by Jacob Teitelbaum M.D.
Exhausted, achy, brain fog and insomnia? Chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS) and its painful cousin fibromyalgia (FMS) can be devastating! I had CFS/FMS in 1975. It knocked me out of medical school and left me homeless. It also taught me how to effectively treat fatigue even CFS/FMS!
Ready to Get Well?
Our study titled "Effective Treatment of CFS and Fibromyalgia"(see full text at www.Vitality101.com) showed that 91% of patients improved with treatment (p<.0001 vs. placebo), with an average improvement in quality of life of 90 percent. Many patients no longer even qualified for the diagnosis of CFS or fibromyalgia after treatment! In support of our work, an editorial in the Journal of the American Academy of Pain Management noted " The study by Teitelbaum and years of clinical experience make this approach an excellent and powerfully effective part of the standard of practice for treatment of people who suffer from fibromyalgia”.
To get well- Think “SHINE”!
CFS/FMS is an “Energy Crisis” which can be caused by any of a number of infections, stresses, or injuries. It causes a master circuit (called the hypothalamus-which controls sleep and hormones) to decrease its function -just like blowing a fuse/circuit breaker in a house.
These are the 5 key areas that need to be treated for your “circuit breaker to turn back on” and for fatigue and pain to resolve. They are also powerfully effective for day to day fatigue.
1—Sleep. Take a mix of natural and prescription sleep treatments as needed to get 8 to 9 hours sleep at night! I prefer to start with 6 herbs present in the “Revitalizing Sleep Formula” by Enzymatic Therapies.
2--Hormonal deficiencies. The hypothalamus is the main control center for most of the glands in the body. It is usually necessary to treat with natural thyroid, adrenal, and ovarian/testicular hormones -- despite normal labs!
3—Infections. FMS/CFS is associated with viral, bowel and fungal/Candida infections.
4--Nutritional supplementation. Widespread nutritional deficiencies are common, and require dozens of nutrients. As people are tired of being part of the “Handful Club” (taking handfuls of supplement tablets each day), I recommend a product (for almost everyone) that contains 50 key nutrients in 1 capsule and 1 drink. Called the “Energy Revitalization System” by Enzymatic Therapy, it replaces well over 35 supplement tablets daily. In addition, I recommend a special sugar called D-Ribose (a 5gm scoop twice daily--Corvalen by Bioenergy) which in our recent study increased energy by an average of 45%!
5—Exercise as able. After 10 weeks on the 4 steps above, you will be able to slowly increase your exercise-without being wiped out the next day!
There are many other helpful and necessary treatments available as well. For more information, see www.Vitality101.com and my book “From Fatigued to Fantastic!”. In addition, the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers (www.FibroAndFatigue.com) have opened up a chain of clinics throughout the US that effectively treat patients from all over the world.
It’s time for you to get well now!
Dr. Teitelbaum is a board certified internist and Medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers of America (www.fibroandfatigue.com). Having suffered with and overcome these illnesses in 1975, he spent the next 30 years creating, researching, and teaching about effective therapies for fatigue and pain. He is the senior author of the landmark studies "Effective Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia -- a Placebo-controlled Study" & “Effective Treatment of CFS & Fibromyalgia with D-Ribose”.
He lectures internationally. He is also the author of the best-selling book” From Fatigued to Fantastic!” , " Three Steps to Happiness! Healing through Joy", and “Pain Free 1-2-3- A Proven Program to Get YOU Pain Free! “(McGraw Hill 2006) His web site can be found at: www.Vitality101.com.
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