Seleno Health is the brainchild of founder Dr Corin Storkey, a New Zealand born scientist with 15 years of academic and research experience, specializing in antioxidant biochemistry, medicine and health. Following his own personal experience with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) his goal is to enrich the lives of others and inspire them to achieve better health with natural supplements and health education education. Through research, education and engagement he hopes to answer the question – how to beat chronic fatigue syndrome. This is Corin’s story:
How i got chronic fatigue syndrome
My list of specialists and medication for chronic fatigue syndrome treatment
How the Western health system attempted to manage my CFS. Looking only at independent symptoms.
The array of drugs I was placed on for CFS by different doctors. All of which gave no relief or worsened my health.
How the body feels for people with chronic fatigue.
The question what is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a difficult one to answer due to the nature of the condition and how it affects different people in different ways. In summary, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a debilitating condition of previously thought to be unknown cause in which sufferers feel extreme fatigue, muscle and/or joint pain, swollen glands, headaches, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, un-refreshing sleep and post-exertional tiredness (PEM) without relief. It is currently diagnosed by the process of exclusion in which all other known fatigue causes are ruled out and there is no widely accepted Western therapy. Over the last few years several key studies have begun to shed light on this once unknown condition and mechanistic models are now finally providing answers to the questions that the Western health industry has struggled to explain about chronic fatigue syndrome – CFS.
A summary of my approach to healing involving a multitude of holistic approaches.
Here are a list of some key changes that I bought about to improve my health, to see more information on creating a chronic fatigue syndrome treatment and recovery plan click here:
I slowly withdrew all the drugs I had been prescribed, until my body was medication free and all my symptoms were unmasked.
I embarked on a year long gut healing regime and rebalancing my gut biome through nutritional therapy and gut healing supplementation. I eliminated all inflammatory and refined foods (including gluten, lactose, refined sugar, caffeine etc) and focused on a low GI organic whole foods diet, rich in antioxidants. I introduced daily pre- and probiotics including fermented foods, broths and other gut healing approaches. And i applied eating principals from Traditional Chinese Medicine based on my constitution and underlying issues to heal my enteric nervous system and address the root of my inflammatory cascade.
I began a twice weekly acupuncture treatment plan and I started practicing qigong and meditation to help balance my body and mind. It alleviated some of the symptoms I was experiencing, built stamina and strength, and made me feel more connected to my body. The more time i focused on internal and mindful health the more rapidly my body began to respond to holistic changes and improvements slowly began to show.
I attended neural linguistic programming (NLP) sessions to reprogram my subconscious mind and program myself consciously and subconsciously that I was healthy and able to achieve anything I put my mind to. I detoxified my mind from the negativity, toxicity, cynicism, frustration and post-traumatic issues I had developed from years of illness.
I assessed all stress in my life and looked at ways of making health centripetal to my journey with better work-life balance, including a career change, with flexible working hours in an environment that was warmer and sunnier than I had previously been in. I put my health and wellbeing first, i stopped being the rock to everyone else and became the rock to myself.
I started modulating my endocrine system using endocannabinoid regulators like therapeutic grade Peruvian Maca powder and other cannabinoid plants. An ancient traditional medicine used in Peru for hormone balance, adrenal fatigue, mental health, immune function, energy and vitality. It helped further boost my energy, boosted my mental health – enabling me to come off my anti-depressants, improved my focus and concentration and gave my body stamina.
The proud practitioner of Wu style Qigong. Beginning to feel more alive with energy and vitality as I changed my life.
Practicing the form called baduanjin (8 pieces of treasure). One method I used to slowly re-strengthen my body and rebuild fitness.
Working in the laboratory during my PhD at Melbourne University to further understand the mechanisms of oxidative stress and disease.
Promoting holistic management for diabetic patients and sharing my passion for health and happiness.
My holistic chronic fatigue syndrome treatment and recovery pyramid to maintain good health and prevent future health problems.
Written by Dr Corin Storkey, Founder and Director Seleno Health
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