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Tags: fatigue | energy medicine | insomnia | hormones

"Why Am I So Tired?"

Michael Galitzer, M.D. By and Tuesday, 25 August 2015 04:38 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Several years ago, Sarah walked into my office and sat down. At 49, she had a range of symptoms, including total body pain, chronic stress, insomnia, and always feeling cold, among others.

She also told me that her energy level had decreased. “I’m too young to feel this old and tired,” she protested.

I hear a variation on those words from the majority of my patients. Most of them come not because they have a specific disease, but because they “just don’t feel well.”

The problem is that most Western-based modern medicine looks at health and disease as two ends of a spectrum — and it rarely addresses the range of symptoms in between.

The tests you get through most doctors’ offices (CAT scans, MRIs, biopsies, mammograms, X-rays, blood tests, and so on) are designed to tell you if your body has become sick enough to qualify as having a “disease.” If not, then the doctor will do little for you other than prescribing something to help with whatever symptoms you may have.

If you complain of low energy, they may tell you to sleep more. If you have digestive problems, you may get a prescription for Prilosec. Skin issues? Cortisone or other creams. Trouble sleeping? Ambien or some other sleeping pill.

But to me, it’s not enough that a patient isn’t sick; I want to help them in whatever ways I can to feel completely, abundantly healthy. And that takes more than looking at their cholesterol levels and prescribing medications; it takes assessing their health at the energetic, cellular level.

At my practice, we evaluate a patient’s health in six specific areas: toxicity level, ability to regenerate, terrain status, metabolic status, endocrine balance, and flow of bio-energy throughout the body.

In Sarah’s case, I ordered blood, saliva, urine, and stool tests. But I also used energy medicine tests that a typical Western-trained physician knows nothing about, but which are key to assessing the fundamental functioning of the body.

And I look at all of these tests from a different perspective: I want to see how far off the patient is from optimal functioning.

Sarah’s energy medicine tests included a bio-impedance test, which measures the percentage of water inside and outside of the cell. The more water in the cell, the healthier you are.

It also measures the amount of fat in your body, and how quickly you are creating new cells.

I also did a biological terrain assessment, which measures the level of digestive enzymes, the health of the lymphatic system and the kidneys, how much energy the cells are making, and whether the patient needs antioxidants or oxidants.

Then I ran a heart rate variability test, which measures the responsiveness of the autonomic nervous system, the level of stress or tension in the nervous system, and the health of the adrenal glands. I also tested Sarah using electro-dermal screening, which measures the energy flowing through the body. All of these non-invasive tests took no more than an hour.

I then asked Sarah about her lifestyle. Did she drink coffee, alcohol, soda, or commercial, non-herbal tea? Did she smoke cigarettes? What medications was she on? Did she use artificial sweeteners like Sweet ‘N Low, Equal, or Splenda? Did she eat a lot of sugar, or crave salt? Did she eat pork, bacon, ham, or breakfast sausage?

How many fruits and vegetables did she eat in a typical day? Did she have PMS, did she exercise, did she drink enough water, and was it filtered or straight from the tap? What supplements was she taking? Had she ever had a root canal, and did she currently have silver amalgam fillings or dental implants?

Then I asked Sarah about her emotional life. Did she meditate? How were her relationships with others? Did she like her work? Did she feel she had a purpose in life? Did she feel connected to God or a higher power? Did she have a healthy support system of family and friends?

Hardly the questions asked by most doctors, I know, yet each of them provided me with further clues for accurately assessing and addressing the root causes of Sarah’s health complaints.

Sarah’s tests indicated an autoimmune condition, a weak thyroid, and deficiencies in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. I also diagnosed a sluggish liver with high levels of toxicity, and severe adrenal fatigue.

Would a conventional Western-trained endocrinologist have come to the same conclusions? Probably not.

Many of Sarah’s results were not extreme enough to cause other doctors concern. Instead, they might write the results off as an indication of a natural decrease in hormonal functioning due to her age and/or perimenopausal status.

But to my eyes, the results indicated clearly why Sarah was feeling so ill—and I knew that I had a range of treatments that could help restore her to health and vitality.

I explained my program to Sarah and showed her exactly why she was feeling so exhausted. I directed her to avoid peanuts, dairy, and corn, and to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day, preferably outdoors.

To accelerate her healing, I prescribed bioidentical hormones, vitamin and mineral supplements, proteolytic enzymes, intravenous vitamin C and glutathione, herbal and homeopathic formulas, and photon light therapy.

Within one month, Sarah was back in my office, beaming. She was completely pain free for the first time in years. Her hormone levels were optimal, and all of her tests indicated that her cells and metabolic processes were functioning exactly as they should.

She reported that she felt better than she had when she was in her 20s. You could see from the glow of her skin, the light in her eyes, and the bounce in her step that she had returned to vibrant health. “On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m a 20!” she said happily.

Sarah’s dramatic turnaround is typical of the results I see in my patients. We are in the midst of an era where it is possible to reverse physical damage caused by our environment and poor lifestyle choices, and return ourselves to vibrant health.

Equally important, we can catch that damage long before it creates real havoc with our bodies, and we can heal ourselves at the cellular and energetic level.

As a medical doctor specializing in energy medicine for the past 30 years, I have used cutting-edge conventional and alternative treatments to help people of all ages and from six of the seven continents.

My patients tell me that my program has helped them reverse the debilitating effects of conditions like chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, impotence, stroke, MS, even cancer. And every one of them reports that they feel younger and healthier, with more energy, passion, and zest for life than they’ve had in a long, long time.

These same outcomes are possible for you too. You can learn more in my book, “Outstanding Health: the 6 Essential Keys To Maximize Your Energy and Well Being.”

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We are in the midst of an era where it is possible to reverse physical damage caused by our environment and poor lifestyle choices, and return ourselves to vibrant health.
fatigue, energy medicine, insomnia, hormones
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 04:38 PM
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