Talk about adding insult to injury!
Chronic fatigue on its own is a nightmare of constant exhaustion, and some folks find everything from pain to memory loss thrown into the mix.
But when you visit your doc desperate for some help, odds are he won’t even look you in the eye and admit your condition is real. He might even tell you you’re in the wrong office. He’ll say you don’t need him… you need a shrink!
Any doc who can’t admit it’s a REAL disease with a REAL cause in the body isn’t worth your time and copay, especially if he tries to push dopey talk therapy on you.
Sure, he can point to a new study that claims it helped cure some folks.
But that piece of garbage was so badly flawed that a team of mainstream researchers from some of the world’s leading universities signed an open letter complaining to The Lancet about it.
Here’s how screwed up the study is: Patients could be listed as both “disabled” and “recovered” at the same time. It’s so screwy that 13 percent of the patients recruited for the study officially “recovered” before it even began!
There are problems with the methods, analysis and even the ethics of the researchers behind it. (You can read the searing response to the “study” here.) br>
“I’m shocked that The Lancet published it,” Dr. Ronald Davis of Stanford University said. “I don’t understand how it got through any kind of peer review.”
So don’t waste your time with a mainstream doc on this one, and certainly don’t mess around with a shrink. Work instead with a doc who can find the REAL cause and treat it naturally.
In some cases, treatment is shockingly easy: Chronic fatigue can be a sign of a magnesium deficiency, an increasingly common and often overlooked condition.
Make sure you’re getting enough magnesium at a 2:1 ratio with calcium. About 1,000 mg of magnesium and 500 mg of calcium will often bring you to where you need to be.
If that alone doesn’t do the trick, find a doc who can test you for hormone problems, toxic metals, and a possible chronic infection. You won’t get the full battery of tests you need from a mainstream hack, so work closely with an experienced naturopath.
I recommend choosing someone who’s a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine.