- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Basic Health; 1 edition (Aug. 2 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159120268X
- ISBN-13: 978-1591202684
- Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 0.8 x 21.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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The Vitamin Cure For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Paperback – Aug 2 2010
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Jonathan E. Prousky is a Basic Health Books author.
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Personally I prefer first looking inside a book before buying it, but as this one as series editor has Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D., by whom I already owe books, and is a Basic Health printing, then it ought to be good. So I ordered a copy, and after having finished reading the book I am highly satisfied by the new knowledge which I received.
But to help concerning knowing more about what the book contains I here copied the books contents:
Foreword by Jacob E. Teitelbaum, M.D., vii
Chapter 1. What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?, 5
Chapter 2. Lifestyle Modifications, 23
Chapter 3. Treating Allergies, 29
Chapter 4. Optimizing Autonomic and Central Nervous System Function, 41
Chapter 5. A Detoxification Program for Chronic Fatigue, 53
Chapter 6. Restoring Balance to the Immune System, 63
Chapter 7. Treating Mental Health Problems, 77
Chapter 8. Alleviating Muscular Dysfunction, 93
Chapter 9. Treating Red Blood Cell Abnormalities and Oxidative Stress, 101
Conclusion: Create an Individualized Treatment Plan, 113
About the Author, 150
By the contents we get an idea about what the book contents, for example that the chronic fatigue syndrome, (CFS), can be connected to allergies, which looks understandably, but that red blood cell can be different for persons suffering CFS, was quite unexpected to me
I the chapter 1 we get the first information about the CFS, and shortly are looking on most of what follow in the rest of the chapters. And as the first of the history cases in the book, we here get one concerning stating if a person actually is suffering from CFS. In this case it turns out that the person instead is suffering from chronic depression, and that it not was CFS among other showed up by his fitting well after being put on daily physical exercise. For as we read that opposite to this the CFS persons needs several days or longer to recover after one exercise!
Concerning the red blood cells, (RBC), abnormality we in the chapter 9 reads that it for many CFS patients turn out that parts of their RBCs nearly are flat and can’t reform and thereby get into the capillaries, the thin blood vessels. And as the RBCs from the lungs are delivering the oxygen, the energy, out into the rest of the body, some of the needed energy is missing, and resulting in being tired.
It was interesting to me in the chapter 7 to read about the herb Valerian, used instead of the medication Benzodiazepines, as there we learn that the Benzodiazepines are extremely difficult to withdraw from. And actually we get a case history showing a forty-six-year-old woman with CFS, and for whom it turned out that no matter what help she got she was unable to get off the Benzodiazepines and thereby being solved from her CFS problem.
Concerning the vitamins, minerals, herbs, and oils to use for fighting the CFS problem we again and again read about the vitamins A, B2, B6, B3, B12, C, D, E, and the polyunsaturated oils, containing omega-3 and omega-6, Ginkgo biloba, and so on. And to me it was amazing how many times we had the B vitamins mentioned, and especially the B12 and the B3, the B3 in some connections as the niacin, but mostly as the niacinamid. Interesting, and important, to learn how important simple vitamins actual are.
And concerning the vitamins, in the chapter 9 about the RBC abnormality, we get two cases in which the B12 is used. With both of the two women’s problems put together, they were concerning tiredness, sleeping problem, walking up and down the stairs in the house, muscle weakness and forgetfulness which even had become obvious to other persons. For both of the cases it ended up by at home, by injection, taking B12. As result the brain “fogged up”, stopped, 60 – 70 energy back, and for the women which previously had worked, returning back to work. By RDA we are told that for the age 14+ years, daily to take 2.4 microgram of B12, but here, in one of the 2 just mentioned cases, we read that the woman learned by injection, 2 to 3 times a week, to take 3,000 micrograms.
I did not buy the book as a result of feeling suffering from CFS, but for getting a book with highly up to day science knowledge concerning vitamins, minerals, and so on for getting the optimal energy. And besides for having one more book to show the doctors, as I not yet, here in Thailand, have heard any of them mention other things than drugs for fighting sicknesses. And they can’t understand that it’s too bad that that here in Thailand among other there for example don’t exist the B3, (as niacin), the K2, progesterone, and much more, and that we not are allowed to buy such topics from other countries.