Causes of Fatigue
Agatha M. Thrash, M.D.
Fatigue is one of the commonest complaints heard in doctor's offices today.
Study the list of causes carefully and determine to eliminate them all from your life.
- Overeating, snacks, heavy suppers
- Too little exercise
- Too little water
- Thyroid, overactive or underactive
- Blood sugar, up or down
- Hemoglobin, too high or too low
- Stress, anxiety
- Lack of rest
- Irregular schedule
- Poor air, especially while sleeping
- Deficient diet
- Concentrated foods, supplements
- Excesses of one's pleasures
- Chronic illness
The Inner Secret of Rest
"Christ says, 'Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you' (the yoke of restraint and obedience) 'and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.' We are to find rest by wearing His yoke and bearing His burdens. In being co-workers with Christ in the great work for which He gave His life, we shall find true rest. When we were sinners, He gave His life for us. He wants us to come to Him and learn of Him. Thus we are to find rest. He says He will give us rest. 'Learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart.' In doing this you will find in your own experience the rest that Christ gives, the rest that comes from wearing His yoke and lifting His burdens." (General Conference Bulletin, April 4, 1901)
"In accepting Christ's yoke of restraint and obedience, you will find that it is of the greatest help to you. Wearing this yoke keeps you near the side of Christ, and He bears the heaviest part of the load." 'Learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart.' To learn the lessons Christ teaches is the greatest treasure students can find. Rest comes to them in the consciousness that they are trying to please the Lord (Letter 144, 1901)." (SDA Bible Commentary, Volume 5, p. 1090)
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