Dissecting Chronic Fatigue: Part 2 with Dr Mark Donohoe

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Dissecting Chronic Fatigue with Dr Mark Donohoe: Part 2

We welcome back Dr Mark Donohoe to continue his discussion on chronic fatigue syndrome. In part 1 of the series, Dr Donohoe posed the question of whether chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease or person's adaptation to stress. In this episode, he continues to explore this question and draws on his own clinical experience to share with listeners how to get patients "readapted to their world”.

Covered in this episode:

[00:42] Recap from Part 1
[01:09] What will be covered today?
[01:56] First, one niggling question..
[03:51] The notion that CFS patients have a "weak" immune system.
[04:40] Teaching "pace": slowing down the CFS patient
[11:48] The person rarely looks as sick as they are.
[13:28] CFS is often handed-off to psychiatry
[19:28] The relevance of cognitive behavioural therapy/ mindfulness?
[21:30] Getting back to what does the practitioner do?
[24:20] A word on genetic SNPs 
[26:20] Challenging the "gluten" status-quo
[32:22] Antigenic ambivalence
[36:34] Future of integrative medicine: knowing predispositions
[38:50] The gut: the source of so many answers
[44:00] The Vagus Nerve & Neural Inflammation 
[47:32] Magnesium: the rescue mineral
[50:35] The actions of Ginseng(s)
[52:45] "When I finish with medicine, I'm becoming a herbalist"
[53:50] CFS: "A boat with many anchors"
[1:00:15] Summary & Conclusion


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Dr Mark Donohoe

Dr Mark Donohoe is one of Australia’s most experienced and best known medical practitioners in the fields of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. He has a long history working in the emerging field of “integrative medicine”, and continues to bring orthodox and complementary medicine together in his medical practice. He is a regular guest on the FX Medicine Podcast and in 2019 became the host of FX Medicine's newest podcast series; FX Omics - blending genetics into the modern practice of personalised medicine.