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A Guide To Fatigue

Amelia Botanica
The development of fatigue and what we can do to support ourself.

A Guide To Fatigue

Being fatigued is characterised by feelings of tiredness and a lesser capacity for work. Our bodies are sensitive and need plenty of recalibration; however, our modern world is hyper-stimulating, and many people find themselves running on empty or ‘wired and tired’. The food we eat is also not as nourishing as it once was, and that can also lead to poor nutrient absorption into the body.

Fatigue can creep into our lives for various reasons, and it’s not always as simple as just needing more sleep.

Feeling tired all the time? You’re not alone!

Fatigue can creep into our lives for various reasons, and it’s not always as simple as just needing more sleep. The root causes of fatigue can be quite diverse, ranging from nutrient deficiencies to nervous system dysfunction, infections, immune exhaustion, blood sugar dysregulation, thyroid issues, and even poor sleep quality.

So, why does this matter? Well, understanding the underlying cause of your fatigue is the first step toward finding effective solutions and reclaiming your energy.

How can you tell if fatigue might be knocking on your door?

Keep an eye out for signs and symptoms like persistent exhaustion, fluctuations in appetite (whether you’re suddenly ravenous or have lost all interest in food), dizziness, unshakable lethargy, low moods that seem to linger, a noticeable dip in motivation, excessive sleepiness during the day, nagging headaches, and even disruptions in your sleep patterns. If any of these sound familiar, don’t fret; there’s hope!

To get to the bottom of your fatigue and regain your vitality, consider consulting with a Naturopath who can conduct basic blood pathology and testing to pinpoint the precise cause.

Remember, it’s not just about feeling awake; it’s about feeling your best!


Fatigue can occur due to poor energy creation in the cell caused by:

• Nutrient deficiencies
• Nervous system dysfunction
• Infections
• Immune exhaustion
• Blood sugar dysregulation
• Thyroid dysfunction
• Poor sleep quality

Because fatigue can be caused by many different things, it is important to address the underlying cause first with some basic blood pathology/testing done through your Naturopath.

Signs & Symptoms of Fatigue

• Exhaustion
• Low or high appetite
• Dizziness
• Lethargy
• Low moods
• Poor motivation
• Sleepiness
• Headaches
• Sleeping issues

Amelia, from Amelia Botanica, has created an amazing e-book diving into all the resources and knowledge you'll need to better understand fatigue and how to support yourself.

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