CHRONIC FATIGUE

CHRONIC FATIGUE

Having vibrant energy is something many of us take for granted, until one day you suddenly become aware that you don't quite feel the same anymore. Maybe it was years ago that you even remember that vital and powerful feeling of energy. When you wake up feeling lethargic every day, or even half-way through the day, it is a sign that there is something more going on in your body.

There are so many factors at this point to consider and they can vary from a simple food intolerance, (which is common), to adrenal exhaustion from chronic stress, dysfunctional mitochondria, mycotoxins, candida/dysbiosis/digestion/parasites in the gut, heavy metals, pesticides, toxic overload/environmental stressors, poor nutrition and severe vitamin/mineral deficiencies, low blood sugar, EMF's, viruses such as Epstein Bar Virus. A fatigue prone profile person who is an over-achiever is more likely to develop chronic fatigue syndrome. Juggling lots of responsibilities and pushing on even though tired to the point of burn-out. Working a twelve-hour day and then hitting the gym can be extreme. 80% of our immune system is in the gut so it impacts the gut, the thyroid, the adrenals and ultimately the mitochondria - our energy production.

Common symptoms of CFS/M.E. can include:

Feeling extremely tired all the time even after rest or sleep
Problems sleeping, such as waking up often during the night
Memory and concentration problems
Headaches
Muscle or joint pain
Long time to recover after physical exercise
Dizziness/Nausea
Sore throat/frequent colds
Heart palpitations
Depression

It can take years for some people to recover from chronic fatigue and some people say they never have recovered. Once the cause has been identified, there can be a plan of action to tackle these symptoms and once implemented, the beginning of recovery can take place. In most of the cases I have seen with people diagnosed with chronic fatigue/M.E. they will have had a virus beforehand, usually the 'flu virus. This has not always been the case however.

One case I remember was a lady in her 20's who was diagnosed with M.E. and no longer able to work. I suggested we tested her for candida as she had a very high-sugar/carbohydrate diet. Alarmingly her result came back as 150 on a reference range of (0-10), which encouraged her to make some dietary changes. She began to feel better quite quickly and her result was 15 on re-testing. She was offered a job abroad which she accepted as her vitality came back. So much happened for this girl but it was quite a simple solution in her case. Other cases I have seen have been similar where the cause has been allergenic foods. There can be some very complex cases which involve much more than the examples I have outlined. Once the cause has been identified and corrected then that essential energy we all need to have can return.

For several years I have suffered from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus) and for the last three years I have been under the care of a consultant rheumatologist. I am delighted to tell you that after six months of following your advice, my consultant rheumatologist has just said that I have no need to visit her again as my latest set of blood tests have proved that the diet is controlling the Lupus and I am now symptom-free. I am very pleased with the result and grateful for all your help!

Ms J P - Surrey

My problem was constipation. I am 27 years old and have had the disorder for at least 10 years. I was overweight, felt tired all the time, listless, unmotivated, my skin was in poor condition and mentally I was drained. Doctors kept prescribing 'Fybogel' to relieve my symptoms and told me I would have to take it for life.... Over three months later I have no more problems going to the toilet, have lost over one stone in weight and maintained it. I feel a new person. I have started circuit training, running and weight training and still have…

Ms L L - Ashford

My daughter and I visited you in sheer desperation as she had had M.E. for two and a half years. She was so tired and depressed I wanted to try one more thing. After visiting you we excluded many things including wheat. Two days later she started to improve. One month later she was so well we agreed to let her go back-packing to Australia. She is back now, well and happy. On the odd occasion she eats wheat she becomes tired and lethargic until the wheat leaves her system. In September she will be able to take up…

Mrs J L - Surrey

I had visited several doctors with many symptoms, before I stumbled across your leaflet. I had been offered anti-depressants and counselling and I was really starting to believe it was all in my head. I dread to think where I would have been now, if I hadn't made that first appointment with you. Only a few months ago I was sick, depressed and confused. It was obvious to you that I had a problem with candida, yet so many doctors before had failed to see it. A simple diet with vitamin and mineral supplements was all I needed for…

Ms A A - Wimbledon (via Bali)

I feel much better without the dairy products. All the pain in my legs disappeared after just a couple of days. I'm very glad I met you - it has helped me (and my boyfriend), more than we ever thought.

Ms N A - Surrey

After coming to see you 6 months ago I was doubtful that a new diet would allow me to live my life as I once did. Now I am happy to say that simple things like coping with a full day of work, not having headaches every other day and eating three meals a day which don't cause bloatedness are all possible. When I first visited you at the age of 25, I had suffered from glandular fever, irritable bowel syndrome for 2 years, migraines and considerable weight gain. Side effects of…

Ms P S - Wimbledon

After 18 months of sleepless nights and tears and fights at mealtimes and little help from the doctors, we turned to Ann. She allergy tested our daughter and found that she was intolerant to dairy and soya and also deficient in Zinc. We followed Ann's advice and within 3 nights our daughter was sleeping through, her appetite has improved considerably and we now have a much healthier, happier little girl.

Ms C H - Surrey

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for helping me come off anti-depressants and for treating my depression in a natural way. Thanks to your precise diagnosisrecommendations, I feel back to my old self! The depression lifting is the most obvious positive outcome from your advice. However, I have also experienced an increase to my energy levels, a boost to my digestive system, relief from itchy skin and no more mouth ulcers! Family and friends have also commented on how healthy I look. So thank you very much for helping me get back on…

Mrs J S - Surrey

I had to write to tell you I am feeling wonderful - "the works". Just want to say a big thank you. (This patient suffered Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

Mrs S D - Surrey

I am writing to let you know of my miraculous improvement! On the 30th December I developed a cold/healing crisis which I managed to overcome without any chest infection, antibiotics or steroids. I feared the worst when the cold started as my chest had been full of mucus for eight months and I just dreaded to think what I would be like. It cleared and it was better than it had been since last March! I have been able to cut down the Ventolin and hope to cut it out completely…

Mrs J C - Yorkshire

Thank you so much for helping me clear up my long term acne problem. The de-toxing diet that you put me on worked so well. After the first week I decided to be brave and come off the antibiotics that I have been taking for some four years, and to my great pleasure, my skin looked better than ever. This is the first time for about fourteen years that I have not treated my face with some form of tablet or cream. I am so happy! Thanks once again for your help…

Ms A H - Middlesex

Thank you so much for what you have done for me. Goodness knows what I'd be like now if I hadn't come to see you. The weight is still coming off, slowly but surely, and my strength and willpower amaze me!

Ms A B - Shropshire

Thank you so much for your work with my son. He was 4 when I brought him to you and had recently been doing longer days at Nursery. He had seemed run down, darker under the eyes and colds were harder to shift. His whole back and the back of his knees were covered in extremely dry skin, it was like sandpaper. He also had impetigo developing around the corner of one side his mouth. We had tried antibiotics to my regret, as they only seemed to make matters worse. Then we came to you. Within 2 days…

Mrs S R - Surrey

I really had several problems when I first saw you, ranging from lethargy to most upsetting skin erruptions. Having followed the detoxification programme these problems were resolved and, as a bonus, I lost a stone in weight! Not bad for someone over sixty.

Mrs J P - Surrey

As a teenager I had continuous problems with Anorexia and so to a certain extent, food and my stomach have always been the centre of my world. My symptoms included regular diarrhoea and abdominal pains (Irritable bowel Syndrome), faintness, acute thirst, fatigue and lack of energy, all of which eventually resulted in depression and a series of panic attacks. When I first met Ann Shaw, I had dark circles under my eyes, pale skin (which had a hint of green!) and absolutely no energy. She immediately tested me for various food intolerances and we discovered that dairy products, wheat…

Ms S G - London