4 Natural Ways To Boost Energy With Chronic Pain or Chronic Illness
4 Natural Ways To Boost Energy With Chronic Pain or Chronic Illness – Living with chronic pain and chronic illness is exhausting in itself, our bodies are in a constant state of trying to repair. Whether it’s a medication side effect, lack of sleep the night before or numerous other reasons. There are times we need to find a quick pick me up. Here are 4 natural ways to boost energy with chronic pain or chronic illness.
Reduce Carb Consumption – I know most of us love our carbs and not all carbs are not created equally. Simple carbs, like those found in sugary drinks, cake, cookies, and processed foods (white bread and pasta), burn through your body quickly. Though they provide a fast boost of energy, it’s quickly followed by a crash in your blood sugar spikes and then drops. Try sticking to whole-grain, low-sugar carbs that will take the body longer to digest and avoid the crash and burn effect. Things like nuts, sweet potatoes, oats, and brown rice are all carbs that will provide the body with an even supply of energy.
- Herbal Teas – Coffee and energy drinks are not the only option when you need a pick-me-up. Herbal tea can provide an all-natural temporary boost in energy levels without the risk of scary stimulants or processed ingredients. One herbal tea I personally love is Green Tea. It has many benefits to your body such as anti-aging and contains compounds that can improve your overall health. It’s also loaded with antioxidants that helps fight damage in the body’s cells.
- Peppermint Essential Oil – This essential oil provides an easy way to stimulate your mind and increase focus. It’s commonly used in Aromatherapy, this essential oil increases oxygen to the brain, which heightens focus and can stimulate the mind. There are a few ways to use it for this purpose. One way is to try dabbing a few drops on your wrists when you find your energy getting low. The second way is to add some to your shower for an early morning energy boost. Lastly, you can also add several drops into an oil diffuser to breathe in the benefits throughout the day. Make sure the Peppermint Oil you use is pure, I use Young Living Essential Oils but there are other trusted companies out there. For more info:
Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil 5 ml
- Vitamin B – The vitamin known as the “energy vitamin” B12, is the most complex of all vitamins. It supports thyroid function and keeps blood cells healthy. If you’re vitamin B12 deficient, one of the first signs can be lower energy levels. Because it is a water-soluble vitamin, your body cannot store extra amounts of B12 and relies on getting the vitamin from the foods you eat or supplements. As always, before starting any new vitamins or supplements please consult your doctor.
As always what works for one of us may not work for all of us, these are 4 natural ways to boost energy with chronic pain that I have found that personally help.
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