Chronic Fatigue, Musculoskeletal,
Nervous System Disorder
These are a growing army of walking wounded, the ‘vertically ill’ who are too sick to function
adequately but are commonly not quite sick enough to become ‘horizontally ill’, actually bed bound,
although this is all too often an outcome in severe examples. Unless there is an underlying awareness
of the true nature and causes of such conditions, and until there is a real understanding of the ways
in which it is possible to offer encouragement for an abused and over-stretched immune system to
begin to restore health, many forms of proffered help (orthodox or alternative) will succeed
only in either masking or, at best, moderating the patient’s symptoms."
Leon Chaitow N.D., D.O., M.R.O. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Therapeutic Bodywork;
Senior lecturer, University of Westminster, London
Most modern maladies are caused by prolonged exposure to a combination
of negative lifestyles and toxic environmental factors, including
junk food and malnutrition, pesticides, antibiotics, microwaves, chemical
pollution of food, water and air, lack of exercise, and chronic stress.
These factors are further aggravated by the failure of
modern medicine to recognize them as agents of dis-"ease" and death and
the consequent failure to take preventative measures against them. By rebuilding
immunity, health is naturally restored and disease disappears. If health
and immunity are thereafter conscientiously maintained, the individual
is no longer vulnerable to disease
Dr. Rob Robertson and Dr. William Hennen present: The Recovery Program
Dr. Rob Robertson has produced a video to help educate all of us about the challenges
associated with Fibromyalgia (FM), and what you can do for yourself to begin your road to recovery.
If you have been diagnosed with FM, you know very well the variety of symptoms that that can challenge
you every day. Perhaps you have been told by a well-meaning but uniformed doctor that you
will "just have to learn to live with it." Well guess what... you do have options. The good news is,
your symptoms can be diminished or reduced by using natural, nutritional products that address these symptoms.
Dr. William Hennen has created two natural products that are FM specific. A day-time formula, night-time formula
for those of you who suffer from unrefreshing sleep.
Dr. Hennen also brings us transfer factors, the ultimate immune modulating natural product
Why the Recovery Program Works
Sleep Problems - A good starting point to understanding why the program works is to
address the sleep deprivation that accompanies the Fibromyalgia syndrome. Without this it is almost impossible
for the body to start the healing process. Deep, therapeutic sleep is where serotonin is produced.
Serotonin is essential for Natural Killer cell function. This is an important part of your immune system
that governs your health. You can't have good health without good Natural Killer cell function.
The vitamin B-6 and 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) in this formula support the production of
serotonin for better Natural Killer cell function. Additional ingredients aid you in obtaining deep sleep.
Note: This is not a sleeping pill. It may take a few days or even weeks for you to get to the point
where you are experiencing a full night of deep, restful sleep.
Dr. Cynthia Olson - "The only time your body heals is when you are in deep sleep.
A study concerning sleep problems was recently conducted on a group of normal, healthy people.
The test included sleep patterns of Fibromyalgia sufferers. After three days they all started showing symptoms of Fibromyalgia."
Immune System Overload - Chronic infection and immune system overload and
dysfunction are associated with low Natural Killer (NK) cell function. This low NK function is one of
the constants in Fibromyalgia sufferers. One of the most significant developments in
increasing Natural Killer cell function in the immune system
is transfer factor, which is the newest version of transfer factors. Its effectiveness has been well documented.
Mineral Deficiency - The one thing that all Fibromyalgia sufferers have in
common is a low intracellular magnesium level. A normal serum blood test doesn't measure this.
It takes a special test to determine the level within the cells themselves. If this test is run, the
magnesium will always be low. It is important to address this
deficiency since magnesium is essential in every energy and repair function.
Fatigue - Malic acid is an essential ingredient needed to produce the energy cycle
for ATP. ATP is the energy source to move and think. This energy cycle is another vital area that must be
restored in order to overcome the fatigue that accompanies the Fibromyalgia syndrome.
Pain - The pain, soreness, and inflammation are other areas that must be addressed.
MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane), a source of dietary sulfur, has been used successfully to help these problems.
Stiffness and muscle wasting, which can also cause pain, can be helped with Boswellia Serrata also known as
Frankincense. N-acetyl cysteine is another ingredient that also helps with muscle wasting and pain.
Joint stress, which is common in FM, can result from the muscles compressing the joints.
Glucosamine and bovine cartilage help keep the joints moving freely.
Cell Damage - Chronic illness like the Fibromyalgia syndrome produces an
excess of free radical cells that damage healthy cells. Destroying damaged cells is one of the main
functions of the Natural Killer cells in the immune system. Clearing out these cells puts an
increased load on an already overloaded immune system.
Rebuilding - Repairing and rebuilding the body suffering from Fibromyalgia
requires extra nutrients. Your food alone is not enough.
Digestive Aids - There is often a high incidence of digestive disorders
associated with Fibromyalgia. These can include Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS),
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), and Disruption of Intestinal Flora. Digestive Enzymes
and Probiotics with EnzyGuard-D has proven to be effective in repairing the digestive tract and
restoring the proper balance of intestinal flora in people with Fibromyalgia. This could be one of the
most important factors in reversing Fibromyalgia, and restoring optimum health.
Hormone Balancing - For those women who may have need for hormone
balancing in addition to the Female Blend that is included in the Fibromyalgia Formula for Women,
there are two products that may be incorporated safely into the program.
Temporary Pain Relief -Boswellia Serrata is an excellent natural
pain reliever. It can be purchased at any health food store. This could be very useful in your
recovery to help alleviate pain until the program starts to take full effect. Use 500 mg, 4 to 6 times a day.
Note: You should consider staying away from all
and Aspartame. MSG is a preservative and
flavor enhancer common in many processed foods. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener.
These two substances have been shown to cause pain in Fibromyalgia sufferers.
As you can see this is the most comprehensive program that has ever been developed.
The products systematically address each of the body's challenges. Adding the Hormone
Balancing System and the Digestive Aids when needed completes the package.
This is the reason for success in countless patients.
"I was actually confined to a wheel-chair. The pain was so excruciating
that I feared I'd never walk normally again. I thought that after
struggling with Fibromyalgia for years, it had finally won.
Then I was introduced to the Fibromyalgia Recovery Program.
I now lead a totally normal life and am determined to tell everyone I can
reach that, despite what I'd been told, "You don't have to learn
to live with it." - Linda Baker
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Matrix of Underlying Contributing Factors
"There are no simple answers to conditions where causes lie in a mix of nutritional deficiencies,
toxicities, bowel dysbiosis, inadequate stress coping abilities, sensitivities
and allergies, inappropriate or
inadequate sugar control mechanisms, hormonal imbalances, poor posture
and breathing dysfunction, current
or past viral, parasitic, yeast or bacterial infections,
impaired organs of digestion and elimination, emotional
distress..... and more. There are certainly no magic bullets which
can remedy a situation which may have taken many years to evolve.
Perhaps you have been told by a well-meaning but uniformed doctor that you will
"just have to learn to live with it." Well guess what... you
do have options. The good news is, your symptoms can be diminished
or reduced by using natural, nutritional products that address these symptoms.
The World we’re Living in Today is a Toxic Minefield
Michelle Alpert, D.O. - "The world we're living in today is a toxic
minefield — from vaccines to pesticides to antibiotic -laden foods to mercury -poisoned
fish to pollution both indoors and outdoors. It's no wonder so many people
are suffering from fatigue and chronic illness, as well as chronic infections
with viruses, bacteria and fungi. You can learn how to protect yourself
from the forces that can damage your body and wear down your immune system
There is a large proportion of ME/CFS patients who complain of everyday
amounts of volatile chemicals triggering or worsening symptoms, i.e. multiple
chemical sensitivity (MCS). This has led some researchers to look down
this path for answers to the CFS puzzle. One studyquotes
the rate of severe chemical sensitivity amongst ME/CFS patients at 20%-47%
(13). The same study provides compelling evidence that the limbic system
(the emotional centre of the brain) of susceptible individuals can become
sensitized by chemical, biological and psychological mechanisms and that
subsequent exposure to stimuli can cause disregulation of multiple body
systems including behavioral, autonomic, endocrine, and immune system functions.
Animal models have shown that sensitization can occur as a result of chronic
exposure to everyday amounts of volatile organic chemicals (VOC's). In
addition to these findings there is also strong evidence of abnormalities
of detoxification in ME/CFS. Glutathione, the body's most powerful antioxidant,
is consistently found to be low (14, 15). Glutathione may become
depleted due to chronic exposure to high levels of toxins.
This could potentially be as a result of exposure to toxins in the air
or from chemicals of gut origin in the presence of gut dysbiosis. Overactivation
of the immune system also depletes glutathione so this may come as a knock
on effect from immune system abnormalities. What is certain is that low
glutathione leads to fatigue and muscle weakness and pain due to its role in energy metabolism.
Low glutathione also
results in oxidative stress, meaning that highly reactive oxygen molecules
are not neutralized and are thus free to roam the body damaging cells and
interfering with potentially any body system.
Transfer Factors Molecules Can Restore the Integrity of The Immune System
DuaneTownsend M.D. - "I have seen transfer factors
knock out colds, sore throats, etc., but it also has helped Fibromyalgia,
neurological problems, chronic yeast infections. All of our cancer
patients are using transfer factors."
Joe Elrod, Ph.D.- Transfer factors are
remarkable because the recovery process has been expedited greatly. Now
that we hav etransfer factors, we are getting even better results, especially
with the more chronic stages and conditions of the syndrome. The executives
and scientists behind this company and product have impeccable credentials.
I consider it a tremendous honor and privilege to be a small part of this
wonderful 4Life effort that is effectively putting lives and families back
together worldwide." Dr. Elrod received his Doctoral
Degree in the field of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. For
fifteen years, he served as a professor at Auburn University. He has done
extensive research in the field of fibromyalgia and is the author of the
best-selling book Reversing Fibromyalgia. He has served as a member of
many boards and committees, including Programs for Exceptional Children
and American Alliance for Health.
Help with the AMJ System
"I've had chronic fatigue and FM since August 1991. I've also had shingles five times in that period.
This winter I had shingles very bad from the end of September until the end of February and still have them somewhat. I'm able to get up and
get dressed at this time. I started on transfer factors and the The AMJ System
about six weeks ago, and I am now sleeping through the night with no
sluggishness the next day. I have energy, and every morning I am able to get up at 7:30. My husband will verify that it has been many years since
I've done that. I've been packing to move for 12 days straight and I have energy every single day. I was not able to cook a meal and
do the dishes in the same evening; I would cook a meal and do the dishes the next day, or possibly even the next, because I could
not stand on my feet. So I'm extremely excited about transfer factors and I want to tell everybody that has fibromyalgia to
please take this and get yourself well. " B.F. Oregon
Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): Glutathione and the Methylation Cycle
TheRole of Glutathione in Health, Disease and Aging In People and Animals
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Fibromyalgia and Raw Food Research Study
Malnutrition is the basis of all disease: "Man's body is a living
organism, made of living cells, which require raw living food in order to be
properly nourished and function well. When we put cooked food into our
body, loaded with contaminants, the body starts to break down. It begins
in the very young with colic, rashes, colds, earaches, upset stomachs,
swollen glands and tonsils. As the child grows older, their may be tooth
decay, pimples, the need for eye glasses, etc. Then as we enter adult life
there is arthritis, hypoglycemia, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and cancers.
Donaldson and his staff conducted an
intervention study looking at how the raw foods diet affected people with
a nerve and muscle pain disorder. Over a course of six weeks, 30 people
were put on a program that included two to three glasses of carrot juice,
barley greens, raw fruits and vegetables, flaxseed oil, and some cooked
food at dinner (mostly whole grains). At the end of the trial, two thirds
showed remarkable improvement: two participants overcame their severe depression;
one woman went back to work after being out on disability. "Generally the
raw food diet works because it is a synergy," says Donaldson. "Vitamins,
enzymes, a healthy bowel, balanced emotions, positive outlook -- all of
these components come together in a living way. People overcome arthritis,
allergies, cancer, you name it. I am still amazed by the testimonials that
come back to us from people who have adopted a raw foods diet." Rose Lee
Calabro knows what Donaldson is talking about. Before turning raw she was
an HMO nightmare: she suffered from high
cholesterol, high blood pressure, allergies, candida,
chronic fatigue, joint pain, depression, mood
swings, gallstones, hair loss, hearing loss, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism,
difficulty concentrating, chronic sinusitis, insomnia, gout, and early
signs of cancer in breasts and lungs. Although
her transition to a raw foods diet was gradual (first a vegetarian, then
a cooked food vegan), she truly began to notice changes after going raw.
Testimonials of Healing Fibromyalgia with Raw Food
Shelly - "My nightmare
began at the end of 1996. At 25 I was what society would consider healthy.
I ate what I thought was a well balanced diet and I was fit and very active.
I felt good, had a great boyfriend, now husband, and life was good.. How
drastically everything would change. I started to fall ill. Terribly ill.
It began with a migraine that came one day and never left. Accompanying
the migraine was a pain at the base of my skull and severe muscle tightness,
and pain. My muscles in my neck and shoulders became as hard as rocks and
nothing would relax them. Over the next six years I would bounce from various
types of doctors and specialists in the allopathic medical community (conventional
medicine). No doctor could help me and my list of symptoms kept getting
longer. Added to the debilitating migraines and muscle tightness, fatigue
and pain was.. 50lb weight gain, extreme excitability/nervousness, panic
attacks, shortness of breath, great loss of libido, painful intercourse,
fibrocystic breasts, irregular heart beat, chronic sinus infections and yeast infections,
lowered immune system and more. My body was falling apart.
I felt like a 20-something trapped in the body of an 80 year old.. But
not a healthy 80 year old, a dying 80 year old." Learn
about Shelly's amazing recovery
Lena - "My name is Lena
Buhr and I've just turned raw...I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and a
possible melanoma a while ago, and since so many familymembersof mine,
keep dying and get sick in cancers, arthritis and thyreone, I decided to
do what many people don't think is possible; I became 100% raw. No coffee
or tea, or any cooked food whatsoever, no white bread or sprayed vegetables,
nothing!! I only eat raw vegetables, berries, nuts, sprouted seeds and
a lots of fruit everyday. I didn't believe in this at first and it scared
me a little bit but I thought I had nothing to lose. Today, I am almost
free of my symptoms and becides I feel so much better! I only wish You
would tell Mr. Fox about this... It would help him a great! So many people
around the world who is know free and cured from even severe cancer, with
only months left to live...Please do some research on how food effects
us, especially the kind of diet You eat in America--the Standard American
Diet--SAD! It would save so many from fear and agony about diseases and
pain! Yours Sincerely Lena Buhr."
Chronically Fatigued? Reading my testimonial might help!
"I was sick & tired
of being sick & tired. Like many people today, I was working too hard.
Having gained weight, I felt like I was dragging a ball & chain around
all day. My battery was dead, dead, dead! At the same time
I was trying to save my 19-year-old kitty's life, who had been diagnosed
with advanced stages of terminal renal
failure, (she experienced an amazing recovery!). To get
me started on my journey into health, the first thing I did was to remove
all empty carbohydrates and processed food from my diet. I drank alkaline
water and ate alkaline foods; I also
drank 12 ounce of diluted wheatgrass juice 2 to
3 times a day and I boosted my glutathione level with Immunocal. I also
drank a delicious revolutionary nutritional beverage in a base blend of marine
phytoplankton. I also started breathing in the fresh air deeply while
walking out in nature daily. Each day, I added 5 minutes more to
my Nature Walk and gradually picked up my pace. WOOSH! The life force
ignited in my body & I felt my energy soaring so high, it was unbelievable!"
The Role of vital nutrients
Most human illnesses and diseases are due to a deficiency of vital nutrients.
When you supply your body with the proper nutrients, in a form that your
body can use, it knows how to repair itself. "The body has the inherent
ability -the vitality -not only to heal itself and restore health, but
also to ward off disease. Illness is not caused simply by an invasion
of external agents or germs, but is a manifestation of the organism's attempt
to defend and heal itself. Prevention Is the Best Cure. Health is a reflection
of how we choose to live." TC Fry
Most people who have explored the wondrously wide avenues of self-healing
have heard about wheatgrass. Wheatgrass juice has been proven over many
years to benefit people in numerous ways: cleansing the lymph system,
building the blood, restoring balance in the body, removing toxic
metals from the cells, nourishing the liver and kidneys and restoring vitality.
One ounce of wheatgrass juice has the vitamin and mineral equivalent of
2.2 pounds of fresh vegetables. It contains most of the vitamins and minerals
needed for human maintenance, including the elusive B12. Many of the benefits
of wheatgrass juice stem from the fact that it is a living food, which
is a complete protein with about 30 enzymes and is approximately 70% crude chlorophyll.
Why elimination of the symptom is NOT the same as elimination of the disease
Physicians and surgeons palliate symptoms instead of removing causes.
"Modern medicine feels, in most cases, that the elimination of the symptom
is the same as elimination of the disease. In allopathic medicine a symptom
is usually thought of as the patient's real disease and the goal is to
hold back, decrease or eliminate this symptom. This is often done without
addressing the underlying cause. If your tooth hurts and we inject a local
anesthetic, the pain goes away but that does not mean the problem is gone!
If we use medications to suppress these symptoms then the vital force tries
to create new symptoms to compensate for the imbalance that isstill
there. If the vital force is strong then the original symptom may return.
Otherwise, it may be unable to express on the same level and create a symptom
that is more interior and could be much worse per Herring's Law.
One example is a skin rash that is treated with cortisone. The
rash and itching will probably go away quickly. Later the patient begins
to exhibit liver problems that "were caused by the cortisone". The liver
symptoms are actually an expression of this suppressed imbalance on a deeper
more interior level. Many things can be suppressive. Vaccines and allopathic
medications are a major source of suppression where homeopathy is concerned,
but herbs, acupuncture and incorrect homeopathic remedies can also be suppressive."
When there is enough wrong with people to produce discomfort of mind
or body, they seek relief instead of seeking for and removing cause...Physicians
and surgeons palliate symptoms instead of removing causes. "Whenever possible,
suppression of symptoms is avoided, as this may interfere with the healing
process. Tolle Causam (Identify and Treat the Cause). Illness does not
occur without cause and symptoms (nausea, rash, headache) are not the cause.
Symptoms are signals that the body is out of balance. They are an expression
of the body's attempt to heal itself. Causes originate on many levels,
but are more often found in the patient's lifestyle, diet, habits, or emotional state. Whenonly
the symptoms are treated, the underlying causes remain and the patient
may develop a more serious, chronic condition. Prevention Is the Best Cure.
Health is a reflection of how we choose to live." Dr. Peter A. Martin, N.D.
The Road To Better Health may begin with a Healing Crisis
Chalford, Ph.D- "The body has an inherent desire for
perfect health. We have the ability to earn our way back to that state,
no matter how "normal" or bad our health is now. But in the meantime, the
body must go through an elimination process to achieve good health. The
elimination process is often referred to as the "healing crisis." Once
the healing crisis starts, reactions may be mild or severe. Expect ups
and downs as it takes awhile to get good health back. In a healing crisis,
every body system works together to eliminate waste products and set the
stage for regeneration. Old tissues are replaced with new."
As you move toward better health with natural healing programs and
better nutrition, healing begins to occur. As part of the healing process
the body will begin to discard toxic residues which have built up in your
body over the years. The healing process usually does not occur without
repercussions. During the initial phase of healing, as your body begins
to clean house, (detoxify) and your vital energy begins to repair and rebuild
internal organs, you may experience headache, uneasiness, flu like symptoms
and fatigue. It is important that you adequately rest during this time.
These symptoms will pass as your body begins to normalize to a new level
of health. As you continue to improve, you may begin a process called retracing.
You may feel worse before you feel better. For example, if you used to
get skin rashes, the rashes may reappear or get worse for a period of time
as your body eliminates toxins through the skin. You may also experience
an initial increase in urination, or you may feel more nervous. In actuality,
you are not getting worse, you are actually getting better. Eventually
you will reach a plateau of better health. During the healing crisis, it
is important to not suppress these temporary symptoms with drugs or the
healing process may become interrupted.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Yeast Connection
By William G. Crook, M.D.
Because of my interest in CFS, about a year ago I began working on a
new illustrated book titled
Fatigue Syndrome and the Yeast Connection -- a "get well" guide
for people with this often misunderstood disorder -- and those who care
for them. (Publication date: July 24, 1992.)
This book will discuss the many factors which play a part in causing
the illness known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. These include viral infections,
food sensitivities, chemical pollutants, nutritional deficiencies, parasites
and psychological stress.
In some individuals with CFS, the illness develops suddenly following
an acute epidemic viral infection similar to the one that occurred in Incline
Village, Nevada in 1984 or the Los Angeles Hospital in 1930. Yet the observations
of Carol Jessop, a leading CFS clinician and researcher, show that this
disorder often develops insidiously -- especially in individuals who give
a history of:
* Repeated courses of antibiotic drugs in childhood,
adolescence or adult years
* Recurrent vaginal yeast infections
* Diets loaded with sugar and alcohol
Magnesium Deficiency's Role in Fibroyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
deficiency is very common in the general US population. Not only
is our daily intake low, but we eat a diet which increases the demand for
magnesium. And unfortunately, urinary magnesium loss can be increased
by many factors, both physical and emotional. Magnesium loss increases
in the presence of certain hormones. Stress can greatly increase
magnesium loss. Even loud noises can extra magnesium loss. One article
on the web goes so far as to say that that almost everyone is the United
States is at least marginally deficient in magnesium. So there is
an excellent chance that a person with fibromyalgia has a magnesium
deficiency. But since people with fibromyalgia often have high
levels of stress, and a disrupted hormonal system, they are more likely
to be candidates for magnesium deficiency. Magnesium utilization
is also increased by the presence of estrogen, and this might explain why
many women are diagnosed
with fibromyalgia after menopause, when estrogen levels would decrease.
Additionally, the sleep disruption which occurs in fibromyalgia might also
affect magnesium utilization, as sleep deprivation has been shown to cause
lower magnesium levels.
Identify and Treat the Causes of Disease
Illness does not occur without cause. Causes may originate in many areas.
Underlying causes of illness and disease must be identified and removed
before complete recovery can occur. Symptoms can be expressions of the
body's attempt to defend itself, to adapt and recover, to heal itself,
or may be results of the causes of disease.
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME:
THE HIDDEN POLIO EPIDEMIC by Dr. William Campbell Douglas
Dr. Richard Bruno, New Jersey Medical School, Department of Physical
Medicine, pointed out, in the New York Academy report, that of more than
a dozen outbreaks of CFS before the introduction of the Salk vaccine, nine
occurred during or immediately after polio outbreaks and several of the
victims of CFS had been taking care of polio patients. As the polio vaccination
program opened the door for these opportunistic relatives of polio, the
CFS epidemic gathered steam and the new polio was upon us. One of the forerunners
in this research is Dr. Elizabeth Dowsett, a microbiologistfrom
Britain. Dr. Dowsett states unequivocally what you don't hear in this country:
True CFS (as differentiated from other fatigue states) "strikes one clinically
as being polio-like and it has often been diagnosed as 'nonparalytic polio.'
Sugar Free Products Alert!
Epidemic of fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis
and systemic lupus related to aspartame
(Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names, NutraSweet, Equal,
Spoonful, and Equal-Measure.)
According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects
of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened
by ingesting of aspartame: Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy,
chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson's
disease, alzheimer's, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia,
"I have observed severe intellectual deterioration associated with the
use of aspartame products (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful/Canderal/Benevia,
etc.) It was usually manifest as great difficulty in reading and
writing, obvious problems with memory and grossly impaired orientation
to time, place and person." H. J. Roberts, M.D.
"Aspartame has a profound effect on mood and cognition....depressed
mood, anxiety, dizziness, panic attacks, nausea, irritability, impairment
of memory and concentration." Ralph Walton, M.D.
(Learn about the Legal class action against aspartame. )Relationship to Fibromyalgia
Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E. and the Possible Role of Vaccines
by Prof. Garth L. Nicolson
Complex Role of Toxic Exposures in Chronic Illnesses Fibromyalgia
Syndrome (FMS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encepthalomyelitis (CFS/ME)
and Gulf War Illnesses (GWI) are characterized by similar chronic signs
and symptoms. This is why we proposed that GWI is a CFS/ME illness.
Other chronic illnesses, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Inflammatory
Bowel Disease, among others, also show many of these same signs and symptoms,
suggesting that there may be some overlap in the underlying causes of these
conditions or at least in the factors that may result in sickness (morbidity)
or illness progression. The treatments of chronic illnesses that are due
to toxic exposures from chemical or radiological agents are quite different
from the treatment of chronic infections . The treatment of chemically
exposed patients usually involves removal of offending chemicals from the
patient's environment, depletion of chemicals from the patient's system
and treatment of the signs and symptoms caused by chemical exposure(s).
Chemically exposed patients are often extremely sensitive to a variety
of commonly encountered chemicals, including perfumes and air fresheners,
petrochemical fumes, chlorine, cleaning solutions and solvents, among others.
They are also very sensitive to certain foods, and special diets are often
necessary, and in some cases direct skin contact with certain substances
can cause strong cutaneous reactions. Therefore, an important part
of treatment for chemical exposures requires limiting exposures to a variety
of common chemicals and gradual removal of the toxic chemical.
Autoimmune or Viral Disease? Consider Vaccine Contamination
"...Dr. John Martin, currently at the University of Southern California
School of Medicine, detected a herpesvirus-related DNA sequence in several
people suffering from Chronic Fatigue syndrome. Martin points the finger
at contaminated vaccine lots found in early years of the Polio vaccination
programs and suggest that animal viruses may have been inadvertently introduced
into humans. “If a vaccine program were to be initiated today,” says Dr.
Martin “One surely would not import wild monkeys from Africa, create
short term primary kidney cultures, add a human virus and administer the
crude batch derived from virally infected cells to virtually every child
in the country.” Monkey kidney cells are used for Polio and Adeno vaccines,
while dog and duck kidney cells have been used for rubella vaccines and
chicken cells used for measles and mumps vaccines. Martin and Tommisc both
suspect these animals viruses, possibly now co-mingled with human herpes-virus,
to be the cause of many of the diseases they are seeing today..."
Homeopathic Remedies for Fibromyalgia
Homeopathy can often provide relief from the unpredictable, sometimes
debilitating, aches and pains of fibromyalgia. Nutritional supplements,
dietary monitoring, special types of exercise, and other natural approaches
are also helpful and may be used along with remedies.
Filled with practical advise on detecting unsuspected causes of our
sicknesses, building resistance to disease, and harnessing our own bodies’
natural desire to heal, Dr. Galland’s innovative book represents mind/body
medicine at its best. For those whose illnesses haven’t responded to treatment
or resist diagnoses, or for anyone who craves a high level of health, Power
Healing is essential reading.
"The best of all medicines are rest and fasting." ---Benjamin Franklin
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