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#113 Address The Underlying Causes of Fatigue with Dr. Evan Hirsch!

How Humans Heal

Release Date: 06/21/2022

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Fatigue is not the same for everyone who experiences it. It can be a complex web of causes which requires a systematic approach in order to avoid aggravations. 

 

In this episode of How Humans Heal, I discuss helping patients recover from fatigue with Dr. Evan Hirsch, [@EvanHirschMD] a functional medical doctor who experienced Chronic Fatigue himself.  

 

He pushed aside the shame and guilt of not feeling well enough to keep up with his life and practice to identify 33 causes of fatigue. His mission became addressing those 33 causes of fatigue for himself and now thousands of other people in his online program.  

 

95% of people he sees have thyroid function that is not optimized. And most of them have adrenal dysfunction. And I agree – I see those same patterns in my practice.  

 

It’s important to address all the causes of fatigue, not just one or two, in order to achieve complete resolution. We also want to address the root, of the root, of the root, of the cause of fatigue.   

 

When we dig deeper, we find that stress, toxin exposure, and chronic infections need to be addressed to ultimately resolve fatigue.   

 

 

As Dr. Evan explains, it often comes down to deficiencies and toxicities. Deficiencies such as nutrients, neurotransmitters, mitochondrial function and lack of good food, sleep, and movement. Toxicities such as the 500 chemicals we are exposed to before we walk out of the house. It can also be mold toxicity, tick-born infections, viruses, parasites, yeast, bacterial infections, allergens, adverse life events, negative experiences, and electromagnetic exposures.  

 

The body ends up shutting down in what is called the Cell Danger Response. Which is why it can feel like a pile-up of health issues and multiplying symptoms.  

 

Dr. Evan has figured out a 4-step process to assess and address the underlying causes of fatigue in a way that allows the body to heal most efficiently.  

 

It doesn’t start with detoxification. It’s important to prepare the body and carefully open the detoxification pathways so that we don’t make you feel worse in the process of addressing infections and toxins.  

 

 

At the same time, it’s important to know that healing is a process of taking a few steps forward and a couple steps backwards, individualizing along the way, as we learn what your body needs in order to heal.  

 

As practitioners, we are really “course correctors” along the way, to guide you to know how to pivot and work through what comes up as you rebalance and heal.  

 

Regaining your energy is absolutely possible, and it is important to keep in mind that it will be gradual over 12 to 24 months. You have to play the long game.  

 

As someone who has experienced and recovered from fatigue myself, and helped thousands of patients with stress, toxins, and infections, as discussed in this episode, I can tell you that Dr. Evan’s approach makes complete sense and is extremely thorough.  

 

 

If you’ve been struggling with fatigue and/or a complex health issue, I highly recommend reading his book, which he is offering as a free gift, and checking out his online program. 

 

To download Dr. Evan’s book for free, Fix Your Fatigue: https://go.fixyourfatigue.org/full-book-pdf-optin  

 

To learn about his The Fix Your Fatigue Program: https://doniwilson.krtra.com/t/Gl53p9ocS0Xc 

 

 

To read more about these concepts, be sure to get a hold of my new book, Master Your Stress, Reset Your Health.  

https://www.amazon.com/Master-Your-Stress-Reset-Health/dp/1953295576  

 

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