This is a comprehensive look at the question, 'Why am I always tired. There are many causes. There is one basic solution as well as variations on that solution. Some involve the Water Cures Protocol. Some involve what you eat.
2. Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance: Less than Bodies Needs
Dehydration is perhaps the most basic and most common cause of the 'why am I always tired' feeling. Most doctors, nurses and even medical text books will say a good indicator of your hydration status is the color of your urine. This is wrong, at least according to the research. Studies have found that this is only an indicator of the last time you drank water and not how well hydrated you are. By some estimates, it could take up to 2 weeks to get your body back to proper hydration status.
In all there are 262 potential causes of dehydration other than not drinking enough water. This means there are over 260 causes of "why am I always tired?"
Believe it or not....drinking too much water without electrolytes (salt) is one of the 262 causes of dehydration.
Solution to End Dehydration: Drink water. But you need more than water to get it to each of your trillion cells. Ideally we need about 10% our body weight each time we drink and we need to drink about 5 times a day apart from meals for optimal health. This amount is only a baseline. Children, athletes and those working in extreme heat or in very strenuous jobs need more.
And water alone will not properly hydrate our bodies. Research has also found that water is a diuretic. It causes you to lose water and salt. At some point, the body will stop or slow down the salt loss but it is eventually lost. If the salt is not replaced, you will feel tired and run down. A lack of salt is the second most common cause of why people will say "I am always tired." How To: Water Cures Protocol
Will You Get This Wrong? For most, it is best to put the salt on your tongue. For some reason, some do not hear this and put the salt in their water and write back and say it did not work or made them sick. Put the salt on the tongue so it gets in your blood.
More than just dehydration, it involves the lack of water along with salt, potassium, magnesium and calcium to name a few. Closely related to dehydration, it is also a cause of 'why am I always dehydrated.'
There are over 217 possible causes of fluid and electrolyte imbalance. The first and foremost cause happens in the space between your ears. We hear and subsequently believe we need to cut back on salt, all the time we are eating processed foods with more and more salt.
The problem (and there are a few), table salt is bad for us. But we need salt for health. Studies show that low salt diets kill, yet we are told to eat less salt. The key to health, unprocessed salt with over 80 minerals....it is essential for life. If we do not get the vital minerals found in unprocessed salt from other sources, for many, there is eventually a breakdown and our bodies enter a state of dis-ease. Many diseases are simply the result of a lack of water and unprocessed salt (fluid and electrolyte imbalance).
Solution or Electrolyte and Fluid Imbalance: For every 16 ounces of water we drink, on our tongue, we should dissolve 1/8th teaspoon of unprocessed salt. The water should be consumed 30 min before and 2 hours after meals to get the best hydration benefit. Check Out the Water Cures Protocol
Not having enough red blood cells floating around in your body could cause you to be fatigued and the why am I always tired feeling. In research looking at what happens to astronauts, it was found that dehydration shuts off the bodies making of blood. This makes sense for a number of reasons. Blood needs fluids to help transport the red blood cells. Too many floating around in not enough fluids could cause problem. Thus the body has a natural response to when there is not enough fluids in the blood, stopping the blood production.
This is especially true of women who may become anemic due to blood loss from menstrual blood. Yes, even though they do not lose that much, there is still a problem with anemia that women experience.
Often times, there is a iron deficiency. Our red blood cells carry oxygen and energy to your tissues and organs. The iron is the main component responsible for carrying the oxygen. There are over 400 types of anemia. It is the most common blood condition in the US, affecting about 3.5 million people. If you suspect you have anemia, you will need to see your doctor to know for sure.
Anemia's can be caused by blood loss
Problems with blood cell production
Red blood cell destruction
Solution for Anemia Fatigue: Blood cell production is dependent on minerals and vitamins. The most basic cause is dehydration. Next would be lack of iron. In the past doctors looked at iron stores and not the TIBC or total iron binding capacity. The TIBC needs to be considered in knowing your true iron status. A simple solution to increase blood count involves 1) improving hydration with the water cures protocol,1 teaspoon of black strap molasses (if you have a sulfa allergy, get unsulfured) 1 table spoon of organic almond butter (for protein)
Vitamin C (to help iron absorption) Vitamin D3 + K2 MK7, B 6, B9, B12.
This is the basic treatment used on tens of thousands of both hospital patients and those who wanted alternatives to the iron pills that work poorly and have severe side effects. While it may take 7 to 14 days for your body to make new red blood cells, we found that blood counts increased in as little as 12 hours in the hospital. One theory is that blood, when it is in short supply in the body, is shunted or sequestered. Once it becomes apparent that new blood is going to be produced, it becomes available again.
Other iron rich foods that can be used include shellfish, beans, whole grain cereals, and beef liver.
The foundation of all health is the Water Cures Protocol
5. Thyroid Problems
You many not want to hear this but that 'why am I tired' feeling could be due to diabetes that has not yet been diagnosed.
Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of diabetes. Because excess sugar is in the blood and not converted to fuel, your body easily gets fatigued and you get tired. If there is a family history of diabetes or if you are overweight, this could be the cause of your tiredness. Another is constantly feeling thirsty and the need for frequent trips to the bathroom.
No wonder that in his research, Dr. Batmanghelidj found that diabetes, in some cases, could be reversed with the Water Cures Protocol.
We have found some doctors who are using the protocols to successfully get patients off insulin injections. While this may seem radical, considering the science, it makes sense. If you have diabetes, you should work with your doctor or a doctor who is experienced with alternative means of healing if you want to start the Water Cures Protocol.
Solution for Fatigue from Diabetes: The disease may be your canary in the mine warning you that you need to get this taken care of. More importantly, dietary changes may help you avoid disease progression. Start the Water Cures Protocol
Coffee is off the table as it further robs you of necessary nutrients that diabetics are already low in.
6. Heart Disease
Our thyroid controls how we use energy. When it is not functioning at peak performance, neither are we.
If the thyroid is under-active, we will have that why am I always tired feeling feeling. We will be sluggish and our reflexes will be slow.
Hypothyroidism (hypo = slow or under-active), results in a thyroid that is not working at peak performance. Your thyroid gland is responsible for controlling your metabolism (such as how fast your body converts food to energy). If you have hypothyroidism , you will experience a sluggish metabolisms, resulting in your being drained of energy and prone to weight gain. You need to see your doctor to know for sure.
Solution for Thyroid Related Fatigue: Many have found a simple solution in the Water Cures Protocol. The thyroid is dependent on hydration and numerous trace minerals that the body gets from unprocessed salt to function at peak performance. Just check out the testimonials section. It is easy to try The Water Cures Protocol and results come quickly and you can end that why am I always tired feeling.
Congestive heart failure can cause fatigue, swelling in legs and shortness of breath. While we keep getting testimonials from people who have improved their conditions with the Water Cures Protocol, this is one condition that should cared for under the supervision of a medical doctor. For this reason, although the Water Cures may help and has helped some, we recommend it only be used under the supervision of an experienced doctor.
Depression can result in your brain being robbed of brain chemicals that it needs for optimal functioning. The Water Cures Protocol has been found to help depression. Numerous studies have found a connection with dehydration and mood and depression.
Sometimes neuro-transmitters are lacking. Dehydration only complicates the lack of chemicals in the brain. Our body needs water in addition to the many foods it uses for fuel and rebuilding to make many of the various hormones it produces.
Solution for Depression Related Fatigue: Start with the water cures protocol. Some may need something more. In spite of the negative press sugar is getting in alternative health, we still need sugar. Some people will benefit from one of the 'Advanced Water Cures Protocols. The Three Minute Challengeis the next step to try if the salt alone does not work to end depression and the related why am I always tired feeling.
9. Lack of Sleep Problems
UTI and or Yeast Infections
Most know when they have a urinary tract infection. Women tend to know when they have a yeast infection. However, may times men do not recognize the infection. These infections can not only affect our mental abilities, they can also affect our energy levels, making for that "why am I always tired" feeling. And even though the symptoms may be gone, there may be a lingering fatigue symptoms. This could be an indication of the infection not being totally gone.
Any infection can zap us of energy and be the answer to your question of why am I always tired feeling. One of the simplest ways to prevent infections can be found in one of the Water Cures protocols.
Solution for UTI's: The most basic way to prevent and eliminate infections start with the Water Cures Urinary Tract Infection Protocol.
This protocol is actually a protocol used by healthcare prior to the more expensive antibiotics. Using techniques from the advanced protocol will help further. Taking things like food grade zinc and copper supplements help further. Likewise, liquid chlorophyll helps provide magnesium.
Three are also now peer reviewed studies that show fasting can help reboot the immune system. By using the Water Cures Protocol in conjunction with fasting, it can be possible to reboot the immune system and get your energy back.
Sleep disorders can prevent you from getting adequate sleep and result in having that 'why am I always tired' feeling.
Apnea can prevent your getting enough oxygen during sleep and resulting in the why am I always tired feeling . Without enough oxygen, you will not get adequate sleep. While sleep apnea may contribute to dehydration and dehydration my cause sleep apnea in some instances, there is a more important take away.Sleep Apnea
Your sleep may not be sound if you have sleep apnea. It is a condition where your breathing briefly stops multiple times trough the night. It can occur with or without snoring. The breathing disrupts your sleep although you may not be aware of it...until the 'why am I always tired' feeling comes over you.
The sleep apnea will go away if you lose weight. Stopping smoking can end apnea as well. There are medical mechanical ways to make the apnea go away as well.
The apnea results in your body becoming acidic or what is called acidosis. There are two ways this can happen. One is due to breathing (called respiratory acidosis) and one is due to a physical response (called metabolic acidosis).
Look at the symptoms of both Metabolic and Respiratory Acidosis (the body becoming acidic because of three key reasons, of which a lack of hydration is a risk factor. Suppose you are dehydrated and you have sleep apnea....you have the makings for double trouble.
Respiratory Acidosis sleepiness
shortness of breath
fatigue or drowsiness
become easy tired
Metabolic Acidosis confusion
rapid and shallow breathing
lack of appetite
increased heart rate
breath that smells fruity, which is a sign of diabetic acidosis (ketoacidosis)
So while the symptoms overlap, notice the similarities. If you have both sleep apnea and dehydration, the symptoms can be even further complicated.Electronics Use Before Sleep
Our brains do not turn off as easy as our electronics. Research has found that using electronic devices before bed could disrupt our sleep. This can be for several reasons.Electronics In the Bedroom While Sleeping
Green and blue lights can wake you up at night. All lights should be out to get the best possible sleep.
Cell phones may disrupt your brain waves. Yea, we did not want to believe this but the science is suggesting this is a problem too.
Solution for Sleep Deprivation Fatigue: In health care, doing everything you can to sleep better is called sleep hygiene. This involves keeping the bedroom dark, the blankets not too cold or not too hot and no electronics in the bedroom. The bedroom should only be for sleeping and indulging in sensuous pleasures that proceed sleep (or happen on awaking).
Using Water Cures Sleep Protocol can help prevent the need to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom as well.
They too should be turned off or at the least, kept out of the room. Yet where do most people keep them....near the head of the bed.
11. What You Eat or Don't Eat
If this has started for you, then you know that your hormones are changing. In addition to night sweats and hot flashes, it may be difficult to sleep. But think about it, not all women experience such negative effects. Why?
What we know is that women who start the Water Cures protocol have less problems than those who do not.
Solution for Being Tired From Menopause: Start the Water Cures Protocol and help your body normalize the hormone production and lower the unwanted side effects of the changes.
12. Food Intolerance
In the words of Dr. Sherry Rodgers, you are not what you eat. You are what you ate. A life time of poor diet choices will catch up to you. Then, at the point you start taking care of your health, it may take years to correct the poor diet choices.
If you are not getting enough or getting too much of the wrong nourishment, you may experience a severe energy drain. Especially is this true of eating an excess of refined sugars and carbohydrates. They can leave you feeling like you are beat.
Solution for Eating for Health: Make it a goal to eat at least 50% of your meals as raw foods. Even better, eat organic. It will also be necessary to wash off pesticides. Usually a bath in baking soda in water can help.
13. Too Much Caffeine
When you have food intolerance, you may experience fatigue and tiredness. Take note if it happens after you eat certain foods. These are often determined by an elimination diet.
You can start cutting foods you suspect and see if you feel any better. An example of food intolerance you probably have heard of is related to gluten.
Gluten is found in many foods like breads, cakes and cereals. Upwards of 1 in 100 people have celiac disease, the primary gluten intolerance condition but most may not know they even have it. That unexplained tiredness is one of the symptom of celiac disease. Also diarrhea, and anemia, which can also contribute to the feeling of "why am I always tired?"
Solution for Food Related Fatigue: Make it your goal to eat at least 50% and as much as 80% of your meals as raw fruits and vegetables. Get a raw food cook book. The dishes will not only amaze you, they will delight your palate as well.
If you think you have a gluten intolerance, there is a simple blood test your doctor can give you to find out.
14. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Caffeine, found in everything from coffee to candy and even medications, is used by millions as a kick starter for energy. While studies show a little can be good, more is bad. Drinking too much coffee can cause fatigue.
Solution for Caffeine Related Fatigue: If you are using coffee or caffeine for the kick, try something radically different for a change. Try the Water Cures Protocol It works.
15. Heart disease
If your fatigue lasts longer than six months and is affecting your daily activities, you may have chronic fatigue syndrome. One of the main symptoms is persistent, unexplained exhaustion and that why am I always tired feeling.
We have received numerous testimonials of those who have used the water cures protocol and ended their chronic fatigue.
Unfortunately, we have found some who the Water Cures did not work for. In those, we have a possible explanation. Lyme disease (which can actually be the result of a number of equal opportunity bacteria. The symptoms are sometimes the same.
16. Glandular Fever
When everyday tasks like cleaning the house or climbing the stairs leave you feeling exhausted, it can be a sign that your heart is not up to the job. It could be an early sign of heart disease. Seek medical advice. There are lifestyle changes, medication and therapeutic procedures to get heart disease under control.
Glandular fever is a common viral infection that causes tiredness as well as a fever, sore throat and swollen glands. Teenagers and young adults are most prone to it. In the main, symptoms clear up within four to six weeks, but the fatigue can linger for several more months.
Try the Water Cures Protocol and see if it will help with the why am I always tired feeling.