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
Other Podcasts with Mark Include:
- The Microbiome: Beyond the Gut
- The Forgotten Organ: Adrenals
- Methylation: What Is It and Who Is Affected?
- Reducing Cardiovascular Risk
- 2015 BioCeuticals Symposium Review
- Iodine: More than just for thyroid
- Unravelling Detoxification
- Probiotics as medicine
- Pyroluria & Methylation
- The Hibernating Thyroid
- Decoding Health Media: Beyond Hype and Headlines
- Digestion, Biodiversity and Wellbeing
- An Introduction to Genomics in Modern Medicine with Dr Mark Donohoe
- Dissecting Chronic Fatigue: Part 1