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Video Blog – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS: The Stages of Treatment

Welcome to this week’s video blog. When the first draft of this was written, the sun was shining in London, England were still in the world cup and it hadn’t yet rained at Wimbledon. Alas, one of these has already changed at the time of sending. It just goes to show how much can change […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS: Talk from the Optimum Health Clinic part 1

Welcome to this week’s video blog. Our first video this week is the introduction to Alex and Sanna’s talk in Stockport a few weeks ago. Although the video finishes on a bit of a cliffhanger, we promise to bring you the next part very soon! In the video, Alex talks about his own recovery story, […]

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, […]

Eczema and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Eczema and chronic fatigue syndrome are both categorized as inflammatory diseases that can be caused or irritated by allergic reactions to food and stress. Eczema’s symptoms are dry itchy patches of skin, swollen tissue and sometimes bleeding open wounds. Stress and exhaustion can cause the symptoms of eczema and chronic muscle fatigue to worsen. Certain […]

Arthritis and Chronic Muscle Fatigue

Chronic muscle fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are auto-immune, pro-inflammatory disorders. What this means is that the body is being damaged by its own immune system. While the immune system is the body’s way of fighting off viruses and bacteria, when inflammation occurs the body perceives these conditions as invasive. The resulting symptoms are stiffness […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diet for Food Intolerances

A chronic fatigue diet must deal with with allergies, since most people who have chronic fatigue suffer with allergies. A person has an allergy when their immune system over-reacts to a substance that is not normally harmful. Allergies can be tested by a doctor, and are less common than intolerances. People are usually born with […]

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 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 […]