Why am I always tired? Tiredness or fatigue is not an ailment that can be detected by doctors and just cured. Simply said, you lack physical and mental energy.
Your body is like a car. If you drive it roughly and never service it with oil, gas and other needs, it will grind down. So if you service the body right with energy foods, herbs supplements, and exercise you can kill the fatigue burnout and regain your energy.
Why am I always tired even though I take the right steps mentioned above? Well, this could be a different kind of fatigue or run-down that needs medical attention.
This is known as chronic fatigue syndrome (1) which may be caused by low blood sugar, anemia, low thyroid function, medication, birth control pills, and many more factors.
Home remedies for fatigue
Low-fat food –mini-meals
If you eat a small amount of food within the day, your energy and sugar levels can be prevented from falling low. Glucose from carbohydrates and amino acids from protein in regular meals can only sustain you for a few hours so the mini-meals would sustain them at high levels for a longer time.
Choose one of the following for your breakfast.
Oats: You may cook some oats in fat-free milk and add some grape juice or apple juice to sweeten it. Add some pumpkin pie spice to give it flavor and spread some dried or fresh fruit on it for a meal.
Bran: Your breakfast must include vitamin B which improves energy especially B1 which breaks down and releases energy from carbohydrates.
You may use these foods:
- Wheat germ
- Rice bran cereal
Stir up some wheat germ into your yogurt and eat one bowl of rice bran cereal for breakfast to get vitamin B1. Important notice here: If you eat this, do not take any high dose B supplement because excess B1 can lead to nerve damage.
Mid-morning: You can eat about 2 ounces of low-fat cheese or some fresh fruits to keep going.
- Whole grain bread or turkey sandwich
- Dijon Mustard
- Chicken with broccoli and potato or green salad with feta cheese and chickpeas.
- Strawberries or fresh mango for your desert
This should make your lunch. It must be able to burn out carbohydrates for energy while making good use of the protein.
Mid-afternoon: You can have some baked tortilla chips with natural bean dip (not re-fried), and salsa.
For dinner: Let your dinner be made up of fish, or baked chicken with probably grain food, or brown rice, and vegetables. Take some fruit yogurt for dessert too.
Evening: You can have some whole-grain cereal with some soy milk or fat-free milk.
Hot bubble bath with ingredients
If you ask the question “why am I always tired just doing simple things around?” a nice bubble bath can help you out here.
When you feel worn-out you can take a hot bubble bath with a mixture of ingredients.
- 3 cups of vegetable oil
- 4 tablespoons of mild natural shampoo
- 1/3 teaspoon of scented oil or perfume
Blend all the ingredients together at high speed in a blender and store them away in a covered bottle at room temperature. Pour ¼ cup or 2 ounces of running water in the bathtub and soak yourself in it for a reasonable time to release fatigue.
Whenever you feel so exhausted and tired, try this cure for fatigue.
- 2 cups or 16 ounces of kosher salt
- Take 2 cups or 16 ounces of Epsom salt
- 2 tablespoons of potassium chloride
Combine these ingredients together in a bowl and add them to running water in a bathtub. When all is dissolved in the water, climb in and relax in the tub for the sodium in the potassium, and salts to recharge your body with energy.
Why am I always tired? No supplements
Remember that these supplements will only work for you if you adopt an efficient energy eating plan. Carnitine is an amino acid that sends nutritional elements into the powerhouse of the cells to be converted to energy. It also removes wastes from the cells to prevent toxins from slowing down your energy.
It is found in avocado, red meat, fermented soybean products, and much more. Without this supplement, the body can’t produce energy and our typical diets don’t provide enough of it. So there will be the need to take some Carnitine supplement. Use the recommended dosage on the container.
If you are pregnant ask your doctor before you take this supplement. Do not take it if your nutrition is poor. Start eating right before you take it. Do not take it if you are allergic to protein foods like wheat, milk, or egg.
Coenzyme for fatigue
Coenzyme (coQ10) helps the energy factory in your cells to make energy. It also restores energy to muscle cells of the heart to prevent congestive heart failure. Without Coenzyme you will lack sufficient energy to run the body.
You will have to eat about 6 lbs of beef or 6lbs of sardine every day to acquire this supplement so your best bet it to take the recommended dosage at breakfast and lunchtime.
Guarana is a Brazilian herb that contains guaranine which revitalizes your body and mind. It is usually a short-term remedy for fatigue from overworking. It works better when you take it with low-fat food. You can get this supplement in Walmart, and other nutrition stores.
Electrolyte sports drinks: Sometimes fatigue is a sign of your body lacking electrolytes so get some sports drinks that have a lot of potassium and sodium for some relief.
Gin-zing tea: This is an Asian tea that can boost your sagging energy up.
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginseng root
- 5 cups or 40 ounces of water
- 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried borage leaves
- 15 droplets of ginkgo Biloba tincture
Simmer the ginseng in a pot of water covered for about ½ an hour. Add the mint and borage and let it steep for about 20 minutes then add the ginkgo Biloba and strain the content. Add a little bit of honey to make it sweet and drink a cup each in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
Herbal tonic: Why am I always tired? You might need a cleansing tonic. Once a while the body needs to be cleansed of unwanted waste so that it can be rejuvenated again with energy. The following herbal tea combination can be of great help.
- 1 teaspoon of crushed fennel seed
- Take 1 teaspoon of dried alfalfa leaves
- 1 teaspoon of ground dandelion root
- Take 1 cup of water
Boil a teaspoon of each herb in a cup of water and let it steep for about 15 minutes. Strain and sip with or without a little bit of honey to sweeten. However, you might want to consult your medical attendant before using this herb tea if you take a potassium supplement of any diuretics.
Why am I always tired? Are always busy and never have time for rest? Many people are always up and going and never having time to rest maybe because of their work schedule, schooling and working, home care and business, can’t say no sometimes to calls for assistance, and many more reasons.
You will have to create a schedule that can bring a rest period for yourself. Talk to friends who are positive. Think positive, read books that promote positive thoughts, read other people’s testimonies of victory over worry, pray to God, attend scriptural seminars, and meet positive-minded people.
Why am I always tired? How long do you stay on the phone or iPad when you get back from work or school?
If you stay deep into the night talking, watching movies, playing games, charting, and exchanging texts, you surely will be tired the next day because of short sleep. Try to control this. You must also try to screen your calls to restrict incessant annoying sales pitches that can wear you out.
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Why am I always tired in summer? Summertime is hot and it takes a lot of energy out of you when you are out and about in the humid scorching sunny weather that can cause heatstroke. Your best home remedy for restoring some energy in this condition to use a naturally formulated spray on your body as suggested below.
- 1 tablespoon witch hazel tincture
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 12 drops of lavender essential oils
- 1 cup of distilled water
Pour 1 cup of distilled water in a spray bottle and add the witch hazel, peppermint, and lavender to it and shake it very well to properly mix. In hot weather, spray your arms, legs, neck, and face to keep cool, calm, and less tired.
Grapefruit fatigue remedy
Why am I always tired? Well, what do you drink? You will have to drink good juices that work toward energy building.
If your fatigue is not caused by blood sugar, then grapefruit juice is good for you. It contains natural sugar content and it performs its function in the liver where energy production for the body takes place.
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Method of juicing: It is best to use organic grapes which are chemically free but if you have to use commercially grown grapes wash them thoroughly and juice only ½ cup for consumption in a day. To help reduce the risk of the fruit pesticides used, take 2 yucca and 3 dandelion capsules with the grape juice.
Remove the stems from the grapes and juice them at medium speed. If you are using red grapes you may have to strain the juice to remove seeds but the seedless ones are fine.
Why am I always tired? Do you exercise at all? Do you know that a 10-minute walking exercise can give you energy for 2 hours? A three to five walking exercises a week can help your energy level.
So next time you ask the question “Why am I always tired?” You will understand and know what to do to reduce or cure fatigue.