Treating Thyroid Conditions


It's important to address the real cause of your imbalances and use the most effective combination of thyroid hormones so you can feel at your best. Everything You Need To Know About Thyroid Treatment Hypothyroidism is generally treated with synthetic T4 (Levothyroxine). Products such as Synthroid and Levoxyl are the most widely accepted forms of […]

How To Live a Full Life with Thyroid Disease


"Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is." Norman Cousins There's no one magic pill that ensures that one can live well with thyroid disease. Rather, the secret lies in finding the right doctor, the right treatments, the right attitude and support groups! Some of the best tips we've found are described […]

Talking With Your Doctor About Your Thyroid Concerns


If you feel frustrated because your TSH results are "normal" and your doctor tells you there is nothing wrong, but you still experience a wide range of thyroid-related symptoms, we understand and we know why. The Reality About Thyroid Testing The TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is the test that most doctors use to screen for hypothyroidism. […]

Different Treatment Options For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


The medical literature clearly proves that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a real condition and individuals with this syndrome have measurable hypothalamic, pituitary, immune and coagulation dysfunction. These abnormalities then result in a cascade of further abnormalities, in which stress plays a role by suppressing immunity and hypothalamic-pituitary function. Pituitary and hypothalamic dysfunction results in […]

Winter Weather And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Surviving the Cold


Getting chilled is a problem for a couple of reasons: first, you can have a hard time warming up; second, it can lead to flares of other symptoms. We hope that with a little planning and a few tips listed below you will be able to alleviate the worst of what cold weather means for […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Children and Young Adults


As in adults, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in children manifests as a complex illness characterized by incapacitating fatigue, neurological problems and a constellation of symptoms that can resemble many other disorders (including mononucleosis, childhood migraine syndrome and Lyme disease). A prominent difference between adults and children with CFS is that children more commonly report symptoms such […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Experience Low Thyroid


Hypothyroidism symptoms are very similar to the ones experienced by CFS sufferers. Lethargy, sensitivity to cold, heat intolerance, mood swings and depression, poor memory and concentration, joint pains and morning stiffness, headaches, vertigo and deafness, pre-menstrual tension, voice changes, loss of libido and susceptibility to viral infections are all found with both conditions. Visible signs […]

Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


One of these underlying factors is mitochondrial dysfunction. What Are Mitochondria? Each cell in our bodies has tiny components called mitochondria, whose job is to convert nutrients into energy. They are often called the "furnaces" within each cell. Mitochondria supply energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). This is the universal currency of energy. […]

Stress, Grief and Emotional Trauma: Triggers for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Unresolved emotional and mental stress that lingers on causes a huge energy drain in the mind and body. All bodily mechanisms that run 24/7 require various energy levels, and our mind is not even aware of our deeper underlying stresses that the organism has to put up with, in order to keep a balance. How […]

Infectious Diseases: A Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Infections can either trigger or contribute to CFS. These may include viruses such as Epstein Barr or herpes, or bacterial infections, including Lyme disease. Chronic fatigue syndrome is not a "mysterious" disease anymore. It can be treated, if all underlying factors are properly diagnosed and addressed. Infections Present With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Numerous studies have […]

Definition and Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


People with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) disorder are so run down that it interferes with their lives and can make it hard to function at all. Some people with CFS say they have trouble staying on top of their responsibilities at home and on the job, while others are severely disabled and even bedridden. Furthermore, […]

Treating Adrenal Dysfunction with Cortisol


People feel they are under constant pressure and stress, sluggish, irritable and fatigued during most of the day and they are desperately trying to clear up that mental fogginess with coffee or other stimulants, just to crash worse afterwards. Although it's been widely accepted as the "common way of living in a working, modern society," […]

Adrenals and Stress - Keeping Your Cool This Thanksgiving


You have probably heard it before: "It's not about the gifts and parties, it's about spending time with the loved ones, introspect, enjoy good company, have a kind heart and a peaceful mind." Easier said than done. Especially when you're living with health disorders like fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, the holiday season can send […]

The Role of Adrenal Dysfunction in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Some people with chronic fatigue syndrome say they have trouble staying on top of their responsibilities at home and on the job, while others are severely disabled and even bedridden. Furthermore, they're not just dealing with extreme fatigue but with a wide range of other symptoms, including flu-like symptoms and chronic pain. CFS affects more […]

The Role of Adrenal Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 2% to 4% of the population. Nine in ten fibromyalgia patients are female. Fibromyalgia has been referred to as a "stress-related disorder" because stress both precedes its onset and aggravates its symptoms. Some theories suggest that fibromyalgia may result from stress-induced changes in the hippocampal area of the brain; others from stress-induced […]

Information on How to Diagnose Adrenal Dysfunction


In a poorly informed attempt to relieve symptoms, physicians might prescribe antidepressants, muscle relaxants, pain pills or sleep medications. None of these will resolve the condition and side effects may make you feel worse. Why doesn't conventional medicine acknowledge and address your symptoms? In its early stages, diagnosing adrenal insufficiency can be difficult. In conventional […]

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