The most common reason for doctors’ appointments is fatigue. Although our energy levels have declined in recent years due to changes in work and lifestyle, debilitating fatigue making it difficult to lead a normal life is becoming increasingly common.

However, in M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome reduced energy is also accompanied by other symptoms, which may include:


Headaches including migraines, giddiness, poor spatial awareness, staggering and balance problems.

Cognitive Problems

Brain-fog, poor memory or concentration, dyslexia, difficult attention to detail or OCD

Increased Sensitivity to Stimuli

This may be reduced ability to cope with stress, feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, sleep problems and sensitivity to bright light, loud noises or strong odours or irritation from touch.

Immune Suppression

Intermittent fevers, sore throats, swollen glands. Testing usually reveals abnormalities in immune cells and the presence of one or more viruses, bacteria etc.

Reduced Detox Capacity

Poor tolerance of alcohol and prescribed drugs, sensitivity to chemicals, petrol, perfumes, food additives, cigarette smoke.

Hormonal Imbalances

PMT, fluctuating blood sugar causing dips in energy and sweet cravings, adrenal exhaustion, thyroid problems.

Skin Problems

Bumps on the skin (chicken skin), psoriasis, rashes.

Sluggish Liver Function

Yellowish tinge to the skin, pale coloured stools, energy dip between 4pm – 8pm

In common with autism, M.S., and other environmental illnesses, M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is nearly always linked to:-

  • Chronic, low-grade infections
  • Methylation problems. (Methylation is a basic pathway necessary for healthy enzyme function, detoxification and hormonal health.)
  • Pyrroluria (key nutrients are lost in the urine)
  • Insulin resistance causing cravings for high energy foods like sugar