How can I keep my energy levels high, especially in the afternoon? This is a question that comes up all the time because we are living in a toxic world right now. Fatigue is not what we used to see 10 years ago. Mostly it was in people over the age of 30 because their hormones started to decrease or they started becoming imbalanced and many other factors like thyroid and adrenal burnout and even stress.
But now, you're literally seeing fatigue in children. As a kid, I remember I had tons of energy, and I did not really eat that healthy either. I also don't remember being tired at three in the afternoon. I remember wanting to stay out until my mom or dad rang the bell for me to come back in because I was out in the woods playing.
Watch below or read on to learn what you can do to increase your energy and get rid of fatigue.
How to Increase Your Energy
Length: 10 minutes
Root Causes of Fatigue
The first thing I always ask people when they ask me what can I do to increase my energy levels and why am I so fatigued in the afternoon is — what is the root cause of your fatigue?
Let's get to the bottom of it. Why are you feeling fatigued in the afternoons?
Now, you might have a B-12 deficiency. When's the last time you've done some blood work? You might have thyroid issues. You might have a hormonal imbalance. You might have a toxic lifestyle because the accumulation of chemicals and toxins that are coming into the system on a regular basis can cause fatigue. Your body just doesn't have enough energy left in it to break those chemicals and toxins down and eliminate them. How healthy is your gut? How healthy is your liver? Usually, when the liver becomes congested, you're going to start becoming fatigued.
I don't know if you've watched my fasting videos, but I did an 18-day, water-only fast. During that research, I found that the doctors in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s would say that we are really only supposed to eat one meal a day. Doctors are now able to measure kCal and energy expenditure in the body. People are theorizing that even one meal a day — one heavy meal — can take up to 70 percent of your energy stores for the whole 24 hour period to break that one meal down.
When you ask why are my energy levels decreasing or why am I fatigued in the afternoon, think about what your body has to go through every single day to break down meals. If you eat breakfast, then snacks, and finally you're eating lunch. Basically, all the energy that you have in your body is being used for digestion. It's being used to try to process the chemicals and toxins to eliminate them.
Age definitely is a factor in what is the root cause of my low energy levels. As we age, our body is aging even if we don’t feel it. That's just a common fact.
How much exercise are you doing? That has a role to play in your energy levels. Stress has a huge part to play in your energy levels because when you're stressed out and you're in the sympathetic state, your body is sucking all that energy because it's bringing that blood flow and your heart rate goes up to the internal organs in order for you to run. When you’re in a state of stress, you're really in a fight or flight response and your body is conserving that energy but also, utilizing that energy just in case you have to fight for your life or run as fast as you can or something like that.
How to Feel More Energized
If you are feeling low energy, I recommend doing an intestinal cleanse, look at some good probiotics, reduce the amount of food that you're eating, start a little bit of an exercise program, reduce your stress levels, and look at the amount of alcohol that you're drinking. You might want to reduce the amount of alcohol. Sleep is also very important so you have the amount of energy that you need going into the next day.
But all-in-all, look at your lifestyle, look at if you are exposing yourself to any negative chemicals or toxins or environments in work. Are you exposing yourself to any negative toxic foods and beverages at home? Eating a lot healthier will actually give you energy. Are you eating dead food? Are you cooking your food in the microwave? Those are also going to take a lot of energy from you as opposed to giving you energy. What's going to give you more energy is going to be pure, clean water, and pure, clean food. Because live, raw foods are going to be packed full of nutrient-dense energy.
That's what you need to look to in order to improve your energy levels.
Effects of Harmful Organisms on Energy Levels
I'll tell you one thing that I've noticed also in the last three to five years that is a huge drain on people's energy levels is harmful organisms. I've talked to many doctors and we have an epidemic right now that people are contaminated with fungi, yeast, mold, worms, bacteria, microplasma, and prions. All of these harmful organisms are accumulating in our system. Those harmful organisms will actually take your nutrients from you and then they go to the bathroom in your system. When they go to the bathroom in your system, they secrete isopropyl alcohol, formaldehyde, and phenol — very toxic chemicals.
One of the things we do, if someone has low energy levels, is always a harmful organism cleanse. A harmful organism cleanse supports your body's natural cleansing processes to eliminate all of those bugs or harmful things that are living inside of your body.
The world that we live in now, we have to look at those harmful organisms. Especially when people eat a lot of sugar and sushi, they're going to have a higher content of toxins. But, that's something that you want to take a look at, especially if your energy levels are low. Doing a cleanse is the best way to rid your body of toxins.
The cleansing process that we found works the best is to cleanse and heal the gut, cleanse the liver, cleanse the harmful organisms, and then cleanse all the chemicals and heavy metals out of your system, and that's probably the fastest rejuvenation except for fasting, like doing juice fasting, which you can do in conjunction with that or any type of water-only fasting.
Additional Tips to Improve Energy
If I feel like I'm running a little low on energy, I like B-12. I take a B-12 supplement, making sure that it has the methyl- and the adenosylcobalamin in it like VeganSafe™ B-12. Ginseng also works pretty good to give you a little energy boost. And believe it or not, iodine as well.
I'm a big fan of iodine. Not the iodine that you're going to find in the drug store. Do not take that. I'm a big fan of the detoxified nascent iodine, like Detoxadine®, and that will help cleanse and rejuvenate your body because most people have an accumulation of fluoride, chlorine, and bromine. If you ever eat any bread, most likely you're getting bromine. If you ever eat out at a restaurant that uses tap water to cook all their food, swim in a swimming pool, or if you drink tap water you're gonna get fluoride and chlorine.
What do you do to increase your energy levels? Any natural hacks you love to do? Tell us about your experiences in the comment section below.
†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.