SYNDROME OR MYALGIC ENCEPHALOPATHY (ME)
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© January 2018, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment,
prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
a recognized diagnosis
response with nutritional balancing
Symptoms of CFS
Causes of CFS:
Medical and recreational drugs
Mental and emotional factors
Definition. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a very common health condition throughout the world. Its main feature is chronic and unrelenting fatigue that is not resolved by sleep, rest, taking a vacation, or other means.
In addition, some people experience joint and other pain, digestive disturbances, sleep disturbances, and problems with memory and concentration. These can all be secondary to the fatigue.
Names. The same condition may be called:
1. Chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS.
2. Myalgic encephalopathy or ME.
3. Post-viral fatigue syndrome or PVFS.
4. Chronic fatigue immune dysfuntion syndrome or CFIDS.
5. Adrenal exhaustion or adrenal burnout.
Not a recognized diagnosis. Although common, it is not a recognized diagnosis in many medical books. This can be frustrating because one visits the doctor, but the doctor does not understand or recognize CFS.
Excellent response with nutritional balancing. CFS or ME responds extremely well to nutritional balancing science. There is no need for any hormones, anti-depressants or any other drugs. This article briefly introduces the causes, symptoms and correction procedures for this condition.
Personal story. I am very familiar with this condition, and its effects on every aspect of life. Nutritional balancing was, in part, developed as the ways I found to overcome CFS or ME.
As the name
implies, the main symptom is an unrelenting fatigue or exhaustion, even if one
gets a few good nights of rest or takes a vacation with no obvious stress.
often some overlap with other conditions such as fibromyalgia or other pain
syndromes, adrenal burnout, hypoglycemia or cravings for sweets,
hypothyroidism, chronic or recurrent infections, depression or anxiety, and
distinguishes chronic fatigue syndrome from some of these others is the
long-term nature of the fatigue syndrome, usually in spite of a person trying
various drug and natural therapies.
FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE
our experience, the cause is usually multiple. This means that one factor is not responsible for the
condition. Instead, it is the
result of several factors operating together, including any or all of the
These are always a factor, in my experience. They interfere with thousands of enzyme reactions in the
body, some of which have to do with energy production.
dozen toxic metals is always a priority with a nutritional balancing. One need not know which ones are present. I assume everyone has some of them
all. All of them will slowly be
removed on a nutritional balancing program. Nutritional balancing uses about 19 separate methods all
together to remove toxic metals.
These are described in a separate article entitled Toxic Metals.
safer and more complete than using chelators of any kind, even natural
chelation agents such as high-dose vitamin C, cilantro, chlorella or zeolite,
chemicals. These play an
important role in some cases. Many
people have been exposed to dozens of toxic chemicals that can impair the
body’s energy production systems.
nutritional balancing program, one need not know which chemicals are
present. Hundreds of them will
come out of the body in their own order when one stays on the program.
depletion. This is always
present as a cause of chronic fatigue as well. The causes have to do with stress, impaired digestion, or
improper diets of raw foods, for example, or refined foods. Most food today is not as nutritious as
in the past. If a person does not
eat well, or is stressed for any reason, digestion suffers and nutrient
deficiencies easily develop.
Vegetarianism, fasting, or other extreme diets make the problem worse in
many instances. I have done all
these things and was lucky to recover completely from chronic fatigue syndrome
infections. In some cases, chronic infections play an important
role. These may be of primary
importance, but more often they are opportunistic
infections that thrive because the body is too weak to fight them off.
infections include Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B or C, cytomegalovirus and
even HIV in some cases. Fungal
infections include candida albicans in most cases, and perhaps other fungal
infections in the teeth, gums and elsewhere are also often common. Lyme disease can also either give rise
to chronic fatigue syndrome or just be an opportunist organism that makes
things worse, but is not the underlying cause of the problem. The latter is far more common.
exhaustion and other glandular imbalances. These may also be present, although not necessarily. They are usually easy to assess using
the hair mineral analysis, and respond well to nutritional balancing programs.
of medical or recreational drugs.
This is a growing factor today.
Many people report their problems started after they took antibiotics,
for example. Some people tell me their
CFS began after a surgery in which anesthetics and other drugs were used.
drug use is another factor in some cases.
Drugs are all poisons. Do
not listen to anyone who tells you otherwise! The body’s capacity to remove them is limited, and some are
often stored in the liver, kidneys, brain and elsewhere. There they continue to cause
problems. Nutritional balancing is
excellent to remove drugs, although it can take a year or more.
imbalances. These are
actually common causes or aggravating factors in many cases of chronic fatigue
syndrome. Among the common
problems are lack of sleep, going to bed too late, financial or other worries,
relationship stress and improper attitudes such as playing the victim, extreme
fears or depression. Any of these
can place so much stress on the body that they upset proper glandular and
digestive functions, leading to the rest of the causes listed above.
cases, these factors are handled easily once a person really understands the
problem and is willing to address it.
and emotional factors. These often play a role as well. Intense fear or anger, or even guilt can predispose a person
to develop chronic fatigue, in some cases. At times, other psychological conditions such as general
negativity, resentments or something else may contribute to the condition.
Stress. Excessive stress add to the factors
above and uses up more energy that is needed for healing.
among the most important causes that I observe. In rare cases, chronic fatigue may be the result of
poisoning with a pesticide or a medical or recreational drug, or even a result
of surgery, an accident or other type of stressor.
Over the past
35 years, I have helped thousands of people recover their full energy level
with a nutritional balancing program.
This method is extremely well-suited to correcting most of the causes
above of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Many people are so sick and tired of being tired they are ready to give
up. However, you can recover your
energy and vitality, in my experience, and without using hormones or other
balancing is a lifestyle and diet-based system. This is extremely important for correcting the dietary and
lifestyle components of chronic fatigue syndrome. I find this aspect lacking in many holistic approaches. Other methods often have an emphasis on
high-tech testing and many remedies, and not enough attention paid to the exact
diet, drinking water consumed, and the lifestyle. So I would urge anyone with chronic fatigue syndrome to pay
more attention to these factors.
balancing is extremely gentle and safe.
This cannot be said of other methods of treatment that are used
today. For example, I would warn
the reader to avoid the use of low-dose cortisone such as Cortef and others.
I would also
warn against the use of any natural, bio-identical or synthetic hormones such
as DHEA, pregnenelone, adrenal cortical extracts, testosterone, progesterone
and others. These will give a
person some energy, but they upset the delicate hormone regulatory feedback
system of the body and they make full correction much more difficult. They are also expensive to test for and
nutritional balancing program, they are not needed unless a gland has been
removed surgically or destroyed with radiation therapy. For more on this topic, please read Hormone Replacement Therapy on this website.
balancing is not a do-it-yourself method.
I wish it were. You can get
started on your own with the “Free Program”. However, a more powerful program requires the use of a
properly performed and correctly interpreted hair mineral analysis and periodic
cost. Some programs are very costly. Nutritional balancing is not that
costly, although I realize this is a personal matter. The testing and an updated program every 4 to 6 months is
usually about $200.00 USD. The
other main cost is nutritional supplement that are about $200.00 USD per month.
and chronic fatigue syndrome.
The secret to the nutritional balancing approach is that it is not
primarily a healing approach. The
goal is development, a rather unique set of changes that take place in the body
when one stays on a program for at least 2 or 3 years.
strengthen the body and make it less compatible with all the possible causes
for CFS or ME listed above, and perhaps others. For this reason, the programs often work well even when
other approaches have failed.
nervous system correction. This is an important part of every
nutritional balancing program. It
is another aspect of health and healing that is often overlooked or glossed
over too easily by physicians working with chronic fatigue syndrome.
with chronic fatigue condition have a pattern on a hair mineral test called sympathetic dominance. In some cases, it may take a year or
more for the pattern to reveal itself.
However, it is often present and it stops many people from getting
overusing the sympathetic or fight-or-flight nervous system, and this inhibits
the digestion, elimination and the immune response. It must be corrected or progress will be very slow or
non-existent. For more on this,
read Sympathetic Dominance on this
procedures. Adding the
daily use of a near infrared light sauna and daily coffee enemas is needed in
many cases of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Each of these therapies is carefully chosen and has over a dozen
therapeutic effects, many of which are excellent for those with chronic
fatigue. For more on these
therapies, read Sauna Therapy and Coffee Enemas on this site.
aspects. Nutritional balancing has as its goal
far more than just symptom removal.
In my own case of chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as most others,
there are subtle factors that are causative and need to be addressed.
example, changes in attitudes are needed and absolutely essential if one is to
recover completely, which is always our goal and a very achievable goal. In my own case, persistent daily use of
the pushing down exercise was extremely helpful and probably absolutely
necessary for my full recovery.
For more on this subject, read Meditation
on this site.
fatigue syndrome is a multi-faceted and common disorder with both physical and
mental or emotional causes at times.
Nutritional balancing science is extremely helpful for this condition,
and in most cases, it can slowly cause full recovery by addressing and
correcting its half-dozen or so causes.