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Exciting News Regarding Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Hundreds of thousands suffer from the debilitating effects of Myalgic encephalopathy (ME) also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome every year. Common symptoms include extreme fatigue and muscle soreness leaving many bedridden.  For years the underlying cause of this disease has remained a mystery but researchers have recently developed a new test that might hold the answers.

According to Telegraph news article, the disease may be set off by a large amount of  bacteria called enterococci and streptococchi in the stomach. Prof De Meirleir, from Vrije University, who created the new test, said that these bacteria, in combination with metals like mercury, stimulate the creation of high levels of a gas in the body. This in turn sets off a chain reaction limiting the body's ability to produce energy and creating a build-up of acid which muscles find difficult to breakdown. The new test searches for the bacteria in the urine. If it comes back positive, the treatment includes antibiotics, probiotics, and diet. Obviously this is very exciting news, but still in the beginning stages of more conclusive research. If you are currently suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ask your family physician for more information. Fatigue is also a symptom of depression, click here to learn more about the common symptoms of depression.

Turn Worries into Solution Incentives

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I worry. I worry about all kinds of things. Not that all of this worrying has accomplished much in and of itself. However worrying can serve a useful purpose if it directs your attention to problem solving. I think worriers, more than most take a hard cold look at reality. The problem is we can scare ourselves to death with this worry...worry over the economy...worry over the political scene...worry over our health...worry over environmental degradation...worry over the problems our children will inherit. Or…we can take our worries as incentive to search for solutions. I can’t tell you everything is going to be OK. I am just a psychologist, not a fortune teller. But what I do know is that solutions do not come from worry or fear or other forms of negativity. Solutions come from putting our attention on what is right and good and pure and loving and compassionate. Solutions come when we give ourselves to others to make the world a better place. Solutions come when we tear ourselves away from our negativity and we are grateful for all of the small, wonderful things that bring us happiness. Believe it or not, solutions often materialize out of thin air when we believe that the challenges we are facing are a gift, not a burden. If you have faith and hope you will not only come through hardship but you will be better for it. Like me you may still worry, but let those worries guide you to the kind of solutions that can only come from your indomitable human spirit.


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