Fatigue - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Fatigue. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Narrativeways (North Little Rock, Arkansas) on 09/03/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I am a 32 year old female. The last 6 months I have felt a lot of fatigue. Just full blown exhaustion. Small errands seemed like giant tasks. On top of that, I also went through about 5 sinus infections. And some of the worst morning congestion I had ever had in my life. Just a big ball of misery. Having a hyper energetic 5 year old son I couldn't keep up with was depressing me because I have always gone the extra mile for him.

I'm a firm believer in ACV. However I too sometimes don't drink it daily (busy life and kid) and sometimes slack off. After day 1 back on it I felt 50% better. Less congestion and less fatigue.

Day 2: about 70% better.

Day 3: good as new.

I wouldn't say it gives me energy but it's more like it just makes me feel fully awake and alert and I just feel good and I FEEL HEALTHY again. I go to work and in the afternoons I am back to being super mom with no dragging exhaustion. I can just get up and do things again without that constant fatigue feeling. Getting groceries isn't a daunting task. Laundry gets done and put up. It's been 3 weeks now since I've been back to the ACV and after this horrible last run of being tired and sickly I will NOT slack off again and I keep several bottles of it and leave a bottle on my counter so there is no more "outta sight outta mind".

Here is my routine:

First I drink an 8oz glass of just room temp water after I wake up. Then I put about a tablespoon of ACV in 12oz of WARM water (mixes better in warm water and helps take away the vinegar taste - also I dilute it a bit more by using 12oz instead of 8oz water) and sip that every few minutes while I'm getting ready for work in the morning. If I drink it fast it can upset my stomach so I have found it better to not chug it all at once. Occasionally I'll add a teaspoon of raw organic honey but most mornings just the ACV diluted in warm water. I don't care what anyone else says. I found what has worked for me and I am sticking to it.

My only suggestion to anyone who says it upset their stomach would be to try diluting it a bit more like I did and/or try sipping that warm mixture while you get ready for work or do any kind of morning routine instead of chugging it all at once.

Thank you Earth Clinic. I've been a long time lurker but finally wanted to share what ACV has done for me personally and how much my overall well being has improved since back on it.

Eliminate High Histamine Foods

Posted by Terry M (Redondo Beach, California, Usa) on 01/20/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Hi! I have suffered from fatigue for many years. I found a naturopath who told me that my fatigue issue wasn't a virus, but a high histamine response to certain foods. Since then I have tried to follow a largely dairy-free, wheat-free diet and have found a huge increase in energy when I do. But there are plenty of days when I "fall off the wagon", eat pizza or banana bread and within an hour of eating start feeling exhausted and just want to sleep. Hope this helps someone with fatigue. God Bless.