Ep. 21: Top 4 Reasons You're Always Tired and the Solutions You Need

Welcome to The Inflamed in the Brain Podcast with your host and registered dietitian, Krissy.

Main Points:

  1. Diet's Role in Energy:
    • Exploring the impact of a high glycemic diet on energy levels.
    • Balanced meals with protein and fiber to stabilize blood sugar.
    • Dispelling myths about certain foods like smoothies and oatmeal.
    • Importance of pairing carbs with enough protein and fiber for sustained energy.
  2. Nutrient Deficiencies and Energy:
    • Crucial role of B-vitamins and vitamin D in energy metabolism.
    • Reasons for B-vitamin deficiencies, including genetic factors (SNPs).
    • Testing options for nutrient deficiencies and the significance of bioavailable forms in supplementation.
    • Specific recommendations for bioavailable forms of B-vitamins and vitamin D.
  3. Caffeine Consumption:
    • The impact of too much caffeine on disrupted sleep and energy levels.
    • Understanding caffeine's role as a central nervous system stimulant.
    • The connection between caffeine and adrenaline release, leading to energy crashes.
    • FDA recommendations on safe caffeine intake and alternative energy-boosting strategies.
  4. Hydration and its Role:
    • The importance of staying hydrated for overall well-being.
    • Signs of dehydration, including fatigue.
    • Strategies for ensuring an adequate daily water intake, including visual reminders.
    • Incorporating hydrating foods into the diet.


  • Recap of how addressing diet, nutrient deficiencies, caffeine consumption, and hydration can combat fatigue and inflammation.
  • Stress on the importance of balanced meals as preventive measures against inflammation and energy crashes.
  • Analogy of nutrients as traffic guards regulating bodily functions and preventing blockages.
  • Encouragement for listeners to share their energy improvement strategies on social media.


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