So many people tell me they have “perfect diets” but low energy.

Even if I see some good diets filled with good foods there is usually a lot of deficiencies coming up on their profile, magnesium, zinc and B vitamins being major ones. They can even be there if the client has been taking supplements prior to seeing me.

So what is the problem? How can even the people eating well and taking supplements not have enough energy to get through the day without feeling like a nap once or twice a day?

The issue is often that their Gut wall is no longer absorbing nutrients from their food efficiently enough. Particularly the wall of the small intestine where we absorb most of the nutrients we need to keep the body’s systems of making energy working effectively.

There are foods that irritate the wall of the small intestine, stopping it from doing what it needs to do. There are other factors that affect this too like stress which diverts blood away from the small intestine, eating too fast and not chewing, eating large portions and not having enough of the digestive juices that help to break our food down into singular molecules that are easy take nutrients from.

One of the first things I do with my fatigue clients is repair the wall of the small intestine, helping it do what it is designed to do.

Thankfully there are foods that help to break other foods down, help us to produce more digestive juices and also foods that are more nutrient dense, making it easier to get nutrients from them.

Doing just this first step makes a such a significant difference to the body that many other symptoms besides fatigue clear up naturally. I’ve seen fatigue go from a 9 out of 10 to a 3 or 2 out of 10 with just this gut healing process and it’s only the beginning.  Having energy after a period of fatigue puts a big smile on my nutritional clients faces.

That is how foods can make a really big difference to the way your body makes energy and is just the first step.

Learn more at my chronic fatigue website or mail, call or drop into on Sullivans Quay, Cork to learn how to get more energy every day and with every mouthfull of food.

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Low energy? Low absorption!