Stick Like Glue Radio #175 On this special episode of Stick Like Glue Radio, I interview the Functional Medicine Doc – Carri Drzyzga on her new program, Entrepreneurial Fatigue – How to Fuel Your Brain & Body for Entrepreneurial Suc-cess . Don’t miss this powerful show.

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On this special episode of Stick Like Glue Radio, I interview the Functional Medicine Doc, Carri Drzyzga, on her new program, Entrepreneurial Fatigue – How to Fuel Your Brain & Body for Entrepreneurial Success. Don’t miss this powerful show.

Main Questions Asked:

  • Why are you so passionate about entrepreneurial fatigue, and why did you create this program?
  • Is there a difference between physical fatigue and mental fatigue?
  • Is there a correlation between mental exhaustion and how your body responds?
  • How does fatigue affect entrepreneurial bottom lines?
  • What is the root cause of fatigue?
  • Talk about skipping meals.
  • What are natural treatments for fatigue?
  • Talk about supplements and vitamins.
  • What are some of the signs that your blood sugar is too low?
  • Talk about color breathing.


Key Lessons Learned:

Functional Medicine & Fatigue

  • Functional medicine is where you find the cause, fix the cause, and feel normal again.
  • Many doctors don’t see fatigue as a serious problem, so they simply recommend taking time off in order to fix the problem.

Rating Your Fatigue

  • How do you rate your average energy level from 0-10?
  • If you aren’t at an 8 or higher, then you are suffering from some level of fatigue.
  • Fatigue affects not only you and your family but also your business’s bottom line.

Fatigue and Entrepreneurs

  • Your number one business asset is ‘you,’ and you need to keep yourself healthy.
  • Lack of sleep will start catching up with you if it becomes part of your lifestyle.

Root Causes of Fatigue

  • Long work hours.
  • Not shutting brain off and having down time.
  • Not practicing stress management.
  • Not getting good sleep.
  • Not talking vitamins.
  • Not eating enough vegetables.

Ambient Light

  • We live in a society with a lot of light, and when we sleep at night, we should be sleeping in a bedroom so dark that you can’t see your hand in front of your face.
  • These days there is too much ambient light in bedrooms, mostly coming from electronics: TV, alarm clock, cell phone, and cable box.
  • Ambient light blocks your brain from producing adequate amounts of melatonin.

Skipping meals

  • This is like not putting gasoline in your car, and your blood sugar crashes.
  • You can invest in hiring someone to prepare meals, a menu, or do your grocery shopping. Think of it as part of entrepreneur delegation.

Natural Treatments

  • Make sure you are ingesting enough protein and drinking enough water.
  • Practice stress management.
  • Cortisol is your main stress hormone, and when it is out of balance, it will atrophy your brain.
  • Take magnesium before you go to bed.
  • Use a white noise machine with nature sounds while you sleep.
  • Exercise. You can do this on the job in chunks of 10 minutes.
  • Check your diet. Key vitamins and nutrients are essential to the body and keep the brain strong.

Supplements and Vitamins

  • People often take the right vitamins but don’t take the correct dose in order to have an effect on the body.
  • The majority of supplements need to be taken with meals so they get properly absorbed.
  • The vinegar test is a way to see if your multivitamin gets absorbed or ends up in the toilet.

Blood Sugar

  • If you crave sugar, then your blood sugar is too low.
  • If you are eating a meal and it gives you a boost of energy, it means your blood sugar was too low to start with.
  • If you have a difficult time staying asleep at night, it means your blood sugar is crashing, which will wake you up.
  • If you feel tired after a meal, it means you ate too many carbs and your blood sugar is too high.
  • If you crave sweets after you have eaten, you ate too many carbs.
  • If you have a hard time falling asleep, your blood sugar is too high and you’re are eating too many carbs.
  • The more you start paying attention to your diet and health the easier it is to trouble shoot.

Color Breathing

  • This is a simple form of meditation that takes 5 minutes.
  • Take a deep breath in and imagine breathing in your favorite color.
  • Breathe out a color you hate or blackness.
  • Focusing on the colors is a good way to shut your brain off from your mind chatter and to-do list.



Dr. Carri Drzyzga
Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again
Functional Medicine Ontario

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