Dr. Juli Mazi ND, is a licensed medical practitioner who has extensive specialized training in nutrition, nutraceutical medicine, homeopathy, and physical and functional medicine. She also has nearly ten years of experience working as a naturopathic doctor in Napa Valley, California. She offers insight on the best ways to boost energy levels by eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones.
While many people put a misplaced emphasis on eating carbohydrates in order to boost energy levels, Dr. J. Mazi points out that eating to improve the performance of internal organs should be a priority in order to boost energy levels long-term. A liver-friendly diet, for instance, not only boosts energy, stamina, and vitality levels but also protects the body from inflammation and other chronic conditions. The liver performs best when one eats a diet rich in vitamins B1, B6, B12, C, E, and magnesium. Citrus fruits, dark leafy vegetables, broccoli, strawberries, blueberries, almonds, sunflower seeds, eggs, lentils, and salmon are all good liver-boosting options, and Dr. Mazi urges her patients to be sure to include the right herbs and spices in their diet as well. These include ginger, dandelion root, turmeric, and milk thistle.
The heart, as the body’s largest muscle, also needs care in order to boost energy levels. Unfortunately, as a recent study by the American Heart Association shows, a whopping 80% of Americans have only low to moderate cardiovascular health. Thankfully, this can be reversed by eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, with healthy doses of whole grain foods. Water plays an important role in keeping both the heart and liver healthy; conversely, dehydration can sap energy levels in addition to causing serious health problems such as dehydration.
In her line of work, Dr. Mazi ND frequently works with other medical professionals to ensure a patient receives the best possible care and treatment. She also prescribes medications; however, she notes, she prefers to use them as a last resort rather than the primary treatment option. Rather than dealing with symptoms such as fatigue, she focuses on identifying the root cause of a patient’s ailments to find the reason why a person has reduced energy levels. In many cases, she explains, the problem comes down to an unhealthy diet. Eating too many unhealthy foods, eating overly large portions of food, unhealthy dieting habits, or skipping meals can all cause a loss of energy as the body does not have the resources it needs to function at optimal capacity. Those who speak with her or another licensed naturopathic doctor will find that a focus on healthy eating, along with the development of a custom healthy eating plan tailored to their specific health needs, situation, and tastes, can alleviate not only a lack of energy but also a range of other health problems. A healthy diet is the foundation of good health, and one would be hard-pressed to find someone more qualified to deal with nutritional issues than a medical professional who has studied the field at a doctorate level and has extensive experience successfully providing primary care services to patients of all ages and walks of life.