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Vitality Pyramid

The need to boost vitality is important for everyone, not just those afflicted with illnesses such as CFS/FM. Without properly managing the lifestyle components essential to promoting vitality, even the healthiest of us can lapse into being one of the "walking wounded" – those who live life with day to day fatigue.

The solution for reaching optimal health starts with Dr. T's "Vitality Pyramid".

Vitality Pyramid

Dr. T's Vitality Pyramid lays out the building blocks needed to promote optimal energy, health and mental well being. It's principles are based on Dr T's gold standard research and over 25 years of treating patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia.

The Components

Build an Exceptional Nutritional Foundation

Fuel your energy system by getting proper nutrition, limiting the amount of sugar you eat and drinking plenty of water.

The average American eats 150 pounds of sugar per year. Another 18% of our calories come from white flour. These two factors alone result in a loss of approximately one-third of our vitamins and minerals. Cut back on sugar (except for chocolate) and get outstanding overall nutritional support with the Energy Revitalization System energy powder.

Besides needing optimal levels of vitamins, minerals, protein and energy cofactors we also need to drink lots of good quality water. As a society, we walk around chronically dehydrated – so much so that we don’t even notice it. Simply pay attention to your mouth and lips. If they're dry, you’re thirsty and need more water.

Improve Quality of Restful Sleep

Get adequate rest so your body has time to heal and recharge its batteries.

A hundred years ago, the average American slept 9 hours a night. This has now whittled down to 6 ½ hours, which is inadequate for tissue repair or to recharge our batteries. Lack of sleep also contributes to chronic pain, weight gain, immune suppression, premature aging and fatigue. Although there are many natural aids that can help if you have insomnia, you should start by at least making the time to attempt a minimum of 8 hours of good solid sleep each night. For natural sleep support, I recommend the Revitalizing Sleep Formula. If needed, melatonin, calcium and magnesium can also be added.

Manage Excess Stress

When stressful situations arise, be authentic with your feelings. Letting go of blame and keeping your attention on what feels good will help you stay balanced and energized.

The survival instinct of “fight or flight” is ignited when we face a potentially stressful or threatening situation. When a person becomes angry, adrenaline kicks in to fuel the body’s automatic defense system. Fight or flight triggers secretion of the adrenal glands, including several important hormones that help maintain the balance of multiple body functions. Chronic stress can cause adrenal exhaustion.

Learning to feel your feelings fully no matter what has occurred, and then let go of them when it no longer feels good to feel them, will allow you to quickly shift your attention back to things that feel good so you can easily let go of stressful thoughts and move forward with your life. In addition, exercise will not only keep you physically healthy, but is more effective than Prozac in fighting depression.

Fatigued to Fantastic!® Energy Supplement Program

Dr. T has developed an all-natural nutritional supplement system to help you meet the health needs shown in the Vitality Pyramid. Packaged under the Fatigued to Fantastic!® label, these formulations provide a 3-step program designed to boost your energy system and give you optimum health and vitality.

* Dr. T donates all royalties from sales of his nutritional formulas to charity.

Three Step Program

Fatigued to Fantastic!® Flavored Energy Revitalization Formulas — A foundation to support energy levels, these berry and citrus-flavored, sugar-free drink mixes and B Complex capsules supply the key vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that provide exceptional energy to get you through the day — replacing over 35 pills a day with 1 capsule and 1 good tasting drink!

Fatigued to Fantastic!® Revitalizing Sleep Formula — Helps you get to sleep faster and maintain a healthy sleep cycle so you wake up energized in the morning.

Adrenal Stress End — Supplies the necessary nutrients to support adrenal gland function. Adrenal Stress End can help you stay calm and energized throughout even the most stressful day.

Dr. T's Fatigued to Fantastic!® supplements are found in most health food stores.

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Some information on this site is from the book From Fatigued to Fantastic! Third Edition by Jacob Teitelbaum MD, copyright 2007 by Jacob Teitelbaum MD. Used by permission of Avery Publishing, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.