Integrative Health Blog

Chronic Fatigue and Mitochondria Function

Posted by on Tue, Oct 24, 2017















Fatigue is one of the most common reasons for a doctor visit, and is often a way for the body to cry out for help. Fatigue can be the overriding symptom in many medical conditions including stress, autoimmune diseases, insomnia, sleep apnea, allergies, hormonal imbalance and cancer. Fatigue can manifest from one or multiple medical conditions and multiple medical issues can compound the problem.

Of course, fatigue is a normal response after a strenuous workout, or a long day working without breaks, or going too long without eating. However, if you feel chronic fatigue or drained by the end of a work day every single day, without energy to enjoy life, it is time to listen to your body. It may be trying to tell you something.

In functional medicine, fatigue is often a symptom of something going on in the body at the cellular level. A thorough evaluation is in order to rule out lack of oxygen, blood sugar issues, or blood flow supply as the source of fatigue. Other tests may be beneficial to find the root cause of the problem, such as the status of the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell.

Mitochondria- the Cell’s Powerhouse

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Tags: fatigue, functional medicine, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia

Sneaky Symptoms of Allergies

Posted by on Thu, Oct 20, 2011

Barbara Solomon MD

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Tags: irritable bowel syndrome, GERD, allergies, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, headaches

Should you be seeing a chiropractor?

Posted by on Sat, Sep 03, 2011

by Dr. Coy Roskosky, D.C.

In the September 2011 issue of Consumer Reports  an article was written entitled “Alternative  Therapies” in which 45,000 readers tell you what helped the most with their health issues. 

Here are the results:

Chiropractic  ranked 1st in back pain and neck pain, 3rd in headaches/migraines.  Chiropractic was also ranked 3rd and 4th in Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia, respectively.  Even more interesting, chiropractic was ranked in 2nd in Cold & Flu and 3rd for Allergies. 

So what does this have to do with you?

Chiropractic care can help your health tremendously!  People are using chiropractic for medical conditions like back and neck pain, but they are also using it to treat a variety of other health issues like carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis and temporal mandibular dysfunction (TMD.)  Also, you don’t have to see a chiropractor just for pain; it is also used for preventative care.

Chiropractic is More Mainstream than Alternative

Chiropractic is mainstream in healthcare now!  I’ve watched Chiropractic use increase in the past 15 years on the East Coast.  I’m excited to see people learn more about chiropractic and use it for a variety of issues.  But I am even more excited when I see people who thought that they were just going to have to live with their health conditions decide to utilize chiropractic and then improve to the point where they feel normal again.  All because they made the choice to get chiropractic care and receive it’s benefits. 

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Tags: back pain, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, chiropractic, headaches

What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome?

Posted by on Tue, Aug 10, 2010

by Dr. Beals MD

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic and debilitating musculoskeletal pain disorder of unknown origin characterized by chronic widespread pain and muscle tenderness and the presence of tender points on examination. Patients experience both pain from a normally nonpainful stimulus and inappropriately intense pain from a normally painful stimulus. Other common accompanying features are fatigue, sleep disturbances, stiffness, paraesthesias, headaches, Raynaud's like symptoms, depression and anxiety. FMS is much more than widespread pain as it overlaps substantially with other central sensitivity syndromes such as chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pelvic pain syndrome/ primary dysmenorrhoea; temporomandibular joint pain TMJ, multiple chemical sensitivity, restless legs syndrome and interstitial cystitis.

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Tags: chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia