Now available: Optimal Energy Support from Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.
How many times have you had a patient express concern over fatigue? Probably more than you can count (or want to count). Fatigue is among the chief primary complaints we hear as practitioners, and, while not a condition itself, it is a symptom of many possible other conditions and/or the product of less-than-healthy lifestyle habits.
Like abdominal pain, fatigue is a symptom that can lead practitioners and patients on a wild goose chase for the underlying cause. When fatigue is combined with other symptoms, the chase grows even more difficult.
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, author of The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution seeks to support optimal energy by helping counteract the effects of poor diet, too little sleep, digestive concerns and hormone levels that together, create what he calls a “perfect storm.” That storm can lead to a major “energy crisis” which further affects hormone function.
You remember from biology class that mitochondria are cellular “engines” that convert fuel into the energy needed for various cells to carry out their jobs in our bodies. The process by which the cells harvest this energy is called cellular respiration and the product of that is adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the primary “electrical current” of energy in the body.
Mitochondria can be damaged by toxins, pollutants, drugs and free radicals, which reduces their function and energy output. Worse, when mitochondria are in need of repair, they require additional energy of their own.
Dr. T is well-known for his S.H.I.N.E. protocol, which focuses on five key areas–sleep, hormones, immune support, nutrition and exercise–that, when addressed together, provide a blueprint for supporting optimal energy. A curated selection of supplements he recommends as part of this larger protocol are available now to Wellevate users.