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The Low Energy Type

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You struggle to get out of bed in the morning and/or find it difficult to have enough energy to get through the day.  You tend to overexert yourself or stay up too late, leaving you feeling tired, burnt out, and stressed.  Not to worry, getting the proper amount of rest, nourishing your body with good food, getting adequate exercise, and managing stress are all you need to get your energy back. 

Possible Symptoms:

  • fatigue or exhaustion

  • lack of appetite

  • poor concentration

  • bloating

  • soft stools or diarrhea

  • feel cold easily

  • lower spine pain

  • frequent clear urination

  • waking at night to urinate

  • shortness of breath

  • low libido

  • premature ejaculation

  • impotence

Causes:

  • Excessive stress 

  • Overexertion

  • Lack of sleep

  • Excessive worry, anxiety, fear or overthinking

  • Excessive sexual activity

  • Giving birth frequently

  • Chronic illness

  • Eating too many cold/raw foods or dairy products

  • Eating late at night or when in a hurry

Helpful Tips:

  • Eat warm meals, soups and stews.

  • Eat congee or oatmeal for breakfast.

  • Sleep a minimum of 8 hours per night and go to bed before 10 pm.

  • Avoid skipping meals.

  • Manage stress by getting regular acupuncture.

Best foods to eat:
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  • Meat: beef, chicken, ham, lamb, venison

  • Seafood: anchovies, eel, herring, lobster, mackerel, octopus, oysters, salmon, sardines, trout

  • Vegetables: carrot, corn, fennel, leeks, potato, pumpkin, sweet potato, shiitake mushrooms, winter squash, yams

  • Starches/grains: millet, oats, quinoa, rice, spelt

  • Fruits: cherries, coconut, date, figs, grapes

  • Dairy/eggs: eggs, organic milk

  • Nuts/seeds: almond, black sesame seeds, chestnuts, hazelnuts, walnuts

  • Beans/legumes: chickpeas, lentils

  • Herbs/spices: coriander, ginger, garlic, sage

  • Other: molasses, royal jelly

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What to Drink:
Foods & Drinks to AVOID:
  • cold/raw foods, juices & smoothies

  • ice in drinks

  • dairy products

  • sugar

  • fruit

  • tofu

  • chiles

  • cayenne pepper

  • hot peppers

  • beer

  • black tea

  • green tea

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Energy Boosting Recipes:
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