Chronic Fatigue

Watch the video to hear a more 
in depth explanation of Chronic Fatigue and how to recover from this
debilitating illness.

The 3 Pillars of CFS

Chronic fatigue syndrome, yuppie flu, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), post-viral fatigue and fibromyalgia are common names used to describe the symptoms associated with extreme lack of energy, muscle pain, lack of concentration and memory, and episodes of depression.

​To fight chronic fatigue, we need to feed, strengthen, and increase the body’s immune system every day. We want you to understand that chronic fatigue syndrome is not poor genetics. It is not looking for sympathy or a lack of drive, is not attention seeking, it is a real illness that we at Optimum Care understand and have treated with great success for years.
​Pillar 1: Detoxify the body
Maintain a healthy liver and colon with Livocare, Laxicare and Olive leaf extract.

Pillar 2: Medicines for Chronic Fatigue
Vital supplements for healing CFS are Avena sativa, Magnesium, Liquorice, Bladderwrack, Valerian,
B vitamins

Pillar 3: Immune Booster Injections
Support the nervous system, adrenal glands and immune system with an Echinacea and Enjistol injections twice weekly.
Go back to basics to combat Chronic Fatigue
It is vital when treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) to go back to basics.

What have you done for your body today?
What does your body need to sustain high energy?
What do you need to do today to sustain energy and to feel great?

In order to fully treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, we need to focus on strengthening the body, giving it the right fuels, and giving it what it was designed for. It is like a steam train, throwing small amounts of coal onto the steam engine fire will have it move, but at a very slow and tedious pace. Adding coal in BIG AMOUNTS, OFTEN, DAILY will have your steam engine roaring down the track in no time. To get your body back on track start by following The 7 Foundations of Health . Applying these 7 foundations of health EVERY DAY for 2-3 months, will create an immune system that can overcome the disease aspect of chronic fatigue syndrome. 

The 2 most important of the 7 Foundations of Health for chronic fatigue syndrome are Food Sensitivities and Rest.  

Food sensitivity: Knowing your body
The following might seem an obvious fact, but when you stop at the fuel station you do not put diesel in your petrol engine, you fill it up with the right fuel!

Our bodies work the same. In our last 14 years of joint practice experience between the Optimum Care team doctors we have helped hundreds of children and adults to cure irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue to name a few, by indentify the right and wrong foods for their body. Fuelling the body with the wrong foods will cause fatigue, inflammation, irritation and pain. These foods are not recognised by the body or digested, absorbed, or eliminated optimally. They can remain in our body for 6-8 weeks causing fatigue, discomfort and disease. We at Optimum Care use the BEST system to test the various food and we recommend patients young and old to have themselves tested to understand how to fuel their bodies optimally. (Click here for  BEST Test  information and practice contact information for best tests.)

Rest: Supporting the stress response systems of the body
Stress is more than just an emotion, it is a primal physical response to survive that travels throughout the entire body. Our nervous and hormonal systems do not differentiate between the stress of a deadline or the stress of being chased by a lion; both stressors trigger the same chemical response in the body.

Stress can be beneficial but when activated too regularly or for extended periods of time our primitive fight or flight response to stress can damage many of the organ systems in the body. Physical and/or emotional stress is commonly reported as a pre-onset condition to the development of CFS. Stress is perceived by the body not only in the form of mental/emotional types of stress but also the stresses that eating irregularly/skipping meals (starvation/famine mode), incorrect food choices/eating foods that your body is intolerant to/lack of vital nutrient consumption and absorption, toxins/foods/medicines damaging gut lining, inflammation, dehydration, shallow breathing and lack of optimal oxygen supply, jaw tension and teeth grinding, as well as very importantly, the neurochemical signals associated with prolonged mental and emotional stress, grief, anguish and upset. 

Rest and repair time is vitally important to healing chronic fatigue as well as for the long term health of your musculoskeletal system, nervous system, hormonal system, digestive system and your skin. We recommend 7-8 hours of sleep per night for adults, and 10-12 hours sleep per night for children under 12.

Another important aspect of stress support is having emotional support and involvement in community, social, family, or religious groups/projects/events. Be kind to yourself and take one day at a time, focus on what you can do and how you are feeling day by day.

What have you done to sustain high energy in your body today, yesterday, the day before? 
Now that you realise that your fatigue is not just in your head but a real illness, let us help you to win the fight.
Follow the Pillars of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to overcome this illness.

Pillar 1
Detoxify the Body

Pillar 2
Medicines for Chronic Fatigue

Pillar 3
Immune Booster Injections

Simply taking medication, anti-viral drugs or stimulants cannot heal the body. To improve health we need to treat the body as a whole to help it regain the best balance possible. The first step in doing this is to detoxify the system as a whole.

Do you have less than 1 to 3 bowel movements DAILY? Do you feel bloated or have excess gas? Have you felt that dull nagging headache? Wondered why you are waking up tired day after day or why your body feels less flexible or comfortable than you would like?

Many people don’t realize that some of the physical ailments they feel on a daily basis are as a result of a body functioning sub-optimally simply because it has become loaded with toxins, and is developing those symptoms because it is in desperate need of detox. On a regular basis your body needs a 'service' or 'refresher'. Give your body a 'reboot' by following our guidelines below for a safe and effective detox.

Click here to read about how the Optimum Care doctors suggest you detox your body

Vital natural medication for treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

These supplements, as well as others, have been formulated by the Optimum Care Doctors into AdrenoCare to support the adrenal glands by suppressing, cortisol which is a stress hormone, and boosting adrenaline.
  • Avena sativa
  • Magnesium
  • Liquorice

​A very good all-in-one product containing sufficient doses of the above mentioned supplements is NeuroCare . It is scientifically formulated to support and strengthen the body's stress responses, nervous system and immune system in patients from young to old.
  • Valerian root powder
  • Vitamin B2, B5, B6, and folic acid
  • Passionflower extract
  • Californian poppy leaf powder

Specially formulated into ThyoCare is  Bladderwrack, which is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulphur, silicon and iron and high in some B-complex vitamins. It contains moderate amounts of phosphorus, selenium, manganese and zinc and small amounts of vitamins A, C, E, G and vitamin K. These compounds found in bladderwrack are many of the nutrients needed to supports thyroid hormone synthesis.
CFS is most often caused by the 4 common chronic viruses: Herpes 6 virus, Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Coxsackie. Please realise that these four are not the only causes and it is very important that your health care practitioner tests you for dormant infections of bilharzia, rickettsia, malaria and candida.

We use various methods the test our patients for these illnesses, these include general blood tests and also specific tests on the BEST machine to identify these viruses.

A fundamental aspect of the Optimum Care treatment program for CFS is a course of bi-weekly energy enhancing and antiviral injections to treat the causitive infection, or to support the fatigued adrenal glands. These injections contain:
  • HEEL Echinacea compositum to optimise white blood cell function and regulate the immune system; and
  • HEEL Enjistol compositum injection which is a homoeopathic antiviral that attacks the virus.