Having Energy Naturally

In Health, Writing (all kinds) on September 21, 2016 at 3:00 AM

By Kathy Tapley-Milton

Are you feeling fatigued and listless and wonder why? Is everything becoming a monumental effort? Fatigue can be caused by millions of things from being stressed out to serious illness. If your doctor has given you a clean bill of health, but you still don’t have any pep, there are lots of natural ways to make you full of vim and vigour.

Why Dieting Makes you feel Down

The body prefers to run on complex carbohydrates like brown rice or whole wheat products, so if you are dieting and restricting your carbohydrates by following the Atkins or South Beach diet it may make you feel fatigued and listless. Low calorie diets also cause tiredness because you may be burning more calories than you are taking in. Being Vegan can lead to an iron and B12 deficiency, since the person is not eating red meat. If you consume junk foot all the time it gives hardly any nutrition at all and saturates your body with harmful fat. Going to extremes with either low fat diets or high fat ones can make your energy crash. To feel energetic, choose the right fats in the right amounts and include lots of fruit and vegetables in your diet. Don’t forget that eight glasses a day of water will help you from getting dehydrated which leads to fatigue. According to “Herbs for Health” the following foods will help give you energy: Yogurt, Peanut Butter, Banana, Cheese and Crackers, Turkey breast sandwich, hard boiled egg, chicken salad on whole wheat bread, pasta salad, baked potato with low fat cheese.

Herbs That Give You Pep

Fortunately, nature has a bountiful supply of herbs to help put a spring in your step. Cayenne stimulates your circulatory system, gotu kola revs up your nervous system, gingko biloba helps your memory, and Siberian ginseng strengthens your general constitution. Ginseng should be taken as a daily supplement while cayenne, gotu kola, and gingko biloba should be tried one at a time in sequence — Cayenne should be taken first, followed by gotu kola, then gingko. Seaweed is also an energy producer which nourishes the body. Try kelp, kombu, jijiki, dulse and eat a vegetable from the sea at least once a week. You can get algae in tablet form if you don’t like the taste of seaweed. Oatstraw will help you recover from a period of intense stress. Use an ounce to a quart of boiling water and add a beverage to flavour it. This infusion only lasts for 4-8 hours on the countertop. It must be refrigerated to retain its medicinal properties. If you are lacking iron and this is causing your fatigue take a tablespoonful of black strap molasses or a dropper- full of yellow dock tincture. Dandelion root tincture will help you with that dragged out everyday feeling. Take 10-20 drops with every meal.

Wonder Herb: Ashwagandha for Stress

In Indian Ayurvedic medicine the herb Ashwagandha is used for its beneficial effects on the stress of modern living. This herb is used as an aphrodisiac, but can be employed to strengthen seniors and help the seriously debilitated recover their health. Ashwagandha can be purchased in bulk or tablet form and is said to give “one the strength of a horse”.


Having constant energy is within your grasp if you eat healthy, drink your water, exercise, and add a few herbs or sea vegetables to your routine. It is important also to manage your weight, breathe properly, and lower your stress levels. You have a lot of remedies at your disposal to help you have pep, so dive in and tear at life with both hands!

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