Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

My Notes from The Healthy Gut Summit

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum

Chronic Fatigue is not relieved by rest unlike occasional fatigue, it’s like we threw a circuit breaker on the hypothalamus of the brain that controls sleep. You find you can’t sleep even though your exhausted and if it’s lasting more than three months. This precedes fibromyalgia and you will start to have pain all over, brain fog and a host of other symptoms.

The cause can be anything that overloads the circuit including the standard American diet giving us empty calories where all the vitamins and minerals are stripped out and all your left with is calories. For the first time in human history we are seeing obese people that are malnourished at the same time. Sleep until a 130 years ago on average was nine hours a night, we now average 6 3/4 a night. We also have 85,000 chemicals in the environment all stressing our immune system. We have impaired digestion because the necessary digestive enzymes we need are destroyed in processing to get a longer shelf life. Life has become much faster and today’s news isn’t news it’s what’s today’s crisis. It’s obnoxious, it’s a lie and it’s toxic they want to scare everybody to death. All these stressors are the perfect storm to have a human energy crisis.

Unfortunately most doctors say if I can’t find what’s wrong with you your crazy, thinking your symptoms may be thyroid, he does some simple blood testing but the blood tests are normal and he starts to imply your crazy. I believe that when a doctor tells you this that it’s abusive. Look him in the eye with a big smile and say thank you for letting me know what an idiot you are so I don’t waste my time with you, say goodbye and walk out the door, period. I’m not against drugs or surgery just how they are used in this country for profitability and not on science. Me I want the whole toolkit and medicine is like the hammer, there is a time for a hammer but if all you have is a hammer like it is with most doctors everyone who walks into your office is a nail, it’s time to add more tools.

We are having an energy crisis and the way to get well is through stored energy production. The SHINE protocol – S – sleep, H – hormone support, I – infections, N – nutrition, E – exercise, as able don’t overdo. Research shows when you apply the shine protocol 91% of people improve with an average of 90% increase in quality of life. For sleep there are herbals that are excellent melatonin, lavender, just the smell can help you sleep and it also comes in a pill Calm Aid by Natures Way is good. Revitalizing Sleep Formula which is six herbs passionflower, valerian, jamaican dogwood, wild lettuce, hops and theanine. This is a formula I put together that is found on my site and in most health food stores it should leave you sleeping like a puppy. One out of twenty people will get energized by valerian but for everyone else it’s outstanding. Also 5 HTP 200-400 ml, you have to be careful if your taking antidepressants or other serotonin raising medications, you don’t want to take more than 200ml. That given about six weeks you find it not only helps sleep but also improves mood, depression, decreases weight and pain. The other things we mentioned work immediately.

If you find when you go to bed and your mind is still racing and you can’t fall asleep it’s because your cortisol is too high, it hasn’t dropped down enough to sleep. There is a product with ashwagandha and phosphatidylserine called Sleep Tonight. First try the melatonin then the revitalizing sleep formula if necessary, these products can be taken together and most just need one or both of these two.

For Fibromyalgia we will make a tailored protocol, I have a series of questions on my site you can answer called The Energy Analysis Program for both chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia that analyzes what’s causing your illness and tailor a protocol for you to optimize energy. This is patented and used to cost $400 but now it’s free. This is the protocol we used in a fibromyalgia study. I treat people all over the world and my consultations are three to four hours. They have found that with fibromyalgia in the winter you have less pain by wearing long underwear than taking medications because the muscles don’t have enough energy and get stuck in a shortened and contracted position. A cold breeze will pull heat out of the muscle and cause pain, the wool pulls the moisture away from your skin so it doesn’t matter.

When we talk about throwing a circuit breaker called the hypothalamus there is no damage it goes offline, it controls sleep and our entire hormone system. The normal range that they use is based on measuring a hundred people and getting an average so normal means nothing, this is going on with thyroid and other testing. How you tell if you have low thyroid your tired, achy, weight gain, cold intolerant, constipated and infertility, if you have any two of these. If you have fibromyalgia or unexplained fatigue despite a proper work up you deserve a trial of thyroid hormone by prescription regardless of what the blood test showed. Unless your hyperactive with an overactive thyroid then you don’t adjust the thyroid to the blood test you adjust the thyroid to what feels the best. Increase the dose until the energy is better and the mind clearer. If you get to a dose where it feels like you have had caffeine it’s a sign the thyroid is too high you lower the dose back to what feels best and then you check the 5-HTP test to find what’s normal for you.

The entire SHINE program is done at the same time not concurrently.

There are dozens of infections that can be causing these problems and triggering blowing a fuse one is Lyme, a lot of Fibromyalgia is caused by Lyme disease. Lupus and Multiple sclerosis can also trigger Fibromyalgia and antibiotics can make you feel better for a short time but then you keep getting worse and worse. When you treat with the SHINE protocol and antibiotics the treatment works long term and you can feel better.

The key infection to get rid of is candida and there is no test for it I would give a nickel for. How do you know you have candida, nasal congestion, sinusitis, post nasal drip, IBS, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation. I treat everybody for candida that has fibromyalgia. Some infections are obvious by symptoms or outbreaks like herpes, others can be tricky. I don’t use lysine for herpes because it suppresses arginine the food for herpes. Most people are fine but arginine also makes growth hormone which is low in people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia making them arginine deficient. I give them 500ml of valtrex at bedtime, for other infections we use valcyte these treatments are tailored for each person.

Low adrenals is when you get irritable when your hungry, that feed me now feeling, treated naturally with vitamin C, licorice and B vitamins. When you have this it makes you more prone to food allergies and when you have infections in the gut especially candida, although you can have SIBO and you get a leaky gut. Absorbing undigested proteins causes the food allergies when passing through the gut lining, people with fibromyalgia will have a lot of food allergies. Your immune system fighting this off is 600 times worse than when it’s fighting a flu. Because of processing we are not replenishing digestive enzymes to break down the food. Undigested food in the stomach that sits too long can come back up causing acid reflux and indigestion because it’s not breaking down enough to move into the colon. Taking acid blockers you now don’t have enough acid or enzymes to break down the food. All this overburdens your system and leads to autoimmune disease the epidemic of the 21st century, it all comes from the gut.

Low adrenals are now common because it’s the stress handler and we have a lot of stressors today just listening to the news on television. Taking adrenal product support one or two in the morning can level things out. Adrenals also support the immune system, they are low if you easily catch every infection that comes along and takes forever for it to go away. Avoid sugar it stresses the adrenals and you need to maintain blood sugar levels, sugar also feeds a candida infection. NO SODA, switch to coconut water and coconut products they help to take away sugar cravings. Your digestive enzymes work best at 98 degrees so when you have ice cold drinks with food the digestive enzymes get turned off.

The diseases you thought could not be treated really can be treated.

Healthy Gut tips:
For enzyme support it must be plant based enzymes, CompleteGest is a good enzyme supplement.
Get acid support or raw apple cider vinegar.
Avoid sugar, once in a while ok but get rid of soda and fruit juice eat the whole fruit instead.
Eat whole foods.
Dark chocolate is good and a health food, I get candy without sugar at and
Energy Revitalization System is a good product that contains everything except omega oils and iron, one scoop a day.
I also add some ribose or corvalen, vectomega and a CoQ10.
Doing this has shown to increase energy 61% in three weeks.

Ribose is the key to energy production in the body, in several studies done in 53 health clinics showed that after three weeks the average in 61% of the fibromyalgia patients energy increased with ribose over all other supplements. Recommended is 3-5 grams added to vitamin scoop a day. We are currently doing a study on curing Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Here he spoke about his web page Vitality 101 – contains information for pregnancy and a healthy baby for women pregnant with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia. Fish oil is very important while pregnant but most commercial fish oils are a bad mix, some contain mercury. I recommend a product called Vectomega I take one a day available in health food stores, no fish oil burps.

When you give the body optimal nutrients you will be amazed at what heals up on it’s own.

Watch for a product coming out soon that is working for people who have trouble detoxing heavy metals developed by Dr. Nikoloas Tsirikos-Karapanos Pharma D, MD, PhD a heart surgeon affiliated with the company Metron Nutraceuticals. It’s a nano size material klinoptolite bonded with non GMO vitamin C and has a strong infinity for heavy metals. This works for people with Autism and the MTHFR mutation.

Dr. Teitelbaum web page includes a find a doctor search

also here includes a find a doctor search

On his Vitality 101 site there is a 45 minute video of him explaining the effective treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia here.



Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment rendered by a licensed physician. It is essential that you discuss with your doctor any symptoms or medical problems that you may be experiencing.

M. Scherker medical researcher


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