⁃ Has a central nervous system component ( it comes from the brain but originates in the gut).
⁃ Suffers have many cognitive and mood issue ( difficulty concentrating, mood swings, depression and anxiety).
⁃ The gut seems to be a big player and the use of probiotics play a huge role in corrected these problems ( via the vagus nerve that connects the two).
⁃ Antibiotic use has a strong correlation as it destroys the microbiome.
⁃ Often people with gut dysbiosis will see other symptoms ( celiac disease, hypothyroidism).
⁃ Nonetheless, fatigue is a common problem.
⁃ There’s a great resource by Jo A. Panyko “Probiotics: How To Use Them To Your Advantage”
⁃ The bacteria in our gut directly influence changes in the brain. Balancing the gut flora is critical in treating a disease like CFS.
⁃ Improve the microbiome you correct the brain that influence fatigue.
⁃ severe lack of energy.
⁃ extreme exhaustion and prolonged recovery especially after any activity.
⁃ sleep usually the only answer.
⁃ multi system disease.
⁃ gut microbiome initially was dismissed.
⁃ was once considered psychological !
⁃ used to be treated with cognitive behavioural therapy and physical exercise, with poor results ( again treating symptoms not the underlying cause).
⁃ new research started to shed light on the gut microbiome.
⁃ Renamed SEID ( systemic exertion intolerance disease).
⁃ this highlighted that any emotional, mental or physical exertion led to dysfunction in many organs in the body.
⁃ SEID was then established to be a real physiological illness not just a mental state.
⁃ cognitive impairment and ortho static intolerance were requirements.
⁃ Often misdiagnosed – often attributed to age, too much stress, weight gain etc…
⁃ Gut dysbiosis the main driver.
⁃ Mitchochondrial dysfunction.
⁃ Impaired bio genetics ( epigenetics).
⁃ Immune and neuroendocrine dysfunction.
⁃ Food and metal toxins ( GMO’s, glyphosate, processed foods, vegetable oils like canola, corn and soybean oil, mercury, lead, aluminum).
⁃ Responses to stress.
⁃ Oxidative stress.
Treatment for CFS
⁃ brain fog, fatigue, allergies, depression all symptoms !
⁃ awareness needed.
⁃ seek out a functional nutritionist.
⁃ look at gut microbiome.
⁃ gut – brain connection key.
⁃ Gut integrity and permeability also affects leaky blood – brain barrier.
⁃ This allows substances that should not get into brain do damage.
⁃ Probiotics directly impact the health of the gut microbiome, gene expression and the brain.
⁃ This can not be treated with drugs!!
⁃ Need to address gut dysbiosis – an abundance of pathogenic bacteria and build of candida that trigger leaky gut, gut motility, poor nutrient absorption and low levels of key mineral as well ( ex: B vitamins )
⁃ Brain fog could be attributed to poor liver function which is due gut dysbiosis ( a by product of pathogens ).
Leading Causes of CFS
⁃ Gut dysbiosis the key that drives all the following:
⁃ Immune dysfunction
– run tests
⁃ get stool test ( candida, SIBO, lack of lactobacillus)
⁃ Diet analysis ( look at foods you eat : processed foods, GMO’s refined sugars etc ).
⁃ Probiotics should be tailored you to your needs
⁃ Look at conditions like allergies, auto immune disease to determine what strains are needed
⁃ Certain probiotics treat certain conditions – best to get tested. It can be confusing as to what probiotic works best.
⁃ start with kimichi, sauerkraut or kefir to see if symptoms improve !
⁃ For more information visit http://www.powerofprobiotics.com