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Make Your Body Toxin-free

The real CFS healing may not be a matter of what you take into your body, but what you take out of it. Detoxification programs can help rejuvenate your immune system. This may mean avoiding makeup, perfume, and other beauty products that contain toxic chemicals that may build up in your system. The best way […]

Get Movin’ With Malic Acid

If you need boost, take a bite into a Granny Smith, and get a little malic acid into your system. Malic acid is what gives apples their tart, mellow taste, and it is also essential for the production of ATP (adenosine-5’-triphosphate), the naturally occurring chemical responsible for giving your cells—and you—zip. Need a little juice to […]

Rock Steady with Rhodiola Rosea

Are you looking for ways to beat fatigue? Roll on over to rhodiola rosea, so named for the rose-like aroma of the root. The plant grows in the Arctic, which means it’s a hardy little bugger. And interestingly enough, it can help you get stronger, too. For years,Russian health care providers have been using the herb, […]

Ashwagandha: India’s CFS-healing Ginsengs

It’s got a mouthful of a name, and, for folks with chronic fatigue syndrome, it’s worth the effort to say it. Ashwagandha or winter cherry, a kind of Indian ginseng, is a great ally on the road to getting your energy back. Long used to treat fatigue in the Indian system of healing called ayurveda, […]

Your Cells Dig D-ribose

When your feeling low, chances are, your cells are sleepy, too. What gives your cells and your body oompf? ATP (adenosine-5’-triphosphate), a naturally occurring chemical that is integral to both the release and storage of energy. D-ribose is a kind of sugar that is essential for the manufacturing of ATP. So, it follows that getting […]

CFS: Break Free with Folic Acid

What may be bringing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers down? Too little folic acid. One report found that 50% of the 60 people with CFS studied by researchers were low on folic acid (Vitamin B9, or, when naturally found in the body, folate). If you decide to take a once-a-day vitamin to up your B9, be […]

Your Secret Weapon Against CFS: L- carnitine

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers need supplements that work overtime. L-carnitine does double-duty, both giving you what you need and eliminating what you don’t. An amino acid, L-carnitine transports fatty acids to mitochondria where the fats are turned into fuel and then L-carnitine takes away waste, so the cells can function optimally. It works like a […]

Ginseng Gets You Going

One of your best allies in fighting fatigue is an Asian herb called ginseng, an energy-enhancing herb used for centuries in Chinese medicine. Get on top of things. Ginseng’s super powers come from a chemical compound calledginsenosides, which help the adrenal glands to function properly, allowing you to stay energized and alert. Balm for the […]

D-Ribose Decreases Fatigue and Accelerates Recover...

A major stumbling block in fatigue recovery is that the body often will not recover optimal energy despite excellent nutrition, rest and exercise. People feel as if their sluggish cells simply don’t have the energy they need. Fortunately, researchers have discovered an unusual sugar known as D-Ribose, which has extraordinary ability to jumpstart energy production. […]

Buzz with B’s

I always imagine bees when I talk about B vitamins. Part of the reason is that bees are so energized yet so calm as they fly from flower to flower gathering nectar. This is what the B vitamins can do for you. According to fatigue specialist Dr. James Wilson, author of Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st-Century […]

Magnesium Sparks Energy

Most Americans don’t get enough magnesium in their diet, which is too bad, because it’s responsible for at least 300 essential metabolic reactions in the body, including the making of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body’s major energy molecule. Research indicates that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients are deficient in magnesium and respond to supplementation. Doctors […]

Adrenal Cell Extracts Heal Fatigued Adrenals

One of the major causes of fatigue is exhausted adrenal glands, the small walnut-sized glands that sit on top of the kidneys. The adrenals are part of the life-sustaining endocrine system. They are responsible for helping the body survive stress — and given our crazy, rushed, never-enough-time lifestyles, they take a licking. Stress is cumulative. […]

Get Your Fizz Back With Vitamin C

Of all of the nutrients most critical to healing fatigue, vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is perhaps the most important. The adrenal glands are basically addicted to the stuff and can’t produce cortisol and other critical hormones without it. When they have plenty of vitamin C, the adrenals experience less stress! Because fatigue has been […]