For you to have a truly successful chronic fatigue treatment experience, your chronic fatigue specialist must have an evaluation system that is able to uncover the immune component as well as the other components; the multiple causes of the chronic fatigue condition. Chronic fatigue (cf) is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (me). That means it could involve brain function too. A possible piece of the cf/me condition that we deeply evaluate is the overlooked mtbi, or concussion syndrome, where you didn't even know that you had a "mild traumatic brain injury" (concussion).
Notice that I called chronic fatigue a "condition," but not a "disease." That's important. When chronic fatigue is labeled as a disease, medical doctors attempt to temporarily abate chronic fatigue symptoms via temporarily-acting acute-care drugs; but those are just a temporary solution. My process is step-by-step, with a lasting solution goal.
Think of all the years of wasted research-time in attempts to invent a man-made chemical (drug) that temporarily covers-up symptoms. That's not only a waste of time, but also a tremendous waste of money (like we've already seen in the futility of finding the "treatment for cancer"). Instead, we need to investigate the underlying conditions of your own body experiencing the chronic fatigue. A good chronic fatigue doctor will make the necessary corrections, with your body systems, using foods, food concentrate supplements and herbal extracts, as some of his tools. This aspect of your care is called applied clinical nutrition.
With chronic fatigue you might have many areas of your body where energy is "leaking-out."
Let's say that there were a way to reveal if multiple stress-points throughout your body systems were overriding your normal physiology (functioning of your body), and overwhelming your body's main controlling system; your brain and nervous system. Do you think such knowledge would be important for a chronic fatigue doctor? The answer is yes!
If your present adrenal fatigue doctor is not the type to investigate all the possible sources of drowsiness, sleepiness, tiredness, energy loss, or energy depletion, in your body, then you need a new doctor. Investigating these is exactly what we do in Beverly Hills. Think of your body like a tire, with multiple pin-holes where air escapes. I think you can agree that with chronic fatigue you might have many areas of your body where energy is "leaking-out." If not, then why do you have a lack of energy in the first place?
Of course chronic fatigue has something to do with energy. Energy is produced from food, not drugs. If you expend more energy than you produce, you better find the way to stop the leaks first, before you attempt to expend any more energy. Likewise, putting more water in a bucket with lots of leaks isn't going to help if you want to use the water later.
Once we reveal the major areas where your energy is "leaking-out," we make the necessary corrections in your body so that your energy balance starts getting better. This is the starting point for people with chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) and chronic fatigue immunodeficiency syndrome (cfids).
Multiple Body System Investigation
There can be many areas of your body where a subtle energy drainage is present (net energy over-use, or underproduction), yet the cumulative effect is significant. Therefore, your doctor has to follow a systematic sequential approach to reveal these areas, in order to make the appropriate corrections for you. This step-by-step process requires repetition. You must follow through with multiple assessments and a doctor who will investigate the reasons why you have such low energy levels, resulting in chronic fatigue.
There are two conditions that need to be ruled-out (make sure you don't have them) before starting on any nutritional program for chronic fatigue: sleep apnea, and anemia. If you have either of these, you will have fatigue. We must address those two conditions first, and if you decide to make an appointment with us, we will do our best to get at the roots of those conditions too.
At this point you should have a deeper understanding of what it takes to help your chronic fatigue. With this new understanding comes the last point I must stress. If you have chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) aka chronic fatigue immunodeficiency syndrome (cfids), you must employ a competent chronic fatigue doctor who has an established, sequential, step-by-step system to reveal the many areas and systems of your body that need attention. It is too simple to just call it "adrenal fatigue." If you try to solve this complex puzzle on your own, or don't follow-through to the next visits with the right functional doctor, you could expect to take up to ten years to accomplish only half of what we could probably accomplish together within just a few months, at my office.