Nutritionhelp Statistics - fatigue

Many clients contact Nutritionhelp who have been given a medical diagnosis of ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) or CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). Frequently these clients have suffered for several years, with a number of symptoms making living a ‘normal’ life almost impossible.Characteristically, a main problem is an over-riding sense of fatigue, that does not lift even with rest and sleep. Nutritionhelp’s protocol for working with CFS follows Erica White’s approach, which is outlined extensively in her Beat Fatigue Handbook.

In her years of experience in working as a Nutritional Therapist, Erica White found that CFS could not be regarded as one specific illness, with one specific cause, but that it is a combination of a number of different conditions, which could vary from person to person. Erica recognised that there were 10 major possible contributing factors, and any number of these may be influencing the health of the client, by overloading the immune system so that the body could not get well.

Each of these ten factors needs to be explored in relation to the clients health. However, the starting place is to ensure that the individual is receiving a tailor-made supplement programme to provide sufficient nutrients to support the body’s systems and energy production, and to encourage correct gut ecology (the ratio in the gut between friendly bacteria and other bacteria and yeasts). All these factors will be considered within a Nutritionhelp personal report

The following statistics followed clients over the course of two reviews with Nutritionhelp, generally covering a time span of 6 months, but in some cases this may be longer.

For clients recording the symptoms of fatigue or lethargy, 84% saw some improvement, with 54% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients recording the need for excessive sleep, 85% saw some improvement, with 68% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients recording the symptom of exhaustion after light exercise, 85% saw some improvement, with 62% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients recording the symptom of feeling ‘drained’, 84% saw some improvement, with 60% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients recording feeling drowsy during the day, 86% saw some improvement, with 59% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients recording the symptom of lack of energy, 85% saw some improvement, with 58% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients recording feeling dizzy, faint or irritable when hungry or exhausted, 78% saw some improvement, with 54% seeing considerable improvement.

To find out how the statistics were compiled see the earlier post on Nutritionhelp statistic – PMS

These figures will again be influenced by Herxheimer reaction, or ‘die-off’ – the increased number of toxins that yeast released as it is killed. However, even taking this into account, the statistics are encouraging, especially when a number of these clients have been struggling with symptoms of CFS for several years.

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