As executives whose time and energy are in high demand know all too well, the “C” in C-suite might as well stand for “crazy busy.” It’s very common for people in this position to suffer from high levels of stress and exhaustion, sometimes leading to burnout or other nagging physical symptoms that keep them from functioning at their best.
Do any of these sound familiar?
- Do you wake up feeling tired or have an afternoon energy crash?
- Do you reach for coffee, sugar, or chocolate in the afternoon because you’re dragging at work?
- Do you go, go, go, pushing yourself more than you know you should?
- Do you say things to yourself like “I should go to the gym” or “I should eat healthy food for myself,” but you don’t have enough energy or motivation?
- Do you have mysterious symptoms that come and go, but your doctor doesn’t really have an answer?
“This is no way to live,” says Kristin Grayce, author of Holistic Keto for Gut Health: A Program for Resetting Your Metabolism (January 2020) and Know Your Blood, Know Your Health: Prevent Disease and Enjoy Vibrant Health Through Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis (April 2020). “These tips can help you get a quicker handle on health issues, level up, and heal.”
- Check your blood: Healthy blood is very important for a healthy life. Many things in the blood can be subclinical, going undetected for years as they cause you to feel tired and have other bothersome symptoms. Getting every aspect of your blood back on track can make a huge difference in your energy levels.
- Detox: You may be surprised to learn that something in your environment may be the cause. Environmental toxins, chemicals, plastic residues, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, radiation, and heavy metals may be causing some of those mysterious symptoms.
- Identify energy zappers: Stimulants like caffeine and sugar are huge energy zappers and they completely throw off your blood sugar balance. Avoiding stimulants and alcohol while balancing your blood sugar can help you get your energy back.
- Balance your immune system: Your gut is the seat of your immune system, and healing it will help bring balance to your immune function. This is especially important during viral outbreaks and flu season.
- Food is medicine: The food you eat may be zapping your energy! Conversely, you may be avoiding or ignoring foods that can give you lasting energy. To a large degree, your diet/nutritional plan dictates your energy level.