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Exercise is a conversation not a lecture in ME/CFS recovery.

In this short video Alex talks about introducing exercise into your recovery path and when this might be appropriate. One of the key points that Alex makes to treat exercise as a dialogue with your body rather than something to push through regardless. Click on the video below to view more.

Menopause and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Some of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and menopause overlap. Joint pain, headaches, lack of energy, depression and anxiety are present in both conditions. Menopause patients experience hot flushes, decreased libido and aging skin. The three stages of a women’s lifecycle are pre, peri and post menopause and all three of these stages can […]

Inflammation and Chronic Fatigue Causes

Inflammation, as dubbed by Time Magazine, is one of the chronic fatigue causes and is a secret killer found to be the foundation for such diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, arthritis, heart attacks, Fibromyalgia, allergies, obesity and many more diseases. While many of these diseases are not related nor caused by the other, […]

Niki Gratrix Conscious TV Nutrition Interview

This is an excerpt from an interview with Niki Gratrix filmed for Conscious TV last year. In this clip, Niki talks about why integrating treatments together is so important, including sharing a key story from “The International Symposium of Functional Medicine” in California last year. [youtube e7Iy_eSZbd0]

Adrenal Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Adrenal chronic fatigue is at the root of much illness. The adrenal glands manufacture many hormones, including the fast acting stress hormones, adrenalin and noradrenalin,and the slower acting cortisol and DHEA. These hormones provide us the energy we need to feel energetic and experience a sense of wellbeing. They also help us to deal with […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Polycystic Ovaries

People with chronic fatigue and polycystic ovaries experience worsening symptoms with poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress. Additional symptoms of polycystic ovaries are increased body hair, low or absent menstruation, weight gain, mood swings, acne and fertility problems. Lifestyle changes help alleviate these symptoms. With normal ovarian function the ovaries produce a single healthy […]

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 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 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 […]