Hyper–Caffeination Nation – Do You Need That Venti?
With a coffee shop on every corner, and highly caffeinated beverages stocked on shelves in every grocery shop and convenience store, we would have a hard time convincing ourselves we do not have a societal caffeine addiction as a society. Likely, this is in part due to our feelings of being drained, but perhaps what we are doing is perpetuating a vicious cycle.
Caffeine is a stimulant that can make you feel like you have energy for a period of time… then you crash. Furthermore, over-consumption of caffeine can cause what many refer to as adrenal fatigue. Symptoms of adrenal fatigue include fatigue, difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep, weight gain and mental fogginess.
Caffeine in moderation has associated health benefits, but it may be time to break the habit.
A Secret Toxin… In Your Diet?
Poor diet and overconsumption of sugar and processed foods are known to cause lethargy, but is there something else in your diet that is perhaps to blame? Mold toxins that contaminate many parts of our food supply, including grains, corn, peanuts and soy, can cause a variety of health problems.
Given the prevalence of these foods throughout our vast food system, if you are eating processed foods or the standard American diet, it is very likely you are exposing yourself to mold toxins.
These potent poisons may be playing a role in feelings of ill health, including fatigue. For more information on how mold toxins can affect you, click here.
Did You Get a Good Night’s Sleep?
Sleep is vital to feeling energized, but there is such a thing as good and bad sleep. Many people do not sleep enough, or have trouble getting to sleep; if you are struggling to feel energized, it may be time to Fix Your Sleep Habits.