A Mitochondrial Dysfunction Approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)
At Sponaugle Wellness Institute, we have successfully treated thousands of Chronic Fatigue patients. Before being treated by our team, these patients typically have spent years traveling throughout America, and sometimes throughout Europe, from wellness center to wellness center, in search of the underlying cause of their Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Brain Fog and Memory Loss.
Most of these Chronic Fatigue patients come to Sponaugle Wellness Institute with a suitcase full of supplements they have gathered from multiple wellness centers, none of which “cured” their debilitating fatigue, depression, and brain fog.
Wellness doctors perform thousands of dollars worth of IV chelation for heavy metal toxicity, but the patient has little or no improvement in their symptoms. Why? Because heavy metal toxicity, while not good for the brain or body, is not the primary cause of Chronic Fatigue!
Chronic Fatigue is generally defined by persistent fatigue accompanied by other specific symptoms for a minimum of six months in adults (and three months in children or adolescents).
Ill-knowledgeable wellness doctors prescribe “adrenal food” for their patient’s adrenal failure, but the patients have little or no improvement in their chronic fatigue symptoms. Why? Because adrenal failure is not a primary adrenal problem. It is a brain problem, and furthermore, the adrenal glands already have enough adrenal fuel without the thousands of dollars of supplements prescribed by the integrative physician. Arenal insufficiency is linked to levels of epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, DHEA-S, and cortisol.
In March 2016, despite decades of suggesting otherwise, the Centers for Disease Control and Symptoms (CDC) determined that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients have normal mental/emotional health function, but severe physical impairments.
Patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome experience symptoms such as exhaustion, persistent fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, mental exhaustion, cognitive difficulties, and pain.