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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is in your gut, not your head – Oakmead Clinic
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is in your gut, not your head

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is in your gut, not your head

Research by Cornell University in America has identified consistent differences in gut bacteria and inflammatory markers in the blood of people with chronic fatigue syndrome compared to those without the syndrome. This gives weight to the idea that CFS is really not in your head after all, but in your body.
The study looked at 48 CFS sufferers and 39 healthy controls. There was less diversity of gut bacteria and also less of the bacteria known to have an anti-inflammatory effect in the CFS sufferers. At the same time, the researchers discovered specific markers of inflammation in the blood – thought to be due to a ‘leaky gut’ from intestinal problems that allows intestinal bacteria to get into the blood. This will trigger a heightened immune response, which could worsen symptoms.
warning-i-have-chronic-fatigue-syndromeNow that we are getting a clearer picture of the root problem of CFS, we can deal with it more appropriately. The answer is to look carefully at a nutrient-dense diet – but even though a food may be ‘healthy’, it may still be hard work for your body to digest it and release its energy. This is where I will work with you to devise an individually tailored way of eating that is nourishing and gradually replenishes you. Our gut bacteria are fussy and, just like us, each species has certain likes and dislikes in food. You can start to change your gut bacteria in only 3 days. If you aren’t eating the right food, they will die back; if you eat a wide variety of foods including plenty of fibre, they will thrive and support you. If your gut bacteria are healthy – so are you! Further research has shown that the more species of gut bacteria we have, the healthier we are and less likely to succumb to other intestinal problems such as IBS, candida, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Whilst general multi-strain probiotics (gut bacteria) have been around for some time, not everyone has found them of benefit. Could it be that we need to be much more specific in supplying just the right probiotic that your body needs, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach? It is now possible to test individual probiotic strains using kinesiology, thus leading to greater individualised support. Your body may be so weak that it is easily overloaded and can only work with limited support until it strengthens – again, this can be found with kinesiology, so that you are always working at the pace your body is prepared to go.
There is no doubt that recovery from CFS is a journey that takes time and it may be a bumpy ride rather than a smooth progression, but nonetheless, understanding the importance of diet in recovery cannot be under-estimated.
Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160627160939.htm

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