Dr Oz: Fight Fatigue Naturally
Are you constantly struggling with fatigue, despite continually getting enough sleep? It’s time to skip the extra cup of coffee and pay attention to Dr Oz’s holistic jump start to beat fatigue. He welcomed internationally-recognized integrative doctor Dr Tieraona Low Dog. Dr Low Dog argued that you could get an extra hour of sleep and still feel just as tired as you did before. We’re living in a very fast-paced world and women are constantly working on hyper drive both in and out of the home. She claimed it’s dangerous when hyper drive becomes normal because that’s when relaxation and down time become abnormal.
Because so many people don’t even know how to relax, Dr Low Dog believes a holistic approach is necessary to combat fatigue.
Dr Oz: Do You Need A Fatigue-Fighting Jump Start Quiz
When Dr Oz. surveyed women across the country and found that 52% of women feel exhausted in the morning. So could a fatigue-fighting jump start be right for you? If you answer “yes” to 4 or more of the question in the following quiz, you’re in need of a fatigue jump start.
- I often feel like I need to take a nap
- I find myself reaching for coffee or snacks to fight afternoon slump
- After a stressful situation, I find it hard to bounce back
- When I wake up in the morning, I don’t feel well-rested
- I get sick more easily than I used to
- I feel too tired to exercise
- I sit most of the day and find little time to get up and move
- I often find it hard to concentrate
Dr Oz: Should You Take A Power Nap?
Dr Oz turned to Vicki and Beth who both answered “yes” to more than four of the statements. Both women experience an energy slump in the afternoon. Dr Low Dog quickly pointed out that in many parts of the world a siesta, or a nap, was part of the culture. Plus, there’s data that shows short 15-20 minute power naps can help increase attention and focus. Additionally, contrary to what many people believe, a nap doesn’t make it harder for you to sleep at night.
But Dr Low Dog was confident that both women could find relief if they were willing to make some life changes.
Dr Oz: Black Cumin Seeds For More Energy
The first step to increasing your energy and fighting fatigue is to start your day with black cumin seeds. As explained by Dr Low Dog, black cumin seed is commonly used in Ayurveda to soothe the nerves while also restoring energy. It can also help reduce inflammation, maintain blood sugar levels, and potentially improve your mood and concentration. Simply blend the following ingredients together to create one tasty smoothie that’s guaranteed to help you fight fatigue.
- 1/2 C vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 C strawberries
- 1/2 tsp black cumin seed oil
- pinch of dried ginger
- 1 C almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 C ice
Dr Oz: Blink To Beat Fatigue
Next, Dr Low Dog wanted to explain a technique that essentially has you blinking to beat fatigue. Obviously you need to blink to keep your eyes moist. Try looking up and blink four times, then look down and blink four times. Then look left, right, and straight ahead, blinking four times with each direction. Then stop blinking and look far away to give your eyes a rest.
Dr Low Dog explained that blinking is also necessary for the brain to take short little rests. It allows you to have more focus and greater attention. This can be particularly helpful for those who sit in front of a computer all day long.