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 […]

Understanding the Adrenal-Thyroid Connection


Your thyroid gland is like your body's gas pedal. When it's cruising at the right speed, you feel great. But when it's not "giving enough gas" or not producing enough thyroid hormone, you feel like you're driving in slow motion with one foot on the brake pedal. But many hypothyroid symptoms are so similar to adrenal […]

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 […]

Symptoms of Adrenal Dysfunction


Learn about the symptoms of adrenal dysfunction including fatigue and muscle weakness. The adrenal glands are located on the top of each kidney, and they secrete hormones that are responsible for a wide range of metabolic processes. When the adrenal glands become overactive or under active, hormone level changes can cause a number of potentially […]

Hormones 101: What Are They and Why Do I Need Them?


Hormones are chemical messengers that are produced by either a gland or a cell. They are sent then to another part of the body for utilization. Within the Endocrine System, the Hypothalamus and the Pituitary (in conjunction with the brain) are the "master regulators" upon which all regulatory function of all other elements of metabolism […]

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