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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition that has become widespread in the United States. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known by other names such as Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis or myalgic encephalopathy), is a long-term disorder affecting the brain and other systems, including the immune system, the endocrine system and the autonomic system. Debilitating fatigue is usually the most prominent symptom. Other common symptoms include poor sleep, body pain and mental confusion (brain fog). Emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, irritability and grief, are common. The severity of CFS varies greatly. While some patients continue to lead relatively normal lives, others are housebound or even bedridden. The average case of CFS creates moderate to severe symptoms and reduces a person's activity level by 50 to 85-percent.
The symptoms of this syndrome resemble those of flu and other viral infections, so it is often mistaken for other disorders. Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized primarily by profound fatigue. There is usually an abrupt onset of symptoms that come and go for at least six months. It is unknown whether it represents one or many disorders. It is often misdiagnosed as hypochondria, psychosomatic illness, or depression, because there is no defined set of signs and symptoms and there are no routine medical or laboratory tests that detect any problems. The syndrome is two to three times more prevalent in women than in men, and primarily affects adults between the ages of 20 and 50 years of age.
The major criteria used to define cases currently are:
1. Persistence of relapsing fatigue that does not resolve with bed rest and is severe enough to reduce average daily activity by at least 50-percent for at least 6 months.
2. Other chronic clinical conditions have been satisfactorily excluded, including preexisting psychiatric disease. Additional minor and physical criteria aid in the diagnosis.
As a severe, long-term illness, CFS affects many parts of patients' lives, creating many challenges and requiring great adjustments. Patients must struggle to control their symptoms and adapt their lives to the limits imposed by their illness. Adaptations may include reducing or eliminating paid work, adjusting family responsibilities, coping with increased stress and intense emotions, and coming to terms with loss.
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FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
People with CFS usually experience several, or even many, symptoms. (CFS symptoms lists can be several dozen items long.) The severity of symptoms often waxes and wanes. One symptom may be the most prominent at one time, another in a later period. The four most common symptoms are fatigue, pain, poor sleep and cognitive problems.
Fatigue. Extreme and often disabling. Anxiety. Depression. Sore throat. Temporary memory loss. Mild fever. Swollen glands and lymph node pain. Muscle and joint weakness, aches, stiffness, and discomfort. Muscle spasms. Headaches.
Sleep disturbances. Personality and psychological changes. Mood swings. Difficulty concentrating. Irritability. Vision changes. Sensitivity to light and heat. Dry eyes, mouth. Diarrhea and intestinal problems. Jaundice. Recurrent upper respiratory tract infections. Loss of appetite.
Fatigue: Fatigue is experienced as a deep exhaustion that can be brought on by low levels of activity or for no apparent reason. Fatigue is often disproportional to the energy expended and lasts far longer than it would in a healthy person. This "Post-Exertional Malaise" is a hallmark of CFS. Fatigue can be intensified by overactivity, poor sleep, deconditioning, stress, emotions and poor nutrition.
Pain: Pain may be experienced in the joints or, more commonly, as an overall body pain that is often described as the feeling of being run over by a truck. Pain may be intensified by overactivity, non-restorative sleep, anxiety and stress, and changes in the weather.
Poor Sleep: Sleep is often experienced as unrefreshing. Patients often feel as tired when they get up as before going to bed. Sleep problems are usually a part of the illness, but they may be intensified by other factors such as stress, overactivity, and the absence of a good sleep environment or good sleep habits.
Cognitive Problems: Most CFS patients experience cognitive difficulties, often called "brain fog." Cognitive problems include feeling confused, difficulty concentrating, fumbling for words and lapses in short-term memory. Brain fog can be reduced by limiting activity, getting adequate rest, managing stress and by limiting sensory input.
Other Symptoms: Patients often experience other symptoms as well, which create further discomfort. Common additional symptoms include: headaches, low-grade fevers, sore throat, tender lymph nodes, anxiety and depression, ringing in the ears, dizziness, abdominal pain (gas, bloating, periods of diarrhea and/or constipation), allergies and rashes, sensitivity to light and sound, abnormal temperature sensations such as chills or night sweats, weight changes and intolerance of alcohol.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a common illness. Research suggests that there are more than one million people with CFS in the United States. Research has disproved the earlier idea of CFS as the "yuppie flue". The illness affects all racial and economic groups, striking more vulnerable populations more frequently than upper middle class white populations. About three-quarters of people with CFS are women.
The cause or causes of chronic fatigue syndrome are not well understood. Immunological abnormalities may be involved. Many theories center on an infectious agent, but no such agent has been identified.
Viral Infections: Some experts believe it is linked to infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). a member of the herpes virus family that is also the cause of mononucleosis) and others have been implicated. This belief is based in large part on the fact that many people with chronic fatigue syndrome have been found to have high levels of EBV antibodies in their blood, and that many people date the onset of symptoms to a prolonged bout with a viral infection. However, no connection between EBV and chronic fatigue syndrome has been conclusively proved. Moreover, it is now known that many people have high EBV antibody levels without any apparent ill effects on their health, and that many cases of chronic fatigue occur without any known preceding infection. This has led researchers to look for other possible causes. Suspicious viruses also include human herpesvirus 6 and mouse leukemia viruses. No conclussive link has yet been found.
Immune System Problems: Some suspect an as-yet-unidentified immune system problem, or a defect in the mechanisms that regulate blood pressure. The immune systems of people who have chronic fatigue syndrome appear to be impaired slightly, but it is unclear if this impairment is enough to actually cause the disorder.
Hormonal Imbalances: People who have chronic fatigue syndrome also sometimes experience abnormal blood levels of hormones produced in the hypothalamus, pituitary gland or adrenal glands. But the significance of these abnormalities is still unknown.
Other proposed causes of chronic fatigue syndrome include anemia, chronic mercury poisoning from amalgam dental fillings, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, infection with the fungus Candida albicans, and sleep problems.
Fibromyalgia, a muscle disorder that causes muscle weakness and fatigue has been found in many people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Intestinal parasites are also comparatively common in people with this condition. It is likely that there are different combinations of factors that can result in chronic fatigue in susceptible individuals.
Even though chronic fatigue syndrome is not life threatening, it cannot be cured, and it can result in serious damage to the immune system. Some people appear to recover spontaneously, but once you have had this condition, it can recur at any time, usually following a bout with another illness or during times of stress.
Factors that may increase your risk of chronic fatigue syndrome include:
Age. Chronic fatigue syndrome can occur at any age, but it most commonly affects people in their 40s and 50s. Your sex. Women are diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome much more often than men, but it may be that women are simply more likely to report their symptoms to a health care provider. Lifestyle. People who are overweight and inactive are more likely to develop chronic fatigue syndrome. Stress also appears to be a factor.
PROGNOSIS - EXPECTED OUTCOME
Generally very slow improvement over months or years.
There is so far no cure for CFS and its course varies greatly. Probably only a small number of patients recover. They are able to resume their pre-illness lives with only a minor residue from the illness, such as vulnerability to high levels of stress or less physical stamina. Another, larger group achieves notable improvement but less than full recovery. The amount of improvement in this second group ranges widely. The total of these two groups might be something like half or perhaps somewhat more than half of all patients. Unfortunately, others remain quite ill while a few worsen over time.
The course of CFS also varies. Some people with CFS make relatively steady progress, some swing between periods of improvement and times of intense symptoms, while still others have a relatively stable level of symptoms, neither improving nor declining.
A treatment program should be based on the belief that most patients can find things to help them feel better. These strategies are not aimed at curing CFS, but they can help reduce pain and discomfort, bring greater stability and lessen suffering.
None specific to the disorder. However possible complications of CFS may include:
Symptoms are usually most severe during the first 6 months.
- Social isolation.
- Lifestyle restrictions.
- Increased work absences.
Since there is, as yet, no diagnostic test for identifying Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or proven physical marker for the illness, diagnosing CFS can be difficult. The symptoms of CFS can mimic many other health problems so it is important to have patience while waiting for a diagnosis. Severe fatigue and other symptoms of CFS can be caused by several different illnesses, which must be ruled out by your health care provider before diagnosing CFS. The illness is most often diagnosed in the United States using criteria developed in 1994 by an international consensus committee organized by the US Centers for Disease Control. Using their guidelines, CFS is diagnosed in a two-step process.
First, a thorough medical examination and laboratory testing are used to exclude other illnesses that have similar symptoms. Besides fibromyalgia, these may include thyroid problems, anemia, Lyme disease, lupus, MS, hepatitis, sleep disorders and depression.
OTHER REASONS FOR FATIGUE
Medical Problems: Fatigue is a common symptom in several medical conditions, such as diabetes. Lab tests can check blood for evidence of some of the top suspects.
Sleep Disorder: Chronic fatigue can be caused by sleep disorders. A sleep study can determine if your rest is being disturbed by disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome or insomnia.
Anemia: Anemia may also cause fatigue. Have a simple blood test to determine hemoglobin and iron levels. If you were anemic during pregnancy or lost a lot of blood at delivery, your midwife or health care practitioner may advise to you to continue taking Prenatal Vitamins and separate Iron supplements. It is important you maintain a well-balanced nutritional diet after you give birth. Women, in general, are more prone to anemia.
Hypothyroidism: Postpartum fatigue can sometimes be a symptom of an underactive thyroid gland, also known as hypothyroidism. A small percentage of women develop this condition four to eight months after giving birth. Talk to your health care provider or midwife if your fatigue gets worse around this time. Hypothyroidism is treatable. You can have a thyroid blood test done to determine blood levels (be sure to have the antibody test down with the rest of the thyroid (TSH - thyroid stimulating hormone) panel in case you have autoimmune hypothyroidism).
Mental Health: Fatigue is also a symptoms of a variety of mental health problems including anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. A counselor can help determine if one of these problems is causing your fatigue.
Depression: If you find that you cannot sleep, have lost interest in doing anything, and feel despairing, you could be suffering from depression. If you have recently given birth, this could postpartum depression. Call your midwife or health care practitioner for a referral to a therapist.
Second, if other illnesses have been excluded, a patient is considered to have CFS if two further criteria are met:
1.The patient has experienced at least six months or more a new, unexplained, persistent, debilitating fatigue that forces a substantial reduction of activity.
2.The patient reports four or more of the following eight symptoms:
- Impaired or loss of memory or concentration (mental confusion).
- Sore throat.
- Tender, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or armpit.
- Unexplained muscle pain.
- Joint pain without redness or swelling that moves from one joint to another.
- Headaches of a new pattern or different type or severity.
- Non-restorative, unrefreshing sleep.
- Extreme fatigue or exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours following mental or physical exericse activity (post-exertional malaise).
A more recent Canadian definition emphasizes five symptoms: fatigue, post-exertional malaise, disturbed sleep, pain and cognitive problems. And the 2011 International Consensus Criteria extends the Canadian definition.
It is important to note that the presence of CFS does not exclude a patient's having other illnesses as well. A majority of people with CFS also have fibromyalgia. Other illnesses often found in people with CFS include: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), candida (yeast infection), food and chemical allergies, depression, and sleep disorders such as apnea and restless legs syndrome.
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CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT
There are other health problems that can cause symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, including anemia, depression, fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease (especially in women), hepatitis, and Lyme disease, among others. Anyone who experiences extreme fatigue that persists for longer than a week should consult with a health care provider. There may be an underlying medical disorder that requires treatment.
Because there is, so far, no cure for CFS, treatment focuses on controlling symptoms and improving quality of life. Medical treatment is tailored to the individual patient, often focusing on addressing the most bothersome symptoms such as sleep disorders and pain. Since no medication is commonly helpful, there is often a period of experimentation to find what works for a given individual. Medications may have to be changed periodically, as they can lose effectiveness. Patients are usually started with very low dosages.
Basic management involves four areas:
1. Validation of the diagnosis and education of the patient.
2. General therapeutic measures.
3. Symptomatic therapy.
4. Experimental therapy.
If you are diagnosed as having chronic fatigue syndrome, it is wise to seek out a health care provider who has specific experience in the management and treatment of this complex condition.
Join a local or national support group. Psychotherapy may be helpful for some patients. Be patient.
Many CFS authorities recommend making use of medical treatments where appropriate, but focusing on lifestyle adjustments such as pacing, control of stress and good support. Self-management techniques are often the most potent strategies for treating CFS and fibromyalgia. There is no drug, potion, diet or supplement that competes with lifestyle change for the treatment of CFS or FM.
Fatigue: The principle and probably most effective technique for controlling fatigue is adjusting to the limits imposed by CFS, which is called "living within the energy envelope." Living within limits includes strategies such as setting priorities, taking regular rests, having short activity periods, living by a schedule, and managing special events like vacations and holidays. Fatigue can also be lessened by addressing pain and poor sleep, both of which intensify fatigue. Fatigue has additional causes, such as stress and emotions, deconditioning and poor nutrition. Stress management, exercise and healthy eating can help reduce fatigue by addressing these causes.
Pain: Just as with fatigue, pain is a reflection of the limits imposed by illness, so pacing is usually helpful. Knowing your activity limits and staying within them, having short activity periods, switching from task to task frequently and taking rest breaks all reduce pain. Also, addressing fatigue and poor sleep can reduce pain. When we feel tired, we experience pain more intensely, so reducing fatigue also reduces pain. Similarly, poor sleep intensifies pain, so improving sleep is also a way to control pain. Some pain relief may also be achieved through medications: non-prescription products such as aspirin and other over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription medications intended primarily for sleep, anti-depressants such as Elavil (Amitriptyline), Prozac and Paxil, anti-epileptic drugs, and prescription pain relievers such as Ultram (tramadol).
Sleep: Sleep can often be improved through maintaining good sleep habits and by having an environment conducive to good sleep. Sleep-related habits include keeping regular times for going to bed and getting up, limiting daytime napping, avoiding caffeine and other stimulants before bedtime, and practicing relaxation to fall asleep. A good sleep environment includes a good bed, the absence of noise and an appropriate temperature. Reducing pain through exercise or a bath and dealing with worry can also help improve sleep. Medications commonly used to treat sleep include over the counter products like Melatonin and Valerian, antihistamines such as Benadryl, clonazepam (Klonopin), tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), benzodiazepines such as Halcion, and the hypnotic drug Ambien. Often a combination of two drugs is prescribed, one to initiate sleep and another to maintain sleep. Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome are very common in people with CFS and sleep can be improved by treating them.
Cognitive Problems: As with other symptoms, brain fog is addressed most effectively using a combination of approaches. Strategies that are generally helpful for CFS, such as pacing and stress management, also help control brain fog. Other techniques that patients often use to control fog include getting good sleep, doing one thing at a time, limiting sensory input, using lists and other reminders, having daily and weekly routines, and keeping an orderly physical environment.
Stress, Emotions, Support & Loss: As mentioned earlier, CFS has comprehensive effects, touching many parts of patients' lives and creating challenges besides dealing with symptoms. A treatment plan should address, in addition to symptom management, issues such as managing stress and emotions, strengthening support systems and coming to terms with loss. Dealing successfully with these additional challenges usually reduces symptoms, so is also a form of symptom management.
Many alternative therapies have been promoted for chronic fatigue syndrome. It's difficult to determine whether these therapies actually work, partly because the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome often are linked to mood and can vary from day to day.
Pain associated with chronic fatigue syndrome may be helped by:
Taking regular cold showers may produce an improvement in CFS symptoms. However, people with heart or circulatory disorders or other serious health problems should not attempt cold water treatment without first consulting their health care providers.
Certain of the amino acids may be beneficial to people with CFS. These include Tyrosine, Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine, as well as Lysine and Taurine.
A recent study identified a link between CFS and a problem in the body's mechanisms for regulating blood pressure. In this study, 24 out of 23 subjects with chronic fatigue were found to have a syndrome in which the body responds inappropriately to periods of prolonged standing - the heart rate slows and blood pressure drops, resulting in lightheadedness, followed by a feeling of weakness and exhaustion that can persist for days afterward. A significant percentage of those in the study experienced improvement when they were treated for the blood pressure problem.
Some research points to chemical and/or food sensitivities as possible causes of chronic fatigue. People living in the past 50 years have been exposed to more different chemicals than all of the rest of humankind combined. It is no wonder that some people have become sensitive to chemicals.
Parasites are common in people with CFS.
Family members, friends, and co-workers must understand the nature of the disorder, and realize that the person suffering from it is not exaggerating or faking symptoms.
COPING & SUPPORT
The experience of chronic fatigue syndrome varies from person to person. For many people, however, the symptoms are more bothersome early in the course of the illness and then gradually decrease. Emotional support and counseling may help you and your loved ones deal with the uncertainties and restrictions of chronic fatigue syndrome.
You may find it therapeutic to join a support group and meet other people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Support groups are not for everyone, and you may find that a support group adds to your stress rather than relieving it. Experiment and use your own judgment to determine what is best for you.
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Medications must be individually tailored, but may include pain medication, local injections, antidepressants and others. Other experimental medication therapies are being studied and may prove to be more helpful. Do not take aspirin. If a viral infection is present, Reye's syndrome may result.
Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome focuses on symptom relief.
Antidepressants. Many people who have chronic fatigue syndrome are also depressed. Treating your depression can make it easier for you to cope with the problems associated with chronic fatigue syndrome. And low doses of some antidepressants also can help improve sleep and relieve pain.
Sleeping pills. If home measures, such as avoiding caffeine, do not help you get better rest at night, your health care provider might suggest trying prescription sleep aids.
The most effective treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be a two-pronged approach that combines psychological counseling with a gentle exercise program.
Graded Exercise. A physical therapist can help determine what types of exercise are best for you. Inactive people often begin with range-of-motion and stretching exercises for just a few minutes a day. If you are exhausted the next day, you are doing too much. Your strength and endurance will improve as you gradually increase the intensity of your exercise over time.
Psychological Counseling. Talking with a counselor can help you figure out options to work around some of the limitations that chronic fatigue syndrome imposes on you. Feeling more in control of your life can improve your outlook dramatically.
ACTIVITY RECOMMENDATIONS & RESTRICTIONS
Exercise is important. Begin a gradual program that may be just 3 to 5 minutes a day to start with. Increase the activity by about 20-percent about every 2 to 3 weeks. Setbacks will occur. So do not be discouraged. Walking is good exercise. The fresh air will help you feel less tired, and combined with the movement it will help you both sleep better at night.
These self-care steps may be helpful:
- Reduce stress. Develop a plan to avoid or limit overexertion and emotional stress. Allow yourself time each day to relax. That may mean learning how to say no without guilt.
- Improve sleep habits. Go to bed and get up at the same time each day. Limit daytime napping and avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.
- Pace yourself. Keep your activity on an even level. If you do too much on your good days, you may have more bad days.
DIET & NUTRITION
Try to maintain good nutrition, even if appetite is decreased. Eat a well balanced diet of at least 50 to 75-percent raw foods, organically grown if possible and fresh "live" juices. Avoid foods that have beenn treated with pesticides and other sprays. The diet should consist mostly of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, plus raw nuts, seeds, skinless turkey and some deep-water fish. Consume lentils, beans, seeds, nuts, and whole grains, including brown rice and millet, and also non-acid forming fruit, such as bananas, all berries, peaches, apples, and melons. Raw foods are particularly important because cooking depletes foods of their vital enzymes. These quality foods supply nutrients that renew energy and build immunity.
Eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables, such as Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, and Cauliflower. Also, consume yellow and deep-orange vegetables such as Carrots, Pumpkin, Squash, Sweet Potato and Yams. Consider taking a Multivitamin, Multimineral, and Multienzyme supplements daily to provide necessary nutrients for treating nutritional deficiencies and enzymes to assist with proper digestion.
Consume plenty of live juices. Juicing is extremely beneficial for supplying nutrients. Green drinks made from leafy greens such as Kale, Spinach, Beets (greens & Root), and Carrot juice should be consumed on a daily basis, with Garlic and Onion added. Kyo-Green is an excellent green drink product that contains chlorophyll, protein, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Take this drink three times daily. Wheatgrass is a rich nutritional food and blood cleanser. Wheatgrass powder with an exceptional fine grind is easy to mix - add a tablespoon of wheatgrass powder with your favorite juice, water or smoothie. It reduces abnormal cell growth and fights unfriendly bacteria.
Take Chlorophyll in supplement form or obtain it from the liquid of vegetables, such as a Green Food Supplements made into drinks from leafy vegetables, Wheatgrass, or >Kyo-Green. Take a Protein supplement from a vegetable source. Spirutein is a good protein drink to take between meals. Green Food Supplements may be a potent vegetarian blend of 30 nutrient dense superfoods containing a variety of vitamins, minerals, fiber, chlorophyll, enzymes, and herbs.
Daily nutritional "smoothies" made of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh juices are particularly good and beneficial and easy to digest. Supplemental nutrients, oils, Protein powders and extracts can be added to the juice or smoothie for easier intake and digestion.
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SOME HEALTHY SNACK FOODS
Walnuts Dried Fruit Low-Fat Cheese Hard-boiled Eggs Trail Mix Grapes Raw Vegetables Hummus Dip Soups Whole-grain Crackers Cereals
AlkaMax is a natural antacid and alkaline booster for digestion and the entire body.
Add some form of Acidophilus to your diet, and regularly consume soured products such as yogurt and kefir. Acidophilus Powder taken as a dietary supplement may help to detoxify and to rebuild a balanced intestinal flora. Many people with chronic fatigue syndrome also are infected with candida. Acidophilus helps to keep candida under control.
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Consume plenty of quality water - at least eight 8-ounce glasses a day - plus juices, preferably freshly made vegetable juices. Drink a full glass of water every two or three waking hours. Water flushes out toxins and aids in reducing muscle pain.
Do not eat shellfish, fried foods, junk foods, processed foods, stimulants such as coffee, tea, and soft drinks; sugar; and white flour products such as bread and pasta.
Make sure the bowels move daily, and add Fiber to the diet. Give yourself occasional cleansing enemas.
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Get plenty of rest, and make sure that you do not over-exert yourself. Melatonin is helpful for promoting sound, restful sleep. This natural sleep-regulating hormone is available in supplemental form. Take it two hours or less before bedtime, not during the day, as it can cause drowsiness.
HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS & BENEFICIAL DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY & IMMUNE SYSTEM
Ashwagandha is one of the most highly regarded and commonly used adaptogens in the Ayurvedic pharmacopia. Maximizing the bodies ability to resist stress, it enables the body to reserve and sustain vital energy throughout the day while promoting sound, restful sleep at night. It is a well-known rejuvenating tonic used for stress-induced fatigue, nervous exhaustion and general debility. Strengthens and nourishes both mind and body.
Return To Youth TCM Formula is made of extracts from Red Jujube fruit, Schizandra fruit, Eucommiabark, Achyranthes root, Cornus fruit, Broussonetia fruit, Polygala root, Chinese yam rhizome, Lycium fruit, Prepared Rehmannia root, Poria sclerotium, Morinda root, fennel fruit, Cistanche stem. Chinese herbs are for fighting aging.
Bee Pollen can improve overall vitality and endurance, especially when active and demanding lifestyles create fatigue or reduce work capacity and concentrate. Caution: Do not take if you have allergies to pollen.
Bee Propolis, a resin collected from plants by bees and used in the construction of hives, is a medicinal marvel of the hive. Research shows it has antiseptic, antibiotic, antibacterial, antifungal, and even antiviral properties.
Bekunis works with the body to gently promote regularity and the excretion of toxic substances which contribute to fatigue.
Bilberry is high in the bioflavonoid complex anthocyanosides. Bilberry supports healthy vision.
Boron is essential to bone metabolism and calcification of bones, and helps prevent osteoporosis, arthritis, and tooth decay. Boron is necessary for cartilage formation and repair; it affects calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus levels. Memory and brain function can be improved with boron.
Cats Claw reduces inflammation in arthritis, protects the body from harmful substances, supports the body while undergoing cancer treatments, helps to boost the immune system. Cat's Claw is a rain forest herb that grows in the Peruvian Amazon. It has been used by native healers for many years.
Chaparral tea is a traditional Native American treatment for cramping pains, joint pains, and allergic problems. Modern research has revealed that Chapparal's nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) has potent anti-inflammatory activity, possibly due to its ability to block the actions of the enzyme lipoxygenase. This enzyme creates pro-inflammatory chemicals known as prostaglandins; by blocking this process chaparral may be helpful for inflammatory conditions.
Cobalt is an important agent of Vitamin B-12; it increases the body's ability to absorb it. Cobalt stimulates many enzymes of the body and normalizes the performance of other body cells.
Colloidal Silver such as Silver Biotics was tested by researchers and was found to kill every strain of bacteria that it was tested against and that these bacteria, many of which have become resistant to antibiotics, cause many human ailments.
Copper influences protein metabolism and general healing, improves Vitamin C oxidation and is integral in the formation of RNA.
Clinically, Cordyceps is used to build and support immune function in various immune compromised conditions including chronic fatigue, cancer, and respiratory conditions.
Electrolytes are needed to maintain proper fluid balance and to optimize your energy levels so you can function at your best.
5-HTP also known as Hydroxy Tryptophan is an Amino Acid and precursor to serotonin, a brain chemical responsible for regulating mood, appetite, behavior, and sleep. 5HTP may help elevate mood, control appetite, and promote better sleep.
Flax Seeds are an important source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including Omega-3, plus Magnesium, Zinc and dietary fiber. Flaxseed Oil from flax seeds is the richest known source of linolenic acid.
>Fo-Ti Root (Polygonum multiflorum) is known in China as Ho-Shou-Wu, He Shou Wu and Shou Wu Pian and is considered one of China's four great herbs, which is often used on an alternating basis with Ginseng.
Germanium raises the level of activity of various organs (facilitates oxygen uptake) and helps to expel harmful pollutants and arrest germ activity. Germanium serves as an electrical semiconductor, helping correct distortions in the electrical fields of the body.
Goji Berries (also known as Wolfberry) has healing benefits of nourishing and strengthening the eyes, liver, kidneys and nourishing the blood. Goji juice, also known as wolfberry juice, is a soothing yet powerful health promoting tonic. Goji Juice is a Tibetan secret used in ancient recipes that provided many natural benefits.
Gotu Kola rebuilds the energy reserves, and is useful after a nervous breakdown and to help prevent nervous breakdown. Gotu Kola is used for Anorexia Nervosa; Fatigue; High Blood Pressure (hypertension); Hormone Imbalance; Menopause; Menstrual Cramping; Mental Fatigue; Senility; Stress; Vitality.
Green Tea inhibits cancer growth, kills cancer cells, lowers LDL cholesterol levels, inhibits abnormal clotting (reducing heart attack risks), burns calories, and prevents tooth decay.
Horny Goat Weed was first described in ancient classical Chinese medicinal texts an aphrodisiac which was used to increase libido in men and women, and improve erectile function in men. Even though the exact way that Horny Goat Weed Extract works remains unknown, the plant has long been employed to restore sexual fire, boost erectile function, decrease fatigue and lessen menopausal discomfort. Horny Goat Weed provides a serious boost to men or women who need it. Based on the latest scientific research into performance and well-being.
Juniper Essential Oil has been used as a fragrance since ancient times and was thought to purify the air where it was used. It has a pleasing floral aroma that is uplifting and stimulating.
Lecithin is the most abundant phospholipid serving as a structural material for every cell in the body and is an essential constituent of the brain and nervous system responsible for breaking down cholesterol, transporting fats, rebuilding organs, maintaining organ, cardiovascular, and endocrine health, fights infections, lowers blood pressure, restores sexual energy, eases PMS and menopausal tension, promotes energy and benefits nervous and mental disorders.
Maca is used to increase energy and support the immune system. Maca can help a number of conditions from fatigue to frigidity.
The herbs in Mental Clarity have traditionally been used to enhance all aspects of mental performance, including intelligence, concentration, awareness, perception and learning capacity. This effective blend sharpens the mind and is useful for those prone to forgetfulness, confusion or indecisiveness. Mental Clarity is an ideal supplement for anyone with a mentally demanding workload, students, and those experiencing loss of memory.
Natural Calm is used by over 1,000 health care providers and health clinics nationwide with great success. What makes Natural Calm Magnesium Supplement so special over other forms of magnesium supplements is that it is water soluble and assimilates instantly and thoroughly, and works even in cases of highly impaired digestion.
Natural Progesterone Cream is effective for women experiencing the hormone fluctuation symptoms of mid-life, before, during and after menopause.
Neem has traditionally been used to purify the blood, cleanse the liver and support the immune system. It is also commonly used for a variety of skin irritations and inflammations, and to support healthy blood glucose levels.
Parasite Cleanse products supports the body's immune system and creates an environment that is unfriendly to parasites.
Prickly Ash is an alterative, antispasmodic, blood purifier and stimulant. The Prickly Ash is a small North American tree growing in the open air in this country.
Red Reishi is called Ling Zhi and it is believed to be one of the ingredients for youth elixirs.
Rescue Remedy (Bach Flower Essences) contains five flower essences: Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose, and Clematis to help balance the emotions, relieve stress, and reduce fear and nervousness in stressful, traumatic or emergency situations.
Rhodiola root is a commonly used herb to boost the immune system and boost energy levels naturally and supports memory and mental clarity. An adaptogen, Rhodiola comes from Arctic regions and has been shown to increase energy, physical endurance and well-being.
Samento is beneficial in the treatment of a wide range of immune system related conditions. These include but are not limited to cancer, arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, allergies, ulcers, systemic candidiasis, all forms of herpes, diabetes, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, intestinal disorders and HIV infection.
Seabuckthorn Oil is a rare source of vitamin E. It also provides other vitamins including Vitamins A, C, D, K, etc, carotenoids, flavonoids, phytosterols, amino acids, serotonin and 28 trace elements: iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, selenium, iodine, etc.
Seroprin-24 has been designed by pharmacologists, researchers, and health practitioners to help occasional simple nervous tension or irritability, help nervousness due to common everyday overwork and fatigue, gently soothe away tension, help you relax, and support mood enhancement.
Sutherlandia powerfully assists the body to mobilize its own immunological physiological resources to cope with diverse physical, mental and chemical stressors.
Vitamin B-3 (Niacin) is widely regarded as one of the most effective nutrients in elevating mood, overcoming moderate depression and fighting the effects of fatigue. NAD complex is a highly effective and genuinely unique form of Vitamin B-3 that shares many of the same qualities as NADH at a fraction of the cost. In addition to its mood enhancing properties, NAD is being studied with regards to its positive effects on naturally increasing the brain's levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter essential to brain health as we age.
Yerba Mate has a stimulating effect on metabolism, without the jitters of caffeine. A faster metabolism not only means you burn more calories, it means you turn more calories into energy. As it stimulates the metabolism into turning more calories to energy, it simultaneously soothes the nervous system. You feel less nervous and anxious, and you are better able to resist physical and mental fatigue.
Echinacea and Astragalus enhance immune function and are good for cold and flu symptoms. Echinacea Root helps promote general well-being during the cold and flu season and support the immune system. Caution: Do not use astragalus in the presence of a fever.
Ginkgo Biloba improves circulation and brain function. Ginkgo Biloba improves mental sharpness, concentration, memory and cognitive activity. It also supports healthy circulation to the brain as well as the extremities. And, it maintains healthy blood vessel tone and reduces blood viscosity.
Teas brewed from Burdock Root, Dandelion, and Red Clover promote healing by cleansing the blood and enhancing immune function. Dandelion root is known as a blood purifier used for liver and kidney disorders. Dandelion root also contains nutritive salts to build up the blood and is very useful for skin problems and diseases. Combine or alternate these herbal teas, and drink 4 to 6 cups daily.
Goldenseal is used to control infection. At the first signs of a sore throat, take a few drops of Alcohol-Free Goldenseal Extract, hold it in your mouth for a moment, then swallow. Caution: Do not take Goldenseal on a daily basis for more than one week at a time, and do not use it during pregnancy. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a health care provider's supervision.
Licorice Root supports the endocrine system. Caution: Do not use this herb on a daily basis for more than 7 days in a row. Avoid it completely if you have high blood pressure.
Milk Thistle protects the liver.
Pau D'Arco, taken in capsule or tea form, is good for treating candida infection.
St. Johns Wort has antiviral properties.
Skullcap and Valerian Root improve sleep. Valerian root has a relaxing effect on the nervous system, it promotes relaxation in persons leading a hectic lifestyle and helps support restful sleep. Skullcap is one of the most powerful herbs to help you get a better night's sleep. It calms the nervous system, relaxes the muscles, and helps balance blood pressure.
Try using Kombucha tea. Many people have reported new energy and feelings of well-being when using the supplement.
MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy - Kombucha Tea
Although commonly called the Kombucha Mushroom, Kombucha is not a mushroom. Kombucha is the cultured growth of beneficial bacteria and yeasts that form a mushroom shaped colony bound in cellulose matrix. Kombucha propagates or recreates another "culture" similar to itself during the fermentation process. When it ferments it produces alcohol, which is then converted into acetic acid (ie. vinegar). Vinegar has been used by humans for thousands of years. The Assyrians, Greeks and Romans thought it an important medicine in its own right.
Kombucha is used to support the healing of a wide variety of diseases and is used in many countries throughout the world. It is said that in Manchuria, the home of Kombucha, not one case of cancer has been detected where the people religiously drink the Kombucha tea. Kombucha contains Vitamins B and C as well as concentrated amounts of protein that is available for immediate use by the body. The naturally formed acid content of Kombucha helps to counter difficulties associated with aging and is thus used as a longevity elixir. Kombucha delivers positive influence on the entire body, rather than targeting specific body organs. It has strong antibiotic, antiseptic and detoxifying properties. It is a blood pH normalizer and assists the body in stabilizing metabolic processes.
KOMBUCHA USES & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
Kombucha Tea has been reported to benefit the following conditions such as arteriosclerosis, cholesterol, high blood pressure, stomach and intestinal problems, constipation, dysentery, all digestive disorders, gallbladder difficulties and gallstones, hemorrhoids, cavities (prevention), skin rashes, boils, hair loss, cancer, AIDS (helps to strengthen the immune system), allergies, tonsillitis, gout, rheumatism, respiratory problems, asthma, bronchitis, kidney and urinary stones, headaches, nervousness, insomnia, stress, low energy and fatigue, diabetes, glandular imbalances, weak eyes, and impotence. Kombucha comes in various forms. For best results, read and follow product label directions. There are no known safety issues or interactions associated with Kombucha when used as recommended.
Kombucha Herbal Products
Use a Vitamin B Complex supplement to help you boost your energy. The stress-B vitamins are important during this time and a deficiency can cause a tired feeling. B vitamins relieve stress and depression.
Royal Jelly and Bee Pollen increase energy. Royal Jelly is a natural source of many nutrients and is the only food for the Queen Bee. It enables her to outlive worker bees thirty-fold.
Siberian Ginseng, also known as Eleuthero helps bronchial disorders and boosts energy. It enhances physical and mental vitality and endurance. Eleuthero is suitable for women as well as men. Improves cerebral circulation and detoxifies the blood. Considered one of the best tonics. Protects against radiation damage, stress, fatigue, high blood sugar. Increases endurance and balances hormones. Siberian Ginseng strengthens the adrenal and reproductive glands. It enhances immune function, helps prevent infection, promotes lung functioning and stimulates the appetite. It useful for bronchitis, circulatory problems, diabetes, infertility, lack of energy, and stress. There is some evidence that it can help ease withdrawal from cocaine, and help improve drug or alcohol induced liver dysfunction in older adults. Siberian Ginseng protects the body against the effects of radiation exposure. It is used by athletes for overall body strengthening. Siberian Ginseng is most effective in the treatment of prolonged exhaustion and debility, resulting from overwork and long-term stress. As a decoction take 35 ml of Siberian Ginseng 2 times a day for use as a general tonic. To take in tincture form, use 1/2 teaspoon with water 3 times a day. For other forms, read follow product label directions. Caution: Do not use this herb if you have hypoglycemia, high blood pressure, or a heart disorder.
Ginseng tea is considered to be the "King of all Tonics" as it provides stimulation to the entire body for stress, fatigue, weakness, and deficiencies. It stimulates and improves the brain cells and is especially stimulating for mental fatigue. Panax Ginseng (Korean Ginseng) is for general debility, fatigue, for pacifying the nerve system and nourishing the brain and for immunity support, energy, mental power, alertness.
Red Panax Ginseng is often used to increase energy. The extract is made from 6 year old Red Ginseng roots plants which are a precious natural product growing in the Mountains of Chang Pai in northern China. Considered by traditional herbals as the king of herbs, ginseng's adaptogenic properties (how it helps and balances and restores the body and mind when dealing with stress related conditions) are prized by many. If you are nursing or pregnant, consult with your midwife or health care provider before taking ginseng.
REBALANCE YOUR HORMONES
Ginseng, Hops, Sarsaparilla and Blessed Thistle, when consumed in tea form, help rebalance hormones. Hormones are often in flux after a birth of a baby, during menopausal changes, and even during regular monthly menstrual cycles. You may need a little Mood Support supplement help for them to return to a level you can manage.
Licorice root may help with hormone-related depression and aids in hormone balance. Do not use licorice on a daily basis for more than seven days in a row. Avoid it completely if you have high blood pressure.
EXHAUSTION & TENSION
Research has shown that Motherwort is able to calm palpitations and irregular heartbeat. It is used as a specific remedy for tachycardia caused by anxiety, and for all heart conditions that produce anxiety and tension. The glycosides in this herb have the short-term ability to lower blood pressure. Motherwort seeds are effective in stimulating a suppressed or delayed menstruation, and can ease dysmenorrhea, especially when there is anxiety or tension involved. It has also been used to ease false labor pains, and when taken as an infusion after childbirth, helps restore the uterus and reduce the risk of postpartum bleeding. Suggested Dosage or Use: Take 6 to 12 drops in liquid or under tongue, 1 to 3 times a day. Clear-minded, non-drowsy relief from the tension and confusion of overwhelming emotions is the promise of Motherwort. Use 5 drops of Motherwort tincture in a glass of water, repeated as needed. Caution: Excessive use of Motherwort tincture (more than four doses a day for several weeks) may cause you to become dependent on it.
Adrenal Support supplements can help to restore energy during stressful times resulting in exhaustion.
STRESS, ANXIETY, RESTLESSNESS, NERVOUSNESS & SLEEP DISTURBANCE RELIEF
Hops flowers. Humulus lupulus is a strong seducer of sleep. Insomniacs will slump on the kitchen table with half a cup of Hops infusion still sitting beside them. Hops is also an excellent herb for increasing and enriching breast milk. It is helpful in relieving afterbirth pains. Unfortunately, the taste of Hops is acrid and unpalatable to many and the tincture does not seem to be as effective.
The use of Hops is recommended for discomfort due to restlessness or anxiety and sleep disturbances. Hops has been used to improve appetite and digestion and has a mild sedative effect. Hops are high in the bitter principles humulone and lupulone. These are thought to be responsible for the appetite-stimulating properties of hops. Hops also contain about 1 to 3 percent volatile oils. Hops have been shown to have mild sedative properties. Many herbal preparations for insomnia combine hops with other sedative herbs, such as Valerian, Passion Flower and Skullcap. The official preparations are an infusion and a tincture. The infusion is employed as a vehicle, especially for bitters and tonics: the tincture is stomachic and is used to improve the appetite and digestion. Both preparations have been considered to be sedative, were formerly much given in nervousness and hysteria and at bedtime to induce sleep; in cases of nervousness, delirium and inflammation being considered to produce a most soothing effect, frequently procuring for the patient sleep after long periods of sleeplessness in overwrought conditions of the brain. The bitter principle in Hops proves one of the most efficacious vegetable bitters obtainable. An infusion of 1/2 ounce Hops to 1 pint of water will be found the proper quantity for ordinary use. It has proved of great service also in heart disease, fits, neuralgia and nervous disorders, besides being a useful tonic in indigestion, jaundice, and stomach and liver affections generally. It gives prompt ease to an irritable bladder, and is said to be an excellent drink in cases of delirium tremens. Sherry in which some Hops have been steeped makes a capital stomachic cordial. A pillow of warm Hops will often relieve toothache and earache, allay nervous irritation and bring on delayed sleep.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is recommended for the relief of fever due to colds and the flu, to ease menstrual cramps, insomnia, headaches and nervousness. Lemon Balm helps fight depression.
Calcium and Magnesium supplements can help with the development of strong bones and teeth, also prevents muscle cramping, risk of colon cancer, maintain regular heart beat, protects against osteoporosis and helps relax the central nervous system. Calcium and Magnesium aids restful sleep and calms the body.
Skullcap tincture provides deep, refreshing sleep. Skullcap calms the nerves. It has traditionally been used internally for nervousness and convulsions, irritability, insomnia, and neuralgia. Skullcap may act as a sedative, to relax spasms, lower fever and stimulate the kidneys, and has anti-toxic effects. Skullcap is an excellent tonic for the nervous system. It is good for treating anxiety, insomnia, and nervous headache. The tincture, not the infusion, is used to sedate and bring on sound sleep. Use three drops of homemade fresh-plant tincture in a glass of water should bring on immediate sleep. Five drops of tincture may bring on extended sleep. There are no side effects from overdoses of Skullcap, so start small but do not be afraid to repeat or increase the dose, especially when using commercial tinctures made from dried Skullcap. Skullcap is not habit forming. Take up to 30 drops of commercial tincture (from dried plants) or 5 to 15 drops of fresh plant tincture half an hour before going to bed. An infusion of the dried plant nourishes and strengthens the nerves. Drink two cups daily for several months if your nerves feel frayed and you are easily upset.
Chamomile Flowers. The popularity of German or Garden Chamomile testifies to its potency as a calming sleep inducer, pain-killer, and mental relaxer. Brew the flowers briefly, a teaspoon to a cup of water, and drink the pleasantly aromatic tea freely. Enjoy a cup of Chamomile herbal tea. Chamomile's soothing qualities make it a wonderful treatment for heartburn and stomach upset by relieving esophageal irritation. It is helpful as a comforting relief for stress and anxiety or before bedtime to help with insomnia difficulties. Caution: Do not use chamomile if you have an allergy to ragweed. Do not use chamomile on an ongoing basis, as ragweed allergy may result. Do not use chamomile oil during pregnancy since the oil is a very potent uterine stimulant. It can be used safely in dried or fresh herb form as a tea. Several cups of hot tea with milk and honey may be necessary to induce sleep.
A relaxing and soothing Chamomile herbal tea with a blend of Black Cumin Seed, Valerian, Passion Flower and other herbs, will help you relax and put your worries to rest.
RELAXING TEA BLEND
Perfect for those lazy nights by the fireplace, alone with a favorite book or simply some quiet time for yourself, this tranquil blend of Passionflower, Chamomile and Valerian soothes and comforts the mind while preparing you for a night of peaceful dreams and optimistic awakenings. Caffeine free herbs are used in this tea blend of these herbs:
Catnip Leaf (Nepeta cataria) Chamomile Flower (Matricaria chamomilla) Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Linden Leaf & Flower (Tila Europaea) Passion Flower Herb (Passiflora incarnata) Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita) Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia) Strawberry Leaf (Fragaria vesca) Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis)
MOOD, & DEPRESSION SUPPLEMENTS
A Relaxing Massage Oil is useful as a massage oil for postpartum depression, pregnancy and is nursing safe. After the baby is born, a relaxing massage is an absolute must have for any new mother. The benefits of massage are numerous including relaxation, release of tension and the relief of discomfort during labor and delivery as it releases both oxytocin and endorphins and therefore can assist in relieving discomfort. Baby massage provides relief from teething, congestion, colic and emotional stress for both the baby and mom.
Kava Kava root is used as an effective natural herbal remedy that may help reduce anxiety, stress, and muscle tensions, promote friendliness and sociability, and produce relaxing physical as well as mental sensations. Kava kava helps to induce calm and relieve depression. Caution: This herb can cause drowsiness. If this occurs, discontinue use or reduce the dosage. Kava Tea helps you calm down as it relieves stress, anxiety and minor pain, as well as lending gentle support to the digestion and the kidneys.
Dong Quai is an effective and organic way to lessen fatigue, restore your energy and balance a woman's hormones. This healing tonic is formulated to ease what traditional Chinese medicine practitioners refer to as "blood deficiency,quot; is effective in supporting the reproductive organs, addressing common female hormone imbalances, helping to regulate the menstrual cycle and building all-around health.
A tea blend made with Dong Quai and Black Cohosh root will be helpful when PMS, mild mood changes, cramps, and edema associated with the menstrual cycle arise. These herbs alleviate menstrual discomfort and regulate menstruation. Light, easily digestible foods are recommended when a woman feels out of her center. Long deep breathing and regular exercise can also provide additional support and comfort. Pour boiling water over tea and steep for 4 to 6 minutes. For stronger flavor, steep longer. For best results, drink tea daily.
Breastfeeding can create such a wonderful and essential connection with your baby. An organic blend of refreshing Fennel, Fenugreek and Anise. These three herbs that have a long history of use by herbalists to help promote lactation. Add fragrant and calming Lavender that aids relaxation, while Chamomile, with its sweet, apple-like fragrance, helps ease the minor stomach upset that sometimes accompanies nursing. Take care of yourself and your baby one delicious sip at a time.
St. Johns Wort is mainly used for the treatment of mild to moderate depression. It has been proven in many European clinical studies to be a natural antidepressant and is widely used for this reason. St. John's Wort is the most popular anti-depressant in Germany, where one brand alone outsells Prozac seven to one. In 1996, the British Medical Journal summarized the results of over 20 studies on the herb which compared it to placebos and anti-depressant drugs. St. Johns Wort not only outdid the placebos, it showed similar results to the drugs, but with fewer side effects. St. Johns Wort contains the compound Hypericin which has been used as an anti-depressant since 1942. The tranquilizing quality of this compound increases blood flow to stressed tissue. This sedative effect relieves pain, anxiety and nervous tension. Among the uses forSt. Johns Wort are a variety of conditions such as chronic fatigue and mental burnout. Some research also suggests that St. John's Wort may reduce the growth of tumors. Consult with your health care provider if you are using anti-depressant medication before using this herb.
St. John's Wort and Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng make a good tea combination. These herbs tonify the nervous system, ease anxiety and depression, and support the immune system.
A Cinnamon tea blend with added astringent Lady's Mantle, balancing Lemon Balm, combined with mineral-rich Nettles and Alfalfa, and rejuvenating Ginger to help ease cramping. This blend is a natural for menstruation and perimenopause and perfect for recuperating postpartum mothers. Sip a cup within an hour after childbirth and then three to four times daily for a week. For monthly discomfort, sip as often as needed. Alfalfa tonic relieves fatigue, stress & sleeplessness, provides multiple valuable nutrients.
Lithium is the most common element used for stabilizing mood swings, mania and depression. Lithium orotate (the lithium salt of orotic acid) is 20 times more bio-active than other lithium salts, allowing a reduction in dosage greatly reducing the likelihood and severity of potential side effects. Each 120 mg capsule provides 4.8 elemental lithium. Lithium Orotate may be effective in treating manic-depressive and bi-polar illness but best avoided by those on a sodium free diet or who are diabetic.
Ephedra, also known as Ma Huang, may be helpful for lethargic depression. Caution: Do not use this herb if you suffer from anxiety disorder, glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, or insomnia, or if you are taking a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor drug.
Ginkgo Biloba supports circulation to the brain as well as the extremities. This is achieved by maintaining healthy blood vessel tone and reducing blood viscosity. Additionally, the active compounds in Ginkgo Biloba act as free radical scavenger and a proven antioxidant. An herbal supplement to support brain function. They support the utilization of oxygen and glucose, healthy circulation, activity, memory, and mood balance.
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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Fatigue & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
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The following nutrients are important for healing once appropriate local treatment has been administered. Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For a child between 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended dose. For a child between 6 and 12 years old, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under 6, use 1/4 the recommended dose.
NUTRIENTS Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments Essential Acidophilus
As directed on label. To replace necessary "friendly" bacteria. Also fights Candida infection. Chronic fatigue and candidiasis often occur together. Use a non-dairy powder form. Chromium Polynicotinate 200 to 300 mcg daily. Aids in controlling hypoglycemia. Chromium helps the body regulate metabolism, regulate insulin and blood sugar levels, helps the body lose weight by stimulating enzymes that metabolize glucose, burns fat. Chromium deficiencies may contribute to Infertility and decreased sperm count. Coenzyme Q-10 75 mg daily. Enhances the effectiveness of the immune system and protects the heart. As an active contributor to all aspects of cellular function, CoQ10 has become universally regarded as one of the most vital nutrients ever made available to the public. Coenzyme Q10 is a necessary cofactor for normal heart function. CoQ10 is vital for cellular energy production and is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Coenzyme A As directed on label. Works with Coenzyme Q-10 and aids in the removal of toxic substances from the body. Facilitates the repair of RNA and DNA. Supports the immune system's detoxification of many dangerous substances. Can streamline metabolism, ease depression and fatigue, and increase energy. Kyolic EPA As directed on label. Supplies essential fatty acids. L-Carnitine 1,000 mg daily, on an empty stomach. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Transports fatty acids into the mitochondria where it is used to make ATP, thus increasing energy levels. It can help boost energy, build new muscle and improve mental performance. Lecithin Granules: 1 tablespoon 3 times daily, before meals.
Capsules: 1,200 mg 3 times daily, with meals.
Promotes energy and enhances immunity. Malic Acid As directed on label. Involved in energy production in many cells of the body, including muscle cells. Needed for sugar metabolism. Deficiency has been linked to CFS. Magnesium 500 to 1,000 mg daily, in divided doses, after meals and at bedtime. Vital for a health heart. Connected to over 300 enzyme actions controlling glucose, proteins, and fats. Often deficient in people with CFS, magnesium is needed for ATP synthesis. Magnesium is an essential mineral that is required by every cell in the human body and is important for helping to maintain normal cardiovascular, muscle, nerve, bone and cellular function. Manganese 5 mg daily. Influences the metabolic rate by its involvement in endocrine function. Nicatinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH) 10 to 20 mg daily with water first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. Studies have shown that it increases energy levels and aids in preventing depression. May take 2 to 3 weeks to work. Proteolytic Enzymes/b> As directed on label, 6 times daily on empty stomach. Take with meals, between meals, and at bedtime. Reduces inflammation and improves absorption of nutrients, especially protein, which is needed for tissue repair. Wobenzyme N 2 to 6 tablets 2 to 3 times daily. Take with meals to aid in digestion of proteins. Take between meals to reduce inflammation. Powerful free radical scavengers. Vitamin A 25,000 IU daily for 1 month, then slowly reduce to 10,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Powerful free radical scavengers that protect the cells and enhance immune function to fight viruses. Use emulsion form for easier assimilation and greater safety at higher doses. Beta Carotene
Mixed Carotenoid Complex
As directed on label. Powerful free radical scavengers that protect the cells and enhance immune function to fight viruses. Vitamin E Start with 200 IU daily for 1 month, then slowly reduce to 100 IU daily. An anti-inflammatory free radical scavenger. A powerful antioxidant. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form. Vitamin C With Bioflavonoids 5,000 to 10,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids provides antioxidant protection for many of the body's important enzyme systems. Vitamin C has a powerful antiviral effect and increases the energy level. Use a buffered form. Very Important Dimethylglycine (DMG) 50 mg 3 times daily. Enhances oxygen utilization and destroys free radicals. DMG is a methylated amino acid found in all cells. DMG is an antioxidant and methyl donor that has a number of beneficial effects. It has shown to have potential in increasing immune response to the flu and salmonella. Free-Form Amino Acid Complex As directed on label. Amino acids in free form are absorbed and assimilated quickly into the body. For tissue and organ repair. Use a formula that contains all the essential amino acids. Bee Pollen A few granules daily for 3 days, then slowly increase to 2 teaspoons daily. Often dramatically increases energy. Caution: Bee pollen may cause an allergic reaction in some sensitive individuals. Discontinue use if rash, wheezing, discomfort, or other symptoms develop. Kyo-Green As directed on label. Supplies balanced nutrients for quick energy. Improves digestion and cleanses the bloodstream. Spirulina
As directed on label. Take between meals. To supply protein, needed to build and repair tissue. Also acts as an appetite stimulant. Liquid Kyolic Garlic As directed on label. Take with Vitamin B-1 & Vitamin B-12. Provides energy and builds red blood cells. Vitamin B-Complex 100 mg of each B-Vitamin daily, with meals 3 times daily (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). Or injections, 2 cc twice weekly or as prescribed by health care provider plus extra Vitamin B-6, 1/2 cc twice weekly or as prescribed and Vitamin B-12, 1 cc twice weekly or as prescribed, and Liver Extract, 2 cc twice weekly or as prescribed. B-Vitamins are essential for increased energy levels and normal brain function. Injections are best. All injectables can be combined in a single syringe. If injections are not available, use sublingual form for best results. Vitamin B-12 2,000 mcg twice daily. To prevent anemia. A natural energy booster. All B-Vitamins work together. Use a lozenge or sublingual form, if available. Plus
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin)
Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)
50 mg 3 times daily, with meals.
50 to 100 mg 3 times daily, with meals.
100 mg daily.
Needed for normal brain function, hormone production, and conversion of fats, carbohydrates, and protein to energy. Plus
1 teaspoon daily for 1 week, then gradually increase to 1 tablespoon 3 times daily over a 2 week period. A good source of B-vitamins and many other nutrients. Or
As directed on label. A good tonic that contains B-Vitamins and herbs that increase energy levels. Floradix Iron Plus Herbs
As directed on label.
As directed on label.
A nontoxic form of iron from natural food sources. Iron is called the energy giver. It attracts oxygen and builds blood. Along with Manganese and Copper it is necessary for healthy blood chemistry and is essential for recovery from illness. Octacosanol
As directed on label.
As directed on label.
Aids tissue oxygenation and increases endurance. Important Gamma-Amino-Butyric Acid (GABA) As directed on label, on empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. To maintain proper control of brain activity and to control anxiety. See Amino Acids. MultiVitamin & MultiMineral Complex As directed on label. All nutrients are needed in balance. Use a high potency, hypoallergenic formula. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have been associated with a lack of energy. With
1,500 mg daily. All nutrients are necessary in balance. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have been associated with a lack of energy. Calcium is one of the most essential of the major biochemical elements needed in human nutrition. It is needed in every organ of the body, including the brain. Calcium is called the "knitter" because it promotes healing or knitting everywhere in the body. It is valuable for tone, power, strength, longevity, vitality, and endurance, healing of wounds, counter-acting acids, and helping regulate metabolism. Potassium 99 mg daily. All nutrients are needed in balance. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have been associated with a lack of energy. Potassium aids rheumatic or arthritic conditions and is vital for the elimination of wastes. Selenium 200 mcg daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 40 mcg daily. Selenium promotes normal body growth, enhances fertility, encourages tissue elasticity and is a potent antioxidant that naturally reduces the retention of toxic metals in the body. Selenium is crucial for the proper functioning of the heart muscle and there is evidence that it can help the body fight cancer. Deficiency has been linked with heart disease. Destroys free radicals in the heart. All nutrients are needed in balance. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have been associated with a lack of energy.Caution: Do not take supplemental selenium if you are pregnant or have heart, kidney, or liver disease. Zinc 50 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Important in all enzyme systems and tissue repair. All nutrients are needed in balance. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have been associated with a lack of energy. Chromium Picolinate 100 mcg daily. Helps to build and maintain muscle mass. All nutrients are needed in balance. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have been associated with a lack of energy. Energy Boosting Formulas As directed on label. Herbal formulas to counteract fatigue. Pycnogenol
As directed on label. Powerful antioxidants that pass the blood-brain barrier to protect brain cells. L-Aspartic Acid
500 mg twice daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Mood elevators that also increase stamina and endurance. Fatigue may result from low levels of aspartic acid. Plus
500 mg twice daily on an empty stomach. Elevates mood and helps overcome depression. Caution: Do not take phenylalanine if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you suffer from panic attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure, or PKU. Royal Jelly 2 capsules 3 times daily. Increases energy levels. Raw Glandular Complex
Raw Spleen Glandulars
As directed on label for each glandular. Stimulates glandular function, especially the thymus (site of T lymphocyte production). To boost the immune system. See Gland Therapy. Maitake
As directed on label.
As directed on label.
As directed on label.
To build immunity and boost energy levels. Helpful Melatonin As directed on label, taken 2 hours or less before bedtime. A powerful antioxidant that also aids sleep. A natural sleep-regulating hormone that is helpful for promoting sound, restful sleep.
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