Are you among the "walking wounded?" Do you have vague symptoms that you haven't been able to get an answer for? Are you "tired of being tired?"

If so, you are not alone. Fatigue is one of the top reasons Americans visit their primary physicians. Unfortunately, traditional medicine doesn't have much to offer to help this "condition." At best, you may be told to get more rest and reduce your stress. At worst, you may be subjected to batteries of expensive tests that provide no answers and given a prescription for an anti-depressant.

At Brist Chiropractic, we believe that there is a real reason for your real symptoms of fatigue because we've been able to help many patients who have similar complaints.

One of the most common causes of fatigue is what we call a "hidden infection." This is an infection that doesn't show up on the standard blood and urine tests. Some examples of hidden infections that can cause significant fatigue and other "vague" symptoms include:

  • systemic yeast infections (Candidiasis)
  • yeast infection in the digestive tract
  • parasites in the digestive tract
  • parasites in the gall bladder and/or liver
  • chronic viral infection (systemic or organ-specific)
  • yeast or parasites in the thyroid gland
  • bacterial infections in the digestive tract and/or bloodstream
  • low-grade yeast or bacterial infections in the kidney, bladder, or lungs
Other causes of fatigue may be lack of full-spectrum light, gallbladder problems that cause poor sleep during the hours of 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., or liver toxicity that causes poor sleep from from 2 to 4 a.m. Food or chemical allergies can also make you tired all the time. An imbalance of brain neurotransmitters or hormones may also be involved with your fatigue.

If you're tired of being tired all the time, don't despair. Call our office to schedule a Health Scan check-up. This exam will help pinpoint the causes of your fatigue and other symptoms, identifying the primary organ system(s) that are causing you to feel the way you do. Based on the findings of that exam, Dr. Brist will recommend a natural, holistic treatment program that will be tailored to your specific needs. Call 763-546-9151 to schedule your Health Scan.