• What’s On Our Reading List

    The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution

    (Penguin Group, 2013) by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

  • Tired Much?

    The natural response to fatigue is to plop yourself down on that leather couch and zone out. That’s all well and good once in a while (we all need our downtime) but if you’re fatigued now, resting, ironically, could make it worse.

    Tanya Edwards, MD, says to take these seven steps to address fatigue holistically:

  • Spicy Sweet Potatoes

    Weekly Recipe: 

    2 to 3 lbs sweet potatoes
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon cumin

    1. Wash sweet potatoes thoroughly and trim the pointed ends. Slice into wedges.

    2. In a bowl, combine sweet potatoes with remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.

    3. Spread mixture onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Roast at 500 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until crispy tender.

    Nutrition info per serving (6): 132 calories; 2.7 g fat; 0.4 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.7 g protein; 26.4 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g fi ber; 20.7 mg sodium

  • Do You Have Adrenal Burnout?


    Adrenal "Stress-Handler" Fatigue: A 21st Century Epidemic.
    By Jacob Teitelbaum
  • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndome

    As people continue to spend more energy than they have, the problems can become more severe.

    With the stress of modern life, burnout is becoming a growing epidemic. Here is the best definition of burnout I've found: When your soul grows too big for the role you're playing.
    By Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
  • Ask The Doctor: Fatigue, Arthritis, Weight Loss

    Recently I’ve been having a hard time waking up in the morning and can’t seem to get enough sleep. Then, as the day goes on, I am fatigued and have a hard time finding motivation to get things done. What can I do to get more energy and stay alert besides caffeine?

    Every month we ask top practitioners to address your health concerns. This month find solutions for fatigue, arthritis, and weight loss.
  • The Adrenal Fatigue Fix

    I knew something was really wrong when my son started preschool and I was the only mom who didn’t have another child on the way. I was too exhausted and sick all the time to even think about getting pregnant.

    Always sluggish? How to eat for lasting energy
    By Amy Logan
  • Fatigue Fighters

    We all know that secret stash of chocolate or third cup of coffee won’t do our bodies any good, yet when fatigue sets in, who doesn’t reach mindlessly (and with a good measure of guilt) for a quick pick-me-up? Turns out there’s a biological reason for your lack of willpower: Your body is declaring its need for energy. Fast.

    6 foods that'll keep your energy high all day long
    By Wendy McMillan
  • Deep-Dish Whole-Wheat Pizza with Roasted Vegetables

    1 tablespoon honey
    1 package active dry yeast
    1 cup warm water
    1 cup whole-wheat fl our
    1 1/2 cup flour

    2 cups zucchini, thickly sliced
    1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
    1 yellow bell pepper, roughly chopped
    1 medium red onion, sliced
    2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
    1 16 oz jar tomato sauce
    3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
    1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

    1. To prepare dough, dissolve honey and yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Let stand five minutes. In a separate bowl, combine flours. Add to yeast mixture and stir to form a sticky dough. Place dough ball in a bowl coated with cooking spray and leave, covered, to double in size (about one hour).
    2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. In a bowl, combine vegetables, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and Italian seasoning. Stir thoroughly and spread on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned and tender.
    3. Coat a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Press dough into pan.
    4. Spoon sauce evenly over dough. Cover with roasted vegetables and sprinkle with feta. If desired, sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.

    Nutrition info per serving (not including parmesan cheese, serves 6): 291 calories; 7.3 g fat; 3.3 g saturated fat; 16.7 mg cholesterol; 10 g protein; 50 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g fiber; 751 mg sodium

  • Confessions of a Sugar Freak

    As far back as I can remember, I was tired. All of the time. No matter how much sleep I got, no matter how much coffee I drank, my fatigue simply overwhelmed me. I had a terrible time waking up. By late morning, I could hardly concentrate on my job. Mid-afternoon brought an intense urge to nap, and by early evening I was ready for bed.

    How I made the food-mood connection and eased my fatigue, anxiety, and depression.
    By Margaret Adamek, PhD