Dr. Maxine Fidler is a Vermont-based freelance medical writer. She graduated from Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA) with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a master’s degree in acupuncture and East Asian medicine. Licensed in both disciplines in the state of Vermont, she spends her time teaching and writing about integrative medicine and natural health.
Articles by Maxine Fidler, ND, MS
There are many causes for fatigue, from lack of sleep to elevated stress levels. Dietary deficiencies may also cause tiredness. Unfortunately, a healthy diet is often one of the first things to go when we are stressed and overworked.
We don’t need to suffer from insomnia or sleeplessness. By supporting sleep hygiene, avoiding stimulatory substances or activities near bedtime, and using dietary supplements as needed, we can support healthy and sound sleep.
Stress levels are currently high, for many reasons. But how does stress affect our bodies and how can we nourish our own resilience? With intentional mindfulness, improved sleep, and dietary supplements to support us in these, we can cultivate a more parasympathetic state.
Given the impact of stress and its hormones on risk factors for cardiovascular disease, it is no wonder that cardiovascular disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada.