“How to Heal Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been around for a long time. It started popping up in the 70’s and 80’s when stress become a very prominent part of life.
If you look at saliva from a healthy person you will find DNA from hundreds of pathogens.
These pathogens are always around, but these pathogens are kept at bay by our powerful immune system. Stress keeps our immune system depressed, allowing different types of viruses and bacteria to take over causing chronic disease.
Stress leads to an interaction of multiple pathogens to create a complex disease process. Pathogen A + B = Disease C, but Pathogens C + E + Q + D = Disease V… there are millions of different combinations leading to millions of different expressions of disease… all which have different symptoms.
People who are stressed, and those who’ve had life altering negative experiences, or an accumulation of stresses… become immune depressed. And some people become exceptionally sensitive to stress which leads to immune suppression.
People who were children of parents who were emotionally stressed… are extremely sensitive to stress. Even in the womb we pick up on the stress of our parents…and this leads to many health challenges.
We have more stress than ever before, and our bodies have not changed fast enough to keep up with the onslaught of stress. Change in the human body in general takes thousands of years.
Basically we have a failure of the immune system leading to autoimmune disease. And sometimes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is misdiagnosed as Adrenal Fatigue… but both of them end up causing immune depression.
And we now know that out GI tract health has everything to do with this disease. Because when we have very little in the way of good bacteria in our gut, (And we should have 4 pounds of good bacteria and most people only have a 1/2 pound) and lots of bad bacteria. Those bad bacteria created by not eating right create toxins which produce this disease.
So probiotics and eating right are essential to healing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
So what’s the answer?
Sleep – Get enough sleep… without 7 to 8 hours of sleep our immune system is depleted and we end up with disease. Get up at 6 AM and go to be at 10 PM. We need to reset our circadian rhythms, we have two little cells that flash on and off every second in every organ of our body, and they know when we should be sleeping and should be up and around. – If we go against this way of living we shorten our life span.
Darkness – We also need 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness otherwise our immune system will be depressed and that can lead to disease. Working shift work or staying up all hours of the night under artificial light causes disease.
This is Very Important!!! – Probiotics – Take 4 capsules of probiotics 4 times a day for one month. Then take 4 capsules once a week from that point on. This will give the immune system a boost and help to get rid of toxins in the system. Also eating live sauerkraut and kimchi which are full of probiotic bacteria will help. Eat at least 2 tablespoons of these every week. And it’s important to stay away from sugar. Sugar feeds our bad bacteria, then they start to grown out of control and overtake our good or probiotic bacteria and start to create toxins.
Water – Drink lots of water – at least 10 glasses of water a day, I recommend at least 1/2 liter in the morning and 1/2 liter in the afternoon and more. Drink Reverse Osmosis Water, you can buy these machines at any home repair center like Home Depot for very little money (it is the best water) even kidney doctors recommend this water for their patients. This is the kind of water we drink at home.
Green Juice – Drink 2 – 8 oz glasses of green alkalizing juice in the per day – Kale, Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Turnip Greens, Beet Greens, and any other kind of green leafy veggie you can find, this is important for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Chlorella – Take 3,000 mgs of Chlorella per day. – you can buy this in 1,000 mg tablets – it is a green algae that has over 60 different nutrients in it and it will do your body good – Powerful.
Meditation – First thing in the morning after going to the bathroom – sit down and concentrate on your breathing – breathing in and out, if a thought comes in, say – I will get to that later and go back to your breathing. Do this for 30 Minutes – this gives the mind/body a rest. Even during sleep your mind is not resting – this turns it off for a little while – it takes practice and surrender to the process. Even Dr. Dean Ornish recommends Meditation – and it has nothing to do with Religion – it is about healing – and we now know that people meditate have good genes expressed and bad genes are shut off and not expressed- Wow! Amazing Stuff. – Meditate for 30 minutes first thing in the Morning and about 5PM in the afternoon for 30 Minutes. – It will do your body good. Here is a link to an article about how meditation can boost your immune system.
Breakfast – Have breakfast in the morning with 1 1/2 cups of fruit – and 1/2 cup of almond milk or nut milk of any kind… and 1/2 cup of raw flattened oatmeal ( rolled oats). Good old old fashioned Quaker Oats, but don’t cook it, use it uncooked and use stevia, honey, or agave nectar. Use any kinds of fruit you want – papaya, apples, mangos, berries, strawberries, what ever makes your heart sing – all raw, the different types of fruits and different types of colors you have the better… all contain different live enzymes.
Eat at Least 80% Raw – Cooked food is great but it lacks 75% of the nutrients and 100% of the live enzymes, and those live enzymes are very important for great health. I recommend eating breakfast, lunch, and snacks raw, and then having something hot in the evening if you want.
Lunch – Have a green salad for lunch, with lots of veggies, all raw. Cooked food is seen by the body as an invader… raw is healing.
Veggies – Have lots of different colored foods in your salad, red, yellow, green, purple, all the colors of the rainbow in your beautiful salad, it’s very healing, colored veggies are full of antioxidants that are healing and live enzymes that are powerful.
Green Tea – Drink Green Tea – 3 small cups a day, green tea is full of polyphenols that are great for the immune system.
Snacks – In between meals eat carrot sticks and fruit of any kind as snacks, have 3 snacks a day. You want to eat small meals every 2 hours.
Dinner – For Dinner here is a soup that you can make at home and it is very healing -Make a soup of broccoli, cabbage, kale, swiss chard, turnip greens, been greens, and any other green that you like. Also add 4 cups of beans of your choice like pink beans, garbanzos, lentils, all of the beans are great. Don’t use canned foods, cook the beans yourself, canned foods are toxic. Lots of terrible chemicals in linings of the cans. Use low sodium or no sodium veggie broth to cook this soup. You can eat as much of this soup as you like… but only in the evening, need the rest of the day to be raw food.
Something Sweet – If you want something sweet once in a while have some Sorbet. Take frozen bananas and any other kind of frozen fruit and blend them in a powerful blender… and you have a great sorbet. You can add some stevia if you like or agave nectar.
Herbs – Thyme, elder flowers, kalawalla, licorice, astragalus, paudarco, cat’s claw, ginger, echinacea, goldenseal, olive leaf, and andrographis, are all good immune boosting herbs. Oat Straw Tea is great for relaxing jangled nerves and helping to sooth away the day. Kava Kava is very relaxing, and in Fiji the native people drink Kava Kava all day long. Cat’s Claw taken in capsules is wonderful for boosting your immune system and also helps with pain and inflammation.
Melatonin will help you get a good nights rest, we produce less and less melatonin over time, and supplementing with a little melatonin each night can help with fatigue.
Ginseng is great for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome because it a good immune boosting herb and also boosts your energy level. St. Johns Wort has been researched for years and it’s one of the best herbs for lifting your mood and helping to increase serotonin levels in your brain thus helping to reduce pain.
Garlic and Turmeric are great immune boosters and will help get your body back in shape and help prevent disease at the same time.
Double blind studies show that the supplement L-Carnitine helps with pain and other symptoms, plus SAM-e is a mood enhancing supplement that also helps with joint pain and rest. SAM-e increases serotonin and dopamine in your brain thus helping with pain and boosting your mood.
Mushroom supplements have a positive effect on those suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, especially rieshi, shitake, and maitake mushrooms. Also see link to an article about Kalawalla a powerful herb for autoimmune disease.
Exercise – Walk 5 miles a day, outside if possible, or go to the mall and walk if it’s too hot or cold outside. Start out slowly – walk a few meters and then add more. Walking or swimming is easy on the body and it’s very healing. Yoga – Also yoga is great for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome… take a class and de-stress.
Remove – Remove the following. No meat, no chicken, no fish, no seafood, no eggs, no cheese, no milk, no added oils, no canned foods, no artificial flavors, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial anything, no chemicals of any kind, if you don’t know what it is… don’t eat it. No alcohol, no highly spiced food, and use very little salt, no fast food, no processed food… if in doubt don’t eat it. No wheat, no bread, no barley, no spelt… all of these are highly inflammatory. No GMO foods… all of these are highly inflammatory.
Eat organic if possible, organic is the best! Want more protein eat Tofu, Beans, Nuts, Seeds, all organic. We only need 5 or 6 % protein and that’s exactly what we get eating this way.
Friends – Get out and have fun, have a life! Have friends…. that’s important. Being alone all the time will make a person sick… in mind, body, and spirit.
Garden – Start gardening, you need organic veggies and working in a garden is very healing. Start a community garden so everyone can heal… and will help you find friends too.
Live in a Natural Environment – Get out of the city, cities are not natural and cities cause stress. Go back to basics and live in the country where life is much simpler.
Community – Live in a small town where everyone knows your name and cares about you. Join clubs, join the chamber of commerce, and help others who are in need… helping others is very healing.
Get Out in the Sun – Being in the sun every day is healing for the mind and body and improves our mood. A good mood means… a healthy mind and body.
Get Out in Nature – Being in nature helps us to find inner peace and de-stress, get out in nature daily.
Change Your Life – Empower yourself and change your life so you don’t have stress.
Your Thinking – Think positive thoughts, the mind/body is one, and science has proven this. Or find a good counselor who can help.
Laugh – Laughing is very healing, join a laugh therapy group… it will heal everything in your mind and body.
Forgive, Forget, and Move On – Forgiveness is important if we hold resentments and anger it causes challenges in our mind and body, and science has proven this. If you have questions feel free to contact me by email or phone.
PS – Even one of my own family members was healed of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so there is hope, don’t get the feeling that nothing will work. I believe like Dr. Max Gerson who took 500 people with tuberculosis and healed 496 of them – all things can be healed.
Sending light, love, and healing prays to all of you.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time. Here is a short video bio – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK6Eg-xlX3U Here is my Google+ address if any of you would like to connect. — http://plus.google.com/+PaulHaider–drpaulhaider Dr. Paul Haider, Master Herbalist, HH, USA, Cure for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Laugh, Forgive, Nature, Community, Meditation, Sun, Thinking, Laugh, Garden, Friends, Probiotics, Exercise, Water, Herbs, Eating, Green Juice, Vegan, NO GMO’s, Raw Foods, Chlorella, Darkness, Water, Sleep, Immune Suppression,