Natural Remedies for Fatigue

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Dani (Soutwick, MA) on 02/08/2007
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I started out my freshman year in highschool very nicely until about November, when winter started to hit. I became extrememly fatigued and had an unusually hard time waking up in the morning. The exhaustion would carry out through the day, to the point where I missed too much school and now have to retake some classes.I've been drinking acv -2 capfulls in a glass of water- everyday for about a month. Lately I have been waking up at around 6:30 every day, with energy! I used to wake up fully rested at about 9:30. I think it's amazing. I also can't remember the last time I had any sort of sickness. In our town there seems to be something new every week, but nothing's hit me all winter. This stuff is magic.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Nicola (Basingstoke, UK) on 02/08/2007
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I started using coconut oil 5 days ago - because I heard that it helps you to lose weight. I've not really tracked my weight so far, but I can say, hand on heart, that I have suddenly found a load more energy from somewhere. My 3 year old still wakes me up through the night and some evenings it was as much as I could do to just sit in the chair watching TV or playing with my computer. I now feel energised enough to WANT to wash up etc.. I have noticed that I need to use the bathroom a lot more (maybe having 4-6 number "2s" during the day - which is highly unusual as normally it's 1-2 every other day) -and I've developed an incredible wind problem in the evening. I normally take 1 tablespoon first thing in the morning with my smoothie and it instantly wakes me up. Tonight for the first time I've taken another tablespoon so I'll see how I get on. Can't say I like the taste of it straight out of the jar - it made me feel sick the first day - but can't taste it in the smoothies. I used Holland & Barratt - which costs. c£9.95 but have no idea if its cold pressed/virgin etc..

Coconut Oil
Posted by Seth (California, US) on 03/18/2015

Coconut oil in solid form is kinda nasty...

That said, coconut oil and I get along wonderfully! I eat roughly 5 tablespoons a day, and no it is not a laxative. :)

The reason it's so great for energy is because the medium chain triglycerides (the type of fat in coconut oil) is instantly usable by the cells in our body for energy. The mitochondria can eat it up right away.

This kind of fat is very, very healthy and has all kinds of other benefits as well, including digestive, brain, and nervous system boosts!

Afternoon Fatigue
Posted by Kay (In The Valley, Ca, Us) on 04/17/2013

I would try leaving out the bread and the yogurt. If you notice a difference in a few days, try adding one back, give that a few days. If you don't notice a difference, add the other item. Some people don't digest gluten or dairy very well and the body has to work harder. Try some chicken or maybe sardines with a salad, I bet you'll feel more alert. Good Luck

Afternoon Fatigue
Posted by Selectatarian (Md) on 06/11/2017 8 posts

Just a thought but for myself, Wheat makes me sleepy. Try changing out the wheat bread for a different kind. I don't know if you drink while you eat but if you do, maybe try not to. Drinking 30 minutes or more before your meal stimulates digestive enzymes and acids while drinking during a meal actually dilutes them. This forces you embody to work harder to digest the meal you ate. It's a tough one but it could be your answer. Good luck!

Coconut Oil
Posted by E.m.d. (Ft. Collins, C.o., U.s.a.) on 01/19/2013
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I, too have noticed an energy boost when I take coconut oil. I started having some in the hope that it would help with my freezing cold hands and feet. However, I noticed that within five minutes of eating coconut oil, my mind cleared and became very focused. It also made me a bit sick to my stomach when I had it straight from the jar. So, I put a few tablespoons in a blender with a couple of handfuls of walnuts (you could use any nuts). This makes an oily nutbutter. You can use a spoon to drop it in small dollops on a plate and cool it in the fridge/freezer for a few minutes before popping them off and storing them in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also add other herbs/powders to the mix if you want. I usually add some of the following: cayenne, cinnamon, cocoa powder, sea salt, dried leafy greens (just throw them in a spice grinder after dehydrating them - this is great if you have a CSA or buy huge amounts of spinach at Costco), etc. then, I nibble on one throughout the day. I probably eat about a tablespoon total. It's just an idea!

Alkalizing Remedies
Posted by Rebecca (Columbia, Sc) on 10/06/2010
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Try Quecertin for aches. May take up to 6 wks, but it works. Take 2,500mg/day. I used to take 1 in the morning, 1 in the evening. Now I just take 1/day for maintenance.

Avocados, B12
Posted by Robyn (Hampton, TN) on 03/05/2009
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How to treat fatigue after a long sickness:

This really lots of avocados and take a B12 Tablet.

That is it....It rebuilds up your strength. Robyn

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Jane (Odessa, TX) on 02/10/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have struggled with GERD, Overweight, and fatigue for several years. After the medical discovery that Prilosec, Nexium and other medications as these can stop calcium from being absorbed in your bones, I was a little scared. So I decided to do some web surfing for natural cures.. And YOU WERE HERE! Over a week ago I started the ACV and HOT water with baking soda mixture. The first three days I lost 5 pounds and my reflux problem was gone. It tried to come back later that first week, so I increased my intake of AVC to a more powerful solution.
1/2 cup of ACV
1/2 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda ( 1 x day)

Today I weighed again ad I have lost 9 lbs! I am so happy! Plus my blood pressure is becoming more stable. The GERD is gone. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for this website! God bless you guys!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Dookieisking (Nevada) on 10/11/2015

I just read in a book that fats like this help your body absorb nutrients. People on low-fat diets, the nutrients slip right through and never get absorbed. So what you might be experiencing is just your body ACTUALLY absorbing things like its supposed to.

Afternoon Fatigue
Posted by Louwrence (Rustenburg, North West, South Africa) on 04/17/2013

Hi Judy, All the starch that you are eating is making you tired, try having more protein & you will not have the slump, protein & salad will sustain your energy.

Afternoon Fatigue
Posted by Kathy (the USA) on 04/17/2013

Hi Judy, Could be the bread. Do you use mayonnaise? Yogurt is not as good for you as advertised. Check out the ingredients and Google MSG for a menu about "truth" and what has happened to our food supply. We have been inundated with genetically modified food that is hard to digest. Try to avoid anything that contains soy or corn.

Posted by Ish (Kansas City, Mo) on 02/23/2012
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I am a 55 year old male in good health. From time to time I experience fatigue and have used Kelp and almost immediately I feel alive and with lots of energy. I have decided that I need to take Kelp on a regular basis. I am currently taking 150 mcg. Another option avaialbe is to simply buy a Centrum or any of other brand that contains Iodine.

If you exercise on a regular basis and feel tired I would recommend taking Kelp or Iodine.

Alkalizing Remedies
Posted by Stefan (Slc, Utah) on 06/30/2011

Speak to a naturopath or nutritionist. Chances are you have a deficiency in a specific vitamin or mineral. I bet you could correct your chest pain with a change to your diet and lifestyle. Drugs just create new problems as you already know.

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Christiane (Los Angeles, CA) on 10/31/2007
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I have been experimenting with several rememdies. I have been doing the HP inhalation for a few weeks now but only when fatigued. I use a throat spray bottle and spray a few times until I cough while inhaling, that seems to be the only way that I can determine that it's not just coating the back of my throat. I notice that it works almost immediately to get me out of that "desperately need more sleep" haze. It lifts that "heavy" feeling. I tried it again 2 days ago when I only got 4 hours of sleep with the intent that if I did the HP inhalation and it worked AGAIN then I would be convinced. I'm completely convinced for fatigue purposes at this time. I intend to increase my usage soon.

Also, I read where someone mentioned using iodine on cysts. I am using it on a cyst (may be caused by an ingrown hair or not!)on my shin, about the size of the circumferance of a sharpie marker. I started this a few weeks ago and was applying the iodine once a day for about 3 days straight. Then I forgot about it. I just happened to look this morning and it has shrunk by about half and the skin on top just peeled off. I will be starting up again today to see if I can get rid of it completely over the next week or so.

I have Candida but no insurance and I was trying a product that has been rated as the number 1 recommended product. Unfortunately, it felt like my kidneys were not happy about it so I had to get off of it. I am going to try some other methods to see if it helps. I'll post when I know more.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Anon (Mccomb, Ms) on 09/03/2009

It sounds like Fibromialgia (sp?) that you are suffering from. The best cause I've been able to find is MSG (MonoSodium Glutimate), a horrible additive that is in every kind of food. The thing that helps with Fibromualgia is a supplement/medicine called Guaifenesin, the main ingredient in cough syrup. The Guaifenesin by itself works better. Also, cut out all the MSG you can.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Phiippines) on 08/06/2012

Hi Serach... Your mood problems, insomnia, lack of energy, digestive problems and possible excess calcium in your diet and blood problems all lead me to suspect certain things. You seem to have mineral defficiencies, heavy metal in excess etc. Many of your symptoms also suggest low thyroid and even possible candida issues.

My suggestion is for you to confirm your problems by going to a naturopath and first getting a hair analysis test. This will tell tou what minerals you are lacking and what heavy metals and halides you have in excess in your body. Then get yourself tested for candida as well.

The graininess of you blood is also a worry. This suggest liver or possible kidney insufficiencies. You can confirm this by having a full blood/urine test.

If you do have candida issues then have a look at the anti-candida protocol with diet which is shown at this link:

This protocol consists of body detox, minerals, anti-oxidant immune boost, candida attack remedies and a diet.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Sarah (Portland, Or) on 12/05/2013

Have you checked into vitamin D for pain relief? There's a lot of evidence that a chronic deficiency of Vitamin D can lead to pain. So supplement with high-dose D can help.

Posted by Jillery (Rawlly, Nc) on 07/09/2018 89 posts

hellllllooooo.... how were your results with Rhodiola? I guess no news is bad news?

Posted by Nicholas (Edison, NJ) on 08/16/2013
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Home remedies I use to avoid fatigue, in addition to all else on this site, is daily exercise. I do three exercises daily. I have to, I'm 76 years old. I do not have arthritis, nor prostate problems, and the chakra exercises keep me sexually potent.

Afternoon Fatigue
Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 04/17/2013

It's the pretzels and the wheat bread. Find snacks and lunch items that don't contain wheat. Also if your yogurt had any sugar added, it will add to the effect.

Afternoon Fatigue
Posted by Seth (Ca, US) on 03/18/2015

Judy, I agree with the others on the sugar and breads. Bread will act on your metabolism very similarly to sugar, meaning that it gets absorbed in to your blood quickly and lead to the famous "spike and crash."

And generally most of the population has a hard time digesting Gluten and Casin (the proteins in wheat and milk).

Of course this fatigue could also be symptomatic of an underlying condition. Do you get it at any other times?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jj (Wooster, Ohio) on 10/14/2012

I used to have fibromyalgia. I no longer have it. I read a book called A More Excellent Way. The information helped me be free of the pain and the root of the problem. Now I have more control of my life! I have been sleeping better but still have a little fatigue. Where can I buy the unpasteurized ACV?

Power Nap, Eye Massager
Posted by Max Nass (New York, NY) on 03/26/2009
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Fatigue: Power Naps and and Eye Massager get me home at the end of the day. I have a very stressful job working with little children. When I drove home I was so tired my eyes with see double on the road. Very dangerous. I know take a 15 minute power nap (close my eyes for 15 minutes and think about nothing in a quiet place).Then I put on an eye massager I bought on the net. I use it for three minutes. I am reguvinated. It's a miracle. Now I can drive home and have energy when I get home. Hope this helps some of you out there. P.S. look up power naps--there incredible.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Seth (California, US) on 03/18/2015

Wow! The only change you made was adding ACV to your diet 3 times a day? That's amazing. I'd love to hear if you learn why this had such a great effect.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Teresa (Dequeen, Arkansas, United States) on 07/30/2010
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Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Kyrelle (Gilmer, Tx) on 10/11/2010

I find that I sometimes need digestive enzymes, too. If I feel signs of indigestion, I take an enzyme right away then the ACV/BS 'cocktail' right before bed. Works for me.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Seth (California, US) on 03/18/2015

Diana, the reflux could be due to the fact that baking soda is alkaline, and a person's stomach is supposed to be pretty acidic.

Try taking the ACV with no baking soda to see if it keeps the acid reflux down.

On another note, does anybody know the explanation to why ACV and baking soda gives so much energy? I'm curious about the scientific facts. Any book recommendations would be great.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Terri (Bernice, LA) on 03/25/2021

Think I'm going to try the ACV/baking soda. I've been dragging around for the past 30 very tired! Thought I had reached the end of my rope until Anthony threw me some more rope. My friend's husband has FMS too. I'm sending him A's reply! 😁.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Serach (Brookline, Ma, Usa) on 08/06/2012

I have written a number of posts, but no one has responded. I foolishly, changed my screen name and city/country in the hope that folks would think I was someone different and would respond. I was not trying to decieve any one . I am just despearate for help and did no know what else to do. I humbly apologize.

I need help with horrific pain in my neck and shoulders and also foot etc. Under the skin it feels gravelly and broken up;massage seems to exacerbate it. It feels kind of crispy, crusty, crunchy-its not visible though- It feels like hot fiery needles and the pain is constant and excruciating.

I do not do well with vinegar and feel worse after drinking it as it is fermented I am also unbeliveably tired and generally wake around 3 am. My digestion is not good and I feel physically toxic and full of sullenness and resentment.

Please have compassion and help.

Thanks, serach

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 08/06/2012

Serach, how about trying to start with Epsom Salts baths? Read about it here on EC.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Mike (Montreal, Quebec) on 08/06/2012

My suggestion for you is to read on your own and don't be afraid to experiment with natural products instead of expecting to find someone with the exact same symptoms you have.

This will no doubt provide you with good basic knowledge of the human body enough over time to eventually find a cure to your unfortunate illness.

Start with this site in the ailments section and look for people who have experienced similar symptoms related to your illness and then go from there.

Change your eating habits towards a healthier one, try various types of supplements one at the time and then listen to what your body is telling you in response. The fact that you are still breathing and have not been diagnosed with terminal cancer means you have a very good chance of fighting your disease.

Wish you best of luck!!

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Robyn (Melbourne, Australia) on 08/08/2012

Welcome to the club, (20 yrs) after yrs of massage, heat, accupuncture, psychobabble, a bunch of things that made it worse, trying all the docs meds, ALL the stuff around on fibro and cfs. The pain never stops. I have to take the morphine or Id do myself in. Can I suggest a hair analysis to see if you can get more of an insight as to whats going on. What about asking the doc for a virus panel? I am conscious of my liver so try to go real easy on the drugs. 1/2 an endep takes the pain back a few notches AND is good for sleep. I never slept in my life until I took that. Guanefesin helps with the pain for awhile if you want something more natural. email me if you want.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Lily (Canada) on 12/21/2016

Try using a good dose of effervescent Magnesium or liquid magnesium or even rub the magnesium gel on your affected areas ................sounds like neuropathy to me. Also sublingual Vit.B12 or get Vit B12 shots from your Doctor. Good luck.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Judy (California) on 06/13/2017

I know this is an old reading but anyone with this try Diatomaceous Earth this will help/heal your body

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Liz (New Zealand) on 11/02/2017

try activated charcoal...

Coconut Oil
Posted by Carly (Baltimore Md) on 03/26/2014

I really want to try this. And Already use Coconut Oil for oil pulling. I was wondering, for energy are you using the solid form? Just Eat a tablespoon of that?


Afternoon Fatigue
Posted by Judy (Madison, Wisconsin) on 04/16/2013

Hello, I eat a very light lunch (1/2 sandwich on whole wheat), cup of yogart, orange/apple and maybe a few pretzels when at work. However, shortly after I eat, I am so tired I cannot keep my eyes open. I seem to be much better off if I do not eat anything at all during the day. I realize this may be your body's response after a very large meal but why after a light lunch?? Any suggestions on what may be the cause??

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Sunny (Ca) on 11/15/2013

How much Hydrogen Peroxide do you use? How much water? For the spray bottle Mix... Thanks!

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Diana (Sand Springs, OK) on 06/16/2009
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Better But With Side Effects

I've been doing ACV 2TBS in 2 cups of water with 1/4 TSP baking soda. How can you do this? My acid reflux is about to kill me. I've been doing this for 5 days. How long do you do this, forever? Should I use less vinegar and no baking soda? The positive is my diareah is less and my skin looks better already. I'm not as tired, but the stomach....ouch. Please give suggestions, I believe, I just need somekind of adjustment. Thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Catherine (Wellington, New Zealand) on 10/09/2010

Hi Jane, I was interested to see the VERY strong dose of ACV you have been taking. I haven't found the usual dose of 2 Tbsp to 8 ozs water to have any effect on my fatigue so thought to try your remedy today in case I needed a bigger boost. (Your remedy being 8 times the usual recommended amount of ACV)
I intend to try this for a week, but I have to say I chickened out of 1/2 cup ACV and used 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water and 1/2 tsp BS. There was a bit of burn going down but it didn't last long. The main thing was an immediate feeling of nausea though it faded away after 10 mins. I will keep at this level for a week, see how it goes and maybe up the dose next week. Cheers, Catherine

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