Did you know that more than 30 million Americans — that’s the entire population of Canada — suffer from fatigue and body-wide chronic pain? In particular, a condition called fibromyalgia is the end stage of leaving your body and your nervous system unrestored. It is often associated with a trauma or severe stress early on, and the constant pressures and go, go, go lifestyle that we subject our bodies to. Today, I had the chance to sit down and talk to David Brady. Dr. Brady is an expert on fibromyalgia and cellular fatigue. We got into the daily habits that you can engage in to maximize your energy, and we also talked about the types of patterns that he sees in his clinical practice that are common to people that are ending up with chronic fatigue or chronic fibromyalgia. This is a fascinating interview if you want to understand how to tap into and access more energy on a daily basis. I bet it’s not the things you are thinking of, and these are often things that you can do easily in your own life.
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[2:55] Dr. Brady went to chiropractic school before he went to medical school, and he developed an interest in fibromyalgia early on in his career.
[7:09] Dr. Brady and a colleague dedicated themselves to fibromyalgia research and to helping other doctors become better equipped to treat this disorder.
[8:41] How can you know if you have a fatigue disorder?
[12:12] What is fibromyalgia?
[16:00] The nervous system of a fibromyalgia patient is locked in non-restorative mode.
[18:38] What predisposes someone to developing fibromyalgia?
[22:35] You must attack any medical problem from structural, mental, and spiritual angles, as well as biochemical angles.
[26:54] What is Heart Rate Variability?
[30:31] Dysfunction of mitochondria is associated with virtually every chronic disease.
[35:05] Most fatigue can be treated by changing lifestyle.
[38:41] It is crucial that you get adequate and predictable sleep.
[41:26] Health is having the energy and the vitality to live the life you want to live.
[43:35] Dr. Brady gets up at the same time everyday and makes sure to eat protein with breakfast.
[44:18] Dr. Brady enjoys reading about history.
[44:50] Dr. Brady enjoys Italian style black coffee.
[45:28] Dr. Brady restores and rebuilds old cars for fun.
[46:01] Some people are more inclined to be entrepreneurs than others.
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