Dr. Lissa Rankin is on a mission to merge science and spirituality. A certified MD and expert in integrative health, Lissa is a thought leader in mind-body medicine. This week, we'll be featuring some of her advice on how to feel your absolute best, inside and out. If you're inspired to learn more, check out her new course: Getting Back to 100 Percent: A Six-Step Process for Radical Self-Healing.
When you’re chronically sleep-deprived, it’s understandable to be fatigued. After all, the body is equipped to get down to doing all kinds of self-healing and anti-aging work while you sleep, and if you don’t sleep long enough, you’re going to feel tired the next day. But it’s not normal for people who sleep seven to eight hours per night to feel fatigued all the time.
Yet I saw people like this all the time in my integrative medicine practice.
And I practiced in Marin County, California — a very healthy part of the country overall. Most of my patients ate pristine vegan diets, worked out with personal trainers, took a dozen supplements, meditated, did yoga, and got their medical care not only from the best doctors at Stanford and UCSF, but also from their naturopath, their acupuncturist, and their therapist.
So why were they so exhausted all the time?