Stop Feeling Tired All the Time With These 7 Natural Energy Boosts

Simple changes to your diet and routine can help.

Stop Feeling Tired All the Time With These 7 Natural Energy Boosts

If you work during the day, you might be familiar with the dreaded 3 p.m. slump. Time seems to stand still and it’s hard to keep your mind focused and your eyes open to finish the workday. But some people have a 3 p.m. slump that lasts all day and feel groggy from the moment they wake up until they go to sleep (regardless of how much sleep they had the night before). Luckily, there are some ways to stop feeling tired all the time, that are doctor-approved.

These tips are about more than just turning to a cup of coffee when you need a jolt. Internationally-recognized integrative doctor Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, has a holistic plan to beat your fatigue naturally (and easily). Her seven lifestyle adjustments can help arm you with the tools you need to feel like yourself again. Follow along with these simple tips to get your energy levels back to where they should be.

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Eat Black Cumin Seeds

Black cumin seeds are excellent fatigue-fighters, thanks to the oil inside, which has essential fatty acids and may help fight inflammation and improve blood sugar control. On top of these benefits, black cumin seeds may also improve mood, attention, and cognition. You can add these seeds to yogurt or blend them into a smoothie to get your daily dose of nutrients.

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