Many patients in the clinic complained to me that they are feeling tired all the time, especially when they wake up in the morning. Strong coffee and tea are their friends in the morning and early afternoon. I often tell them, nothing wrong with their brain, actually they have problems in the gut-digestion system.
Gut health and fatigue are linked to one another. Certain inflammatory compounds, called cytokines, are increased by leaky gut syndrome and are directly associated with fatigue. If you have chronic fatigue syndrome, your body likely produces high levels of immune cells directed against the toxins given off by unhealthy gut bacteria—a sign of leaky gut syndrome and a cause of inflammation. The severity of chronic fatigue symptoms has been found to directly correlate with blood levels of immune cells directed against toxin-generating gut bacteria. In plain English that means the more your unhealthy gut bacteria permeate through your leaky gut, the greater will be your feelings of extreme tiredness and chronic fatigue.