Most think chronic fatigue is just chronic fatigue. You feel tired and generally are not well. This is NOT chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a deep-seated systemic disorder where the body is compromised to the point of incapacity. Chronic Fatigue is hallmarked by unrelenting fatigue but its systemic problems run much deeper. Those who suffer with CFS deal with non restored sleep, dizziness, severe mental fog, weakness, chronic sore throats, digestive problems and more. It truly takes the life out of the individual and until recent years most patients that suffered were told it was just all in their head. In the following paragraphs we will attempt to give you our take on the enigma called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Chronic Fatigue patients have underlying chronic infections. Some have called it the Epstein Bar virus while other alternative doctors have found coxsackie virus, echo virus and others to be found in the population of CFS. While one cannot deny that these infections exist, I always ask myself what is it that allows for these viruses to take up residence and what is it in their bodies that disallows for their bodies to kick them off?
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is based on the premise that the central nerve system controls and coordinates all systems in the body. The Upper Cervical spine (neck), if out of its normal range of motion, from trauma, can interfere with this most vital system. It is my opinion that CFS is caused by an underlying weakness in the body that weakens it to a point where the immune system is unable to get rid of the infections that exist.
If one is suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Los Angeles there are four main things they should look into:
Leaky gut is caused by an overuse of antibiotics, birth control pills, over the counter painkillers and various other non-natural irritants to the gut. When the gut is irritated proteins get into the blood stream that would otherwise be kept in the gut and this causes autoimmune reactions in the system. It would take a ten page article to explain more fully how CFS is related with this systemic issue instead I have provided a link below that will get you started:http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/Fermentation_in_the_gut_and_CFS
It is my belief that a healthy body does not get overrun by bacteria or viruses. Therefore, what is it about CFS cases that doesn’t allow for their body to destroy the infection? The central nervous system controls all functions in the body. When the top vertebra (Atlas) in the neck is misaligned from a trauma or traumas it sets up a cascade of events in the body. First and foremost the occlusion at the base of the skull causes interference’s to the central nerve system and depending upon how much irritation exist will be proportional to the loss of function and health in the system. There is no doubt that in almost every disease process including CFS this ATLAS subluxation complex is a destroyer of health. To learn more about this listen to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_TI5N572EY
If you want to hear a personal story about how one individual overcame his chronic fatigue syndrome in Los Angeles through Upper Cervical Care watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh3H-4l3iUo
Thorough detoxification of all body systems through juicing , fasting and target cleanses of the colon, liver and gall bladder can be hugely beneficial in helping CFS sufferers regain their lost vigor. To read up on how to put yourself on a thorough detoxification program this link will get you started:
Most individuals with CFS have an overgrowth of candida in the GUT. Stressors of life and the degradation of the intestinal lining from chlorine in water, antibiotics, and poor food choices cause an imbalance in the intestinal flora. Gut dysbiosis is real and can be a difficult issue to resolve. I would like again to point you to another page that can discuss these issues in more detail:
If you are a sufferer we hope that something in this blog has brought you hope and will spark you to take action in getting well. As we always say in these blogs nature needs no help just no interference. Remove the blocks to healing and watch nature do her handy work. If you are suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome you should do yourself a favor and schedule an appointment with an Upper Cervical Doctor.
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