I have always had fatigue. I remember when I was in my 20’s, some days I could barely put one foot in front of the other. It had nothing to do with aging or with anti-aging. No one knew about chronic fatigue syndrome. Now I believe that is what I had.


At that time, a mere 40 or 50 years ago, no one went to the gym and worked on their physical health. Since then society has changed and physical wellness is an important part of our lives. Now we know that you need to exercise your body and your heart to be healthy. Good health is an important part of anti-aging.

Nutrition Is Important

Minerals and vitamins positively affect all aspects of our body’s well-being.

All are intertwined and we need to be sure we get the proper amounts of all vitamins and minerals. Good nutrition will aid our bodies in repairing itself as well as improving our general health, both mental and physical.

Harmful Substances

We also are aware that some minerals are not good for us. In my younger days, no one knew mercury was toxic. I remember when a thermometer broke, it was exciting to gather up the mercury and watch as it became a larger and larger glob and then to watch as it smattered into lots of small droplets.

In my 40’s I started having smoothies with a serving of creatine. Hard to believe but it changed my life. No longer did I get spells of sheer fatigue. Well, almost never. This week I am back in my exhausted state. It has been a long while since those smoothies. Time for a boost of creatine.


Yesterday I purchased creatine monohydrate. I have added it to my fruit juices and already I am feeling better. The moral of this story:

Often you may be deficient in a certain mineral or vitamin that can make a huge difference in your life.

I am not saying that this will cure chronic fatigue. Minds much more sophisticated and brilliant than mine have been searching for a cure. Maybe a lack of an essential or perhaps a non-essential vitamin or mineral is the cause. This may be just one small piece of the puzzle.


Do not give up. Just because your doctor cannot find out what is wrong, does not mean that your problem is insurmountable.

Try taking essential minerals in a supplement.
Try a more nutritious diet.
Try avoiding foods that may not be good for you.
Try participating in aerobic exercises to strengthen your heart and your body.
Try one thing at a time and perhaps you will be lucky like me and find that essential nutrient your body needs.

So what if it takes a long time. You will still be here in one, five, or ten years, whether or not you find the key. You may find the cure and then again you may not. It is worth the effort.

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Additional Resources

For those looking to learn more about this topic, we’ve included a host of resources below. These include products that may be useful, links to other organizations, and places to find more information from quality sources.


iHerb: Creatine Monohydrate

Communities, Support Groups, and Organizations

National Institute of Health: Dietary Supplements

WebMD: What is creatine

US National Library of Medicine: Creatine