Friday, December 17, 2010

Chronic Fatigue Part 1

There are no bio-medically defined known causes for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  (CFS), however there is much than can be looked at and many ways it can be treated, and all cases are different and must be treat that way.

Chronic Fatigue is more than just “burnout”. Factors which can effect CFS are environmental stress and toxicity, food additives, adrenal fatigue,  long term emotional or financial stress, and as the syndrome is also commonly  known as ‘post-viral fatigue syndrome’, it is also caused by a compromised immune system, which may be due to the above.

Food sensitivities or intolerances.

Additives that may be creating Chronic fatigue In your body could be: Artificial colours, natural colour, preservatives, synthetic antioxidants, Flavour enhancers, Natural food Chemicals

Not only are the fast, ready-made foods that feature in today’s diet making us sick, but additives are now used in healthy foods such as bread, butter, yoghurt, juice or muesli bars as well as in junk food. It is hard to tell what is really good for us!

Reactions to food additives are related to dose, so the more you eat, the more likely you are to be affected. A British survey in 2007 found that:
·         most consumers underestimate how many additives they eat
·         the average consumer eats 20 additives per day (19 if foods are home-cooked)
·         most consumers don't know which foods contain additives.

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