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WeightLossCoaching 03/20/08

Why Am I So Tired?

I am the parent of a college student--a freshman and she was just diagnosed as having Epstein Barr/ Chronic fatigue syndrome--at 18! Well, as it turns out more people than imaginable end up with this, like 95% of us.

When her diagnosis was made, I immediately emailed Dr. David. L Katz and Dr. Mehmet Oz--ok, I am the luckiest girl in the world to be able to contact them for an opinion, I am well aware of that and very thankful--and very relieved!

Turns out EBV/CFS are real and a pain to live with--they are just that, something you live with. You don't die from it, you die with it and since most people have it, and is as Dr. Katz said "essentially just mono" I think the question begs to be asked WHY are so many people getting it and what do we do about it.

Dr Oz referred me to endfatigue.com Dr.Teitlebaum's site that helps you go from Fatigued to Fabulous. There you learn many ways of coping with what in my opinion is the typical life that plagues the majority of us, whether young people or "OLD" like me--we're worn out.

Is it our toxic American diet?

Is it the sugar-laden soft drinks or Aspartame laced diet Coke (right...they have come out with Vitamin laced diet coke, that makes it a healthy product, right?! WRONG!)
Is is the unhealthy Monster and Redbull drinks being consumed by the youth of america?

I have spent the last 2 days living in my daughter's dorm trying to help her figure out how to implement that lifestyle changes recommended by the experts I trust, and let me tell you--it isn't easy on a college campus. I have never seen a cinnamon roll as big as one in their cafe and the cafeteria foods? Better than when I attended Mizzou but still no where near like what Dr. Katz eats--whole foods plant based and healthy.

So, are we sick and tired? Are YOU tired of being sick and tired? Let's do something about it; get healthier!