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So What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the most common name[1] given to a poorly understood, debilitating illness of (as far as mainstream medicine is concerned) uncertain/unknown cause. It is also commonly known as ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis).

The name chronic fatigue syndrome was proposed in 1988 in an article entitled, “Chronic fatigue syndrome: a working case definition”[2][3][4], replacing the original (and far more accurate) name of chronic Epstein-Barr virus syndrome.

Symptoms of CFS include muscle (myalgia) and joint (arthralgia) pain, difficulty concentrating, chronic, often severe physical and mental exhaustion and numerous other symptoms including hypersensitivity, digestive problems, depression, poor immune response, and respiratory and cardiac problems.[5]

In addition fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, severe obesity and major depressive disorders have all been linked or diagnosed as associated to CFS. It has even been proposed that the very medicines they prescribe to deal with CFS may be 

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So What are Eczema and Psoriasis?

Eczema and Psoriasis are both forms of dermatitis [a blanket term meaning any “inflammation of the skin”(e.g. rashes, etc.)] or inflammation of the epidermis [the outermost layer of the skin].

The term eczema is broadly applied to persistent skin conditions that range from dry patches to recurring skin rashes which are characterized by one or more of the following symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding.

Psoriasis on the other hand is a non-contagious disorder which affects the skin and joints. Commonly recognised by red scaly patches which appear on the skin. [click to continue…]

A Study of 88 Patients with IBS Symptoms
and What is Causing Them

This paper is a follow up to a paper I recently presented entitled “IBS – The Causes, Symptoms and Treatment” in which (amongst other topics) I explained:

a) Why the Kaizen Clinic considers IBS to be an amalgam of symptoms caused by specific pathogens (whether bacteriological, viral, parasitic, fungal or otherwise) and not (for want of a better word) a “real”, stand alone, disease/illness.

b) Why mainstream medicine is so spectacularly unsuccessful in treating this condition.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a bowel disorder which is commonly characterized by abdominal pain [which can range from mild to very severe], discomfort, bloating and disruption of normal bowel habits.

Commonly, diarrhoea, constipation, or fluctuations between the two, tends to occur. IBS sufferers also often experience sudden urgency for bowel movements, a feeling of incomplete evacuation (tenesmus), bloating or abdominal distension, often have reflux, fibromyalgia, headaches and backache.[1]

Years of Mis-Diagnosis

Very often IBS is mis-diagnosed as a reaction or allergy to certain foods, most commonly Gluten, Yeast, Sugars, Wheat, Alcohol, etc. [click to continue…]