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Did you know that more than 30 million Americans — that’s the entire population of Canada — suffer from fatigue and body-wide chronic pain? In particular, a condition called fibromyalgia is the end stage of leaving your body and your nervous system unrestored. It is often associated with a trauma or severe stress early on, and the constant pressures and go, go, go lifestyle that we subject our bodies to. Today, I had the chance to sit down and talk to David Brady. Dr. Brady is an expert on fibromyalgia and cellular fatigue. We got into the daily habits that you can engage in to maximize your energy, and we also talked about the types of patterns that he sees in his clinical practice that are common to people that are ending up with chronic fatigue or chronic fibromyalgia. This is a fascinating interview if you want to understand how to tap into and access more energy on a daily basis. I bet it’s not the things you are thinking of, and these are often things that you can do easily in your own life. If you are one of the many living with chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia, advice from today’s guest, Dr. David Brady, is invaluable.
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[2:55] Dr. Brady went to chiropractic school before he went to medical school, and he developed an interest in fibromyalgia early on in his career.
[7:09] Dr. Brady and a colleague dedicated themselves to fibromyalgia research and to helping other doctors become better equipped to treat this disorder.
[8:41] How can you know if you have a fatigue disorder?
[12:12] What is fibromyalgia?
[16:00] The nervous system of a fibromyalgia patient is locked in non-restorative mode.
[18:38] What predisposes someone to developing fibromyalgia?
[22:35] You must attack any medical problem from structural, mental, and spiritual angles, as well as biochemical angles.
[26:54] What is Heart Rate Variability?
[30:31] Dysfunction of mitochondria is associated with virtually every chronic disease.
[35:05] Most fatigue can be treated by changing lifestyle.
[38:41] It is crucial that you get adequate and predictable sleep.
[41:26] Health is having the energy and the vitality to live the life you want to live.
[43:35] Dr. Brady gets up at the same time everyday and makes sure to eat protein with breakfast.
[44:18] Dr. Brady enjoys reading about history.
[44:50] Dr. Brady enjoys Italian style black coffee.
[45:28] Dr. Brady restores and rebuilds old cars for fun.
[46:01] Some people are more inclined to be entrepreneurs than others.
Mentioned in This Episode:
“We know that there is an extremely high correlation between early childhood trauma and fibromyalgia.”
“If you’re not in a safe, loving, grounded place, it affects the nervous system while you’re maturing.”
“The quicker you start dealing [with a problem], the easier it is to turn around.”
“You have to get the body moving again, because that tells the brain things that are good for healing.”
MORE ABOUT DR. DAVID BRADY
Dr. David M. Brady, a foremost authority on properly diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia, has been featured in top popular media including Dr. Oz, NPR and ELLE. He has over 25-years of experience as an integrative practitioner and academic. He is a licensed naturopathic medical physician in Connecticut and Vermont and a board certified clinical nutritionist. Dr. Brady is also a prolific author of medical papers and research articles on fibromyalgia and has dedicated a large part of his professional career to helping people recover from this mysterious disorder. He currently serves as the Vice President for Health Sciences, Director of the Human Nutrition Institute, and Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He maintains a private practice, Whole Body Medicine, in Fairfield, CT and is also the Chief Medical Officer for Designs for Health, Inc. and Diagnostic Solutions Labs, LLC. He is an internationally sought-after presenter on nutritional, functional and integrative medicine and has appeared on the speaking panel of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the field Dr. Brady is a highly dedicated champion and advocate for patients suffering with a fibromyalgia diagnosis. He is the author of the book The Fibro-Fix from Rodale, Inc. and hosted the extremely popular and informative online Fibro-Fix Summit.
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