Why Am I Always Tired And Worn Out?

Why am I always tired? This is a question many people ask all the time. Tiredness or fatigue is not an ailment that can be detected by doctors and just cured. Simply said, you lack physical and mental energy.

Your body is like a car. If you drive it roughly and never service it with oil, gas and other needs, it will grind down. So if you service the body right with energy foods, herbs supplements, and exercise you can kill the fatigue burnout and regain your energy.

Why am I always tired even though I take the right steps mentioned above? Well, this could be a different kind of fatigue or run-down that needs medical attention.

This is known as chronic fatigue disease which may be caused by low blood sugar, anemia, low thyroid function, medication, birth control pills, and many more factors.


Home remedies for fatigue

Low fat food –mini meals

If you eat small amount of food within the day, your energy and sugar levels can be prevented from falling low. Glucose from carbohydrates and amino acids from protein in regular meals can only sustain you for a few hours so the mini meals would sustain them at high levels for a longer time.

For Breakfast
Choose one of the following for your breakfast.

Oats: You may cook some oats in fat-free milk and add some grape juice or apple juice to sweeten it. Add some pumpkin pie spice to give it flavor and spread some dried or fresh fruit on it for a meal.

Bran: Your breakfast must include vitamin B which improves energy especially B1 which breaks down and releases energy from carbohydrates. You may use these foods:

  • Wheat germ
  • Yogurt
  • Rice bran cereal

Stir up some wheat germ into your yogurt and eat one bowl of rice bran cereal for breakfast to get vitamin B1. Important notice here: If you eat this, do not take any high dose B supplement because excess B1 can lead to nerve damage.

Mid morning: You can eat about 2 ounces of low fat cheese or some fresh fruits to keep going.

For lunch:

  • Whole grain bread or turkey sandwich
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Chicken with broccoli and potato or green salad with feta cheese and chickpeas.
  • Strawberries or fresh mango for your desert

This should make your lunch. It must be able to burn out carbohydrates for energy while making good use of the protein.

Mid afternoon:  You can have some baked tortilla chips with natural bean dip (not re-fried), and salsa.

For dinner: Let your dinner be made up fish, or baked chicken with probably grain food, or brown rice, and vegetables. Take some fruit yogurt for dessert too.

Evening:  You can have some whole grain cereal with some soy milk or fat-free milk.


Hot bubble bath with ingredients

If you ask the question "why am I always tired just doing simple things around?" a nice bubble bath can help you out here.

When you feel worn-out you can take a hot bubble bath with a mixture of ingredients.

  • 3 cups of vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons of mild natural shampoo
  • 1/3 teaspoon of scented oil or perfume

Blend all the ingredients together at high speed in a blender and store away in a covered bottle at room temperature. Pour ¼ cup or 2 ounces in running water the bathtub and soak yourself in it for a reasonable time to release fatigue.

Electrolyte bath

When ever you feel so exhausted and tired, try this cure for fatigue.

  • 2 cups or 16 ounces of kosher salt
  • 2 cups or 16 ounces of Epsom salt
  • 2 tablespoons of potassium chloride

Combine these ingredients together in a bowl and add it to running water in a bathtub. When all is dissolved in the water, climb in and relax in the tub for the sodium in the potassium and salts to recharge your body with energy.


Why am I always tired? No supplements


Carnitine supplement

Remember that these supplements will only work for you if you adopt an efficient energy eating plan. Carnitine is an amino acid that sends nutritional elements into the powerhouse of the cells to be converted to energy. It also removes wastes from the cells to prevent toxins from slowing down your energy.

It is found in avocado, red meat, fermented soybean products and much more. Without this supplement the body can’t produce energy and our typical diets don’t provide enough of it. So there will be the need to take some Carnatine supplement. Use the recommended dosage on the container.

If you are pregnant ask your doctor before you take this supplement. Do not take it if your nutrition is poor. Start eating right before you take it. Do not take it if you are allergic to protein foods like wheat, milk, or egg.

Coenzyme for fatigue

Coenzyme (coQ10) helps the energy factory in your cells to make energy. It also restores energy to muscle cells of the heart to prevent congestive heart failure. Without Coenzyme you will lack sufficient energy to run the body. You will have to eat about 6lbs of beef or 6lbs of sardine everyday to acquire this supplement so your best bet it to take the recommended dosage at breakfast and lunch time.

Guarana capsule

Guarana is a Brazilian herb that contains guaranine which revitalizes your body and mind. It is usually a short-term remedy for fatigue from overworking. It works better when you take it with low-fat food. You can get this supplement in Walmart, and other nutrition stores.


Energizing drinks

Why am I always tired? Well, what do you drink? The caffeine in coffee, black tea, and sodas, zap up the Vitamin B in your body. It increases your blood sugar levels and when the levels come down your energy come down with them too.

Thyme tea: To help restore energy,  Pour 1 teaspoon of dried thyme into 1 cup of  hot water and let it soak for 5 minutes with the lid covered. Strain the content and add very little cayenne pepper to it. Add some lemon juice from ½ lemon and drink it in the morning or late afternoon to boost your energy.

Electrolyte sports drinks:   Sometimes fatigue is a sign of your body lacking electrolytes so get some sports drinks that have a lot of potassium and sodium for some relief.

Gin-zing tea:  This is an Asian tea that can boost your sagging energy up.

  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginseng root
  • 5 cups or 40 ounces of water
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried borage leaves
  • 15 droplets of gingko biloba tincture

Simmer the ginseng in a pot of water covered for about ½ an hour. Add the mint and borage let it steep for about 20 minutes then add the ginkgo biloba and strain the content. Add a little bit of honey to make it sweet and drink a cup each in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

Herbal tonic: Why am I always tired? You might need a cleansing tonic. Once a while the body needs to cleansed of unwanted waste so that it can be rejuvenated again with energy. The following herbal tea combination can be of great help.

  • 1 teaspoon of crushed fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon of dried alfalfa leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of ground dandelion root
  • 1 cup of water

Boil a teaspoon of each herb in a cup of water and let it steep for about 15 minutes. Strain and sip with or without a little bit of honey to sweeten. However you might want to consult your medical attendant before using this herb tea if you take a potassium supplement of any diuretics.


Quick relief

Why am I always tired? Are always busy and never have time for rest? Many people are always up and going and never having time to rest maybe because of their work schedule, schooling and working, home care and business, can't say no sometimes to calls for assistance, and many more reasons.

You will have to create a schedule that can bring rest period for yourself. Before then you can eat some cauliflower to provide you with pantothenic acid which keeps your adrenal glands in good position to weather stress and tiredness.

Or, take an apple a day to provide you with malic acid which energizes your cells. Or eat a quick avocado salad which contains magnesium mineral that fights off tiredness and muscle pains.

  • If you feel tired quite often try this temporary cure for fatigue. You may get some relief but you will need to use other remedies for stronger results. Add 4 drops of peppermint essential oil to a tablespoon of olive oil and use it to rub your feet for relief.

Why am I always tired? If you worry too much you can be tired. You worry about financial issues, about losing your job, about your children, about not having enough, fear or failure, about negative things happening, etc. Find a solution to this.

Talk to friends who are positive. Think positive, read books that promote positive thoughts, read other people’s testimonies of victory over worry, pray to God, attend scriptural seminars and meet positive minded people.


Why am I always tired? How long do you stay on the phone or ipad when you get back from work or school?

 If you stay deep into the night talking, watching movies, playing games, charting, and exchanging texts, you surely will be tired the next day because of short sleeps. Try to control this. You must also try to screen your calls to restrict incessant annoying sales pitch that can ware you out. 


Why am I always tired in summer? Summer time is hot and it takes a lot of energy out of you when you are out and about in the humid scorching sunny weather that can cause heatstroke. Your best home remedy for restoring some energy in this condition to use a naturally formulated spray on your body as suggested below.

  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel tincture
  • 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 12 drops of lavender essential oils
  • 1 cup of distilled water

Pour 1 cup of distilled water in spray bottle and add the witch hazel, peppermint, and lavender to it and shake it very well to properly mix. In a hot weather, spray your arms, legs, neck, and face to keep cool, calm and less tired.


Juicing remedy

Grape fruit fatigue remedy

Why am I always tired?  Well, what do you drink?  You will have to drink good juices that work toward energy building.

If your fatigue is not caused by blood sugar, then grape fruit juice is good for you. It contains natural sugar content and it performs its function in the liver where energy production for the body takes place.

Method of juicing: It is best to use organic grapes which are chemically free but if you have to use commercially grown grapes wash them thoroughly and juice only ½ cup for consumption in a day. To help reduce the risk of the fruit pesticides used, take 2 yucca and 3 dandelion capsules with the grape juice.

Remove the stems from the grapes and juice them at medium speed. If you are using red grapes you may have to strain the juice to remove seeds but the seedless ones are fine.


Exercise remedy

Why am I always tired?  Do you exercise at all? Do you know that a 10 minute walking exercise can give you energy for 2 hours? A three to five walking exercise a week can help your energy level.

So next time you ask the question "Why am I always tired?" You will understand and know what to do to reduce or cure fatigue.


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