Amatusitaar Blanchette is a college student from the Bronx who suffered with chronic fatigue for years before realizing that sugar and energy drinks were not the answer. In today’s brief post, Dennis Wong of YOR Health explains how Amatusitaar beat the beast of excessive tiredness.
Q: Amatusitaar Blanchette is a college student with a full-time job. Isn’t it normal for someone in her position to be exhausted?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Being exhausted and being chronically fatigued are two very different things. While going to school and working definitely take a toll on the body, at her young age, Amatusitaar should not have been falling asleep every few hours. The problem was that she simply wasn’t getting the right amount of nutrition and thought that coffee and energy drinks would keep her going. They did not.
Q: What are the potential side effects of consuming too much caffeine?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Most healthy adults can safely handle 400 mg of caffeine every day – about the equivalent of 2 cups of coffee. Beyond that, caffeine can cause insomnia and an overall feeling of nervousness and anxiety. Over an extended period of time, a caffeine overdose can have a negative effect on a woman’s hormones and possibly exacerbate the symptoms of PMS.
Q: How can a healthy adult overcome chronic fatigue without resorting to prescription medication?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: First and foremost, other health problems need to be ruled out. Certain conditions, such as anemia, can cause an individual to feel lethargic and sleepy all the time. It is important to keep the body on the move and consume a diet with a diverse range of lean meats, fruits, vegetables, and carbohydrates.
Q: How did YOR Essential Vitamin help Blanchette’s fatigue?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Amatusitaar did not know it at the time, but her body simply was not getting the right amount of nutrition. Adding vitamins, along with changing her diet and eliminating energy drinks and sugar, helped her body enjoy natural energy, which does not come with the same crash and burn feeling is that derived from artificial sources, such as caffeine.