Posts Tagged "chronic fatigue syndrome"

Tired or Toxic? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Environmental Toxicity

Posted on Oct 10, 2008 in Chronic Disease, Heavy Metals

By Michael A. Schmidt Excerpt from: Chapter 17 of Tired of Being Tired: Overcoming Chronic Fatigue & Low Energy The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently recognizes more than four million chemical compounds. More than 60,000 of these are produced commercially, with three new compounds introduced each day. In 1992, the EPA published the results of a study in which the urine of 7,000 randomly sampled Americans was tested for toxic chemical residues. Chemicals like pentachlorophenol, a wood preservative, and others were found in 71 percent of individuals tested. There were not...

Read More

Adrenal gland problems in CFS – why they occur

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 in Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

I see chronic fatigue syndrome as a stress induced disorder, by which I mean infectious stress, physical stress, mental stress, emotional stress and so on. The body deals with stress in ways which are either specific to that particular stressor (such as immune activation with a virus) or a general response to stress. As a part of that general response to stress, the adrenal glands are centrally important. This was well illustrated in some work done after the Second World war by the German physiologist Hans Selye. Selye stressed rats in nasty ways (which you and I do not want to think about)....

Read More