Fight Fatigue by Getting Your Engine Checked – Your Thyroid! Here’s WhyPosted at March 23, 2016 by Ava Wynne on category Health
This past week I went to my doctor for what’s typically my three to four month check up. One of the reasons we do this so often is to check on my T3 and T4 counts which are directly related to the thyroid. You have to be careful with this though because relying solely on this test may not give the full picture of the condition of your thyroid. More on this here.
I was eager to speak to her this visit cause the results of the last blood test she ordered would be ready and I was hoping it would offer some insight into my all too recent “state of being”, which was me with a lag in my effectiveness of fighting fatigue and even in combating the brain fog.
In spite of all I do on a daily basis to fight fatigue and combat brain fog, you know – eating clean and healthy real food, drinking nutrient packed smoothies, taking quality supplements, exercising, herbal teas, meditating, etc., I had been feeling off kilter.
I suspected somethin’ was wrong cause the fatigue I felt years ago was paying me another visit. Not only was I tired for no apparent reason but I was starting to look puffy, especially in my face.
I don’t know about you but I’m not a fan of the puffy look.
By the way here is a quick and interesting article on how to get healthier on the cheap. Just thought I’d throw that in there. And if you’re consider buying a juicer here’s some helpful info to help with your decision here.
So anyhoo, here I am sitting in my doctor’s office and what do ya’ know, lo and behold right there on the computer monitor were my thyroid level readouts and they were not great! They weren’t awful but they were way too high, much higher than they’ve been in other blood test results I’ve had over the years.
I was relieved cause now I had an answer as to why I was feeling that unidentifiable yet cloying fatigue and malaise I felt so long ago and for so long.
My beautiful people, let my experience be a reminder that this truly is a process. I will most likely never have all the answers to healing my body, fighting fatigue, and combating brain fog. And I may not need all the answers, as long as I have the ones that work for me. I hope that is your quest as well, to find the path and the process that works for you.
But I do know I’m better this year than I was last year. And I’m better today than I was the year before that.
And I also know I feel better than I have in the last ten years. No doubt my process is adding quality years to my life as I continue to get healthier, more energetic and vibrant, more clear with a better functioning brain as the years go by.
We will get older but we don’t have to get old. Like Wayne Dyer said, “Don’t let an old person crawl into your body” (ahahaha, I always liked that). Here are some more uplifting quotes from Wayne if you need a mental lift.
This is another example though of why it’s important to listen to our bodies. Years ago I wouldn’t have paid attention. Yet we aren’t just “hearing things” and it’s not “just our imagination”; our bodies are talking to us constantly and we have to learn how to listen to it.
It should be our mission to become its friend and advocate, to understand what it tells us in order that we become the best version of ourselves. So that we can live vibrant, energy filled and clear thinking lives. You can know your body better than any physician and I encourage you to keep looking for answers and solutions that will help you to be the best you you can be. Not just for you but also for those who you love you.
In my next post I’ll be sharing how I realize and am still realizing how much a healthy (or unhealthy) gut can affect our entire body. I’m hoping this can be enlightening and even life-changing for many of you.
Until then, eat well, move your body (even if only a little bit), and be good to yourselves.