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26 Jul 2005

Energy please!
Please please please can you give me advice on how to boost my energy? I'm really run down, despite a mainly low GI diet and a regular brisk walking programme. I need to be alert at work and cannot afford this constant fatigue I'm feeling. Most of the time I just want to slump on my desk, and my concentration is getting worse. Friends are giving advice on all sorts of vitamin and homeopathic boosters, but I'm not sure if any of them are scientifically proven to be efficient.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Peg
The first thing I would do is to have a medical checkup to see if you have an underlying physical problem such as iron deficiency which is causing anaemia (which can make you feel like death warmed up) or even a psychological one (depression is one of the major causes of exhaustion). If you do not have iron deficiency then I would suggest that you try taking a complete vitamin and mineral supplement such as Centrum or Supradyn Forte, because most vitamins and minerals work better when combined with other vitamins and minerals. Also try taking Salmon oil capsules to boost your omega-3 intake that helps support your immune system.
Hope you soon feel 100% more perky
Best regards
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