Fatigue is a matter of the mind and body, inseparable.

Sometimes we are tired due to poor nutrition, overwork, and insomnia, but sometimes it’s just in our minds and thoughts. Infections come later when the body has already become a sick base for them to settle in.

The brain consumes 20% of the body’s energy. If it works continuously, that percentage increases even more.

Excessive worry, thoughts, overthinking, creating the darkest possible outcomes due to low self-confidence and fear of not being good enough, or fear that something bad will happen to loved ones and we’ll be left alone, or simply that we can’t handle everything, all of this creates tension in us that rapidly depletes our energy reserves, specifically glucose, and creates a vicious cycle of stress.

Such stress breeds new fears, and it’s as if we’re plugged into an electrical circuit of fear. Fear that we won’t be able to, that we won’t make it, that we’re not cut out for it, and ultimately, the complete paralysis of fear leading to the inability to perform daily tasks.

Everyday tasks become a major challenge. Some call it depression, some call it laziness; I call it fear. And if we add the wrong fuel we put into our bodies, unhealthy food, the toxins created from such a diet further reduce the supply of oxygen to our cells, weaken and sicken them, making us tired.

Can you live without oxygen? You can’t.
Therefore, neither can your cells.

The main cause of fatigue is a lack of oxygen due to an unhealthy lifestyle (unhealthy diet, lack of exercise), and this is nutritional stress.
The second cause of fatigue is hormonal imbalance resulting from fear of the future.
Mechanical stress, like infections from bacteria and viruses, comes on top of this.

Fear generates excessive worry, excessive negative thinking that accelerates the pulse, creates panic, and uses up a tremendous amount of energy.
That’s why it’s no wonder people reach for sweets in moments of stress. Because stress needs to be fed.
Pleasure is short-lived, and after that, it’s the same old story. Negative thoughts full of worry that need to be fed again.
But that’s why meditation, clearing the mind, and mental hygiene exist.

You have to start somewhere.
Either you change your diet, or you start meditating.
You need to replenish your energy.

Healthy food restores energy.
Thoughts full of worry and constant frustration drain energy.
So meditate and eat healthily.

But if you ignore meditation or a healthy diet in today’s world, you could find yourself in trouble.
Everyone must have an outlet for the tension of daily obligations.
Does the word meditation confuse you?
Meditation is any action in which you are completely aware and focused on a single point.
What does that mean?
It means that you are so focused that you are not thinking. The point is to get rid of your thoughts, at least for some time.
For someone, meditation is sitting and clearing their mind; for someone else, it’s cooking, for someone, it’s tennis, for someone, it’s writing… Meditation is anything you love deeply and thoroughly enjoy. Those are moments of meditation.
If you currently don’t have something like that, learn to meditate.

Sit down, breathe deeply, say inhale-exhale, and follow your breathing. Follow your heart rate, relax your shoulders, and be consistent enough to endure the first time. Because doing something you’re not good at isn’t very fun. You didn’t enjoy tennis much when you played it for the first time either.
But the better you get, the more you enjoy it. It’s the same with meditation. The more you meditate, the more you’ll enjoy it.

But you have to learn to meditate.
Learning takes time. Learning requires the first step.

Take the first step. Meditate for 10 minutes today.

A person who is constantly stressed, doesn’t meditate, or doesn’t have a hobby that takes their mind off things eventually loses their immunity.
Immunity is directly proportional to the amount of satisfaction in our lives. Satisfaction brings peace, and peace stabilizes the autonomic nervous system (the one that works without our will), peace stabilizes the work of our hormones, and the body is strong and healthy.
But if all of the above is imbalanced, the body and mind are open to illness, to viruses, bacteria, parasites, toxins, and the negative emotions of others and ourselves.

That’s when the body gets sick.

For a body under stress, the typical symptoms of adrenal fatigue are: a strong desire for sweet or salty foods, weight gain around the waist, brittle and thin nails, dry and thin hair, rapidly aging skin, dark circles around the eyes, cold hands and feet, a warm face, waves of heat, difficulty waking up in the morning, even with early bedtime, after physical activity, you feel exhausted, you feel like you haven’t been awake all day, you feel dizzy when you get up from a seated position, you have frequent infections and inflammations (sinusitis, candida, cystitis…), you have one of the following diseases: allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, skin diseases, you no longer socialize with friends.

With a mind tired of worry and frustration, the body loses its breath.


How does this manifest?
Now comes the part that interests you the most but is least useful to you.
Most of you are most interested in diagnoses, tests, concentrations, findings.


When you reach this stage, believe me, you are already very ill. You might have a confirmed virus, low hormone levels, but that’s not your real problem – the real problem is that you have an unhealthy life.
You need to change your life, your lifestyle.
However, please pay attention to the following diagnoses and symptoms that are associated with chronic fatigue, and if you address them (along with changing your diet and lifestyle), you can help yourself.

So, chronic fatigue can occur in the following conditions:

Hormonal imbalances – thyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, pituitary (diabetes, adrenal fatigue syndrome, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism)

Viral diseases – (Epstein Barr infection, hepatitis B and C, AIDS)

Low blood pressure – constitutional or due to pathology

Malignant diseases (lymphomas)

Infections – Candida, parasites (there can be kilograms of parasites in the body), chronic inflammation in the body (arthritis, dermatitis, Hashimoto, tooth foci)…

Stress – causes hormonal imbalance and exhaustion

Adrenal fatigue (exhaustion of the adrenal glands due to constant stress response)

Lack of vitamins and minerals – the first symptoms are fatigue

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

Fibromyalgia (muscle pain and sleep disorders)

Anemia (iron-deficiency anemia due to lack of iron)



Immune system disorders (multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis)

Metabolic disorders (hypocalcemia, hypercalcemia)

Digestive disorders (leaky gut syndrome)

Heart diseases (silent myocardial infarction)

Kidney diseases (chronic renal insufficiency)


Respiratory disorders

Poremećaji dišnog sustava

Drug therapy (corticosteroids, sedatives, antidepressants, chemotherapy)

Peripheral circulatory failure


Hypercalcemic syndrome



My advice is to evaluate your life, how you relate to it, and change it.
To change anything, you need to get to know yourself, your capacities, and your subconscious saboteurs.

Change always starts with the first step, and that is daily hydration.
First, change the quantity and quality of the fluids you intake into your body.
Don’t forget that water is H2O, meaning it carries oxygen with it.

You need knowledge to achieve something.
You need comprehensive knowledge.

 Learn everything about holistic health for your body, soul, hormones, and emotions at the workshop “Women’s Mind, Women’s Heart” as part of the program “Thyroid, Weight Gain, Fatigue” on March 31 and April 1 in Zagreb, and on April 7 and 8 in Split.

This is knowledge that every woman needs for a happy life.
The aim of the workshop is to encourage you to become aware of everything that jeopardizes your well-being and health.
I want to show you that you have the choice, that you can lead a better and higher quality life.

Details about the workshop and registration at: mulier@mulier.hr, +385 99 21 54 170.

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    Meri Bura, MD
    Meri Bura, MD

    Intoxication, obesity, Thyroid problems, fatigue - require healing for both, souls and bodies. Body healing begins with a change in diet. The soul is healed with professional support and investment in knowledge. "Life is too long to be sick and too short to take too long."

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