Even if you don’t have chronic fatigue or don’t know someone who does you may want to read this article. This is the second part to My Battle With Chronic Fatigue and How I Won. The first article really set the important foundation for overcoming chronic fatigue or any serious health issue for that matter.
I feel what I had to say in that article is very important to understand for anyone wishing to successfully overcome serious illness. However, as promised I will now go further into the specifics of what I went through to overcome chronic fatigue.
The Story Continues
After all that time off I was far worse than ever. There seemed nothing else to do but try to go to work and somehow battle through it. Friends and my bosses at work still presented a supportive front but at work slowly the tone began to change.
I was working in one of the largest accountancy firms in the country. I was a kid from the country and it was a job in the big city that I had spent years working very hard at school to land. After my first year of work my employees loved me and I could see my professional future unfolding in front of me. That of course slowly crumbled down around me as things continue to slide from bad to worse.
During this time I had been seeing a number of different alternative medicine practitioners. All of them taught me many different things about health as each had a broad array of knowledge. Unfortunately while sometime something we tried would pick me up a little I simply was not improving. In fact the opposite was the case. The long slow slide into deeper and more debilitating fatigue continued.
Finally Someone With Experience
Eventually I went to see a holistic doctor who was alternative to say the least. He runs a small but highly in demand practice out of a house in a very up market part of Sydney. He had personally had chronic fatigue and had fixed himself and others. I was to be his most challenging case.
With Dr Danny we tried many different things with each one working like a little boost that slowly turned the tide. When anything stopped working because my body had adjusted he would quickly think of something else to try and so on it went. Some of the things we did included intravenous vitamin C injections, 10,000mg at a time. He would administer a magnesium injection and showed me how to self-administer a vitamin B complex injection.
I took ENADA NADH, which is a coenzyme, antioxidant form of vitamin B-3 developed by a world-renowned biochemical researcher. NADH is a naturally occurring coenzyme found in all living cells and is necessary for cellular development and energy production. The NADH is absorbed by the body and enhances your ability to restore the body’s cellular energy source.
I took other things that I didn’t even know what they were. I know I had to go find a specific laboratory in Sydney to actually make the compound. I think it was some form of hormone complex. When you’re life is over you’ll do anything to get it back.
“Regardless of who the father of a disease is, surely its mother is improper diet.”
– Old Chinese proverb
One thing we did that anyone can do is I immediately went on a liver detoxification diet. Initially this made me feel worse. If you try a natural liver detoxification and that happens to you my advice is stick it out. Drink lots of water (meaning 4ltrs a day) and take a natural source of fiber such as psyllium husks. The psyllium husks bind to toxins and combined with lots of water will help you eliminate those toxins from your body. Also Milkthistle is an effective liver tonic and helps support liver function.
When you return to normal eating eat make sure you eat every 3 hours. Never go longer then 4 hours without eating. Eat a wholesome source of protein and fat with every meal. Don’t eat unbalanced meals of mainly carbohydrates.
The fat will give you a long slow source of energy release between meals and help keep your energy and blood sugar levels stable. I know of some people who alleviated depression largely by eating reasonable amount of protein with every meal. If you’re deep in the grips of chronic fatigue chances are you may be feeling at least a little depressed.
Next we will take a look at the Epstein Barr virus, it’s effect on immune function, why it can lead to chronic fatigue and what you can do about it. Catching the Epstein Barr virus is a common way in which many people develop chronic fatigue. It certainly was for me and for several people who have contacted me since I wrote the first article.
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