When you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome you’re always waking up every morning hoping you’re going to feel your best in order to function optimally daily. Does this sound like you? If it does then this is a great blog to read, especially if you’re in need of natural approaches to chronic fatigue syndrome.
Those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome often feel difficulty walking out from their bed. The symptoms of chronic fatigue can drag on for hours at a time including the entire day week or month.
Many sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome or woman set express their symptoms. Some of these symptoms can be is signal ahead of time before the gradual onset of full blown chronic fatigue. These symptoms include:
- Unable to lift the hands above the head
- Dried lips
- Glandular fevers
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck and armpits
- Loss of concentration or memory
- Headaches or migraines
- Extreme exhaustion
- Muscle and joint aches and pains
- Lightheaded or dizzy
What doctors do you know is that the brain and spinal cord of someone with chronic fatigue syndrome is swollen and inflamed. This information build up over time due to some infection or invasion a bacterial, ex: Lyme disease or unexplained virus, parasites or fungus such as mold. However, doctors are still unsure exactly what causes quantity syndrome.
In fact, many integrative experts in the field of chronic fatigue syndrome believe many of the environmental toxins are the root causes of the unexplained symptoms which leads to extreme fatigue.
Chronic complex symptoms are a group of symptoms that consists of:
- Chronic fatigue
- Brain fog or delirium
- Cognitive problems, solving complex problems
- Mood disorder (anxiety, depression)
- Loss of focus and attention
- Loss of concentration or memory
- Digestive disorders
- Immune disorders
- Hormonal disorders
Environmental toxins integrative practitioners are discussing lately and that are important to understand around your illness include:
- Biological toxins: (viruses, bacteria, parasites, mold)
- Chemical toxins: (water, food, pesticides, herbicides)
- Heavy metals: (mercury, other metals)
- Electro-magnetic frequency (EMFs): (cell phones, internet, bluetooth, laptops, dirty electricity)
- Life traumas or stressful experiences
Mycotoxic illness due to mold is a big issue that doctors are looking into and trying to address with their patients today. There are various ways mold can invade the body:
- Can cause use infections into the blood (mold septicemia)
- Can cause infections into brain (mold encephalitis)
- Can cause infections due being immunocompromised
- Can cause infections by allergies (mold allergies)
Certain common molds that can cause deadly illnesses that lead to chronic fatigue syndrome are: Stachybotrys also known as toxic mold or black mold, Penicillin mold, Aspergillus and candida. These are different species of fungus that give of deadly toxins like aflatoxins can be lethal to the human body.
Excessive humidity can allow for these mycotoxins to grow indoors where it is then inserted into human cells through the oral or nasal cavity. Places with high humidity for example include, Texas, Louisiana, Miami, and Washington, Seattle.
What’s important to understand is mold starts growing in a wet environment but doesn’t necessarily need a moist environment to continue its pattern of growth. Spores are released and cover itself with a protection in order to stay alive.
Ways to fight back to take control of you health when it comes to your chronic fatigue syndrome
There are some simple steps to start taking today so you can feel empowered to recover from your symptoms around your fatigue conditions:
Ask you doctor about a urine mycotoxin test: this will help determine if mold is an issue for you and if it needs to be address this urine test can make a difference in establishing a root causes to your underlying chronic fatigue symptoms.
Complete a Glutathione Challenge: Glutathione is a detox nutrient which is an antioxidant that gets rid of free radicals in the liver. This can be done through a liposomal (helps the body absorb glutathione due to fat soluble sources)glutathione orally before the urine test is completed for the mold toxin. Glutathione can also be taken long term for those who suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC): is a key building block for glutathione. If you’re deficient in cysteine you’ll have problems making glutathione. It’s recommended to take glutathione and NAC for removing toxins from the body on a regular basis. It has also been shown that NAC has detox capabilities independent of glutathione.
Removing the mold for the area of concern: It’s very important that you remove the lethal myoxin from the bedroom, bathroom, classroom or the car. Professionals which are environmental inspectors can get this job done by clearing away any harmful organisms, chemical and EMFs causing you harm.
Mast cell activation syndrome/disorder: the mast cell (which are fixed to tissue) in our bodies basically become active when there’s an invader located in the body. The contain inflammatory mediators include histamines, prostaglandins, leukotrienes, cytokines and lymphokines.
Mast cells play a role in surveillance for toxic invader in our body. They respond to early invasion in the immune response. What can be investigated is histamine, and trypase that can trigger your doctor to provide more valid tests via frozen blood testing. Some symptoms related to mast cell activation syndrome/disorder includes:
Air purifiers can be an effective solution for minimizing mycotoxins: are an excellent way to clear the environment of your home to keep it purified. Keeping the environment clear of organisms that can trigger your symptoms are one of the easiest, effective and fastest ways to control mold and other organisms from invading your indoor environment such as Astin Air.
Camille McClellan, MD, DNM, MBS
McClellan Natural Health, Wellness & Nutrition
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