Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Neurotoxins

Inflammation found in diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Lyme’s disease has been linked with the presence of neurotoxins. These microscopic particles may be found in the biotoxins or free radicals. Biotoxins occur from the presence of bacteria or fungus, while free radicals are produced both internally or externally. With chronic […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Thyroid Gland

Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia are autoimmune diseases that are present with low thyroid activity.  When the thyroid under produces the hormone thyroxin the metabolism in the body becomes sluggish. The thyroid is the gland centered in the neck directly above the collarbones. A normal acting thyroid creates a balance between the rate the body uses […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Liver

Healthy liver function is critical for an individual with chronic fatigue syndrome. The liver is responsible for receiving and processing all nutrients that enter the body. An individual with this disorder has a depleted immune system and if this same individual weakness the livers ability to filter nutrients properly then the symptoms worsen. One of […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Psoriasis

Inflammation, damaged liver function and bowel toxicity are present in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and psoriasis. With the presence of these malfunctioning bodily processes negative side effects occur. Psoriasis is the condition where skin cells produce rapidly and the body no longer has the ability to slough off excess cells. The result is dry, […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Protozoa

Recurring parasitic infections have been linked with the autoimmune diseases chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia and arthritis. Protozoa, arthropods, and worms that invade the body are classified as parasitic. When these invade the body termed as the host bodily processes are interrupted. Not only does the body have to rid itself from the bombardment of protozoa, […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Osteoporosis

Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have a higher risk of getting osteoporosis. This is a condition where the body is depleted of calcium so it absorbs needed calcium from its bones. This results in the bones becoming thin and weak. Broken hips, spine and non stress fractures increase. Osteoporosis is a silent disease in that […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Mitochondrial Function

Chronic fatigue underwent a second look in 2004 when Peckerman et al discovered that these patients experience lowered cardiac output than normal. What this says is that in chronic fatigue patients instead of producing 5 Litres of blood pumping through the heart per minute while standing only 3.7 Litres are produced.  This reduced output of […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Leaky Gut

Chronic fatigue syndrome patients experience a condition commonly called leaky gut. The technical term for this is intestinal hyper permeability, which means the intestines have lost the ability to prevent food particles and toxins from entering the blood stream. This leaking of nutrients and particles into the bloodstream stimulates the immune system to take a […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Free Radicals

Overabundances of free radicals attack the immune system of individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome. Free radicals are oxygen hungry molecules that are unstable. This makes them dangerous when set loose inside the body. They bombard healthy tissue in search of available oxygen to make them stable. When the ratio of free radicals to normal cell […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fluid Retention

Fluid retention should be avoided in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome. Fluid retention is the body’s inability to remove excess water. This results in tissue that is over burdened with fluid. For the patient with already inflamed tissue fluid retention advances the inflammation further. Oedema is another name for fluid retention and can be observed […]