If I plan to beat this nasty chronic fatigue thing to any degree, I recognize that there are physiological components that I must address. From my peabrain research, it’s clear that diet alone ain’t gonna cut it. Studies have shown that damage has been done on a cellular level. Mitochondrial support is crucial. In addition to my dietary overhaul, attention also needs to be paid to the function of my intestines. It seems reasonable that it’s very difficult to absorb any supplements if my colon is a complete mess. So, the current four pronged approach becomes: 1. detox diet 2. fix my colon through cleansing/yeast fighting 3. supplement my aching body 4. Communicate with my mitochondria and love them like my own little babies.
All of the supplements that I’m taking as listed below, are an amalgam of CFS research on countless sites, by numerous studies. Perhaps the foremost is Dr. Teitelbaum’s treatment protocol for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
I know that his protocol was developed after reading many of the same clinical studies that I have reviewed. Getting to a point where I feel better with CFS seems a complicated task. And since I got a D in chemistry (had the active virus during that coursework – ouch!), having to delve into the Krebs Cycle once again to figure out what’s wrong with me makes my little wormy brain squirm & wiggle under the pressure. But I feel like I’m getting there!
|Alpha Base Multiple Vit/Mineral Tab||4 x week|
|B6 100mg (if no Alpha)||1 x day|
|B12 – sublingual 2mg (if no Alpha)||1 x day|
|Calcium 1000/Magnesium500||2 x day|
|Iron 50mg||1 x day|
|Molybdenum 500mcg||1 x day|
|Ultimate Zinc 24mg/Vitamin C 150mg||1 x day|
|Creatine (shipment hasn’t come yet)|
|Coenzyme Q10 -100mg||1 x day|
|D-Ribose powder 5g||3 x day|
|NT Factor – Phosphoglycolipids||3 x day|
|NADH 20mg||1 x day|
|Nac N-Acetyl L-Cysteine 500mg||1 x day|
|Caprylic Acid 2 Tabs (alternate w/others)||1 x day|
|Solaray Yeast Cleanse (alternate)||6 x day|
|Fungal Defense (alternate)||4 x day|
|Primal Defense (soon as alternate)|
|Pau D’arco Tea||4 x week|
|Colonix w/parasite killer||30 day program|
|Now (brand) 8 Bil. Acidoph & Bifidus||2 x day|
|Various probiotics are in NT Factor|
I know that to many readers, this list of supplements seems enormous. I’m still researching which supplement conflicts with another. So far, I know that the NADH has to be taken separately from others, as it is destroyed by supplemental acids. Also, don’t take B-Vitamins on an empty stomach. I’ll keep researching this too.
I already feel better on this program. So far, I’ve been on the diet for 3 weeks, and have only taken the NT Factor for one week – it’s made quite a difference. I’m not dancing any jigs yet, but I hurt less, can stand a little longer, have been doing the dishes and I sleep a little better. So far so good!