Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
From: callie.writepage.com (Callie)
Date: 22 Nov 1995 02:51:11 GMT
Subject: Re: Royal Jelly Bee Pollen

>> >I have tried it for energy and have found no results for enerhy nor any other thing that could be found by taking it internally. If there is something different about it that I may have missed, please let me know what I am looking for.
>> If you need more energy, try more exercise to build up the number of mitochondria in your tissues, more complex carbohydrates to level off your blood sugar supply, and fewer stimulants (if any) to stop pushing your body beyond what it can handle.
>Here is the problem, I practice yoga with very good effects because hard exercise is out of the question due to a medical condition. I also have followed a low fat healthy diet for years now and eat very little sugar. Finally, as far as stimulants, I am not interested, only in things that will naturally help my body fight the fatigue.

Fatigue comes from several sources:

  1. Insufficient sleep - try adding an hour or so, or even take a nap in the afternoons.
  2. Insufficient exercise. Walking for a half an hour is hardly "heavy" exercise. Yoga is good, but doesn't maintain the energy-burning mitochondria levels that regular walking or other moderate exercise does.
  3. Insufficient calories to burn - an early sign of calory insufficiency is fatigue and loss of energy. The body is slowing down to preserve its fat stores. Try eating more calory-dense foods, like higher fat foods than usual in moderate quantities, and complex carbohydrates that digest slowly as a sustained energy source. Your dietary needs might have changed with the years, or from the medical condition.
  4. Insufficient protein intake to build mitochondria and muscle mass, and to repair tissues.
  5. Insufficient catalysts to properly process your food into energy. (mostly vitamins)
    Also insufficient thyroid hormones to keep the metabolic rate up. (has is been tested?)
  6. Insufficient hemoglobin to carry oxygen - have you been tested for iron deficiency or other hematology problems?