Energy Articles

Read articles about Energy, Fatigue & Exhaustion by Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. on Newport Natural Health.

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Inflammation, Memory, and Hormone Balance: Three Supplements

Every month, thousands of new clinical trials are published in scientific journals. Unfortunately, due to the sheer volume of studies, few physicians have the time to explore new research. But years ago, I discovered that combing through these publications is | Read More…

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Omega 3s: Essential Fats You’re Missing

When Sonia first came to my office two years ago, she clearly needed help. Her symptoms were the all-too-familiar assortment of problems, ranging from aching joints and low-grade depression to memory issues and a stubborn 20 pounds that just would | Read More…

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Why Am I Tired? How to Keep Up Your Energy

Do you drag throughout the day, nod off in the afternoon, or struggle to get out of bed in the morning, even though you slept eight hours? Or have you been diagnosed with a heart condition or high blood pressure | Read More…

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Joint Pain Remedies: 4 Tips that Really Work

If you are in need of joint pain relief — whether from an injury or some form of arthritis — you know what a miserable experience it can be. Hobbling everywhere gets old quickly, as does taking pain relievers every | Read More…

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Coconut Smoothie with Banana and Berry

Serves 1 Start your day with a hearty, good-fat filled smoothie made with coconut and flax seeds. It’s tasty, simple to make, and the combination of healthy fats and protein help to keep you feeling full longer than most breakfasts. | Read More…

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Roasted Bananas with Maple Syrup–Walnut Glaze

This snack is delicious any time of day, but it’s especially good in the evening. Bananas, walnuts, and yogurt contain tryptophan and melatonin, two natural sleep aids. Save any leftovers (excluding the yogurt), and reheat them the following evening. Serves | Read More…

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Eat These Foods for Better Sleep

If you use insomnia medication, I hope you know about last week’s announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Manufacturers of prescription sleep aids that contain a sedative called zolpidem are required to reduce the currently recommended doses. (Zolpidem | Read More…

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Very Easy Baked Beans

Beans are an excellent source of the trace mineral zinc, known for its ability to help build muscle and rev up testosterone production. Some beans, such as those used in this flavorful recipe, contain as much zinc as red meat | Read More…

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Test Your Testosterone Knowledge

Maybe you’ve seen the television ads explaining that “low T,” or low testosterone levels, can be a health risk. Although the ads are by a pharmaceutical giant selling a prescription product, low testosterone is not a fake health concern created | Read More…

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Nutrients You Need: The Big Three

Are you confused about what you should be eating? With all the contradictory information out there, who can blame you? So let’s set the record straight, starting with a closer look at carbohydrates, fats, and protein, a group also known | Read More…

Elinor’s S.A.D. Story

Many of my patients have been to multiple doctors without getting good results. So it’s not at all unusual for me to see a patient who has been diagnosed and treated for several different illnesses and still is miserable. That | Read More…

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Don’t Stop Exercising This Winter

If I told you something was available that could make tremendous improvements in your health — both physically and emotionally — you would want to know more, right? Then I would tell you about the thousands of studies showing its | Read More…

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Marty’s Weight Loss Success Story

“I hope you don’t expect me to join a gym and work out with a bunch of 20-year-olds,” Marty told me after I suggested he get more exercise. “Because I don’t think they make leotards in my size.” Marty had | Read More…

Ralph’s Stress Problem

A patient I’ll call Ralph was having a difficult time with Alex, a woman he had been seeing for several years. It’s a familiar story. She didn’t want to make plans for a future together, and he felt frustrated and | Read More…

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Could You Have Adult ADD?

Discussions of ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) normally revolve around children with behavioral and/or learning difficulties. But ADHD and its cousin, ADD (attention deficit disorder without hyperactivity, which is more common in grown-ups), can persist into adulthood. In fact, over half of | Read More…

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Take the DIE Out of DIET

If you’re like many of my patients, you’d like to lose a few (or more) pounds. As you’ve probably noticed, there’s no shortage of help when it comes to dieting. Let’s see, there’s the cabbage soup diet, the ice cream | Read More…

Andy’s Story of Sleep Apnea

Nearly 10 years ago, Andy first came to see me at the urging of his wife, May. She was very upset over her husband’s constant loud snoring that had already driven her from their bedroom to a guest room. But | Read More…

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Is Lyme Disease Behind Your Fatigue?

In my practice, it’s not unusual to meet with patients who have already seen ten or more different physicians. They come to me because they’re exhausted and ache all over. Sometimes they have swollen joints, a fever, stiff neck, or | Read More…

Bert’s Dangerous Drug Combination

A perfect Southern gentleman — that’s how I would describe Bert, who I have known socially for many years. Bert is from Georgia, and he is one of the most gracious, thoughtful, and kind individuals I’ve ever known. Even though | Read More…

Nick’s Estrogen-Insomnia Connection

Nick came to see me a year or so ago with a complaint common among middle-aged male patients — he had to get up at least once each night to urinate and then couldn’t get back to sleep. Having his | Read More…

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How to Age Well and Add 10 Years to Your Life

If you’ve ever dreamed of stopping Father Time, I have good news. The old guy may not be stoppable quite yet, but we do know how to slow him down — a lot! The average American already has a very | Read More…

Sonia’s Metabolism Fix

Sonia was in her late 50s when she came to see me with a long list of symptoms. She had seen several other doctors over the years. All had prescribed various drugs, but nothing seemed to work. “I’m so tired | Read More…

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Thyroid and Metabolism: The Symptoms of Thyroid Problems

Are you feeling tired and moody? Is your weight-loss plan going nowhere fast — or worse, are you on a diet and gaining weight instead of losing? Or are you nervous, edgy, and having a tough time sleeping? Strange as | Read More…

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Better Circulation: Supplements & Tips that Work

Are you feeling weary? Are your hands or feet chilly, numb, or tingly even though the weather is warm? Does it seem like you’re not thinking clearly? The problem could be poor circulation, as my patient Doris discovered. The circulatory | Read More…

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Exercise to Extend Your Healthy Years

Today, I’d like to ask you to do me a favor. As tempting as it may be to avoid any discussion of exercise, I’m asking that you hang in there and read the rest of this newsletter. One of my | Read More…

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Exercise Recovery Smoothie

Many times, medications like Lipitor and other statin drugs steal nutrients that your body needs for energy production and quality sleep. To help counteract medication-induced fatigue, exercise and proper nutrition are essential. For increased energy, try fitting in regular workouts | Read More…

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Surprising Side Effects from Your Medications

In a previous issue, we looked at adrenal burnout – one of the most common causes of fatigue, even though it’s seldom diagnosed by conventional physicians. This week, I want to turn our attention to another energy thief: medications that steal | Read More…

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5 Simple Ways to Get More Energy

Everyone wants to know how to get more energy to get through the day and, in fact, fatigue is one of the most common reasons patients come to see me. The fact that exhaustion is widespread should not be surprising. | Read More…

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The Secrets Behind Getting a Great Night’s Sleep

Everyone needs sleep. Unfortunately, most of my patients say they have problems sleeping well. In other words, quantity is not the issue; quality is.