Tired, achy, feeling old? Life getting the best of you? Not too much can be done about the number of years that have gone by, but you can get rid of the aches and pains, the gloomy outlook and get some zest back in your life.
If you go to a doctor, you are likely to be told “it’s all in your head” and labeled as having chronic fatigue syndrome. But being told you’re getting old or that you have chronic fatigue syndrome doesn’t handle anything.
You could see a sleep therapist and a dietitian and a physical therapist and a psychologist, and obtain very little or no results. These are the usual recommendations.
There are actual physical causes underlying chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic aches and pains and depression. What you eat will make a huge difference in how you feel. A diet high in saturated fats and refined vegetable oils will exacerbate pain, while the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and flaxseed oil will help alleviate it. Likewise, eating lots of refined carbohydrates will worsen your condition, whereas slow-burning carbohydrates (foods rich in fiber) give your body the sustained source of energy it needs.
Sometimes allergies arise later in life, and these can be tested for. Wheat and dairy are common offenders. Once you eliminate the offending foods, it will make a big difference in how you feel.
There is also a chemical produced in the body, a lack of which can result in the aches and depression of chronic fatigue syndrome and old age. It is called neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin controls mood and a lack of it contributes to feelings of gloom. The perception of pain is increased when the body lacks this chemical..
Psychiatric anti-depressant drugs do not reach the underlying cause, and therefore just mask symptoms – and additionally bring on a wide range of unwanted side effects. Natural remedies, backed by solid research (which anti-depressants are not), are much safer. St. John’s Wort, SAMe, and 5-HIP are all natural supplements that boost serotonin.
So there’s no need to feel like you are a grouch old man – or woman. You can have the results of a good diet and supplements specifically to fit your body and gain a new outlook on life.