Sunday, April 1, 2007


The days where I have no energy, no interest in living and don't really care that I don't care are referred to as being in "malaise=Definition
Malaise is a generalized feeling of discomfort, illness, or lack of well-being. It can be associated with a disease. Malaise can be accompanied by a feeling of exhaustion, or of not having enough energy to accomplish usual activities.
Malaise is a nonspecific symptom that can occur with almost any significant infectious, metabolic (endocrine), or systemic (throughout the body) disorder. The onset may be slow or rapid depending on the nature of the disease."

from:Medline plus a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
This site says this concerning Diabetes an Adrenal Gland disfunction;

"To understand diabetes, it is important to first understand the normal process of food metabolism. Several things happen when food is digested:

A sugar called glucose enters the bloodstream. Glucose is a source of fuel for the body.
An organ called the pancreas makes insulin. The role of insulin is to move glucose from the bloodstream into muscle, fat, and liver cells, where it can be used as fuel.
People with diabetes have high blood glucose. This is because their pancreas does not make enough insulin or their muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond to insulin normally, or both.
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes:

>Increased thirst
>Increased urination
>Increased appetite
>Blurred vision
>Slow-healing infections
>Impotence in men"

Did you see the fatigue in that list, When a person is fatigued long enough Malaise is sure to follow. But I think there's more.

Malaise is often the first sign of an infection or other disease. Many people can "feel" an infection or disease starting because they develop the feeling of malaise. The causes of malaise can range from working out or studying too hard to cancer.

What are the causes and risks of the condition?
Almost any sudden illness and many chronic illnesses can cause malaise. The more common causes include:

lack of sleep or sleep disorders
infections, such as acute bronchitis, a common cold, the flu, or infectious mononucleosis
a low blood count, called anemia
hormone imbalances, such as a low thyroid hormone level, called hypothyroidism. Another example is low adrenal hormone levels, called hypoadrenalism.
depression or other psychological disorders
autoimmune disorders, which are conditions in which a person's immune system attacks his or her own body for no apparent reason. Examples of autoimmune diseases include systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.
toxin or chemical exposure, such as carbon monoxide or lead poisoning
medications, such as antihistamines, cancer chemotherapy, or certain medications used to treat depression and high blood pressure. Examples include atenolol, paroxetine, and diphenhydramine.
systemic disorders, such as heart, liver, lung, or kidney disorders
uncontrolled diabetes ...

So when you think about it being sick with this disease can just be overwhelming at times, not just the symptoms of the disease but the constant care, remembering not to eat this and be sure to test now, take insulin now, making sure you won't be gone from home when you are supposed to have a shot. All this stuff just adds up to a giant hassle and add to it not sleeping enough to be rested and Malaise is sure to follow.

Is the choice taking happy pills with all their attendant side effects? Or maybe if we addresses the energy problem head on in a natural way, NOT stimulants!
Maybe some B-12 sub lingual lozenges?

Increases energy levels.
Supports a healthy circulatory system.
Aids in stimulating the metabolism.
Provides key nutrients depleted by stress.
Contains folic acid and biotin.
Dissolves quickly and easily under the tongue.
The vitamins in Sub lingual B12 are absorbed directly into the blood stream for faster results.

B-12 can help with both energy and sleep, It can regulate Cholesterol, and build muscle, it maintains nerve health (AHEM!) and Contributes to healthier bones.

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