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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cures

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Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disabling physical illness affecting 1 to 2 percent of the population. Seventy percent of the sufferers are women, and 10 percent are teens and children.

Likely precipitated by viral illness, CFS is caused by numerous predisposing factors that weaken the immune system.

These include the overuse of antibiotics and steroids, environmental toxins, nutritional deficiencies, poor digestion and absorption, chronic yeast and parasite infections, physical traumas like surgery and car accidents, major psychological traumas, and chronic stress.

Definition Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  1. Debilitating fatigue for six or more months.
  2. No previous history of similar symptoms.
  3. No other serious illness to account for the fatigue.
  4. No improvement with rest.
  5. 60 percent or greater reduction in ability to perform daily activities.

Other Symptoms:

Sleep disturbances, depression, brain fog, muscle pain, low grade fever, sore throat, painful swollen lymph glands, prolonged muscle fatiguem after exercise lasting more than 24 hours; impairment in short term memory or concentration; multi-joint pain without joint swelling or redness; headaches of a new type, pattern or severity; and unrefreshing sleep.

Diagnosis

–  Blood tests usually normal.
–  Immune defects seen in two thirds of patients i.e.decrease in natural killer cells, increase in helper cells or increase in the ratio of helper cells to suppressor cells.
–  Abnormal specialized brain scans.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cures

  1. Note that there are two optimal recovery opportunities at 2 to 3 years and at 4 to 5 years after onset of illness.
  2. Use an elimination diet to identify food allergies.
  3. Digestive enzymes with meals three times a day.
  4. A high quality diet emphasizing fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and beans, supplemented with chicken and fish.
  5. Balance rest and activity, graduated exercise programme, gentle massage.
  6. Counselling and St. John’s Wort for depression, antidepressants if necessary.
  7. Cognitive Therapy to change belief systems about self and illness.
  8. Tryptophan by prescription in doses of 2,000 to 4,000mg for insomnia. In the U.S. use S-hydroxy-tryptophan (50mg of S-hydroxy-tryptophan equals 500mg of tryptophan).

Supplements

  1. Multivitamjn and multi-mineral in capsules four to six daily, plus a supergreen drink twice daily.
  2. Four capsules of evening of primrose plus two cod liver oil capsules twice daily at breakfast and lunch.
  3. Trial of daily vitamin-B-12 injections 1,000 micrograms daily for one month.
  4. Magnesium 3 00mg to SOOmg daily at bedtime or throughout the day.
  5. Other important supplements include zinc, vitamin-E, mega-B-50, betacarotene, and vitamin-C.
  6. Six week trial of co-enzyme-Q-10 90 to 200mg daily.
  7. Treat chronic yeast and parasite infections.
  8. Support adrenal glands with extra vitamin-C, pantothenic acid, and adrenal glandulars 2 to 3 times a day.
  9. Support liver function through supplements and herbs.
  10. A course of immune stimulating herbs like echinacea, astralagus etc.
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