Have you been diagnosed with a more chronic form of fatigue? … for example, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Adrenal Fatigue or Fibromyalgia?
The problem begins in the mitochondria or energy ‘factories’ that are found in each cell. They are the centres where our metabolism occurs. Large numbers of mitochondria exist in muscle tissue, our organs, heart and brain. In our mitochondria we manufacture our energy from the oxygen we breathe and food we eat. So it stands to reason that if our nutrients are not of high quality then our energy manufacture may be less than adequate. This will dampen down the metabolism and make it work less efficiently.
Mitochondria are easily damaged and when they are, symptoms of fatigue, pain, memory loss and accelerated ageing occurs. Probably the biggest insult we inflict on our mitochondria over time is our highly processed refined diet of too many sugars with little to no nutritional value. This includes alcohol which is loaded with sugar.
In the mitochondria, when food is burned in the presence of oxygen, waste is created called ‘free radical’ waste. This leads to a chemical reaction called oxidation. So if the diet is low in antioxidants (fresh fruits, vegetables, fibrous plants), we are unable to protect our mitochondria from this damage and this contributes to cellular and tissue damage. In short progressive deterioration occurs throughout the body, leading to chronic inflammation and almost every known disease stems from this oxidative stress.