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10 simple health resolutions for the new year

Better health is built on a foundation of the 3 pillars: diet, exercise and mindfulness. These all act as the foundation for ‘self-healing’ to build a better and healthier you for the new year. In essence you are what you eat, with the food you eat contributing to your overall health. ‘Bad food in leads to bad health out’. Exercise [...]

By |2019-03-29T21:20:29+13:00January 1st, 2019|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|1 Comment

Treating chronic fatigue – creating a holistic management plan

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) is a multi-faceted condition with an array of non-localised symptoms that can often be seemingly unrelated. Recent advances in better understanding this condition have enabled us to construct a model for what the body looks like for people with CFS and the underlying mechanisms behind it progression (Mechanisms of chronic fatigue - read more here). [...]

By |2020-01-09T09:20:19+13:00October 16th, 2018|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|0 Comments

What is chronic fatigue ? – Understanding the mechanisms of CFS

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, unrefreshing sleep and post-exertional tiredness (PEM) without relief. It is currently diagnosed by the process of exclusion in which all other known [...]

By |2020-01-09T09:20:25+13:00October 1st, 2018|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|0 Comments

How I Beat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

14 years ago an event changed the direction of my life forever. It was September 2002, I was a budding young scientist studying for my honours year exams. For me, exams and grades were everything, I was an extremely high achiever and a straight ‘A’ student. I had won scholarships, awards and was “destined for great things” according to my professors. I was a true scientist: rational, organised, methodical, in control and very sure of myself. I was a workaholic and felt like it was my job to ensure everything in my life ran smoothly, from my work, to family, to relationships, it was almost like I felt responsible for the happiness of others.

By |2018-10-20T22:24:24+13:00September 30th, 2018|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|15 Comments

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – It’s not all in your head, it’s in your gut

New research has shown that the once unidentifiable chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may now be a real and diagnosable condition stemming from gut inflammation and bacterial imbalance (dysbiosis). In a landmark study[i] researchers were able to identify biological markers in both gut bacteria and blood to diagnose CFS with 83% accuracy from a pool of people with long [...]

By |2018-10-20T22:24:52+13:00September 29th, 2018|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|2 Comments

Why Holistic Medicine is so Effective for Treating Chronic Conditions

In spite of the criticism and misunderstanding of alternative holistic and energy medicine, the need for such approaches to complement standard Western medical practices has never been greater. There is the widespread belief in our culture of the “technological fix” or “magic elixir”. In the meantime, prevention, nutrition, exercise, healthy living habits, and self-healing have been de-emphasized [...]

By |2018-10-01T22:55:55+13:00November 27th, 2016|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|0 Comments

Top 10 Barriers to Better Health and Well-being

Over the last 50 years medicine and health technologies have improved exponentially, with more therapeutic options available than ever before. Despite this, studies show that our health is not improving as a result. One analysis of lifestyle related disease demonstrated that 30 years of medical advancements had no impact on the outcomes and well-being of patients. As with patients 30 years ago, today still only 50% of are able to reach their required health targets. Why is this?

By |2018-10-01T22:56:38+13:00September 9th, 2016|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|3 Comments