Stress & Fatigue

How we cope with stress plays a significant role in determining our level of health. Research has shown that the body's physiological response to stress together with nutrient deficiencies is responsible for an increased risk of many health conditions. We cannot always control how much stress we experience but Nutritional Therapy can be very effective in improving how the body responds to the stress response and negating many of the symptoms it can cause.

This is one area where diagnostic testing is especially helpful in identifying the cause and measuring the extent to which it is contributing. The nutritional questionnaire, medical history and symptom analysis discussed during our consultation helps identify the most probable cause or causes. After the nutritional programme has been followed the test can be repeated to have a definitive measurement of the results.


I have helped many clients with stress and fatigue and with each individual the contributing factors have been different. My approach recognises it as a multifactorial condition where there are several specific area to consider. The causes include:

  • Stress causing low adrenal function
  • Impaired immune function
  • Impaired liver function
  • Chronic infections (including Candida)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Food Allergies
  • Heavy metals or environmental toxins
  • Depression (low levels of serotonin etc)
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Mitochondrial Dysfunction
  • Digestive conditions (including Permeable Gut)