule your appointment!

 

References

[2]Adams, S. (2013, October 05). Can’t Sleep? You’re Not Alone. Most Canadians Aren’t Getting Enough. Retrieved January 03, 2017, from https://legionmagazine.com/en/2012/10/cant-sleep-youre-not-alone-most-canadians-arent-getting-enough/

Chrousos, G. P. (2009). Stress and disorders of the stress system. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 5(7), 374-381.

[1]Crompton, S. (n.d.). (Canada, Statistics Canada ). Retrieved January 03, 2017, from http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/1995002/1600-eng.pdf

Gaab, J., Hüster, D., Peisen, R., Engert, V., Heitz, V., Schad, T., … & Ehlert, U. (2002). Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity in chronic fatigue syndrome and health under psychological, physiological, and pharmacological stimulation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 64(6), 951-962.

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Kirschbaum, C., Wolf, O. T., May, M., Wippich, W., & Hellhammer, D. H. (1996). Stress-and treatment-induced elevations of cortisol levels associated with impaired declarative memory in healthy adults. Life sciences, 58(17), 1475-1483.

 

 

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