Are you doing almost everything you can to take good care of your healtheating well, getting plenty of exercise and sleepbut still feeling chronically drained? Do you have an overactive mind that's always alive with ideas, but a body that's usually exhausted? You may be suffering from a widespread but little-known health crisiscopper overloadand in this revealing book you'll finally learn some simple and surprising ways that you can renew your health and restore your energy.
In Why Am I Always So Tired?, leading nutritionist and bestselling health writer Ann Louise Gittleman gives a complete picture of the symptoms of copper overload and its companion imbalance, zinc deficiency. Copper overload results in poor adrenal gland function and can cause fatigue as well as many other symptoms, from anxiety to premenstrual syndrome to immune system disorders. Although this condition affects both men and women, women are particularly prone to it because these minerals are closely related to estrogen.
Fortunately, copper overload is easy to address with simple dietary and environmental changes, and the author describes exactly how you can correct the imbalance to free yourself from the doldrums and maintain your energy. Her solid research, clear writing, and sensible nutritional advice may well give you the energy breakthrough you've been looking for, showing you the way to restore your natural vitality and health.
You Can Be Naturally Free from Fatigue Forever!
Does fatigue get you down, day after day, at home and at work, whittling into your personal and professional life, affecting your moods and ability to be a good parent, spouse, and friend? And are you "doing almost everything right"lowering your fat intake, exercising, and getting plenty of sleepbut still feel burned out? Then this book may give you precisely the energy breakthrough you're looking for, helping you eliminate a variety of troubling symptoms, including:
In this revitalizing guide, leading nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman provides solid answers to the question everyone's asking, "Why am I always so tired?," and shows how simple dietary changes can dramatically improve the way you feel. She presents her groundbreaking discovery on the link between exhaustion and an excess of copper in our bodies and offers a unique nutritional program to help you rebalance and reenergize.
Gittleman points to super-low-fat diets, overdieting, and high-carbohydrate/low-fat diets as leading causes of fatigue. She recommends cutting back on copper-rich and zinc-deficient foods and explores relevant environmental factors. Including a simple questionnaire, nutritional recommendations, and illustrative charts, this book offers anyone who suffers from a chronic lack of energy the key to renewed vitality.
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This guide examines dietary deficiencies and excesses that are believed to contribute to chronic exhaustion. The author recommends selecting a diet that is low on copper and high on zinc...provides some simple recipes.Review:
Copper overload is an insidious but increasingly common nutritional problem, says Ann Louise Gittleman, author of the bestselling Beyond Pritikin. She says that difficulty getting out of bed, midday slumps, mood swings, insomnia, and anxiety may be symptoms of a copper/zinc imbalance. She discovered this link after she encountered several patients in her nutritional practice--most of them women--who were not suffering from hypothyroidism, adrenal problems, or anemia (as she had suspected), but rather a mineral imbalance that was diagnosed after simple hair testing.
Vegetarian diets, low-fat diets, and taking multivitamins--all ostensibly healthy moves--can make you more susceptible to copper overload. So do less-healthy activities, including drinking alcohol and coffee, taking cortisone, and being constantly stressed. (These activities sap the body of zinc, says Gittleman, jeopardizing the delicate zinc/copper homeostasis in the body.) Home tap water may also be overloaded with copper, and women are susceptible to absorbing copper from intrauterine devices.
To remedy the overload, Gittleman outlines an easy plan for renewing health and increasing energy. She includes a questionnaire to help determine if copper overload may be a problem for you; gives resources for hair analysis in case your doctor doesn't have one; instructs on how to read a tissue-analysis report; and outlines a sensible diet plan, including menus to keep the zinc/copper balance in check.
Up to 80 percent of the general population complains about fatigue; Gittleman's book may very well offer a simple solution for thousands of people. --Erica Jorgensen
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