Working around problems with posting answers here

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Working around problems with posting answers here
Sun, 03-24-2013 - 1:27pm

So, I promise, I'm not ignoring anyone!  I have been having a very difficult time answering questions as the server keeps kicking me out or telling me I'm not authorized to post comments?  At any rate, I'm here, I read everything, and I will figure out a way to get back to everyone!  

Energizing foods:

I haven't found any one food that is a cure for fatigue, but a healthy diet overall will help you feel better in general.  It's important that you make sure you don't have any deficiencies, like iron or vitamin D, so have your doc check you for anemia, iron deficiency, and vitamin D deficiency.  I had all of them, and after getting my blood levels up, I really notice a difference in my over all energy levels.  If you eat a lot of fruits and veggies, you can't go wrong.  I start most days with a smoothie made from soy yogurt, frozen fruit, a banana, and diet cranberry juice, so I get all my fruit needs at once.  I try to make soup with a LOT of veggies at least once a week and put away a few days worth of lunches for work before I let my son get into it.  He's 12, and is like a locust with food, even disgustingly healthy stuff.  I have eaten so many salads in my lifetime that even looking at one makes me want to cry, so I have been trying to get creative with ways to get my greens and veggies.  Starting a gentle exercise program, working on getting a good night's sleep, and finding ways to deal with stress will also help your energy levels.  I do yoga and eliptical, which doesn't stress my knees or hips, but any exercise, even walking 10 minutes a couple times a day, will benefit you.  Hope this helps.