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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.