Annual Physical: HUGE opportunity to uncover why you feel so tired.

Do you feeTired all the time? Schedule time to find out why.l tired all the time? If so, now is the time to schedule that annual physical. Most health insurance plans cover the cost of this exam.  Too bad most of us walk into this appointment with less preparation than we’d put into a Baskin & Robbins outing! Is this because it is free? Partly. The big reason is a characteristic typically expressed by chronically fatigued women and men. We (cough, cough) tend to not take care of ourselves or take notice of our “selves.” We take great care of our significant others, work and community obligations BUT when it comes to self-care … we flat line.

I’m not putting anyone down. Look to your right or left – that’s me in the trenches next to you!

Next Thursday, March 11th, is a very important doctor’s appointment. Nine days out. Today I started filling out the Fatigue Be Gone “Daily Food & Activity Log.”  This log is designed to help uncover your fatigue causes and symptoms, patterns and blocks. Click here a copy you can start using today. PDF file.

So far I’ve uncovered the following fatigue causes & culprits …

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Insomnia & Fatigue Revisited.

Just got in my copy of Prevention (1-year) Magazine which included some excellent tips on how to overcome insomnia in an article written by Camille Noe Pagan. I am always researching this topic as insomnia is a major contributor to fatigue.

Here goes …

1. Turn all of it off at least one hour before bed. T.V., telephones, blackberries, strawberries, pagers, computers … (click here for tips on how to also turn off arguments, anxieties and stress or here for a great place to vent, let go and move on!)

2. Take a warm shower or bath. Apparently your body temperature goes down after you get out and this drop makes you feel sleepy. Water also washes away the energy, arguments, excitements and attachments accumulated in the day which is why I always bathe at night.

3. Meditate or pray for 10 minutes. Start this a minute at a time. Another opportunity is a 20 minute group visualization/meditation with

4. After 6 p.m. just have one or two glasses of water and do 10 to 20 Kegel Exercises a day. If you are getting up more than a couple times a night you will love how well this duo works!

5. Try a small dose of melatonin. .5 mg 15 minutes before bed. More melatonin isn’t better, in fact and can cause nightmares and depression.

6. Sleep Apnea? Symptoms include poor sleep, snoring and being overweight. Make an appointment to talk to your doc and see if you have this problem. While you wait to get in work at losing some pounds and getting more exercise.

Someone I know and love was recently told he was “obese” and had to lose 50 lbs OR ELSE (continue to suffer from acid reflux, headaches etc.)

He lost the weight and those two conditions have tremendously improved. A couple “bonuses” are less snoring and his sleep apnea has diminished. Who would have thunk?!

7. Sleep on your side. Sleeping on your side vs your back opens up airways so you’ll breathe easier, snore less and wake up feeling more refreshed.

8. Keep pets off your bed! This is tough for me! I usually have a pup and a cat or two snuggling around me and my man. I have to admit they do wake me up a couple times a night and making space for them often leaves me feeling cramped. So …. even though I don’t like the idea of pet free sleeping I may give this a try …

Below are past posts on the topic of fatigue and insomnia. If you have any tips please add them via the “Comments” feature. You never know who will benefit from what you have to share. Thanks! Viveca

* Insomnia & Fatigue. More Lights Out Tips.
* Insomnia. If you can’t beat it LOL at it!
(Psst. The more you fight it the worse it gets.)
* Magnesium & Insomnia & Fatigue. Duh. What was I thinking?
* Nine Tips to Help Moms Overcome Fatigue
* National Sleep Foundation Facts & Stats
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My Daily Vitamin & Supplement Routine

My Daily Vitamin & Supplement Routine1st Thing in the Morning …

I drink a glass of water with a 1/4 tsp of Sea Salt. Often I’ll also slip on a cup of hot water with a BIG squeeze of lemon juice. 20 or so minutes later I have a deeeelicious breakfast and take these supplements …

B Complex 100 by Solaray Vitamin E Softgel by Olympian Labs Once Daily High Energy by Solaray Vitamin D 1000 IU by Now
(FYI – whenever I miss more than a couple days of B-Complex, the stress vitamin, my fingernails start breaking … this stuff is amazing!)

Afternoon energy boost. I take these 3 around 2:00 p.m. with a handful of walnuts …

Adrenal Caps™ by Solaray Vitamin C 1000 mg w/Bioflavonoids  by Solaray Multi Mega Mineral - Iron Free by Solaray

(Just added the adrenal caps. If you are dealing with adrenal fatigue, this is an excellent addition.) For more information about adrenal fatigue, visit this page.

Bedtime — Sleep Tight Routine

500-800 MG Magnesium
************Additional “Must HaveSupplements for WomenRescue Remedy by Bach Flower Remedies (Rescue Remedy is a must have product. It goes in my medicine bag with band-aides and anti-biotic lotion. Click here for more favorites to help with relaxation and stress elimination.)
Magma Plus by Green Foods Magma PLUS was recommended to me by my accupressurist, one of the world’s healthiest people! It helps “alkalize” our bodies. If you are a raw foodiest you don’t need it. If you are a normal person. like me or my husband, it is an easy way to dramatically improve your diet.
I take it twenty minutes before lunch every day. The rest of the day I do my best to eat 50% raw fruits and veggies to 50% cooked/baked/chilled.


Once A WeekEvery Monday is … Fruit and Veggie Day!

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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. Sign up for your free copy today at
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Tired all the time?

If you are you sick and tired of feeling tired, join the crowd. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), Sleep In America Poll 2007 …

*More than half of American women (60%) say they only get a good night’s sleep a few nights per week or less and 67% say they frequently experience a sleep problem.

*43% say that daytime sleepiness interferes with their daily activities.
*Women’s lack of sleep affects virtually every aspect of their time-pressed lives, leaving them late for work, stressed out, too tired for sex and little time for their friends.

*Women who spend less than 7 hours in bed at night are more likely to doze off during the day, report symptoms of depression, drive drowsy and use coping mechanisms just to make it through their day.

Now, suffering is optional. So is membership in this club. If you are ready to make a change and help yourself get out of this rut, order the Fatigue Be Gone Jumpstart Guide.
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