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Overcoming Low Energy and Fatigue Quickly: A Comprehensive Approach

arms crossed in front of faceFatigue and low energy levels are common complaints that can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life and productivity. In this report, I explore five distinct factors contributing to low energy and fatigue: Iron Anaemia, B12 Deficiency, Post Prandial Fatigue, Adrenal Fatigue, and Post Viral Fatigue. I discuss the underlying mechanisms, diagnostic methods, and evidence-based strategies for addressing each of these factors to help you regain vitality and improve your overall well-being.

1. Iron Anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia is a wide spread condition characterised by a deficiency of haemoglobin and or red blood cells due to insufficient iron in the body. Fatigue is a common symptom of iron anaemia, as reduced oxygen-carrying capacity can
impair energy metabolism.

Assessment and Treatment

  • Assessment involves blood tests to measure haemoglobin levels, serum ferritin, and iron saturation.
  • Treatment typically includes iron supplementation and dietary changes to increase iron intake.
  • Combining iron-rich foods with vitamin C sources can enhance iron absorption.
  • The most clinically effective iron rich natural whole food is liver. The next most effective is red meat such as beef, lamb or goat.

2. B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 is essential for neurological function and the formation of red blood cells. Deficiency in B12 can lead to fatigue, weakness, and neurological symptoms.

Assessment and Treatment

  • Assessment includes measuring serum B12 levels.
  • Treatment often involves B12 injections or oral supplements.
  • Natural whole food dietary sources of B12 include liver (the number 1 source), kidney, red meat, fish, eggs (the yolk) and dairy.

3. Post Prandial Fatigue

Post prandial fatigue, or fatigue after eating, can result from rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels and may indicate issues with glucose metabolism. In this situation your pancreas release a large amount of insulin to counter a high blood
glucose level after the consumption of carbohydrates.

Assessment and Treatment

  • Monitoring blood sugar levels using a glucose meter may help diagnose post prandial fatigue.
  • Strategies to prevent post prandial fatigue include consuming balanced meals, avoiding eating excessive carbohydrates and refined sugars, and including good fats and more protein. Also fiber-rich foods, such as unprocessed vegetables may help.
  • Regular exercise can help regulate blood sugar levels. A good strategy is to take a 10 minute to 15 minute walk after your meal.

4. Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue, may be considered a controversial term by some health practitioners. The term describes a collection of non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, body aches, and low energy. It’s suggested to result from chronic stress.

Assessment and Treatment

  • There is debate within the medical community about the existence of adrenal fatigue as a distinct condition.
  • Assessment includes a 24 hour salivary cortisol test and recording blood pressure. Low aldosterone, a hormone excreted by the adrenal glands, helps to maintain correct blood pressure. However if the output from the adrenals is insufficient, your blood pressure will be low.
  • Stress management techniques, such as mindfulness, relaxation, and adequate sleep, are crucial for addressing fatigue attributed to stress.
  • A balanced diet, regular physical activity, and seeking support from healthcare professionals for underlying stress-related conditions are

5. Post Viral Fatigue

Post-viral fatigue, commonly known as post-viral syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), can persist long after a viral infection has resolved. It is characterized by profound, unexplained fatigue.

Assessment and Treatment

  • Assessment of post-viral fatigue often relies on excluding other potential causes of fatigue.
  • Treatment may include the use of broad spectrum antiviral natural medicines.
  • Management includes performing activities at moderate or measured pace so that you don’t experience an energy crash; cognitive-behavioral therapy; and graded exercise therapy.
  • Support groups and counseling may help individuals cope with the physical and emotional challenges associated with post-viral fatigue.


Fatigue and low energy levels can have various underlying causes, and addressing them requires a multidisciplinary approach. Accurate diagnosis, tailored treatment plans, and lifestyle modifications can significantly improve energy levels and overall well-being. As each individual’s situation is unique, consulting with a healthcare provider is essential to determine the most appropriate course of action for overcoming low energy and fatigue quickly. By addressing these underlying factors, individuals can regain vitality and lead more fulfilling lives.

Should you feel fatigued and would like some professional assistance in regaining your optimal energy levels, please call me, Stuart Morick, at Pure Health And Wellness Clinic, on 08 9378 2774, to arrange a consultation.

Disclaimer: This article is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment of fatigue-related conditions.

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