A free sample of the Conquering Fatigue Successfully manual
Alex has a real passion for helping people live vibrant, energetic lives. Based on his passion, and completing his MSc dissertation on chronic fatigue syndrome and glucocorticoid (cortisol) resistance, Alex specialises in supporting those with the condition.
“A diagnosis of CFS does not represent a unitary illness with a single pathogenesis (the manner of development of a disease) and pathophysiology (the disordered physiological processes associated with disease) but rather represents a spectrum of illnesses where different pathophysiological processes converge to produce a very similar phenotype”
In this e-book Alex takes a 360 approach to chronic fatigue discussing the role that our physiology, emotions, relationships, environment, thoughts and feelings play in either creating health or disease.
With a keen interest in gut health Alex discusses the research highlighting the role that our gut microbiome may play in the condition including:
- Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO): Studies have demonstrated that up to 54% of CFS participants had SIBO compared to 5% of controls. Figures are similar for IBS, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis and coeliac disease.
- Dysbiosis: Recent research has really strengthened the argument that in a subset of patients, imbalances in the bacteria that reside in our digestive system may be an underlying cause of numerous conditions.
- Infections: This could be bacterial, parasitic, or viral. The inflammatory state that these chronic infections can cause may contribute to fatigue, and many other symptoms including brain fog, digestive symptoms like diarrhoea or bloating, and aches and pains.
- Leaky Gut: Researches such as Michael Maes have demonstrated leaky gut is a factor publishing case studies that have demonstrated healing leaky gut, confirmed via laboratory testing, led to resolution of symptoms of fatigue.
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