Grandma's Chronic Fatigue
Weakness & Listlessness Guide

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Chronic fatigue is a warning sign from our body that should not be ignored. The biggest mistake people make is trying to treat it with caffeine or other stimulants. If you are frequently tired or often feel exhausted during the day even though you are getting enough sleep, there may be a flaw in the way that your body creates and stores energy. Energy production takes place at the cellular level. Read more about Sleep Disorders .

The mitochondria, tiny structures within the cells often called the power plants, release energy as they break down fuel. Cells from metabolically active tissues, such as the liver, contain thousands of mitochondria. See Grandma's Home Remedy for Liver Cleanse .

If you are unusually fatigues, you may be lacking vitamins , minerals, enzymes or oxygen, needed for metabolism. This lack can slow down cell division, which results in a feeling of listlessness.

Fatigue, weakness or listlessness may also be caused by a specific condition, anemia, low blood pressure, chronic infections or liver disease, and should be evaluated by a doctor.

A common cause of chronic fatigue is a basic disturbance in a person's circadian rhythms, the system that controls the body's inner clock. The sleep-wake cycles of the body are triggered by the hormone melatonin, which is produced in the pituitary gland, located in the brain.

When it is dark outside melatonin production increases to induce sleep. Normally, morning light signals the pituitary gland to stop producing melatonin, but for some people the light may not be strong enough, especially during winter

Over production of melatonin can lead to chronic fatigue. To correct this, take a walk outside in the morning to expose yourself to sunlight and halt the release of melatonin. (This trick may also help your overcome jet lag when traveling.) An outdoor alternative is to use a full-spectrum light box, which emits light that is 10 times stronger than natural light. Positive results frequently appear when a person sits by the box for 1-2 hours a day, usually in the morning.

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Sage Wine to Boost Energy &
Relieve Chronic Fatigue

Have you ever heard of Sage Wine? It's a really good home remedy to relieve chronic fatigue, weakness and listlessness. It will give you an energy boost and stimulate cardiac and circulatory function. It will even correct the tendency toward increased perspiration that occurs in many people who suffer from chronic fatigue.

Recipe for Sage Wine:

Steep 4 ounces of sage leaves in 1 cup of dry red or white wine. Let it sit for one week at room temperature; then strain out the leaves. Take 2 tablespoons daily after your main meal.

Easy isn't it? Try it, you'll really be surprised at the results.

Pay attention to your health!

To overcome fatigue, you should try to achieve a healthy balance between exertion and relaxation in your daily routine. Exercising in the morning is a particularly effective way to increase vitality. A healthy diet that contains plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables will supply the nutrients needed to help combat fatigue over time.

Eat for Energy

A balanced diet with carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals and trace elements combats chronic fatigue. Coffee, alcohol and nicotine rob the body of nutrients and hinder the ability of the body to absorb necessary substances.

Snack on nuts and fruit, not sweets

Avoid sweet pick-me-ups. While sugar is quickly digested and enters the bloodstream immediately, after a brief energy spike, the blood-sugar level falls, leaving you feeling more fatigues than before. Moreover, high sugar consumption burdens the pancreas. Instead of sweets, you can eat nuts and fresh fruit and dried fruit in moderation to provide steady energy and help you concentrate.

Energize with hot-cold showers

Every morning upon waking, take a hot-cold shower. Alternate water temperatures in 3-minute intervals, first hot and then cold. Then dry off vigorously to stimulate the skin. Hot-cold showers help boost energy by enhancing circulation and aid the body in removing waste.

Stimulating Essential Oils

Combining the essential oils of clove, cinnamon, and sage can help you overcome chronic fatigue. Dilute the preparation with a few drops of a neutral oil to avoid skin irritation, and rub a small amount of this mixture on your temples, forehead and neck.

St. John's Wort for Energy

The essential oil of St. John's Wort alleviates fatigue and exhaustion and clears the mind. It can also improve concentration. Mix 3 drops of the essential oil with 1 quart of non-sparkling mineral water. Drink a glass of the water whenever you feel the need to increase your energy level.

Enzyme Production with Trace Minerals

An insufficient supply of manganese can reduce the enzyme activity that takes place within the cells, leaving you feeling very fatigue, nervous and irritable. This trace mineral also helps to detoxify the liver and therefore aids the body in removing harmful substances from your blood.

Natural Manganese is found in:

  • beans
  • brown rice
  • blackberries
  • pineapple
  • tufu
  • walnuts
  • sunflower seeds

The daily requirement is 2-5 mg.

Peas also contain manganese as well as biotin. Both minerals stimulate the body's production of glucose (blood sugar), helping to provide energy for the brain and central nervous system.


The statement's made here have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.


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