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What Causes Fatigue?

Have you ever wondered about the causes of fatique? Read on for more information about the possible causes.

Q. What are the causes of fatigue?

A. There are different types of fatigue. One is the type where you have difficulty with muscular strength, and going up the stairs seems harder than what it should be. The other one is fatigue from working, even in front of a computer, for instance. The one has to do with metabolic energy and the other with stamina. Fatigue could have several root causes, and a naturopathic clinic can usually establish which one of these it is.

1. Hormonal causes: When testosterone and progesterone are low, this will be felt in muscular strength. A saliva test given over the course of a day is needed to establish the exact ratios of hormone levels. Often doctors only give women automatic estrogen replacement therapy without doing a saliva test to determine whether or not testosterone and progesterone are low as well.

2. Glucose (sugar) metabolism: If glucose is not metabolized effectively in order to produce energy that reaches the muscles, muscle strength will also be weak.

3. Candida: Review the Candida symptoms here to determine if you may have this condition.

4. Epstein-Barr virus: EBV belongs to the herpes virus family and is one of the most common human viruses. When children are infected with EBV, the virus typically doesn’t cause any symptoms. When teens or young adults get it however, they often develop infectious mononucleosis (‘mono’ or ‘the kissing disease’). Although most cases of mono clear up in a month or two, EBV remains dormant (inactive) inside the person’s immune system cells. Most people have some traces of this virus in their body (95% in the US), because they have been exposed to it through other people, even though it may not have ended up as a full-blown case of diagnosed mononucleosis. It is often found that people who have had mono, have been treated with antibiotics  (used to treat symptoms such as tonsillitis, lymph gland swelling, etc.) and therefore have Candida. Although Epstein-Barr virus is claimed to be incurable, we have had tremendous success in treating it, along with Candida, on the 5-month Chronic Disease program, see here.

Note: It has been found that tung oil used for the manufacture of oil paints, varnishes, waterproof substance, anti-corrosives and other products, have EBV-activating potency. It is highly recommended to avoid all products that contain tung oil.

Euphorbia tirucalli, isa succulent cactus-like plant from South Africa, introduced as a garden and common houseplant (known also as pencil cactus, petroleum plant or milkbush). The sap of this plant has been clinically documented as actually promoting cancer development, suppressing the immune system, and activating dormant Epstein-Barr virus.