Fatigue and Associated Illnesses
Fatigue is perhaps the most common symptoms that people will see a naturopathic doctor for.
Severity of fatigue varies differetly from person to person, and there is no single universal cause. Even having a diagnosis such as "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" may not be helpful at guiding a patient to the correct treatment.
When research fatigue online, patients may run into countless "experts" who give simply solutions that work for some,
but not all. For example, everyone with fatigue has Candida, or Lyme disease, or "low T," or something else. This has
created a confused mess that makes it's hard for people to know what is wrong or who to turn to.
I hope the following articles help people in navigating this world and brings them closer to solutions that work.
These articles currently going under revision (winter - spring 2015) - more to be uploaded soon
Assessment and Sample Case
Fatigue - taking a case history and figuring out what is wrong - Summary of what goes into taking initial history and review of symptoms. Health history, current symptoms, review of mediations, drugs, different types of labs tests, in office exams, and how to put it all together to get someone started on a plan that will work for them.
Articles about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Naturopathic Perspective: A general, introductory article on what Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is. Is it a "real" disease? Also, possible causes not well treated by conventional medicine.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Latent Infections: About the role different micro-organisms play in either helping us stay health, or making us sick. The difference between true pathogens, and bacteria which we are living symbiotically with. Commentary on ignoring individuality and looking for "the cause" of an illness in everyone rather than treating the patient.
What is Fibromyalgia? What is fibromyalgia and do all the people diagnosed with it (or told they may have it) really have the same illness?
Articles about adrenal fatuge and coritsol
General article about Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal Exhaustion and the General Adaptation Syndrome
Saliva cortisol testing
Immune system and allergies
What am I allergic to? Article about different ways to identify food allergies
These are some of the earliest pages written for this website. Somewhat broad, general information:
Holistic health and fatigue - part 1
Holistic health and fatigue - part 2
Conventional medicine and fatigue - part 1
Conventional medicine and fatigue - part 2