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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Diet and Nutrition:

Eliminate foods that cause an allergic response or to which there is a sensitivity (fast, use an elimination diet, or allergy test to isolate such foods)

*Avoid sugar, refined foods, nuts, peanuts, caffeine, and all food additives and preservatives

Eat lots of garlic and onions

Vitamins and Minerals:

Beta-Carotene: 15,000 I.U.

Vitamin B5: 1 - 2 gm.

Folate: 2 - 5 mg.

Vitamin B12: IM 1,000 - 3,000 mcg. weekly (mix with injectable B-complex vitamins)

Vitamin C: 3 - 6 gm.

Vitamin E: 2,000 - 2,400 I.U.

Selenium: 200 - 300 mcg.

Magnesium: IM 1 gm. weekly for 6 weeks


Glutathione: 65 mg.

Coenzyme Q10: 100 - 150 mg.

DHEA: 5 - 15 mg.

Adrenal Glandular: 1 tablet BID

L-Carnitine: 1000 - 3000 mg. in divided doses

NADH: 5 mg. with water only on an empty stomach TID


Rejuvenate - Centella asiatica, Ginkgo biloba, Eleutherococcus senticosus, *Urtica urens, *Rosmarius officinalis, Fucus vesiculosus, *Zanthoxyllum clava-herculus: 1/4 tsp. TID between meals

Individual botanicals to be considered for this condtion:Allium sativum (Garlic)
Centella asiatica (Gota kola)
Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng)
Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack, Kelp)
Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo)
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice)
Medicago sativa (Alfalfa)
Rosmarius officinalis (Rosemary)
Urtica urens (Nettles)
Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis (Southern prickly ash)

Homeopathic Remedies:

Chronic fatigue syndrome, general:

ALUM, ambr, AM-C, apoc, ars, ars-i, aur, bar-c, bapt, CALAD, CALC, cann-s, carb-v, CARC, caust,chel, CHIN, chin-s, cocc, CON, dig, FERR, ferr-ar, ferr-p, GELS, GRAPH, helon, hyos, kali-c, kali-n, kali-p, LACH, laur, lyc, mag-m, mang, merc, mur-ac, nat-a, nat-c, nat-m, nit-ac, nux-m, NUX-V, op, PH-AC, phos, PIC-AC, psor, puls, sel, seneg, sep, SIL, stann, staph, stram, stront-c, sulph, SUL-AC, thuj,valer, verat

Chronic fatigue syndrome aggravated by exertion:

arn, ars, calc, cann-s, chin, gel, helon, nux-v, ph-ac, SIL, thuj

Chronic fatigue from mononucleosis:

bapt, calc, CARC, gels, merc, ph-ac, sil thuj

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Other Therapies:

Antiviral IV therapy: 2/week

Tonic IV therapy

Branched amino acid IV therapy

Constitutional hydrotherapy

Eliminate candidal infection if necessary

Eliminate as many responsibilities as possible

Stress reduction is critical to recovery. Use relaxation methods (yoga, massage, tapes, etc.).

Consistent, graded, aerobic exercise - walking, swimming, cycling, etc.

*Consider treating for leaky gut syndrome


Thyroid panel

Glucose - for hypoglycemia

Adrenal function

Food allergies

* The recommended use of this supplement or therapy is based on a physiological mechanism or empirical data and is not necessarily supported by peer-reviewed research studies.

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