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Dr. Fred Hui

Helping People Achieve Balance in Life

Are You Tired?

 

 

 (4) NUTRITION

  • DEFICIENCY OF NUTRIENTS
  • Deficiency of certain nutrients can also cause tiredness and aches.
  • In order to rule out such nutritional deficiencies, I may test the following levels:
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Serum iron
  • Serum folic acid
  • The conventional recommended daily dosage of Vit. D is 1000IU/day. This is far from being adequate. The dosage I usually advice is 5000IU/day.
  • Vitamin B12 levels above 600 is ideal in my opinion. In order to keep it at such a high level, sometimes oral supplementation will suffice. For others, a subcutaneous injection of 1cc Vit B12 may be prescribed.

 

  • TOXIC NUTRITION (HEAVY METAL INTAKE)
  • Over many years, everyone tends to accumulate heavy metals in their bodies.
  • The source – The heavy metals may have entered your body through various sources like Cadmium (from cigarettes), Lead (from old water pipes) and Mercury (from seafood and dental fillings). High mercury levels due to amalgam fillings are one of the most common cases I come across. Other heavy metals include Aluminum, Cesium and Gadolinium.
  • The accumulation – These metals don’t have an escape plan in our body. They don’t get broken down or flushed out. They accumulate in our cells and circulation and over time, causes toxicity. This consequently produces symptoms like brain fogging, tiredness, circulatory issues etc.
  • Heavy Metal Challenge Test – For patients who have had long-term exposure to heavy metals, I strongly recommend this test. It’s a 2-hour IV treatment with EDTA and DMPS (which are chelating agents), following which a urine sample will be collected and sent away to the US for analysis.

Depending on the results, I can recommend chelation treatments like:

  • DMPS treatment – To chelate mercury. Must have amalgam fillings removed prior to starting treatments. Can be done once in 2 weeks only.
  • EDTA treatment – To chelate lead, cadmium, aluminum etc. Can be done up to thrice a week.
  • FOOD ALLERGY
  • Most patients struggle with some sort of food allergy on a daily basis – and most are unaware of it. The allergy can be mild, moderate or severe.
  • Severe allergies are the obvious ones – where one can swell up and have extreme difficulty in breathing, or have rashes and itching.
  • Mild-moderate allergies – these are the ones that just give you gas, reflux, bloating, belching, heartburn, abdominal cramps, diarrhea or constipation.
  • What many people don’t understand is that food allergies harm you over time. Every time you eat something you are allergic to, your body needs to produce antibodies against it.
  • Your body therefore, is constantly in fight mode as the ”enemies” keep pouring in – this weakens the immune system and distracts the body from the real issues like a possible underlying infection. This, in turn, causes or aggravates most of the symptoms.
  • Food Allergy Test
  • If you have any of the above mentioned symptoms, then I would strongly recommend a food allergy test.
  • This is a simple test that uses 3 drops of blood to identify IgG antibodies against 96 different foods. It covers all food groups like dairy, poultry, seafood, meats, fruits, vegetables, legumes, wheat etc.
  • The results even tell you what degree of reaction you have towards that food – ranging from “No reaction” to “Severe”. It also comes with a diet booklet that guides you through the allergy elimination process.
  • Biozyme
  • For patients who have food allergies, I also recommend taking digestive enzymes to aid the digestive process. This natural supplement contains bromolein, chymotrypsin, amylase, lipase, trypsin, papain, lysozyme etc.
  • Taking it with 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or any vinegar or pickle would prime the body’s own secretion of digestive enzymes.

(5) MOOD/EMOTION

  • Neurotransmitter imbalance. Biochemical imbalances of Serotonin, GABA and Dopamine can be helped by natural supplements such as St. John’s Wort, 5-HTP, or SAMe. Since it is hard to accurately determine which neurotransmitter is deficient, offering an intravenous buffet of neurotransmitter precursors allows the body to utilize what it needs. In my practice, I recommend Intravenous amino acid. I had observed amazing results on restorative balancing of patient’s mood such as anxiety or depression.
  • Emotional trauma. These are events or situations that overwhelm the individual’s ability to cope, and eventually feel emotionally, cognitively, and physically overwhelmed.  I do recommend patients to undergo Emotional freedom technique (EFT) which utilizes light tapping technique combined with verbalizing the identified problem followed by a general affirmation phrase. This balances the energy system and appears to relieve psychological stress and physiological pain.
  • Work Overload is one of the commonest reasons for tiredness in modern society: taking on more than one can handle; taking on a bigger mortgage than one can comfortably afford; being a working mother with not enough resting time, etc. No amount of medicine can erase the fatigue until a person does some fundamental lifestyle changes.
  • If one can learn meditation technique, it would be extremely wonderful for recharging and rebalancing the body.

IN SUMMARY ….

 

A fatigued person can be compared to a car with no horsepower. As you already know, a car needs constant maintenance – it has to be tuned up often, fluid levels need to be topped up, and the rechargeable battery must get a full overnight charge to ensure the best performance the next day. If the maintenance is well taken care of, the car will then return to the original factory settings – and it will perform as promised.

In short, paying attention to all aspects of your health, and diagnosing & troubleshooting the issues you never realised you may have had, can bring you from FATIGUED to FANTASTIC!!