Also known as Post Viral Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Glandular fever, ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) is a debilitating condition that is characterized by excessive, long-lasting fatigue.
Conventional medicine is unsure of what causes ME; as such, treatments are elusive and typically focus on symptoms.
At The Centre For Integrated Health, we deal with many patients who suffer from ME. We find it tends to target high achievers, those with high toxicity levels, and those with poor lymphatic systems.
Most ME sufferers are sub-clinically hypothyroid (under active thyroid), have low levels of HCL (stomach acid) and pancreatic enzymes, and consequently, low levels of vitamins. Candida and parasites can also be present.
There has usually been a trigger point such as fever, food poisoning or trauma. Left untreated the symptoms can last for years. The earlier the symptoms are treated, the better the results.
We use screening technology to check for the root cause of the ME condition. For example, the case may stem from a food poison or a viral/bacterial infection that has not cleared. We also focus on the metabolism and any nutritional deficiencies.
Mrs. “K” had an extreme case of ME. For 20 years, she had been severely under weight, suffered from constant dizziness, and had not menstruated. She had been prescribed medicines for the symptoms she had been experiencing, but not only did they have no positive effect on the symptoms, but they caused some other symptoms.
Having come to The Centre For Integrated Health, Mrs. “K” received a full scan from one of our practitioners. A number of issues were highlighted; including the indication that she was hypersensative to some of the medical treatments that she had been receiving.
An holistic and comprehensive course of treatment was devised for Mrs. “K”, including supplementation, herbal remedies, homeopathy, and EFT sessions. By the time she came for a follow-up appointment, her condition was still severe. Some of the remedies she had been prescribed were tweaked; and our practitioner decided that the treatments would be complimented by sending Mrs. “K” to a service offered by outside practitioner. She was sent to be Zero Balanced.
As a result of these steps and this holistic course of treatment, Mrs. “K” was soon able to come off her anti-depressants. Her menstruation started again, her dizziness disappeared, she gained weight appropriately; and she was shocked at the levels of energy she was experiencing.
ME is a serious problem that can be left ignored for years because conventional medicine simply can’t grasp the root causes. However, we’ve experienced positive results with many former ME-sufferers. Contact us for a discussion of your current symptoms, and to learn more about the treatment methods available to you.
There follows a list of products that clients have enjoyed success with. For personalised advice, please email or call 01730 233 414.
The B group vitamins work synergistically as co-factors for thousands
of enzymatic reactions in the body. Best known for their crucial role in
energy production and reactions of the Krebs cycle, B vitamins are also
vital for the breakdown and metabolism of fats, blood sugar control,
and fluid balance. They are especially effective at boosting energy during
times of physical and/or emotional stress, when these vitamins are
The health and proper functioning of the cardiovascular system
relies on B vitamins as they are involved in nerve conduction,
neurotransmitter synthesis, and proper muscle function, including that
of the heart.
Adequate B vitamins are required by the endocrine system, with B6
being particularly beneficial for balancing hormones in women with
symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. B vitamins also support the health
of the skin, hair, and nails.
NutriVital B complex contains B6 in the most easily
assimilated form of pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P). It also
includes choline and inositol which work in synergy
with B vitamins.
NutriVital Enzyme Complex is a plant-based, broad spectrum digestive
enzyme formula, suitable for vegetarians and well tolerated by sensitive
Absorption and utilisation of nutrients from our food relies on the
proper breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Many people
benefit from digestive support to enhance this breakdown, particularly
during times of illness and recovery; or simply as we age, when the body’s
pool of enzymes naturally declines. Taking digestive enzymes can help
reduce the burden on the digestive system, conserving energy during
fatigue, or convalescence.
NutriVital Enzyme Complex is high in amylase, making it especially
helpful for high carbohydrate diets. It also contains lactase, specifically
to help break down the lactose from milk, and cellulase, which helps
to metabolise the indigestible cell wall of plants that may inhibit the
absorption of nutrients.
NutriVital Daily Greens provides highly nutritional, alkaline-forming
green foods and herbs, encapsulated for a convenient and effective way
to help maintain alkaline factors in the diet. NutriVital Daily Greens provides highly nutritional, alkaline-forming
green foods and herbs, encapsulated for a convenient and effective way
to help maintain alkaline factors in the diet.
Acidity in the body is strongly associated with arthritis and digestive
problems. When the pH of the blood becomes too acidic, our body is
forced to pull precious alkaline minerals from the bones and other
tissues to buffer the acids in the blood. Providing the body with plenty
of mineral rich alkalizing foods helps protect it from conditions
associated with acidity.
NutriVital Daily Greens has been blended with high quality, chlorophyllrich,
alkalizing green foods, which provide vitamins, minerals, soluble
fibre, and activated enzymes, as well as a mix of immune boosting herbs
with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying properties.
Daily Greens is extremely useful as a long-term
maintenance supplement, particularly for people who
struggle to eat plenty of fresh vegetables, or for whom a
multivitamin is too strong.
For cleansing the lymph and liver. Milk thistle, boldo and yellow dock all
stimulate liver function and aid in elimination of toxins. Yellow dock
also helps with congestive states in the digestive system and acts as a
Galium and marigold cleanse and tone the lymphatic
system by mobilizing toxins from the body with tonic and diuretic
actions. In addition marigold is a wide spectrum antimicrobial. Sweet
violet and nettle both have persistent but gentle cleansing actions. Nettle
is a useful tonic cleanser.
Scientific evidence to date has shown that the safest and most effective carriers of EPA and DHA are the phospholipids present in Krill Oil.
Please enjoy this video from Dr. Mercola on Krill Oil:
You can read more here.
Possible Drug InteractionsPeople taking blood thinners (anticoagulant or anti-platelet medication), such as aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), heparin, clopidogrel (Plavix), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) should only use krill oil under a physician's supervision. Krill oil should also be used with caution by people taking herbs and supplements that are thought to increase the risk of bleeding, such as ginkgo biloba and garlic. Do not take if allergic to shellfish.