Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Chronic-FatigueChronic Fatigue and fibromyalgia are overlapping syndromes with a myriad of similar symptoms. This is a real, serious, complex multi system disease. There has been an association with immune dysfunction. Recent research implicates hypothalamus dysfunction as a common denominator in both. The dysfunction of sleep, hormonal issues and autonomic controls ( blood pressure, cold extremities,night sweats) are under hypothalamic control.

Following a SHINs protocol which treats sleep, hormonal dysfunction, infections (recurrent sore throats, sinusitis) and nutritional supplementation has a 90% improvement rate.
We do not know what causes this disabling disease but we are learning how to treat it and have patients live productive lives.
I try to treat this with a herbal/natural approach but often need to use traditional medications in order to achieve an optimal response.

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Women with Breast Cancer

-Eat a wide variety of foods with as much fresh food as possible.
-Eat an abundance of vegetables and fruits (7-9 servings a day)
-Include omega 3 fatty acids in your diet
-Reduce fat to approximately 33 grams per day*
-Consider eliminating cow’s milk dairy.
-Any dairy or beef should be organic to avoid exposure to estrogenic hormones present in conventionally raised cattle.**
-Minimize consumption of refined carbohydrates, processed foods, and fast food.
-Include carbohydrates, fat, and protein at each meal
-If you use a microwave, never microwave in plastic or using plastic wrap as this introduces estrogenic hormone mimics into food

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