Why we are experiencing an energy crisis: Unfortunately, today there are all conditions for a true epidemic of chronic fatigue. There are seven main reasons for this.
Energy crisis of the body
These are the main factors contributing to a decrease in vitality in people.
1. Widespread nutritional deficiencies.
Sugar accounts for 18% of the calories in the modern diet, while white flour and various saturated fats account for another 18%. Almost half of our daily menu is devoid of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients: nothing but calories. Thus, for the first time in its history, humanity is going through an era of high-calorie malnutrition, when people eat poorly, but at the same time suffer from excess weight, because our body needs dozens of nutrients to produce energy, without which fats and other components of the diet cannot be converted into energy. As a consequence, people suffer from both overweight and lack of energy.
2. Lack of sleep.
Even 130 years ago, before Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, the average nighttime sleep in humans was 9 hours. Today, with TV, computer, other technological advantages of modern life and its stresses, the average duration of sleep is 6 hours 45 minutes a day. That is, the body of a modern person receives 30% less sleep than it once did.
3. Excessive stress on the immune system.
In the world around us, there are more than 85,000 new chemicals that have appeared relatively recently, with which people have not dealt with most of their history. All of these substances are unfamiliar to our immune system, which, meanwhile, must determine what to do with each of them. This alone can overload the immune system.
Add to this the complex of modern problems associated with poor absorption of proteins: food enzymes are destroyed during cooking, and in combination with the “leaky gut syndrome” provoked by fungi of the genus Candida or other infectious pathogens, this leads to the fact that food proteins enter blood before it is completely digested. The body begins to treat them as “invaders”, thereby stimulating the manifestation of food allergic reactions and depleting the immune system, which also causes a significant increase in the number of autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus.
4. Intestinal microflora.
In addition to the many stresses that the modern human immune system has to cope with, the emergence of antibiotics and H2-blockers (which reduce the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the gastric mucosa) directly affected the composition of the intestinal microflora.
There are more bacteria in the human colon than there are cells in the rest of the body, but excessive amounts of toxic bacteria are becoming a serious problem that can cause a decrease in a person’s energy potential. For this reason, prebiotics are so popular today: they return “beneficial” bacteria to the body.
5. Hormonal imbalance.
The thyroid and adrenal glands play an important role in the production of energy in the body and ensuring its resistance to stress. The most common cause of problems with the thyroid gland (autoimmune thyroiditis) and the adrenal glands (chronic cortical adrenal insufficiency) is an autoimmune disease in which the body mistakes its own glands for foreign invaders and begins to attack them. High stress levels negatively affect the adrenal glands, which are involved in the mechanism of stress control. Increased stress also leads to suppression of the main center of hormonal control – the hypothalamus (this is the main “circuit breaker”).
6. Decrease in physical activity and consumption of sunlight.
Sometimes it seems that in the life of many modern people the only physical exercise is pressing the pedals of the car or the buttons of the TV remote control. This leads to a deterioration in physical condition – detraining. Added to this is the lack of sunlight consumption, as people are less and less involved in sports outside and do not quite follow the advice of doctors to avoid sunlight, which is causing widespread vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D plays an important role in the regulation of immune function, its lack is another stress for the body, expressed in a decrease in vitality, provoking autoimmune diseases and an increased risk of cancer and infectious diseases.
7. Increased daily stress levels.
The modern life rhythm is very much accelerated. Once upon a time, people, in order to send a letter, gave it to the postal service with delivery on saddle horses, and it could take weeks to get a response. Today, with e-mail, the exchange of letters takes a few minutes. I still remember the good old days when the slogan of Madison Avenue advertising bosses was Sex sells. Today their motto is Fear sells. If earlier television and the rest of the press relied on romance and humor, now it seems that their goal has become to scare people half to death: instead of reporting on fresh events, the media are inventing a “fresh crisis”.
However, there is good news! As each generation is faced with new health problems, people are finding tools to help fight these problems. And our generation is no exception. Modern medicine boasts many wonderful inventions.
Most people suffering from everyday fatigue can significantly improve their vitality thanks to the simplest natural remedies. published by econet.ru
By Jacob Teitelbaum, from the book “Always tired. Coping with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome“
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