Energy Drops After Lunch and How to Fix Them

Energy Drops After Lunch

Energy Drops After Lunch

Those 2-3 p.m. energy drops can mess up an entire afternoon.  That tired time of the afternoon is often due to a dragging digestion aftermath from what we ate, how fast we ate it and our body’s reaction to it.  Here are some possible causes and how to fix them.

Allergic Reaction to Food

One reason for energy drops could be that the food you ate might have contained something to which you are allergic – wheat/gluten, tomatoes, dairy, soy, nuts, shellfish, eggs and fish are the most common ones, but it’s certainly not limited to these.
If it’s a mild and relatively common food allergy, we have found an often easy fix to be the Patic Fe formula.  Patic Fe is a wonderfully enzymatic digestive, blood sugar regulator and gentle liver reliever.
If this does not fix your energy drops alone, you might try adding the Aller-Total homeopathic formula.  Besides being used for a wide spectrum of allergens, it is effective for multiple food sensitivities, often allowing indulgences of the offending food rather than complete elimination.
If these measures don’t do the trick, you might want to try a food elimination diet.  This is beyond the scope of this article, but here is a link to a web page that describes how to do it on your own:    Food Elimination Diet

Overeating or Bad Food Combining

Whenever I’ve overindulged or did some bad food combining, usually after a sandwich that includes wheat in combination with an animal protein, my energy drops and I start to drag.  My energy is focused on trying to digest this lump in my stomach and there’s not much left for my brain.
My nervous system is stuck in parasympathetic digestion mode and my energy drops into sleepiness.  This is when I’ll use the Patic Fe with (if I think of it) or after the meal.  I can expect to feel a lot better in about half an hour, and get that Buddha belly down again.
You can review food combining on pages 22 and 23 in my book, Feeling Very Much Better, but the basics are to avoid eating these combinations in the same meal:
  •   Meat and heavy carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, etc.)
  •   Fruits and vegetables
  •   Multiple carbohydrates (potatoes, rice, bread) – unless you’re interested in spreading your waistline.
  •   Citrus juice and grains (they’ll ferment)
 I hope these suggestions will help you avoid those nasty energy drops after lunch… or any other time of the day.

 

Doc Eve

From So. Calif., call 310-855-1111 / Otherwise, call 541-482-2112
Email:  doctoreve@evesherbs.com
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