Thursday, December 08, 2005

Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly Used to Treat Fatigue

Tired of Waking Up Tired
Shake that sleepy feeling with a few sun salutations and a shaman
Elizabeth Bromstein, Now Magazine (Toronto), 12/8/08

MARION HARRIS, director, Feldenkrais Centre, Toronto "Fatigue is not a disease, but a symptom of a disease. It can be [caused by] a problem with diet; people who eat a lot of refined carbohydrates lack nutrients. If iron or B12 or folic acid is deficient, you might need these. Fatigue can also be a symptom of hypoglycemia and low blood sugar, whose other symptoms are sweating and dizziness. Drugs, alcohol and caffeine can cause fatigue, or sometimes it's a side effect of medications like diuretics or beta blockers. It could be an endocrine problem. We stress proper diet and exercise. Depending on the individual case, we might prescribe herbs that can help, like ginseng , bee pollen or royal jelly. Nutrients like chromium can regulate blood sugar."

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