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How To Increase Your Energy

How To Increase Your Energy

From my experience with people, I can pinpoint three reasons for lack of energy:

1. Lack of sleep          

2. Dehydration

3. The wrong food for fuel

How can you sleep peacefully?

1. Turn off the TV and computer before bed to rest the brain.

2. Do not drink coffee or caffeinated beverages before 2-4 hours before bed.

3. I would eat turkey, dark meat in chicken-they contain Tryptophan, which creates transmitters for sleep (a handful of sunflower seeds have 500 mg of Tryptophan).

4. You could have a fan blow gently on you to stimulate the hairs on your face –this, as well as noise from the fan, will slow your nervous system down.

5. If you have leg cramps you could be dehydrated or missing calcium and potassium, increase your water intake and try 500 mg of calcium. Eat spinach, kale, beets or an avocado to get your potassium.

6. Check your medications (which can cause dehydrations, muscle cramps and insomnia.

7. Drink water! Fill a non-BPA bottle and drink it through the day. Try and drink half your body weight in ounces of H2O each day. Ex: 200 lbs (half is 100lbs that’s 100 oz./day)

8. Cut back and/or eliminate soda and sugary coffee drinks

9. Add some Celtic Sea Salt to your water and food. This adds minerals to your body and relaxes your sympathetic nervous system.  

The Correct Fuel:

1. Journal your food for two weeks, plot when you are tired, and compare to what you are eating.

2. Do not start your day with a pastry. It creates a roller coaster all day long.

3. SWAP (Start With A Protein) eggs, almond butter, pumpkin seed protein

4. Have a hard-boiled egg or celery at 10 am-think of Food as Fuel

5. Have a mixed, slow burn salad at lunch with protein (beans, almonds).

6. At 2:30 pm, I would have a slice of apple and raw walnuts.

7. For dinner, either chicken or turkey with cooked broccoli or vegetables.

8. I would suggest an herbal tea at 8 pm to relax and slow down the brain. You’ll be glad you did!

Eat to Live Not Live to Eat

Dr. Hesselberg

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