Friday, November 30, 2007

You are not alone

I have a web page on the Fatigue Be Gone website that lists communities and resources to help you deal with fatigue - whatever the cause be it physical, emotional or spiritual.

One of my favorites is called Hormonal Haven. Tracy, the leader, shows up daily with excellent information and a cheerful, can do attitude. Here's the official description:

Health information, support and camaraderie for Women and their families.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Some of my favorite topics ...

Here's an easy-does-it-way for you to find a topic that fits your needs today. Scroll on down ...

Energize Your Mom (and you'll energize your relationship with her ...)
Are you lonely? (Join the crowd.)
Procrastination causes Fatigue (Don't put off reading this!)
Anxiety, Fatigue and Insomnia. Sound familiar?
Fatigue Statistics - Do they include YOU?
Tired, and it's only Tuesday?
High Self-Esteem Is Essential to Good Health (and GREAT energy.)
Never stop learning (We are surrounded by amazing healing opportunities. Be open and let it in)
What is Fatigue? Symptoms of Fatigue (Are you on this list?)
Favorite Relaxation CDs (Turn them on!)
The "Gift" of Fatigue (Is there one for you?)
Re-Energize Your Root Chakra. (Feeling better from the bottom up.)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Blood Type Diet Update

Blood Type Diet Update :: A month ago my husband and I met with a holistic practitioner. We were desperate to find a different and better way to deal with his chronic migraines.

Long story short she put us on the "Blood Type Diet." Over these past 3 weeks the improvement in his health is fantastic. Migraines are down - energy is higher.

Reminds me of what a friend used to say to me "Don't give up before you get your miracle."

Check back later - I am going to post some recipes that we have been developing. My husband is a gourmet and whether it is the Blood Type Diet or any other diet he demands a "delicious" meal ...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Energize Your Mom

I don't know about your mom ... but mine is somewhat stubborn, leaning towards diabetes and feeling tired much of the day.

Long story short I went to a meeting with her about her diet and diabetes. It started around lunchtime, lasted 2 hours and was way too complex. We left hungry, exhausted and toting a notebook crammed with information about food categories and combinations.

That was in May. I arrived back home for a visit in October. The notebook is in a drawer and mom was feeling about the same -- tired, cranky and easily aggravated.

My keep it simple solution is to get her on the following supplement routine. We started 2 weeks ago and she is feeling much better. What a relief to be able to give back a little of the support she has poured out onto me. (And to have our time together be more enjoyable.)

These are high quality products, economical, in capsules for easy absorption and there are not a lot of pills to swallow. Another plus is they work for me too.

B Complex 100
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B Complex vitamins are a group of important water-soluble vitamins with similar functions in the bod
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Once Daily High Energy
Once Daily High Energy

Once Daily is one of Solaray's popular Multi-Vita-Mins. This highly advanced formula contains miner

Bottom Line: Another benefit of high energy is improved memory. Whatever our age, we all want more of that.

Mega Multi Mineral - Iron Free
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Solaray's popular MultiMineral formula without Iron. Amino acid chelates plus electrolytes and miner

Bottom Line
: Power packed including a generous supply of Calcium and Magnesium.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Are you lonely? Join the crowd.

About a fourth of Americans say they have no confidants outside of their families.

According to Researchers at Duke and the University of Arizona the number of true confidants that Americans say they have in on the decline. In fact, since the 1980s, it has dropped from about three to about two. And, about a fourth of Americans say they have no confidants outside of their families - twice the percentage of two decades ago.

Translation? Americans are increasingly cut off not only from emotional support but from the therapeutic benefits of physical touch as well. Humans, not just Americans, are pack animals. We are "hard-wired" to thrive in social, touchy feely environments. Studies have proven that a simple hug – a little touch – not only lowers output of cortisol, a stress hormone, but triggers a surge of our two “feel good” brains chemicals, serotonin and dopamine.

Perhaps this explains why massage therapy is on the rise. A recent survey by Opinion Research Corporation International, August 10-13, 2006 concluded that:

· More Americans are getting in touch: Thirty-nine million Americans – more than one out of 6 – get annual massages. They are also talking to their doctors about integrating it into their health care for medical and general health care purposes.

· Men vs. women: The number of both men and women who received a massage in the last year has doubled since 1972 but, at 23%, women still get the most massages.

· General Acceptance: Baby Boomers, ages 55-64, have tripled their use of massage therapy over the past ten years. 94% of Generation X & Y believe that massage therapy is beneficial to their health and prefer it as a form of pain relief over medication.

And, mayhaps this also explains the success of (click here for more re-Energizing "Now What?")

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Benefits of Olive Oil

I love it! A simple, easy-does-it way to improve your health and energy level. I made this switch 3 or 4 years ago and have never looked back. You can start today ...

This information is from the article "Accolades for Olive Oil" found at

Starting an olive oil habit could be as healthful as kicking a
smoking habit. And the proof is in your urine.

Microscopic substances in your urine reveal how well your body is
defending against everyday cancer-causing cell damage. Think of the
substances as shrapnel -- too much means your body is taking some
serious hits. Enter olive oil. In a study, men who upped their intake
had less of the damage-signaling shrapnel in their urine samples. How
much less? The drop was similar to what smokers experience when they
quit. Now that's some potent oil.

Olive oil is full of good-for-you substances. So which one is
responsible for the cancer-fighting effects? Until this recent study,
researchers suspected it was the phenolic compounds in the oil;
phenols have antioxidant (read anticancer) properties. But the
phenolic content of the oils seemed to have little impact in this
study. Three different types of oil with varying amounts of phenolic
compounds were tested, and the type made little difference in the
amount of cell-damage markers found in urine samples. Researchers
suspect there is something anti carcinogenic about monounsaturated
fat, in and of itself.

Which would mean that olive oil, rich in monounsaturated fat, is not
only a heart helper but may also deter cancer. That helps explain
why, compared to Northern Europeans, Southern Europeans, whose diets
tend to overflow with the oil, have lower rates of both heart disease
and cancer.

But one caveat to keep in mind: The men in the study didn't add olive
oil to their diets. They used it to replace the fats they normally
consume -- about 5 teaspoons total per day. Use olive oil to chase
out the butters, margarines, and shortenings in your diet so you
don't increase your overall calorie count; if you go overboard on
calories, you're looking at a different set of health problems.

Did you know that everything you allow to cross your lips can either make you feel better or worse? Are you attempting to fuel your body with energy-zapping foods such as sugar, caffeine or energy drinks? Simple dietary changes can result in amazing energy gains. Discover nutrition and dietary supplementation secrets by subscribing to the Fatigue Be Gone newsletter. Signup for your free copy today at

Friday, November 09, 2007

Procrastination causes Fatigue

How much time have you lost this week - today - as a result of procrastination?

Does the guilt of putting something off until the last minute stop you from doing something you really wanted to do? Spend more time with your family? Sleeping well at night? Feeling energized in your life?

Procrastination is that pebble in the shoe that can ruin the perfect walk. Tune into this interview with Rebecca White of Heal Yourself Talk Radio and her guest, Kerul Kassel, author, Stop Procrastinating Now. (see below)

(For information on other fatigue causes, click here.)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Anxiety, Fatigue and Insomnia. Sound familiar?

I was chatting today with a girlfriend about anxiety. Last year, during the holidays, it over ran me - exhausted me. Information is power but what we do with it makes us powerful and ... energized!

Here's the article I ended up writing with some cool techniques that help me keep anxiety at bay. Try 'em out for yourself and feel free to pass this on to a friend ...


Hey Mom – is anxiety making you feel tired all the time?
3 Ways to Journal IT Away – Today

The IT is anxiety. My little friend and antidote to a good night’s sleep and fun filled days. IT interrupts my day and wakes me up at night with its insatiable “To Do” list of miscellaneous concerns, fears, shoulds and potential crises.

You forgot to call the vet, need to re-order his migraine prescription, Dad’s birthday is coming up - where is that birthday card?, defrost the chicken, finish the press release, why hasn’t Richard e-mailed me the pictures?, is there enough money in my account for that check? Savannah’s concert is when?, What is that horrible smell?, Velvet needs her rabies shot, clean the house, I still need a gift for Mom, pick up the photos, we’re out of milk, I still haven’t called Roxanne back, shouldn’t have to weed –but the yard looks like crap – I’m a renter not an owner, I still need to renew my passport – Scott needs new shoes. Today, after school?

Anxiety is random. Miscellaneous. Mundane. Merciless. ”Generalized Anxiety Disorder,” a.k.a incessant worry about everyday everythings, affects four million Americans. This is about 2.8% of the population. And, guess what?! Click here to continue ...

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Fatigue Statistics - Do they include YOU?

20% of Americans claim to have fatigue intense enough to interfere with their having a normal life. (Is this you?)
80% of American women will suffer from Adrenal Fatigue. (Could this be you?)
In brief, 50% of adults who seek medical treatment complain of feeling tired all the time.
MOST ARE Women. (This was me. How about YOU?)

If YES, why? What causes fatigue? And, what can you do to help yourself?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tired, and it's only Tuesday?

When was the last time you thought about or were tested for Adrenal Fatigue or Allergies or Borderline Anemia or Candida or Dehydration or Eye Strain or …

Most fatigues don’t show up on our annual physical results. And, we’re too busy in our heads to notice how are bodies feel. We say we're "O.k." or "Fine" or "Getting Along." We discount our fatigue and blame it on the holidays "everyone is tired", or staying up too late or getting up too early ... It's the worry about the wedding, the move, the new job, the newborn, his parents, , my parents, the boss, PMS …

My personal favorite … "being tired is just a natural part of getting older."

What are your favorite excuses for feeling tired today?

I used all the above plus some! Never thought I was tired - just thought that's how life went. Finally it got baaaaaaaad. You can read my story, click here.

I hit bottom and had to stop & figure out what was going on. Was it physical, emotional, spiritual?

It took me a year and half to get my groove back. Now my mission is to help other women get to their “bottom line” & re-Energize - fast. Here’s a starting point for your journey. The A, B, C, D, E, G, HHidden Fatigue” Suspects …

A - Adrenal Fatigue – Affects up to 80% of the population! If you are most tired between 3pm – 5pm AND ... click here for more

Friday, November 02, 2007

Healthy Divas Thanksgiving Feast

You are gonna love this full menu of healthy, delicious and dazzling recipes by The Healthy Divas. It is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any special occasion you would like to celebrate this fall or winter …

You get it all.

Appetizers (The Artichoke and White Bean Dip, Roasted Pumpkin Seeks); Soups (The Great Pumpkin Soup or Quinoa Soup with Greens and Potatoes); Salads (Quinoa Apple Salad or Persimmon Mesculin Salad); Entrees (Roasted Turkey or Baked Atlantic Cod); Side Dishes (Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Couscous Stuffed Artichokes), Beverages (Orange Coconut Frost and non-alcoholic Pina Colada) and Deserts (Creamy Pumpkin Pie and Rice Pudding with Cranberries.)

This holiday feast is FREE with your purchase of the Fatigue Be Gone! Jumpstart e-Guide.

So, not only can you feel better and re-Energize yourself in time for the holidays but you can entertain the gang in style. Special thanks to Kathy Browning for her contribution.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

High Self-Esteem Is Essential to Good Health

Having High Self-Esteem Is Essential to Good Health
by Dr. David Lipschitz

Do you feel good about yourself? Do you compare yourself favorably to others? If you answered "no," your health could be at risk.

A large study by the MacArthur Foundation found that high self-esteem is a powerful predictor of health and longevity. If you don't feel good about yourself today, you likely will not fare as well as someone who has high self-worth and a positive attitude.

People with high self-esteem are confident of success, feel loved and are content with themselves and their lives (and not coincidentally, they usually have a good body image).

Conversely, people with low self-esteem often have a negative self-image, find themselves unattractive, lack confidence and could be described as shy. A poor self-image relates negative thoughts about yourself -- always feeling like a failure or unlovable.

But the picture of a person with low self-esteem varies greatly. Not always the classic "shrinking violet," people with low self-esteem are often workaholics and highly competitive. Underneath a strong exterior, a person with low self-esteem is extremely critical of himself.

Low self-esteem often contributes to dysfunctional relationships and destructive behaviors. In extreme cases, people with low self-esteem do not take care of themselves, have few friends and are often alone.

Research shows that an individual's self-esteem is largely determined during childhood. Children who are loved and supported by their families often have high self-esteem. On the other hand, children who are criticized, neglected or abused by their loved ones often exhibit low self-esteem later in life. Children also are affected by the school environment -- doing poorly in class or being taunted and bullied by classmates.

Of course, self-esteem is affected throughout one's life. As an adult, self-esteem can be damaged severely by a bad relationship, a difficult work environment and being physically or emotionally abused. Loss of trust can be particularly damaging.

In any form, low self-esteem can have a major impact on your health. In addition to affecting how you age, it leads to stress and increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Low self-esteem can be associated with nutritional disorders including morbid obesity, anorexia nervosa and bulimia. It is also an important cause of depression and fatigue. It is associated with a much higher risk of suicide and addictive behaviors including alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, compulsive spending and promiscuity. Low self-esteem also may be the root cause of criminal behavior including burglary, violent crime, sexual assault and white-collar crime.

Many psychiatrists and behavioral specialists believe that low self-esteem has all the hallmarks of a life-threatening disease. It is similar to depression, anxiety and heart disease -- all conditions that an individual cannot control necessarily.

Just like many behavioral disorders, low self-esteem has causes, symptoms and signs, a natural history and serious consequences that could prove fatal. It is imminently treatable, and positive treatment can greatly affect the quantity and quality of life.

Low self-esteem is not a narrow issue. It can affect individuals across the spectrum, regardless of age, ethnicity, sex or socioeconomic status. If you think you have low self-esteem, consider a screening test to gauge your situation. There are numerous screening tests for low self-esteem available on the Internet. A good site is

If you feel this is a problem for you, there are many tools for improving self-esteem. First, become empowered to improve your self-image. Make sure your needs are met, and actively look for the good in you and in others. Learn to reward yourself for a job well done, and work on eradicating negativity.

Avoid destructive relationships, and build trust with those around you. Finally, learn to recognize and understand the destructive nature of bad habits. This takes a great deal of work and can be a lifelong struggle. A good site to get started is at

How you feel about yourself affects every aspect of your life. Never be disheartened, look on the bright side and be empowered to help yourself live a healthier, happier life.