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Diabetes Prevention

How Do Nutrients Help Fight Fatigue?


Guest(s): Sarah Ferreira

Topic(s): Chronic Medical Conditions

Podcast Recording

Tired and run down? Relying on energy drinks and caffeine to make it through the day? In this episode, we'll be talking about nutrient deficiencies and insufficiencies that could be contributing to those low energy levels.

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Selected Questions:

Are there any research studies relevant identifying a relationship between the microbiome and Fatigue?

Can herbal supplements and/or holistic treatments reduce symptoms?

Does vitamin C play a role in fighting Fatigue?

Is there a relationship between a vegan diet and Fatigue?

Poor sleep is something that causes a lot of low energy levels. Do you talk about sleep?

What are the best types of protein food sources that help fight Fatigue?

What are your thoughts about supplements vs. food?

What are your thoughts on following the Mediterranean diet to alleviate symptoms of Fatigue?

What foods should be avoided if diagnosed?

What role does caffeine or other stimulants play with Fatigue?

Where does fibromyalgia fit into the picture?

Would a gluten-free diet be helpful?

Notes

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