Cure Fatigue

Jun 13, 2017

What is Fatigue?
Fatigue is a feeling of exhaustion that can apply to both your physical and mental state. Medically, it is a general symptom with a wide variety of causes and cannot be observed professionally, as it is a feeling of whoever is experiencing fatigue. Fatigue is part of our day-to-day lives and usually only requires rest to get us back to our normal, functional selves. Specific subsets of fatigue include mental fatigue, a temporary drop in desired cognitive ability, typically caused by long periods of intellectual activity. Physical fatigue, similarly, is a temporary decrease in function of a muscle (muscle fatigue), and can be made worse by continuing physical activities. Stress and fatigue can go hand in hand as well; fatigue is a normal response of our bodies when we need to take a break.

Self-reported fatigue that lasts longer than a month (consistently or relapsing) is called chronic fatigue, and may be indicative of a disease or condition such as celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, or cancer to name a few and chronic fatigue syndrome itself is become a distinct disorder of our health. Adrenal fatigue is the theory that the adrenal glands of the kidney can become exhausted and unable to produce hormones, causing a slew of symptoms including tiredness.

Natural Remedies to Cure Fatigue

On this page you can find home and folk remedies to combat fatigue - both mental and physical - and discussions ranging from jet lag to power naps. Some of our popular remedies include apple cider vinegar, baking soda, tomato tea, and coconut oil to name a few. Feel free to let us know about your experiences combating fatigue and what remedies you've used, found here or otherwise.



Afternoon Fatigue  

Posted by Judy (Madison, Wisconsin) on 04/16/2013

Hello, I eat a very light lunch (1/2 sandwich on whole wheat), cup of yogart, orange/apple and maybe a few pretzels when at work. However, shortly after I eat, I am so tired I cannot keep my eyes open. I seem to be much better off if I do not eat anything at all during the day. I realize this may be your body's response after a very large meal but why after a light lunch?? Any suggestions on what may be the cause??

Replied by Kay
In The Valley, Ca, Us
04/17/2013

I would try leaving out the bread and the yogurt. If you notice a difference in a few days, try adding one back, give that a few days. If you don't notice a difference, add the other item. Some people don't digest gluten or dairy very well and the body has to work harder. Try some chicken or maybe sardines with a salad, I bet you'll feel more alert. Good Luck

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa
04/17/2013

It's the pretzels and the wheat bread. Find snacks and lunch items that don't contain wheat. Also if your yogurt had any sugar added, it will add to the effect.

Replied by Louwrence
Rustenburg, North West, South Africa
04/17/2013

Hi Judy, All the starch that you are eating is making you tired, try having more protein & you will not have the slump, protein & salad will sustain your energy.

Replied by Kathy
the USA
04/17/2013

Hi Judy, Could be the bread. Do you use mayonnaise? Yogurt is not as good for you as advertised. Check out the ingredients and Google MSG for a menu about "truth" and what has happened to our food supply. We have been inundated with genetically modified food that is hard to digest. Try to avoid anything that contains soy or corn.

Replied by Seth
Ca, US
03/18/2015

Judy, I agree with the others on the sugar and breads. Bread will act on your metabolism very similarly to sugar, meaning that it gets absorbed in to your blood quickly and lead to the famous "spike and crash."

And generally most of the population has a hard time digesting Gluten and Casin (the proteins in wheat and milk).

Of course this fatigue could also be symptomatic of an underlying condition. Do you get it at any other times?

Replied by Selectatarian
Md
06/11/2017
6 posts

Just a thought but for myself, Wheat makes me sleepy. Try changing out the wheat bread for a different kind. I don't know if you drink while you eat but if you do, maybe try not to. Drinking 30 minutes or more before your meal stimulates digestive enzymes and acids while drinking during a meal actually dilutes them. This forces you embody to work harder to digest the meal you ate. It's a tough one but it could be your answer. Good luck!


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Posted by Trish (Canada) on 10/12/2016
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Normally when I get up in the morning I am stiff and have no energy, but when I drink lots of water with some apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, I lose the stiffness and feel very energetic. For me it is the water that gives me the energy.


Posted by Seagal (Lville, Ga,usa) on 07/04/2010
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Fatigue

Hello. I am reaching out for help. Last month I had a hida scan done which resulted in everything functioning normally. Last year I had a endoscopy done which showed acute gastritis. Went to see a different Gastro Dr. who has me taking a ppi which I think is contributing to flu like aches. Before that I had and still have this pain that won't go away in upper right chest thru shoulder. It is constant, most days I have to take acetomeniphen or the like for the pain in order to sleep. I clinch my teeth because of the pain and now that hurts. I am tired all the time and I am getting to the point where I don't feel like doing anything on my days off from work. My thoughts are foggy, I feel I am one big ache.

Sorry to be whining. I have tried the apple cider vinegar/baking soda a while back which helped the acid reflux but the pain was still there. I also did the lemon/lime and baking soda with water in the mornings to achieve a ph (pain still there). I am talking in circles here I know. Please, your imput is greatly appreciated. Should I go for more tests etc.? What to do.

Replied by Rebecca
Columbia, Sc
10/06/2010
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Try Quecertin for aches. May take up to 6 wks, but it works. Take 2,500mg/day. I used to take 1 in the morning, 1 in the evening. Now I just take 1/day for maintenance.

Replied by Stefan
Slc, Utah
06/30/2011

Speak to a naturopath or nutritionist. Chances are you have a deficiency in a specific vitamin or mineral. I bet you could correct your chest pain with a change to your diet and lifestyle. Drugs just create new problems as you already know.

Replied by Caitlin
Austin, Tx
06/06/2012

I empathize with anyone who has this problem. I know this is late in coming but I'd lie to give my personal experience with acute 1-shoulder pain. I have spoken to SO many people who have this problem. For my father-in-law, eliminating milk did the trick. For me, it was eliminating my allergy to wheat, corn and milk which was not only causing this pain but bloating, eyesight degineration, weight gain, itching, hair loss and a host of other problems. I say, fix YOUR diet; fix your pains. After totally eliminating the big 3 from my diet, my pain gradually subsided to none at all. This took about 8-9 days. If I eat any one of these 3 foods on consecutive days, the pain re-establishes into my right shoulder, chest, and now my forearm. So if doctors can't figure it out, look to your diet. Starting with a a basic meat, fruit and veggie diet for a while may eliminate the pain; then, adding back (one at a time) grains, milk & even sugar and corn syrup - will show what food is triggering this excruciating pain. Don't give up, your answer is waiting for you - you just need to believe that you can solve this problem.

Replied by Kate
Springfield, Oregon
08/19/2014

Dr. Hulda Clarke states in her books that shoulder pain is caused by gallstones which she advises using her liver cleanse to treat. I personally have done her parasite, and liver cleanse and can state that it did get rid of my severe shoulder pain.

Her books, like The Cure for all Diseases describes how to do the cleanses (the parasite cleanse is done first), and essentially cure yourself. I don't agree with all of her views, but I do agree with her parasite, liver and kidney cleanses as being a very large step toward healing thyself. Hope this helps.


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Posted by Narrativeways (North Little Rock, Arkansas) on 09/03/2016
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I am a 32 year old female. The last 6 months I have felt a lot of fatigue. Just full blown exhaustion. Small errands seemed like giant tasks. On top of that, I also went through about 5 sinus infections. And some of the worst morning congestion I had ever had in my life. Just a big ball of misery. Having a hyper energetic 5 year old son I couldn't keep up with was depressing me because I have always gone the extra mile for him. I'm a firm believer in ACV. However I too sometimes don't drink it daily (busy life and kid) and sometimes slack off. However, when I tried drinking it again several times to get my good health back, I had been drinking a different brand than the normal B----gs kind I swear by. And that other brand bottle even stated "with the mother" and I got it cause my brand was out of stock at the time. But it just didn't seem to "work its magic" like ACV has always done for me before. I finally decided I'd had enough, high tailed it to the store and bought my usual brand of ACV that thankfully was in stock this time.

After day 1 back on it I felt 50% better. Less congestion and less fatigue.

Day 2: about 70% better.

Day 3: good as new.

I wouldn't say it gives me energy but it's more like it just makes me feel fully awake and alert and I just feel good and I FEEL HEALTHY again. I go to work and in the afternoons I am back to being super mom with no dragging exhaustion. I can just get up and do things again without that constant fatigue feeling. Getting groceries isn't a daunting task. Laundry gets done and put up. It's been 3 weeks now since I've been back to the ACV and after this horrible last run of being tired and sickly I will NOT slack off again and I keep several bottles of it and leave a bottle on my counter so there is no more "outta sight outta mind".

Here is my routine: First I drink an 8oz glass of just room temp water after I wake up. Then I put about a tablespoon of ACV in 12oz of WARM water (mixes better in warm water and helps take away the vinegar taste - also I dilute it a bit more by using 12oz instead of 8oz water) and sip that every few minutes while I'm getting ready for work in the morning. If I drink it fast it can upset my stomach so I have found it better to not chug it all at once. Occasionally I'll add a teaspoon of raw organic honey but most mornings just the ACV diluted in warm water. I don't care what anyone else says. I found what has worked for me and I am sticking to it.

My only suggestion to anyone who says it upset their stomach would be to try diluting it a bit more like I did and/or try sipping that warm mixture while you get ready for work or do any kind of morning routine instead of chugging it all at once. Thank you Earth Clinic. I've been a long time lurker but finally wanted to share what ACV has done for me personally and how much my overall well being has improved since back on it.


Posted by Mercy (Overton, Nevada) on 04/17/2010
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Apple Cider Vinegar for Energy

I have been suffering from fatigue for several months now. Actually longer. But, it's gotten worse. My husband has pretty much given up on our house being clean. He (my hubby) found this sight on Sunday while searching for ways to help our sick cat. I started reading up on the apple cider vinegar uses and started using the drink for energy on Tuesday. I didn't search deep enough to find out that the vinegar should be the unpasterized kind with the "mother" in it. I did use the basic store brand kind and started feeling better by the second day. This is the fourth day and I do feel better. The past two days are the first in months that I haven't felt like I needed a nap desperatly. I bought some of the vinegar with the "mother" in it today. So, we'll see how it goes. I'm so thankfull that we found this websight. Now, if only my cat would get better...
Thanks ACV

Replied by Jj
Wooster, Ohio
10/14/2012

I used to have fibromyalgia. I no longer have it. I read a book called A More Excellent Way. The information helped me be free of the pain and the root of the problem. Now I have more control of my life! I have been sleeping better but still have a little fatigue. Where can I buy the unpasteurized ACV?

Replied by Lucia Maria
Pomona, New York
12/19/2014

I hope your cat is better...Try using the Apple Cider Vinegar on your cat, I did! About a 1/4 Teaspoon mixed with 1/2 teaspoon water mixed together and rub it on your cat's fur and your cat will lick it off. I rubbed Coconut oil on my cat's fur today, not that much but just enough and he licked it off. If Apple Cider Vinegar and Coconut Oil is good for people, it is also good for animals! I read up on this on this site first to make sure!


Posted by Anya (Phoenix, Arizona) on 08/18/2007
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I am now a firm believer of the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. For the past 6 months I have been suffering from extreme fatigue, and do not know why. I've been to many doctors and not one can tell me why. I think I have it narrowed down to either chronic fatigue syndrome, valley fever or an allergy. I started taking ACV on a regular basis (3T per day) for the past 2 week. I can't even explain how much better I feel...it has given me my life back after 6 months of suffering. I still do not know what exactly is causing the fatigue, but I no longer have it! I would recommend this to everyone! I feel great, no more brain fog, fatigue, sore throat and my headaches are GONE. I finally feel normal again!

Replied by Anon
Mccomb, Ms
09/03/2009

It sounds like Fibromialgia (sp?) that you are suffering from. The best cause I've been able to find is MSG (MonoSodium Glutimate), a horrible additive that is in every kind of food. The thing that helps with Fibromualgia is a supplement/medicine called Guaifenesin, the main ingredient in cough syrup. The Guaifenesin by itself works better. Also, cut out all the MSG you can.

Replied by Seth
California, US
03/18/2015

Wow! The only change you made was adding ACV to your diet 3 times a day? That's amazing. I'd love to hear if you learn why this had such a great effect.


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Posted by Anthony (Cary, NC) on 02/12/2007
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Hey guys. First off, I've been following this site for some time now. It's great -- I recommend it to everyone. My grandmother used to take ACV years ago and I'd try it and it was horrible to the taste. So since i have been really getting in to natural medicine. I started taking acv in a pill form. and it gave me a yeast infection. YES, I'm a man with a yeast infection. It's horrible and my pH is always acidic. I'm also a vegan. no meat whatssoever.. I have been like this for 10 yrs, so I read about Ted's baking soda trick. I tried and threw up. I'm a wimp. so what i did was open up the acv pill, empty half of the powder out, and put baking soda in its place. I take two a day every other day.. OMG I tell I woke up this morning and shot outta bed and ran around the house. my wife thought I was nuts.. I told her I have so much energy. I always wake up tired. and aches. TED I LOVE U!!!!!! Wish there were more people in the world like you. Thanks for helping us.

Replied by Diana
Sand Springs, OK
06/16/2009
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Better But With Side Effects

I've been doing ACV 2TBS in 2 cups of water with 1/4 TSP baking soda. How can you do this? My acid reflux is about to kill me. I've been doing this for 5 days. How long do you do this, forever? Should I use less vinegar and no baking soda? The positive is my diareah is less and my skin looks better already. I'm not as tired, but the stomach....ouch. Please give suggestions, I believe, I just need somekind of adjustment. Thanks.

Replied by Teresa
Dequeen, Arkansas, United States
07/30/2010
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I'M DOING ACV/BS BUT I FOUND ON THIS SITE A TEASPOON OF MUSTARD IS GOOD FOR ACID REFLUX. SINCE I STARTED DOING IT, I HAVE NOT BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH IT. HOPE THIS HELPS AND THANKS EVERYONE FOR ALL THESE HOME REMEDIES!

Replied by Kyrelle
Gilmer, Tx
10/11/2010

I find that I sometimes need digestive enzymes, too. If I feel signs of indigestion, I take an enzyme right away then the ACV/BS 'cocktail' right before bed. Works for me.

Replied by Seth
California, US
03/18/2015

Diana, the reflux could be due to the fact that baking soda is alkaline, and a person's stomach is supposed to be pretty acidic.

Try taking the ACV with no baking soda to see if it keeps the acid reflux down.

On another note, does anybody know the explanation to why ACV and baking soda gives so much energy? I'm curious about the scientific facts. Any book recommendations would be great.


Posted by Jane (Odessa, TX) on 02/10/2007
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I have struggled with GERD, Overweight, and fatigue for several years. After the medical discovery that Prilosec, Nexium and other medications as these can stop calcium from being absorbed in your bones, I was a little scared. So I decided to do some web surfing for natural cures.. And YOU WERE HERE! Over a week ago I started the ACV and HOT water with baking soda mixture. The first three days I lost 5 pounds and my reflux problem was gone. It tried to come back later that first week, so I increased my intake of AVC to a more powerful solution.
1/2 cup of ACV
1/2 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda ( 1 x day)

Today I weighed again ad I have lost 9 lbs! I am so happy! Plus my blood pressure is becoming more stable. The GERD is gone. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for this website! God bless you guys!

Replied by Catherine
Wellington, New Zealand
10/09/2010

Hi Jane, I was interested to see the VERY strong dose of ACV you have been taking. I haven't found the usual dose of 2 Tbsp to 8 ozs water to have any effect on my fatigue so thought to try your remedy today in case I needed a bigger boost. (Your remedy being 8 times the usual recommended amount of ACV)
I intend to try this for a week, but I have to say I chickened out of 1/2 cup ACV and used 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water and 1/2 tsp BS. There was a bit of burn going down but it didn't last long. The main thing was an immediate feeling of nausea though it faded away after 10 mins. I will keep at this level for a week, see how it goes and maybe up the dose next week. Cheers, Catherine

Replied by Serach
Brookline, Ma, Usa
08/06/2012

I have written a number of posts, but no one has responded. I foolishly, changed my screen name and city/country in the hope that folks would think I was someone different and would respond. I was not trying to decieve any one . I am just despearate for help and did no know what else to do. I humbly apologize.

I need help with horrific pain in my neck and shoulders and also foot etc. Under the skin it feels gravelly and broken up;massage seems to exacerbate it. It feels kind of crispy, crusty, crunchy-its not visible though- It feels like hot fiery needles and the pain is constant and excruciating.

I do not do well with vinegar and feel worse after drinking it as it is fermented I am also unbeliveably tired and generally wake around 3 am. My digestion is not good and I feel physically toxic and full of sullenness and resentment.

Please have compassion and help.

Thanks, serach

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
08/06/2012

Serach, how about trying to start with Epsom Salts baths? Read about it here on EC.

Replied by Mike
Montreal, Quebec
08/06/2012

My suggestion for you is to read on your own and don't be afraid to experiment with natural products instead of expecting to find someone with the exact same symptoms you have.

This will no doubt provide you with good basic knowledge of the human body enough over time to eventually find a cure to your unfortunate illness.

Start with this site in the ailments section and look for people who have experienced similar symptoms related to your illness and then go from there.

Change your eating habits towards a healthier one, try various types of supplements one at the time and then listen to what your body is telling you in response. The fact that you are still breathing and have not been diagnosed with terminal cancer means you have a very good chance of fighting your disease.

Wish you best of luck!!

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Phiippines
08/06/2012
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Hi Serach... Your mood problems, insomnia, lack of energy, digestive problems and possible excess calcium in your diet and blood problems all lead me to suspect certain things. You seem to have mineral defficiencies, heavy metal in excess etc. Many of your symptoms also suggest low thyroid and even possible candida issues.

My suggestion is for you to confirm your problems by going to a naturopath and first getting a hair analysis test. This will tell tou what minerals you are lacking and what heavy metals and halides you have in excess in your body. Then get yourself tested for candida as well.

The graininess of you blood is also a worry. This suggest liver or possible kidney insufficiencies. You can confirm this by having a full blood/urine test.

If you do have candida issues then have a look at the anti-candida protocol with diet which is shown at this link:

http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/candida.html#BILLS

This protocol consists of body detox, minerals, anti-oxidant immune boost, candida attack remedies and a diet.

Replied by Robyn
Melbourne, Australia
08/08/2012

Welcome to the club, (20 yrs) after yrs of massage, heat, accupuncture, psychobabble, a bunch of things that made it worse, trying all the docs meds, ALL the stuff around on fibro and cfs. The pain never stops. I have to take the morphine or Id do myself in. Can I suggest a hair analysis to see if you can get more of an insight as to whats going on. What about asking the doc for a virus panel? I am conscious of my liver so try to go real easy on the drugs. 1/2 an endep takes the pain back a few notches AND is good for sleep. I never slept in my life until I took that. Guanefesin helps with the pain for awhile if you want something more natural. email me if you want.

Replied by Sarah
Portland, Or
12/05/2013

Have you checked into vitamin D for pain relief? There's a lot of evidence that a chronic deficiency of Vitamin D can lead to pain. So supplement with high-dose D can help.

Replied by Lily
Canada
12/21/2016

Try using a good dose of effervescent Magnesium or liquid magnesium or even rub the magnesium gel on your affected areas ................sounds like neuropathy to me. Also sublingual Vit.B12 or get Vit B12 shots from your Doctor. Good luck.

Replied by Judy
California
06/13/2017

I know this is an old reading but anyone with this try Diatomaceous Earth this will help/heal your body


Posted by Dani (Soutwick, MA) on 02/08/2007
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I started out my freshman year in highschool very nicely until about November, when winter started to hit. I became extrememly fatigued and had an unusually hard time waking up in the morning. The exhaustion would carry out through the day, to the point where I missed too much school and now have to retake some classes.I've been drinking acv -2 capfulls in a glass of water- everyday for about a month. Lately I have been waking up at around 6:30 every day, with energy! I used to wake up fully rested at about 9:30. I think it's amazing. I also can't remember the last time I had any sort of sickness. In our town there seems to be something new every week, but nothing's hit me all winter. This stuff is magic.


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Posted by Robyn (Hampton, TN) on 03/05/2009
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How To Treat Fatigue After A Long Sickness: This really works.....eat lots of avocados and take a B12 Tablet. That is it....It rebuilds up your strength. Robyn


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Posted by Jeanne (Los Angeles, California) on 01/11/2012
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Celery for fatigue: when I was teaching, even if I was starving, eating three or four large celery stalks gave me the energy to deliver a three hour lecture. I am now a celery proselytizer!


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Posted by Daffodil (Seattle, Wa) on 04/11/2014
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I had debilitating fatigue for years...like 10 years. I slept all the time and was fatigued with the brain fog, etc. when I was awake. I had really tried everything to fix it but nothing really worked. Then I went to a chiropractor (I found him online, he had very good reviews). The first time I went to him he did an adjustment on me, and there was this massive cracking and popping. I don't know how this works but after this adjustment I just felt so much different- I could fall asleep relatively easily, I slept well, and I could wake up at a normal hour. I know that different people have different responses to chiropractic care, but I had never heard of this as a potential solution to my fatigue, and it has changed my life. If you have tried everything else, it might be useful to find a trusted chiropractor and see if a chiropractic adjustment helps you.


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Posted by Anonymous (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Usa) on 05/06/2010
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Chlorophyll helped fatigue and mental fog

If you're feeling tense, lethargic, foggy headed, indecisive, digestively unsound try taking a chlorophyll algae supplement, or making wheatgrass juice. Apparently wheatgrass is the same as quackgrass/crabgrass? Just go into the back 40 and pick a bunch (providing there are no chemicals/pesticides etc back there..), the roots are good too. Put it through the blender with some water, pour it onto a towel over a bowl and squeeze the juice/water out. Or you can get a juicer like I eventually did. Well worth the $250. Run some dandelions through roots and all, too. Dandelion root tea helps a lot, too. Tea two or three times a day, a full glass of juice once or twice a day.


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Posted by Nicola (Basingstoke, UK) on 02/08/2007
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I started using coconut oil 5 days ago - because I heard that it helps you to lose weight. I've not really tracked my weight so far, but I can say, hand on heart, that I have suddenly found a load more energy from somewhere. My 3 year old still wakes me up through the night and some evenings it was as much as I could do to just sit in the chair watching TV or playing with my computer. I now feel energised enough to WANT to wash up etc.. I have noticed that I need to use the bathroom a lot more (maybe having 4-6 number "2s" during the day - which is highly unusual as normally it's 1-2 every other day) -and I've developed an incredible wind problem in the evening. I normally take 1 tablespoon first thing in the morning with my smoothie and it instantly wakes me up. Tonight for the first time I've taken another tablespoon so I'll see how I get on. Can't say I like the taste of it straight out of the jar - it made me feel sick the first day - but can't taste it in the smoothies. I used Holland & Barratt - which costs. c9.95 but have no idea if its cold pressed/virgin etc..

Replied by Hollie
Honolulu, Hawaii
12/19/2012
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Thanks Nicola from the UK! I'm 39 yrs old with a long case of ailments and terrible fatigue. I'm always trying to take anything that will give me energy, with no luck. Somehow I stumbled on to this site, and was reading about how cocounut oil taking by mouth can give you energy along with other helpful uses. I took only about a third of a tsp ( worried that it is a laxative ), and WOW, INSTANT ENERGY! I love this site and I will tell you if I have any other benefits, thankyou Earth Clinic and much Aloha from Hawaii!

Replied by E.m.d.
Ft. Collins, C.o., U.s.a.
01/19/2013
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I, too have noticed an energy boost when I take coconut oil. I started having some in the hope that it would help with my freezing cold hands and feet. However, I noticed that within five minutes of eating coconut oil, my mind cleared and became very focused. It also made me a bit sick to my stomach when I had it straight from the jar. So, I put a few tablespoons in a blender with a couple of handfuls of walnuts (you could use any nuts). This makes an oily nutbutter. You can use a spoon to drop it in small dollops on a plate and cool it in the fridge/freezer for a few minutes before popping them off and storing them in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also add other herbs/powders to the mix if you want. I usually add some of the following: cayenne, cinnamon, cocoa powder, sea salt, dried leafy greens (just throw them in a spice grinder after dehydrating them - this is great if you have a CSA or buy huge amounts of spinach at Costco), etc. then, I nibble on one throughout the day. I probably eat about a tablespoon total. It's just an idea!

Replied by Carly
Baltimore Md
03/26/2014

I really want to try this. And Already use Coconut Oil for oil pulling. I was wondering, for energy are you using the solid form? Just Eat a tablespoon of that?

Thanks!

Replied by Seth
California, US
03/18/2015

Coconut oil in solid form is kinda nasty...

That said, coconut oil and I get along wonderfully! I eat roughly 5 tablespoons a day, and no it is not a laxative. :)

The reason it's so great for energy is because the medium chain triglycerides (the type of fat in coconut oil) is instantly usable by the cells in our body for energy. The mitochondria can eat it up right away.

This kind of fat is very, very healthy and has all kinds of other benefits as well, including digestive, brain, and nervous system boosts!

Replied by Dookieisking
Nevada
10/11/2015

I just read in a book that fats like this help your body absorb nutrients. People on low-fat diets, the nutrients slip right through and never get absorbed. So what you might be experiencing is just your body ACTUALLY absorbing things like its supposed to.


Cold Water  

Posted by Obeybunny (Santa Ana, California, United States Of America) on 12/29/2011

Maybe it's a sugar crash your experiencing or maybe you are doing something that bores you and your subconscious is trying to do you a favor by putting you to sleep. Regardless, you need to stay awake, but your eyelids are sagging shut and you simply lack the muscle power to move them open again.

Here is what you do. Rub the undersides of your eyes with cold water. In 3 seconds, you'll be wide awake.

It doesn't need to be a violent splash of water on your whole face like they do in the movies, a simple damp wash cloth will do.

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Obviously, make sure you get at least 6 hours of sleep within each 24 hour period. It might also help if you don't eat sugary foods (or foods that quickly turn to sugar in your bloodstream like bread). You can also try sleeping on a more comfortable mattress, sleeping to the sound of a fan (if little noises that are amplified by your bedrooms' dead silence are keeping you awake), and taking Melatonin (melatonin is healthier than a sleeping pill, less addictive, and impossible to commit suicide with) to ensure that you are getting enough restful sleep during the night.



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