Tiredness, Lethargy & Low Energy Levels
Tiredness (lethargy) and especially feeling tired after eating is a common complaint. Such symptoms are commonly overlooked and many have come to regard it as just a fact of life. People who work hard and put in long hours will inevitable feel tired at the end of the day.
Sometimes the overwhelming feeling of tiredness (lethargy) is more than the normal. When periods of rest and sleep or medical intervention are not helping the tiredness symptoms, it could be a food issue.
Tiredness Causes Anxiety and Stress
This profound feeling of tiredness after eating can cause anxiety for a lot of people. Feeling tired after eating can cause a total loss of focus and is a safety concern for those driving or working with machinery.
Common medical conditions such as anaemia or thyroid imbalance can lead to chronic tiredness. Your GP will do blood tests to quickly confirm or exclude such common causative factors.
However, in a lot of cases having done all the relevant blood tests, no abnormalities are found. Such people will be very surprised to find that in a significant number of cases, food intolerance could be an important contributing factor.
How Does Food Intolerance Cause Tiredness?
Food intolerance means that certain foods are not digesting properly. Food is fuel and our source of energy and vitality. If you are not able to digest the foods that you are eating, such foods start to slowly poison you. It is because food intolerance produces no immediate or obvious symptoms that it has been overlooked.
Feeling tired after eating treatments consist of finding and avoiding your intolerant foods. This stops the creation of gut toxins and the associated gut inflammation. It is this inflammation which is the source of the tiredness. Free from this toxic load, the body quickly recovers its former energy levels.
Unfortunately there is no standard diet plan for the treatment of tiredness. Each person will have a different range of food sensitivities. To solve your tiredness after eating, you need to know what your trigger foods are and eliminate them from your diet. By using the food sensitivity IgG antibody test to guide the food elimination diet, many people have resolved their tiredness symptoms.