Saul Marcus, ND - Naturopathic Doctor

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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.


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?


Mitochondrial function and energy production

Top supplements for mitochondria. Discussion of mitochondria, their role in ATP and supplementation.


Articles about adrenal fatigue and coritsol

General article about Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Exhaustion and the General Adaptation Syndrome

Saliva cortisol testing

Supplements for the adrenals and cortisol production


Immune system and allergies

What am I allergic to? Article about different ways to identify food allergies


General Articles

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