In a past article, I discussed some of the common medical causes of chronic fatigue. But the truth is that many times, there isn’t just one single cause. Rather, there are often many different factors that can wear you down and zap you of energy. So what can you do? In this article, I will provide some practical tips that will help you fight fatigue and gain more energy.
Living with a chronic illness can feel like a constant battle.
Conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, chronic pain, and depression not only require vigilant management, but they can negatively affect your day-to-day functioning and deprive you of the quality of life you deserve.
Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart is designed to equip you with the tools you need to overcome the symptoms of pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, anxiety, and stress while effectively managing and reversing the diseases that cause them. By encouraging you to create personal healthy living goals and then providing valuable tools to help you achieve them, this guide will give you the confidence you need to take control of your health.
Be inspired and revitalized as Dr. Chi takes you on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through a combination of essential health information and original poetry —a unique fusion that will both strengthen the body and touch the soul.
In Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart—Dr. Chi guides you to become empowered in the self-management of your chronic conditions, with each chapter containing practical exercises and personal health trackers to help you better monitor your conditions and manage your symptoms.
Covered Health Topics
- Chronic Pain
- Stress Management
- How to be an Empowered Patient
- Fighting Fatigue
- Back Pain Exercises
- Angina (Chest Pain)
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Failure
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Urinary Incontinence
- Reaching Your Health Goals
- Medication Management
- Heart-Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity & Exercise
- COPD, Emphysema, and Asthma
- Insomnia & Sleep Apnea
- Intimacy with Heart Conditions
What Readers Are Saying
“We are bombarded with daily stresses! This book helps us to decompress and focus on self-care, spirit, body and soul to reach our goals and purpose in life.” – Margaret S., Heart Failure Patient
“Dr. Chi’s book is truly a breath of fresh air. Every chapter is full of detailed but easily understood information about a variety of chronic health issues. It’s like sitting down with your personal physician but being able to understand everything rather than having to ask a lot of questions about things you just don’t “get”. The added blessing of inspiring and pertinent poetry by Dr. Chi makes this book more “personal”. An imminently “readable” book and one that I will be returning to frequently. Be inspired to care about your heart – as much as Dr. Chi does!” – Pam K.
“This is a well written book that not only covers the topics of healthy eating and exercise, but she also adds some poetry, beautiful photographs, and some sections that don’t get talked about as much as they should, but make a ton of sense. The areas of relaxation, stress relief, sleep/insomnia, intimacy and staying motivated are very important parts of a good heart healthy program. These areas are often somewhat neglected. Overall, a fabulous book, an easy read, and great for reference.” – Don P., Heart Transplant Patient
“This book is a must have and a must read for anyone interested in attaining maximum health. As a chiropractor, I was very impressed with Dr. Chi’s chapter on back exercises. What I like so much about this chapter is that Dr. Chi writes to communicate with the reader, not to impress the reader. There is a kind of unique conversational tone in Dr. Chi’s writing style. The graphics and illustrations in Dr. Chi’s book are outstanding. As an additional treat, Dr. Chi provides the reader with a scattering of poems, that she has penned, throughout the book. These poems are uplifting and inspiring. They add a touch of class to the book. This book is 343 pages long. So bang for buck, it’s quite a bargain! This is a must read for anyone interested in having a healthy heart!” – Richard M., Chiropractor
Like most chronic conditions, diabetes is a disease that–while serious–should not deprive you of a long and fulfilling life. With that said, you might be feeling overwhelmed at the vast amount of information there is to know about the condition. If this is you, fear not! This article will cover the Diabetes Basics…which is essentially what you need to know in order to gauge how well you are managing your diabetes.
In other articles, I will discuss how to eat successfully with diabetes by presenting two ways of meal planning (the Plate Method and Carb Counting). Together, you will be equipped with the skills you need to take control of your health once again.
Do you suffer from insomnia or frequently have trouble sleeping? Do you feel tired in the mornings, finding yourself struggling your way through the day with cups of coffee, wondering if it’ll ever get better? This article provides essential tips for better sleep—scientifically proven methods that you can incorporate into your day…so that you can start gaining back your nights.
Perhaps you’ve been told you have “high blood pressure.” Or maybe you checked it yourself one day and noticed that it was 146/90. What now? Today I will discuss some ways in which you can improve your own blood pressure without taking medications. But before I do, let’s first answer an important question: What is hypertension and what’s the big deal?
Yesterday, in response to the “Ask This Doc” Q & A, I received many excellent questions, a lot of which are common concerns that I frequently encounter.
Therefore, I am posting some of those questions here today, along with my responses. I hope you will find them helpful as well.
If you would like to ask me a health-related question, I am always glad to answer them. Just click below to go to the original post.
Have you been wondering about anything?
Perhaps you have read something health-related on the internet but are not sure of its accuracy and would like the opinion of an impartial doctor…
Perhaps you just have a general question about how to improve your health…
I have noticed that many people have unanswered questions when it comes to health-related issues. Therefore, if you think I can help, I encourage you to ask them (of course this is not to replace your personal doctor’s advice, but just to offer you another source of information).
You are welcome to leave your question in the comment section or submit it to me directly.
Phoebe Chi, MD
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*Remember, any information provided through this blog is solely for educational purposes and is not intended to be used in place of medical advice. Always consult your trusted health care provider before starting or changing any medications/supplements, diet, and exercise regimens.