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Natural Approach to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder for which mainstream medicine has no solution other than heavy, and often ineffective, use of painkillers. Perhaps you have been told by a well-meaning but uniformed doctor that you will "just have to learn to live with it." Actually, Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and environmental illness can be permanently reversed using safe, nontoxic remedies. The sort of health care required to restore immunity and prevent disease begins at home, not in the clinic, by eliminating factors which impair immunity and cultivating habits which boost it. Though it requires individual effort, self-discipline and personal responsibility, preventative health care is always a good investment, in time as well as money, because once you fall ill, it takes a lot more time and costs a lot more money to acquire vibrant health again

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Dr. Allan Somersall M.D - "To raise glutathione levels is to reduce premature oxidation, to quench destructive free radicals and help detoxify the poisons inside each cell when it needs to. Only Immunocal is clinically proven to do that in a safe, effective and convenient way."

How Immunocal Can Raise Glutathione GSH Level in Our Cells and Optimize The Immune System

The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About "The medical establishment works closely with the drug multinationals whose main objective is profits, and whose worst nightmare would be an epidemic of good health. Lots of drugs MUST be sold. In order to achieve this, anything goes: lies, fraud, and kickbacks. Doctors are the principal salespeople of the drug companies." Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.

Side Effects or Flu Vaccine, H1N1, and Tamiflu Drug Dangerous Side Effects or Flu Vaccine, and Flu Drugs

NFL cheerleader suffers brain damage after getting flu shot (watch the video). Medical doctors warning about dangerous side effects of flu vaccine and flu drug.

Re-awaken Your Body's Healing Power With Marine Phytoplankton, Mother's Nature's Milk From the Ocean Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton contains almost everything one needs to sustain life and to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally. These nutrients improve mental function, and memory. They reduce depression, harmful effects of stress, and mood swings. Profound Life-Giving Properties of Marine Phytoplankton

Edible clay therapy The Native Americans call it "Ee-Wah-Kee meaning"The-Mud-That-Heals." In addition to the role it plays as a potent detoxifier, therapeutic clay has also been used extensively in the treatment of pain, open wounds, colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, intestinal problems, acne, anemia, and a variety of other health issues. more

Healing Teas Teas Are One of The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature's Healing Herbs

Teas can help fight depression and anxiety, heal skin conditions and gastrointestinal disorders, regulate hormone imbalances, improve your sex life, prevent illness, and help you heal faster. Many diseases and conditions for which we turn to modern medicine can also be treated naturally with healing herbs. These treatments can be safer, less expensive and possibly even more effective than traditional methods.

Green Pharma Dr. Myklebust, MD: "Teas are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols which are plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other diseases"

Magnesium Therapy

Magnesium Therapyy: Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, and bones strong - "Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (TMJ) dysfunction." Dr. Sidney Baker

Natural Stem Cell Enhancers

Natural Stem Cell Enhancers

The first natural plant-based stem cells have shown to trigger the release of millions of adult stem cells from the bone marrow very quickly. These stem cells can then migrate and attach to any cells, tissue, bone, muscle, cartilage, organ anywhere in the body needing repair.

Parasites Infections in Humans and Animals

truth behind the AIDS propaganda
AIDS/HIV/AZT: truth behind the propaganda

Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins. Chemicals and Toxins Are The Primary Cause of Illness, Disease and Obesity. Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins. Detoxification for Optimum Health

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Chronic Fatigue, musculoskeletal, nervous system disorder - The Natural Approach

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, and a 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. The magnesium in FibroAMJ Day-Time formula is designed to address this situation.

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. BioEFA is another product that helps with fatigue. It provides the essential fatty acids necessary for energy production, and also helps eliminate "Fibro Fog".

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. All the above ingredients are included in the FibroAMJ Day-Time formula.

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. The antioxidants included in the FM Formula RiteStart offer a powerful combination that address these free radicals and clears them from your body before they can do damage.

Rebuilding - Repairing and rebuilding the body suffering from Fibromyalgia requires extra nutrients. Your food alone is not enough. The vitamin/mineral complex in the Fibromyalgia Formula supply the vitamins and minerals necessary to accomplish this rebuilding phase.

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 MSG 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, acquired toxicities, bowel dysbiosis, inadequate stress coping abilities, sensitivities and allergies, inappropriate or excessive medication, 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.

Dr. William Hennen M.D. has created two natural products that are FM specific. The AMJ System is one of the most scientifically advanced and complete systems ever developed for musculoskeletal and nervous system support. It includes a Day-Time Formula and a SleepRite AMJ for complete and effective support.

Rita is a 52-year-old with a history of chronic bone and muscle pain that affected her on a daily, literally moment-to-moment basis. She was given multiple diagnoses, until finally the diagnosis of FM was made in mid 1999. She tried The AMJ System for a month, with "astounding" results within the first four weeks of supplementation. Now a full 6 months into supplementation, she rarely requires any pain medication (an occasional Advil or aspirin) and now lives a full life with little, if any discomfort. Most importantly, her spirit has returned to the Rita we once knew. This is our second success story with people with FM, the first being a 63-year-old grandmother of 5, who now "can hug her grandchildren the way a grandmother should be able to." She too has a "full life" with an estimated 80% reduction in pain and nearly full function, with much improved sleeping at night.

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Toxic Minefield and the compromized immune system

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 immunesystem

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 Factor 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

Related Articles: 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 fibromyalgia, 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

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aloe bookLena - "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."

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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 ure.htm#kashmyra">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 AZUL is in a base blend of marine phytoplankton and 24 RAW WHOLE FOODS including maqui berry, acai berry, coconut and more. I a lso 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!"

Green juice and Herbal Tonics Are My Lifeline
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.

To detoxify my blood and to maintain my excellent health and vitality I drink daily 6 to 8 ounces of freshly pressed mixture of wheatgrass, parsley, cilantro, bitter-melon-vine/leaf,dandelion, and other green leafy veggies. I mix in one tablespoon of bee pollen. one ounce of fulvic minerals , one ounce of marine phytoplankton, and 1/4 teaspoon of shilajit. I also drink the VelociTea Detox Holy Tea. I grow my own wheatgrass in flats by my windows (view instructions). Wheatgrass played a major role in my health recovery of severe lifelong illnesses. I use the Handcrank juicer (rust proof stainless steel) specifically designed to get the maximum juice from leafy plants or grass. (most other juicers shred the grass or leaf causing a huge mess and no juice.)Detailed step by step what I do everyday to detoxify my blood and to maintain optimum health and vitalityShirley

Certified Organic Whole-Food Sea Vegetables are nutrient rich super foods that respectively contain the highest levels of easily digestible vegetable protiens, amino acids, beta carotene, mixed carotenoids, vitamin B-12, iron, trace minerals, the essential fatty acids GLA and linoleic acid, phycocyanin, polysaccharides, chlorophyll and sulfolipids. Emerald Sea contains a special blend of seven (7) certified organic sea vegetables, sustainably hand-harvested and carefully sun-dried to retain all the natural raw food benefits of these amazing plants.

My incredible journey to total health recovery: the drugless approach Learn the details how I overcame a lifetime of chronic diseases, chronic fatigue, addiction to prescription drugs, and how I lost 60 lbs in 3 months effortlessly. Shirley



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 Chronic 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 more

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Magnesium Deficiency's Role in Fibroyalgia/Chronic Fatigue

Magnesium 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, and diabetes.

"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.

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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 [2]. 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..."

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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

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