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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Symptoms, Causes and Treatments Explained

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is the diagnosis before the ‘bad diagnosis’ – cancer, organ failure, etc. Chronic fatigue can be paraphrased as, we do not know what is wrong, but something is wrong1. If you are experiencing longer than 6-months of fatigue during activity or rest, restless sleep, memory, focus and concentration difficulties, then you may be diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome. If you are experiencing these difficulties, do not wait until it progresses. If you are experiencing this now, ignoring the problem will only make it worse. Unfortunately, when left untreated, it will become something much worse in time.

What Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is the byproduct of various organs and pathways not working correctly – all at the same time. The are many nuances within this which is why it’s being listed as a syndrome. However, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome broadly means your body and its cells cannot produce adequate energy for the demand being placed on it.

How Does ICT Muscle & Joint Approach Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Like all things, our treatment approach largely depends on the mechanisms causing the stress within the system. Regardless of what specific avenue we may venture down, we work through various protocols to address the energy leaks within the system.

At the most basic level, chronic fatigue is the byproduct of cells not mixing food and oxygen correctly to produce energy. By assessing and testing at this most basic level, we can address the river which is poisoning the streams. If cellular respiration, which occurs in all cells to produce energy, besides red blood cells (RBCs), has gone haywire then hormones, organs, enzymes, and other aspects will not work or regulate the body’s systems correctly. We focus on chronic fatigue syndrome by analyzing upstream at the river, not downstream in the streams.

The Importance of a “Balanced Diet” for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Without a deeper dive into your weekly nutritional ‘regiment,’ we cannot identify the holes within your eating habits which may be leading to your chronic fatigue. There are various pathways and organs which need to regulate the mixing of your food and oxygen to produce energy. If the foods you eat are not supporting these pathways and organs, you are going to face massive challenges. You cannot outrun poor eating habits.

When looking at sustainability of health and eating in addressing chronic fatigue – elimination diets do not work. What works for one person may not work for another. Assessing and testing adrenal glands, thyroid, liver, and genetic expression may be the answer for you. Our consults are unique in offering a comprehensive approach in understanding what is causing your chronic fatigue and the best scientific-backed research and methodology in getting you the results for which you are looking.

The Importance of Mineral and Vitamin Levels for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Through your eating habits, and lab work if needed, we look into mineral inadequacies. Think of hormones (AKA enzymes) as your vehicle and minerals as the keys to your vehicle. You can have a Ferrari sitting in your garage, but if you do not have the key to start your Ferrari, then the Ferrari is useless – AKA no energy.

The Importance in Genetic Expression for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Genetics is a booming industry for health. Genetic testing will lead the way, in not only guiding you to an ideal eating program for optimal health but also understanding your genetics will help you understand why your body responds better with variations of food, supplements, and medications. Genetic testing will be a game changer for so many and will revolutionize healthcare. You may have different genetic variants being expressed which are not allowing your body to currently produce energy efficiently. Through genetic testing, we can identify these expressions.

Treating the Symptoms or Treating the Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The problem with all these conventional, mainstream medical approaches to chronic fatigue syndrome is simply in the name – it is a syndrome of unknown origin. Chronic fatigue syndrome is largely looked at as a disease-state not as an energy producing inefficiency. By looking at energy producing pathways and their respective regulations, chronic fatigue syndrome becomes more apparent as an inefficiency to produce energy.

Chronic fatigue syndrome will not go away or truly get better without addressing the underlying problem. We must separate short-term benefits from long-term gains. Traditional approaches are not working when zooming out and looking at longer timeframes. If you have been experiencing long bouts of fatigue, poor sleep, memory, focus, or concentration difficulties, asked yourself, is what I’m doing working? If there feels like no end in sight with treating your fatigue issues, maybe you should ask yourself – is there another way? The answer is overwhelmingly yes.

We can help you rebalance your energy producing systems naturally, but are you ready to make a real, long-lasting change to your health? is the better question.

Content written by Dr. Keith Sparks, DC | Root Cause Protocol (RCP) Consultant
Content reviewed by Dr. Rachel Sparks, DC | Root Cause Protocol (RCP) Consultant

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