This critical function is regulated by your thyroid and your digestive health. It's hard to say which is more important. If you have been exposed to too many products that have hormone disrupters, your thyroid function will diminish. If your diet contains too many processed foods, GMOs, sugar and bad fats, your digestive path will lead to physical and mental fatigue.
It's all relative! A slow metabolism can be the direct result of imbalanced hormones that are regulated by the entire endocrine system (the hormone system). Isolating the thyroid 'as the only cause for fatigue' is not the best advice. Poor digestive health leads to malabsorption of vitamins and minerals and the inability to eliminate toxins. These are key elements of the potential energy a better lifestyle will give you.
Be assertive when talking to your healthcare professional about fatigue. Get educated on the endocrine system as a whole - it could save you years of guessing games and lots of money!
Follow the path of the pituitary, hypothalamus, thyroid/parathyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries, and testis to see how our biology is impacted by our lifestyle choices.
Learn more about metabolism in my 28 Day Health Challenge.
The concepts addressed in the challenge will have a huge benefit on your metabolism and you will learn a lot about the endocrine system, in a fun and understandable way.
Tips for a strong metabolism:
Keep regular hours.
Keep your bedroom cool and dark to enhance a good night's sleep - which has an effect on metabolism.
Keep processed foods to a minimum.
Regular exercise - walking, swimming - just moving - will enhance your metabolism.
Give your digestive system a rest and consider 'intermittent fasting' a few times a week.
Keeping it Simple!
Our ability to metabolise chemically grown, poisoned and processed foods is effecting our thyroid.
The thyroid regulates our energy, our hormones and our future!
Depletion of vitamins and minerals is a depletion of life
Essential Oils can curb or stimulate appetite.
Every Body is Different - So Is Every Day!
Reduced Stress = Reduced Disease
Better Sleep = Better Mood, Cognition and Metabolism
Essential Oils that benefit Metabolism, Appetite and the Digestive System
Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Blue Spruce, Geranium, Peppermint, Jasmine, Fennel and Angelica