Stu from Wisconsin writes:
Over the last few months I have noticed my energy levels dropping. My doctor says that I am not anemic and my thyroid is normal. Do you have any idea what this might be? I exercise and eat well. I just can’t figure it out.
It’s great that you had your blood levels checked by your physician to see if everything was normal. I didn’t see a note about iron levels. Please have them check the iron and ferritin levels in the labs as well. That should give you great information. Fatigue and lack of energy is so common today. Higher stress and work loads are the norm. I have found that the greatest source of energy comes from the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are small, walnut-sized glands that sit on top of our kidneys. They are a powerhouse for our body’s capability of handling stress and produce key hormones. However, during high levels of stress, our adrenal glands can wear down causing a host of issues relating to peak performance and overall stamina in our day-to-day lives. Our lifestyle is our best medicine, and food is typically the foundation. Throughout nutrition and research many experts have found that Vitamin C and Vitamin B5 (Pantethene) are the keys that may unlock the adrenals to work at their best and remain strong even under the toughest times in our lives.
I am a big fan of getting our nutrition from whole foods and in the closest form to nature. Below are some top food sources to get high levels of Vitamin C and Vitamin B5. Of course, you have the option to use supplements as well. However, always do your best to get your nutrition from food sources for the long haul.
Top Vitamin C Foods
- Snap Peas
- Yellow Bell Peppers
Top Vitamin B5 (Pantethene) Foods
- Wild Trout
- Organic Free Range Eggs
- Sunflower Seeds
- Sweet Potatoes