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Role of Krebs Cycle and ATP Production in ME/CFS

By Jody Smith Energy. It’s defined by Merriam-Webster.com as the force that drives and sustains mental activity, and the capacity for doing work. ME/CFS is noteworthy for a dearth of it. Anyone with ME/CFS knows all too well what it’s like to be so exhausted that we can’t lift our heads. We have very likely had the experience of being

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Adaptogens for Adrenal Fatigue

by Jody Smith Adrenal fatigue may respond favorably to the use of adaptogenic herbs. An adaptogenic herb helps the body to normalize after times of stress. It decreases hormone secretions when levels are too high, and increases hormones when levels are too low. Many athletes like adaptogens because the herbs enable their bodies to recover faster from an intense workout

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Adrenal Fatigue: A Possible Element of ME/CFS?

By Jody Smith ME/CFS is not the only condition that the medical community can’t seem to reach a consensus about. Adrenal fatigue is another topic that raises conflicting opinions from different quarters. Is it a valid diagnosis? Is it not? Is this the paradigm of how the adrenals work? Is that paradigm closer to the truth? The debate goes on.

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Phoenix Rising and Me

Jody Smith remembers the early days of the Phoenix Rising forums – and explains why she’s glad to be back… I don’t know exactly when I stumbled upon Phoenix Rising. It was during a period of years now shrouded in a CFS fog, when I was mostly awake in the middle of the night, sleeping through much of the day. I spent time

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