Fatigue is a set of physical and mental symptoms that can be brought on by extreme exertion or illness. Unlike normal tiredness, fatigue can feel like it seeps in “body and soul,” expressing itself as chronic tiredness or sleepiness, sore or aching muscles, brain fog, irritability, headaches, or dizziness that can’t be resolved by a simple good night’s sleep. Fatigue can be a result of lifestyle choices, environmental factors, and illness—or a combination of all three. We must isolate and address the causes of our fatigue to truly find rest.
This is the first book to define and explore Black fatigue, the intergenerational impact of systemic racism on the physical and psychological health of Black people--and explain why and how society needs to collectively do more to combat its pernicious effects.
Since the publication of the first GAPS book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome, in 2004, the GAPS concept has become a global phenomenon. People all over the world have been using the GAPS Nutritional Protocol for healing from physical and mental illnesses.