A Checklist for Severe ME/CFS

ME/CFS is not caused by deconditioning. However, those that are bed ridden or mostly immobile due to illness incur severe challenges compared to less severe cases.

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All About SIBO

Overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine can essentially “crowd-out” normal digestive processes at the intestinal surface leading to carbohydrate and protein malabsorption. Find out who is at risk of SIBO, how to test for it, and what to do to treat it.

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A Low FODMAP Diet for Gut Health

ME/CFS patients have rates of IBS higher than the general public. A low FODMAP diet is the best supported diet to improve the condition.

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Creatine for ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia

Creatine supplementation isn't just for athletes. New research illustrates the many other properties of creatine, suggesting supplementation may be beneficial in ME/CFS, depression, and fibromyalgia.

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Special Considerations for Severe ME/CFS: Movement

The detrimental effects of immobility on the whole person cannot be understated. Bed rest can prevent ME/CFS improvement. This post looks at the effects of immobility with a focus on muscle.

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Garlic for Gut Health

Love it or hate it, garlic is not to be ignored in the kitchen. Used for millennium for medical purposes, the culinary gem is extensively studied for immunity and antimicrobial properties.

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Special Considerations for Severe ME/CFS: Light

Home confinement limits access to natural light. Lack of sunlight leads to far more than vitamin D deficiency. Light therapy is essential.

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Special Considerations for Severe ME/CFS: Oxygen

Bed rest can decrease lung volumes and reduce blood oxygenation, resulting in hypoxia. Even mild hypoxia can change the heart rate, increase stress hormones, cause cognitive deficits, and more. Medical and alternative respiratory treatments may help

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Cannabidiol (CBD) for Fibromylagia Pain

The U.S. cannabis oil market has also exploded to a cool $950 million. But how effective is it for pain relief?

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