Nutrient Balance Center Specialty:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue patients have a difficult time finding treatments, because in most cases the etiology is unknown. However, there are several possible mechanisms by which the condition takes hold, and each of these are address in a nutritional consultation:
Possible stealth infection (Mycoplasma, Parvovirus, Lyme or Coinfections, EBV, Candida)
Simple blood testing can identify these stealth pathogens. Conventional doctors usually ignore these tests or write a script for the wrong versions of the tests. Herbal, phytochemical, and dietary treatment can successfully reduce or eliminate pathogenic load.
Testing or trial of various high-quality and absorbable supplements. Chronic Fatigue patients are often deficient in various nutrients more so than the general population.
Most chronic conditions have a strong inflammatory component. Several dietary measures can be taken to reduce whole-body inflammation
Immune System Booster
Chronic Fatigue patients typically have a highly overworked immune system. Strategic supplementation can be used to kick immunoglobulins, helper cells, and natural killer cells into high gear so that the body can finally recognize pathogens and use its resources to successfully beat back infections.
The main symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is, of course, fatigue. However, many patients also experience pain, neurological problems, and a variety of other symptoms. Therapies can be instituted to relieve fatigue and other specific symptoms with dietary and supplemental therapeutics while working to uncover the root of the condition.
The thyroid has a significant role in affecting energy levels in the body via its impact on metabolism. Those with sluggish thyroid function will similarly feel sluggish, while those with an overactive thyroid may initially feel energetic, followed by a crash. Thyroid issues can be addressed with blood testing and possible supplementation, or in extreme cases, a referral to an integrative physician for a natural thyroid prescription
Role of Exercise
The body is healed by regular activity, however for the chronic fatigue patient, small amounts of regular activity can be difficult due to a very significant lack of energy. After a small amount of improvement has occurred, walking a short distance and building up is recommended. Muscle training can also be very helpful.