You or someone you know may suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This is an extremely debilitating condition that is known to cause extreme tiredness. It does not matter how much sleep and relaxation you may get, you never feel completely rested. Unfortunately, there is no single test to confirm or deny the existence of CFS. Instead, any illnesses with similar symptoms must be ruled out. This can lead to a battery of time-consuming and expensive testing to find no real answer.
Dealing with this type of tiredness is also very frustrating. Medication is targeted at specific symptoms, such as helping you get better rest, but the side effects can sometimes be worse than the problem itself. Prescriptions are often given for insomnia and depression and may give some relief. However, unless the underlying cause is addressed, CFS will just continue.
Eating Right for Chronic Fatigue
A proper, healthy diet can ease the symptoms of chronic fatigue. Things to avoid include:
- Artificial sweeteners like aspartame
- All processed food — bread, crackers, soda, cookies
The above things can slow down the function of the immune system and create inflammation. They also encourage yeast growth. It is much better to fill your diet with the following:
- Full-fat cheese
- Dark colored fruits like berries
- Lots of water
- Added salt if no heart problems exist
Finding Help for Chronic Fatigue Through Spinal Alignment
The brain and the nervous system play a vital role in how the body functions. When you have chronic fatigue syndrome, these may not be functioning at their best. The nervous system has the responsibility of regulating the immune system and the endocrine system. In order to fight CFS, these systems must be working at their optimum. It has been seen that a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck can be interfering with the proper function of these systems.
Here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California, we examine our patient’s necks to determine if a misalignment exists. We then work to correct this using a gentle method. Many patients report relief from their chronic fatigue when the neck bones are back in their proper positions.
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