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Why Am I Always So Tired? - Ann Louise Gittleman

Why Am I Always So Tired?

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Published: 22nd December 1999
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"This may well be a seminal book--a courageous eye-opener that could fundamentally alter our approach to the treatment of chronic fatigue." -- From the foreword by Michael Rosenbaum, M.D.

Answering the question on the minds of 75 percent of Americans, "Why Am I Always So Tired?, " leading nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman shows us how we canbe more alert and active by eliminating excess copper in our diets and increasing our zinc intake. The time-tested formula points out which culprits steal energyfrom us--namely trendy, low-fat diets--that make otherwise healthy people feel drained.

This revolutionary book offers Gittleman's insights into how we can modify our diets and lifestyles to increase our energy and prevail over the chronic fatigue thatplagues us with symptoms such as: anxiety, insomnia, skin problems, frequentcolds, and roller-coaster emotions. Using her research and breakthroughfindings, Gittleman helps us eliminate these problems and access the energywe didn't know we had.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Searching for Answers To Fatigue
Uncovering the Copper Connection to Fatiguep. 3
When Treating Hypothyroidism Didn't Boost Energy: Jenniferp. 5
When Treating Anemia Didn't Boost Energy: Ellenp. 7
When No Medical Cause for Fatigue Could Be Found: Joycep. 8
Seeing the Consistent Patternp. 9
Trying to Make Sense of the Patternp. 10
Basics of Copper and Copper Overloadp. 13
The Importance of Copper-Zinc Balancep. 15
The Many Ways Copper-Zinc Imbalance Can Cause Fatiguep. 15
Copper Overload: The Traditional Viewp. 17
Copper Overload: The Enlightened Viewp. 17
Similarities Between Copper and Ironp. 18
Unsuspected Dietary Factors Behind Fatiguep. 21
Anna, the Low-Fat, High-Carbohydrate Advocatep. 21
The Trouble with Low-Fat, High-Carbohydrate Dietsp. 22
Celeste, the Natural-Food Enthusiastp. 23
The Trouble with Many Natural-Food Dietsp. 24
Penny, the Lacto-Vegetarianp. 26
The Trouble with Lacto-Vegetarian Dietsp. 27
Dee, the Veganp. 28
The Trouble with Vegan Dietsp. 29
Jan, the Overdieterp. 30
The Trouble with Overdietingp. 31
The Growing Problem of Zinc Deficiencyp. 32
Food for Thought about "Light" Dietsp. 34
Copper Culprits and Environmental Factors That Can Contribute to Fatiguep. 37
A Survey of Environmental Copperp. 37
Commonly Used Drugs as Copper Culpritsp. 39
Heredity as a Factor in Copper Overloadp. 40
When Our Copper Load Is Too Greatp. 41
Janep. 41
Stress, Burnout, and Blood Sugar Imbalancep. 43
The Stress Connection to High Copper and Low Zincp. 43
The Adrenal Connection to Copper Imbalancep. 44
The Misunderstood Condition of Adrenal Burnoutp. 45
The Blood Sugar Bluesp. 47
Lindap. 49
More Than Fatigue: The Copper Connection to Various Health Problemsp. 53
My Storyp. 53
Anxiety, Racing Mind, Panic Attacks, and Insomniap. 55
Roller-Coaster Emotionsp. 56
Skin Problemsp. 57
Yeast Overgrowthp. 58
Premenstrual Syndromep. 58
Immune System Disordersp. 59
Melissa's Storyp. 60
Treating Your Fatigue at the Source: Reversing Copper Overload
Testing for the Copper Connection to Your Fatiguep. 65
Blood Testsp. 66
Urinalysisp. 67
Tissue Mineral Analysisp. 67
Hidden Copper Overloadp. 69
The Importance of Assessing Symptoms and Indicatorsp. 70
Copper Overload Questionnairep. 71
Understanding the Indicatorsp. 72
Trusting Your Intuitionp. 76
Basics of the Energy-Revitalizing Dietp. 77
Proteinp. 77
Carbohydratesp. 81
Fatsp. 87
Seasoningsp. 90
Cookwarep. 90
Flavored Beveragesp. 90
Waterp. 91
Following the Energy-Revitalizing Dietp. 93
Brief List of Foods to Avoid and Emphasizep. 93
One-Week Sample Menu Planp. 94
Zinc-Rich Recipesp. 97
Tips for Following the Energy-Revitalizing Diet at Homep. 99
Tips for Following the Energy-Revitalizing Diet When Eating Outp. 101
Personalizing the Energy-Revitalizing Dietp. 103
The Complete Program for Conquering Copper Overload and Rebuilding Energyp. 109
The Four-Part Approach to Reversing Copper Overloadp. 109
Putting Your Supplement Program Togetherp. 116
Copper Dumps: Potholes on the Road to Recoveryp. 119
A Final Word on Getting Wellp. 121
Maintaining High Energy and Preventing Future Copper Overloadp. 123
Fine-Tuning Your Savvyp. 124
Monitoring Your Status with Periodic Checkupsp. 126
Maintaining Good Reserves of Nutrientsp. 128
Developing a Flexible Wellness Programp. 128
Afterwordp. 131
Examples of Copper Levels on Tissue Mineral Analysis Chartsp. 133
Testing Your Water with a Home Water-Testing Kitp. 139
Recommended Amounts of Nutrients in a Copper-Free Multiplep. 141
Recommended Daily Allowances for Copper and Zincp. 143
Amounts of Copper and Zinc in Various Common Foodsp. 145
Resourcesp. 155
Selected Referencesp. 159
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ISBN: 9780062515940
ISBN-10: 0062515942
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 22nd December 1999
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 12.7 x 20.8  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.14