Category: Fatigue

Adrenals and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Cortisol levels and 24-hour urinary free cortisol levels were tested in 72 normal controls and in 30 patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The research appeared in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1991;73(6):1224-1234). The patients with CFS had lower evening cortisol levels and lower free cortisol excretion (found in 24-hour urine test). Read More …

Adrenals and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Cortisol levels and 24-hour urinary free cortisol levels were tested in 72 normal controls and in 30 patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The research appeared in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1991;73(6):1224-1234). The patients with CFS had lower evening cortisol levels and lower free cortisol excretion (found in 24-hour urine test). Read More …

Omega three essential fatty acids protect the brain

According to a new study, omega-3 fatty acids, the type found in fish oil, may help protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease. A team of researchers at UCLA studied mice that were genetically predisposed to get an Alzheimer-like disease. The mice had a tendency to form plaques in the brain, similar to those seen in Read More …

Nutrition, the natural way to improve the body’s chemistry

Why do doctors prescribe drugs? Why do we take them? The answer is to change the body’s chemistry in order to correct a symptom. Anti-depressants are given to chemically increase neurotransmitter activity. Anti-inflammatory drugs  biochemically reduce inflammation, giving relief from pain. Antibiotics chemically kill bacteria Drugs exist to create chemical changes in order to bring Read More …

Light Helps You to Stop being SAD

SAD is an acronym for “seasonal affective disorder”. It is caused by the shortage of natural light available in the fall and winter, when the days become shorter. Symptoms of SAD include fatigue, depression, overeating and weight gain. Patients with SAD respond well to full-spectrum light. Sitting next to a light source for one half Read More …

Hormonal Connection to Chronic Fatigue

Research published in the November/December 2002 issue ofPsychosomatic Medicine shows a connection between chronic fatigue and a hormonal stress response system called the HPA axis. HPA stands for “hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal”. It is a system that helps the body to stay stable while under stress. The study involved 40 subjects between the ages of 30 Read More …

Fatigue and Body Pain may be Linked to Chronic Sinusitis

Fatigue and Body Pain may be Linked to Chronic Sinusitis Research published in Archives of Internal Medicine (2003;163:1832-1836.) and performed by scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center, shows a link between fatigue, unexplained pain and chronic sinusitis. A study conducted at Harvard had shown that fatigue and pain scores of sinusitis patients were similar or Read More …

Can’t Sleep? Maybe it’s your Adrenal Glands

Research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (August 2001; 86:3787-3794) states that high levels of adrenal hormones have been found in people with insomnia. It was a small study with 11 patients with insomnia and 13 controls without insomnia. Blood levels of stress hormones (ACTH and cortisol) were taken every half hour Read More …

Brain Chemical Linked to the Desire to Exercise

The body’s response to a chemical found in the brain, orexin A, may be linked with the desire to exercise and may explain a difference between active people who are always on the go and couch potatoes. Research published in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, online August 14, 2006, Read More …