The Best Ways to Prevent, Improve and Cure Chronic Fatigue Naturally

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is defined by overwhelming fatigue, not relieved by rest, and at least four of the following symptoms for at least six months:

  • Impaired short-term memory of concentration, which significantly affects normal activities
  • Sore throat
  • Tender lymph nodes in the neck or underarms
  • Muscle pain or pain in multiple joints with no joint swelling or redness
  • New sunset of headache
  • A good night sleep
  • General malaise following physical exercise that lasts more than 24 hours

The Centers for Disease Control specifically recognized this condition in 1988. Chronic fatigue syndrome is more common in women than men, and the majority of patients are in their thirties.

What Is The Cause Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown and there are no specific lab tests to diagnose this condition. Some holistic practitioners believe that the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is infectious. Others believe that multiple factors promote the development of chronic fatigue , including:

  1. Nutritional deprivation
  2. Toxicity from environment, food, and drugs
  3. Stress
  4. Hormone imbalance, especially thyroid and adrenal
  5. Lowered immune function
  6. Bacterial, viral, or fungal infections

Many people with chronic fatigue syndrome have had a history of exhausted adrenal glands and produce low amounts of cortisol and other adrenal hormones. Some holistic experts also find a high incidence of Candida yeast infection, leaky gut syndrome, food and environmental sensitivities and liver toxicity.

Chronic fatigue is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that it is only considered after other medical conditions have been ruled out.

Chronic fatigue syndrome can sometimes be confused with the following conditions that also result in fatigue. These include:

  • Anemia
  • Allergies
  • Candidiasis
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Hepatitis B And C
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Sle
  • Narcolepsy
  • Cancer
  • Severe Obesity
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Substance Abuse
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression

Successful holistic treatments for chronic fatigue

Holistic Testing

In order to help determine the underlying factors contributing to CFS, a number of tests are often conducted, including darkfield blood microscopy, electrodermal screening, stool analysis, unralysis, blood test, hair analysis, liver detoxification profile, adrenal stress test, nutritional analysis, antioxidant profile.

Lifestyle and Environmental

Develop health sleep habits. Try to get to establish a regular bedtime. Gentle restorative exercise such as tai chi, swimming, yoga , and walking is important, even though many people may not feel like it. Research has shown that two-thirds of people with chronic fatigue syndrome benefit from exercise, although it is critical not to overdo it.

Diet

Detox and cleansing diet for one to three weeks. Avoid all foods and chemicals that may be worsening symptoms. Wheat, dairy, corn, gluten-containing products (rye, oats, etc), sugar, and fermented foods are some of the most common food sensitivities. After the cleansing diet, the excluded foods are often re-introduced into the diet systematically to identify any aggravating foods. For CFS patients with Candidiasis, all types: of sugar, including milk products and fruit, should be avoided. Caffeine, alcohol, and refined carbohydrates such as white flour and white rice should be avoided.

Ayurvedic Medicine

A typical Ayurvedic approach may be to improve digestion, eliminate toxins. Use a detox and cleansing program to purge toxins. Ayurvedic herbs include ashwagandha, amla, bala, triphala, and lomatium, which are combined according to the patient's dosha, or constitutional type. The vata dosha is susceptible to chronic fatigue.

Supplements & Vitamins

Probiotics

Beneficial bacteria can greatly improve digestion and reestablish a healthy microbial balance in the intestines. A typical dose is one to two capsules two to three times per day, taken on an empty stomach.

Digestive enzymes

Pancreatic or vegetable-derived enzymes can supply your body with additional enzymes to digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Products differ greatly – some contain lactase to digest milk, others contain hydrochloric acid to assist the stomach, and still others contain ox bile to help with the emulsification and digestion of fats. A typical dosage is one to two capsules with meals.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps with the immune system, is required for healthy adrenal gland function, and helps liver detoxification pathways.

Magnesium

Magnesium is involved in more than three hundred enzyme reactions in the body. It is found in green leafy vegetables and whole grains. Magnesium is essential for energy production, muscle function, nerve conduction, and bone health. People with chronic fatigue syndrome often have a deficiency in magnesium . Some people find that is improves energy, emotional states, and decrees pain.

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is necessary for energy production and cell function. It also helps with the repair and maintenance of tissues. A typical dose is 60 to 100 milligrams daily.

NADH (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)

NADH is a naturally occurring chemical that plays a significant role in cellular energy production. In supplement form, NADH has been used to improve energy in athletes and in individuals with chronic fatigue. In one preliminary study, 26 people were given 10 mg of NADH for a four-week period. Some showed some improvement in symptoms during NADH treatment compared to placebo.

Carnitine

Carnitine is used by the body to convert fatty acids into energy. Some studies have found decreed carnitine levels in people with CFS. However, more research is needed in this area.

Adrenal Support

People with chronic fatigue syndrome often have adrenal fatigue or weakness. Supplements that tonify the adrenal glands are:

  • Licorice herbal supplement: DGL is a form of licorice that will not affect aldosterone levels in the body, used for people with high blood pressure
  • Siberian ginseng
  • Adrenal glandular supplements
  • Vitamin C
  • Pantothenic acid (B5)

Primitive and ancient civilizations relied on herbs for healing, as do many contemporary cultures throughout the world. In fact, the World Health Organization has estimated that 80% of the world's population continues to use traditional therapies, major parts of which derived from plants.

Remember, if you are taking other medications, refrain from taking herbal supplements without first checking with your doctor. Herbal supplements and over-the-counter medications or prescription drugs can combine to cause adverse side effects. Just because an herbal supplement is extracted from, a "natural" source does not render it any less potent than any other chemicals you may ingest.

What Causes Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Part 2

Recent research has shown that in Fibromyalgia / CFS patients there is an irregular molecular weight for cells and enzymes that act as the body's defense mechanisms.

Viral channels remain open as expressed by RNase L weights long after the viruses have effectively been eliminated.

This means that your body still thinks it is fighting infections long after they have been eaten, consuming energy resources and destroying other healthy cells and theby contributing to the overall feeling of exhaustion.

For example, lets examine a commonly cited feature of Fibromyalgia and CFS. You should have noticed that when you have the slightest inkling of a sore throat or a cold beginning, your fibromyalgia / CFS symptoms get noticeably worse, but interestingly the cold itself never completely develops.

This is a well documented feature of an up-regulated immune system, overreacting to eliminate the infection and subtailing leaving the viral enzymes channels open, way longer than would normally be the case in a healthy patient.

The cold virus is beaten but your immune system is still effectively fighting it, the lymphocytes can not find what they are looking for so float around attacking the wrong cells.

The effect is that your Fibromyalgia / CFS gets worse.

Not surprisingly, Ampligen has been found to have positive results in some CFS sufferers, as it has a strong antiviral mechanism, the incidence of viral infection and viral channel activation is reduced taking the stress off the ANS and effectively making the patient "feel" better .

However, the ultimate goal should be to restore healthy immune function and appropriate immune response.

Similarly with Fibromyalgia / CFS of bacterial origin, the presence of these bacteria are causing an irregular dysfunctional immune response. What we can do of course with bacterial infections is reduce the presence of the organizations to almost zero while simultaneously addressing the underlying cause, the dysfunctional immune system.

There are generally over-reported instances of patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and CFS making a full recovery after antibiotics which only goes to indicate that the original diagnosis should have been Lyme's borrelia.

However this is a minority of cases and does not warrant the abuse of this data being touted around on various internet sites as Lyme's IS Fibromyalgia and / or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

In order to treat patients with Fibromyalgia / CFS type 1, I advocating reducing the bacterial load using synthetic antibiotics.

The rule I recommend is to start with 1.5g Amoxicillin working up to 3g taken through the course of the day. After 2 months on this regimen a 4 month program of Metronidazole and Amoxicillin should be taken together.

This rigorous program will address the problem of borrelia in their latent and active states and give enough time and high enough volumes to penetrate deep into all body tissues where borrelial spirochetes can lie dormant, finish off with 2 months of Amoxicillin to consolidate results.

Amoxicillin is very well tolerated in most individuals with a negligible side effect profile. In patients where Amoxicillin is not tolerated, or if there appears to be some bacterial resistance, Doxycycline should be substituted.

Metronidazole I'm afraid is awful and may make you feel as poorly as the syndrome itself, it can be taken for 4 days of a 7 day window thus reducing the side effects. Like most things that are nasty it works extremely well.

In patients averse to the concept of taking synthetics, a herbal supplement has been receiving reports from collections of powerful antibiotic, antiviral and immuno-modulatory properties. Pentacyclic Alkaloid Type Uncaria Tomentosa, is a Peruvian herb, it is produced by Nutrimedix Ltd under the trade name, Samento. It is an arena I will be investigating personally in the near future and will post reports after a statistically relevant period.

If you Google nutrimedix you will find them. As you would expect, it is expensive whereas the antibiotic regime should be free or will relate to your individual country's adult prescription charge.

In following this program, it is imperative that you explain to your doctor what you are doing, why and what you are trying to achieve, and get his support in prescribing these quantities of antibiotics.

There is strong controversy around the whole Lyme's arena and some doctors are under pressure from authorities to reduce antibiotic prescriptions due to the emergence of bacteria that are becoming resistant to them.

This is not your problem at the moment. If your practitioner can not give you good reason that you are unsuitable for long-term antibiotic therapy then take your business elsewhere.

A true borrelial infestation should be terminated with the same prejudice that a provider would associate with severe syphilitic infections, a similar spirochetal organism which can extremely cause cause brain and tissue damage if left untreated.

Under NO circumstances should a sufferer self prescribe or self administrator drugs and the author takes NO responsibility should adverse effects occur as a result of self-administration after reading this document.

As a Fibromyalgia / CFS sufferer you will have suffered for some time with musculoskeletal abnormalities. You may be at an age where these abnormalities may not YET have identified themselves as musculoskeletal pain.

The body is a resilient and hardwearing organism that can tolerate deficiencies, anomalies and abnormalities for many years before becoming symptomatic. You may be somewhat older and have already suffered back pain, either lumbar, thoracic or cervical, over many years. You may have suffered from TMJ and headaches for many years.

In the next chapter I will explain how these abnormalities have come together to present as "torsion" in the thoracic area of ​​the spine, how this relates to your autonomic Nervous System, and how this in turn refers to the symptoms of your Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

It does not matter about the exact etiology of your personal condition. All these anomalies and abnormalities in your musculoskeletal make-up, balance and gait are what has finally lead you down the path of Fibromyalgia / CFS.

And the good news is that THEY ARE REVERSIBLE.

Some may take longer to address than others. Some may be more expensive to address than others, and some may entail an increased element of hardship and suffering to address.

But absolutely, they CAN be addressed, and by combining an undertaking to correct these structural anomalies, with my techniques and procedures, you will be able to see rapid improvements in your condition with noticeable improvement in the first month of between 25 and 50% and an 80 to 90% improvement over the year that you stay on the treatment protocol.

What Are The Signs Of Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome?

This condition is known by many different names, which contribute to some of the confusion that this illness causes when you try to learn more about it.

CFS is how it is most commonly referred to, which is short for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as well as being known by the names of ME and Post-Viral Fatigue syndrome.

Since there is still no official test for chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome, your medical practitioner will first have to rule out the many other conditions that can cause similar symptoms, like anemia, before they can diagnose you with CFS

The signs and symptoms of chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome varies from person to person, which makes it a bit more difficult to diagnose, even though most doctors are now better educated about and aware of the condition than in the past.

Most people who experience the most common symptom of fatigue initially put it down to just "being run down" or having a dose of the flu, as the symptoms are similar to both.

But what is distinct with CFIDS is that this is not just a case of being tired from a bout of insomnia, or just feeling sleepy. Instead this is a total lack of energy, which can go on for years, chronically feeling totally wiped out like when you are bedridden with a bad case of influence, every day you wake up to start the day.

Most doctors will require this state of fatigue to have been inning for at least 6 months duration before it is counted as a true symptom.

Another symptom is the after effect that you experience When you have pushed yourself too far physically, doing more than your body could handle.

This is common for people with CFS to experience, because as soon as you have a 'good day' of reduced fatigue there is a tendency to rush about and try to catch up on all the chores and tasks that have been left undone.

While you may feel able to accept at the time of the activity, once you are done the effect of overexertion hits and you experience old fashioned malaise, where you simply can not get out of bed or take any of the actions most people take for granted every day.

The next most debilitating symptom of CFIDS is a state of mental confusion and lack of ability to focus on anything for very long, often referred to as "brain fog" by people who experience it.

This is the symptom that affects people even when they are not physically demanding jobs, if their work requires concentration for long periods and needs them to stay focused on multiple tasks at one time, they will often find themselves unable to keep their jobs for long .

There are other less obvious or signs and symptoms of CFIDS which include:

– Experiencing sleep disorders, maybe sleeping less because of disruptions, or sleeping more because you can not get out of bed with any energy.

– Muscles can ache and your joints can become painful, for no reason, even without extra exertion to cause it

– You may begin to experience heads unlike ones you have experienced before.

– Increased sensitivity to stimulants like light, noise or smells, that never used to cause you discomfort.

– It is very common that you begin to develop a sore throat, even a dry cough at times, and swellings / sensitivity in your lymph nodes.

– More than usual Depression and increased stress can be experienced, but is often a side effect of your exhaustion.

– You may experience heightened anxiety levels, and fears about your ability to recover from this state of malaise.

These most common symptoms and signs of chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome may also also be an indication of other diseases, so you can not self-diagnose yourself with CFS.

Only your doctor or specialist in the CFIDS field can conduct the tests to eliminate other diseases (some of which could be life threatening) so that you have a clear diagnosis to being treatment from.

The good news is that more and more medical practitioners are now better informed about this illness and more likely to correctly identify the condition than they were even 10 years ago.

Chronic Illness: The Enemy Within

There once was a man who wanted to teach himself how to sky dive? He bought a parachute at a garage sale, leased a plane and when the time came, literally jumped into his new adventure.

As the man was free-falling toward earth on his very first attempt, he dropped the ripcord only to discover it was not attached to the parachute. Looking down at his fate, he was surprised to see a woman shooting up from below with a burned-out match held between her thumb and fore-finger.

As they rushed by one another, the man yelled, "Whadayaknow about parachutes?" The woman replied back, "Nothing. Whadayaknow about gas stoves?"

The fable above illustrates how many Christians act when faced with life-threatening illness. They ignorantly turn to man for relief but then to God.

That we seek counsel from man and not God in such times speaks volumes of how ignorant we are as God's children. We lack teaching to recognize chronic illness for what it often is, a spiritual attack against our body.

Medical science acknowledges that 80% of all diseases, both psychological and biological, are psychosomatically induced. In other words, the source of most disease begins within our minds or spirits as thought – a perfect place for Satan to do his bidding.

But, what the world calls psychosomatic, God knows as an unloving spirit from the kingdom of darkness. Behind every psychosomatic disease lies an unloving spirit, planting thoughts
of fear, despair, rejection, anxiety, worry, and whatever else Satan can get us to accept as true.

Yes, evil can and does exist simultaneously within our spirit, right along with the Spirit of God, if we allow it. The deception begins as the unloving spirit whispers a thought promoting unrest, "I do not like myself." If we listen to its voice, if we accept the lie, our soul becomes polluted with the same mind-set (I do not like myself).

Our body, operating through the limbic system, then begins to conform itself into that spiritual image, re-enforcing it both biologically and psychologically.

Examples of psychosomatically-induced disease can include high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome, angina, fibromyalgia, Graves disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, Crohn's disease, obesity, multiple sclerosis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and many , many more.

God created us perfectly, but sin changes us. Every thought we have, be it good or bad, produces a chemical and neurological response within.

So long as our thoughts have their origin in a loving spirit, the response in our body helps to maintain homeostasis (balance). When the origin of our beliefs originates from an unloving spirit, the response creates imbalance in our body, and we become sickly if we accept and live the lie.

All of us have our spiritual strengths and weaknesses. It is part of our humanity. Temptation is a part of our daily lives as the forces of good and evil do battle for our soul. Satan knows our weaknesses and wastes little time in attacking us at those points.

If your weakness lies in feelings of low self-esteem, Satan knows how to capitalize on it to cause you suffering. If you have difficulty in forgiving others, Satan knows how to use that defect to make your body rack with pain. If you struggle with worry and fear, Satan knows how to use these emotions to create tumors in your stomach and colon. He is a master at doing this.

Drug manufacturers promote drugs by saying they offer temporary relief of disease symptoms, but they do not and can not deal with the spiritual roots of the disease. Satan knows this. His plan is called "disease management," not "healing."

Satan knows that by keeping you in agony, your faith in God could waiver or break. But even if you do not wave in faith, Satan's greatest weapon against God is taking you to an early grave.

This is what makes Christianity so excitng, so very much a living faith, because it is God who heals naturally rooted disease through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

How to Overcome Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome

Experts say that dysfunctional adrenal glands cause adrenal fatigue syndrome. The said glands produce cortisol, a hormone responsible for helping the body deal with stress. Now, going back to the problem, people can mostly identify what causes their stress. What happens after they find the cause then? Most people just let the condition worsen instead of looking for ways to overcome it. The following are a few basic steps to help you increase your adrenal fatigue syndrome.

Consult your doctor

Never hesitate to ask your doctor if you are not sure about your condition. The symptoms of adrenal fatigue syndrome are closely related to that of chronic fatigue syndrome. Patients usually feel general weakness in the body and headache. They also find it hard to give their full attention on a certain task. Fatigue is mostly a physical condition, but your mental and emotional states have certain contributions on it as well. Your doctor will know how to deal with your adrenal fatigue syndrome. He or she will also advise you on the best treatment for your case.

Get enough rest

Now that you have discovered that you have adrenal fatigue syndrome, getting enough rest is a priority. You need to get proper rest even if, at first, it can do nothing to alleviate you fatigue. Your overall recovery does not only depend on the treatment your doctor gives you. It needs to start with you. Your unhealthy habits might be the cause of adrenal fatigue syndrome at the first place. It greatly helps if, along with your treatments, you start taking proper sleep as well.

Eat healthy

While you are on the subject of getting healthy, start mind what you eat too. Junk food is part of your unhealthy lifestyle. Find healthy alternatives to the junk you always eat. As mentioned earlier, getting back your health starts with your own determination. Love your vegetables like a good kid. There are also plenty of fruits if you can not stand vegetables. The important thing is to avoid eating junk food at all cost. If you really miss them, ask your doctor for an occasional window where you can eat your favorite junk food. However, if your doctor can not give you your window, just accept your fate and move on.

Find time to exercise

Just because you have a major case of adrenal fatigue syndrome does not mean you can skip exercise altogether. Exercise is a vital part of your recovery. However, in order to avoid exhausting yourself, ask your doctor on the types of exercise that are good for your condition. There might also be some exercises during your therapy, so ask your doctor if you can back it up with a little more exercise routines at home. Fatigue is a very tiresome business. You might work a bit before you can increase your adrenal fatigue syndrome. However, you can progress further with the right treatment and a healthy lifestyle.