Unfortunately, this is the reality for people suffering from a debilitating condition known as post-viral chronic fatigue syndrome. Today we’re going to dive into exactly how a viral infection, like COVID-19, can cause this chronic and prolonged fatigue. And more importantly, we’ll cover some ways to manage the challenging symptoms associated with this diagnosis.
Are Pollutants Causing Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes? The Link Between Persistent Organic Pollutants and Metabolic Syndrome
So, if lack of exercise and unhealthy diet don’t explain the whole story, what does? In this article, we’ll find out why some researchers suggest that exposure to environmental pollutants are a major contributing factor to metabolic syndrome.
We live in a toxic world. Microplastics are being found in the fish we eat, pesticides are being applied indiscriminately, and our drinking water seems to be contaminated with an endless number of chemicals and heavy metals. Many of these toxins are known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals. When most people think of toxins, however, the endocrine…
Humanity has been engaged in a decades-long war against superbugs. These drug-resistant microbes threaten our return to a pre-antibiotic era – one in which common infections were often deadly. And so far, drug developers haven’t been able to keep up. In the U.S. alone, at least 2 million people become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria every year, leading to anywhere from 23,000 to 150,000 deaths.
If you’ve ever spent time reading about allergies, you might have come across people talking about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). People with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome often struggle just to obtain a diagnosis – due to the complexity of the disease and the lack of awareness within the mainstream medical community, patients can go months, if not several years, without relief for their illness.
Now imagine this happening in your own body. Your connective tissue – the “glue” that helps hold everything in place – is poorly constructed and isn’t strong enough, meaning that your skin and joints can stretch and hyperextend beyond normal human limits. The thought of being super flexible might sound cool, until you realize that it’s not just the limbs that get all jumbled up, your nerves do, too.This is a reality for people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes.
You’re eating right, taking supplements, hitting the gym, and making sure you have your 8 hours of sleep. Yet, you still feel tired. Firstly, well done for sticking with these habits even though you still don't feel 100% — I know it's not easy. But there may be an easy way to improve your energy levels and help you feel more like yourself: photobiomodulation therapy.
Molecular hydrogen or H2 gas is a very small neutrally charged molecule that has the ability to cross cell membranes and the blood-brain barrier.
In the functional medicine world, we are all about preventive care. But, there aren't a ton of resources written on helpful testing – the sort to catch potential health conditions early or look deeper at the root cause of your symptoms.
“Adrenal fatigue” is a term that's been popularized by the health and wellness media – hey, even I’ve used it years ago. But I think it's time to set the record straight and really dig into what's going on.