Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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The content of this article is from the book “The Comprehensive Guide to Glutathione”
by Dr. Jimmy Gutman MD FACEP

New Discovery in Cell Defense from McGill University in Montreal.

The immune system coordinates a variety of specialized cells to fight off infection and other threats. The healthy growth and activity of these cells depends upon the availability of glutathione. Glutathione is at the heart of most immune functions, explaining why low levels are seen in many diseases. This is best exemplified by AIDS, which is characterized by a severely compromised immune system.

Raising and maintaining glutathione levels can minimize the risk of these diseases. Although only very ill people are severely deficient in glutathione, those in good or fair health will benefit from glutathione supplementation, especially considering the environmental toxins and

drug-resistant bacteria we’re exposed to these days.

The use of glutathione supplementation fights all kind of diseases from respiratory to auto immune to degenerative diseases.

Without question, the best type of preventive medicine is an optimized immune system, and a critical means to optimize it is by feeding it glutathione.

Glutathione as a dietary supplement.

We must first clarify an important, frequently misunderstood part of the glutathione story.

Upon learning about glutathione for the first time, many people go to their health store, buy it, and start dosing themselves. However, while glutathione is freely available in this form, this sort of oral, ingested glutathione will have negligible effects on your health. The product decomposes rapidly in the digestive system and is quickly removed from the gut. Apart from a few very specific instances, glutathione cannot be introduced into the body in this way. It must be made within your cells -which is where it’s naturally found. The effective way to stimulate the production of glutathione is to provide your body with the basic elements it needs to make glutathione by itself. Some pharmaceutical medications, such as N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), have been developed to provide these precursors. There are also natural ways to increase glutathione levels, in particular the use of denatured (bioactive) whey proteins.

These are discussed throughout this website.

Most of the following is From the book “Glutathione Your Key to Health” Jimmy Gutman MD/Stephen Schettini

Sheryl was a 32-year-old mother of four who had fallen ill following the caesarian delivery of her last child two years earlier — the surgical incision was taking far too long to heal. Her gynecologist was puzzled and noted some muscular atrophy. She experienced periods of such profound weakness that she was bedridden for days. Over the next 18 months this weakness recurred, and she was eventually admitted to hospital. Various diagnoses were considered, including multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue syndrome, but supportive treatment for these conditions didn’t help. Then her dentist suggested that mercury toxicity might be a contributing factor, so she had her mercury amalgams removed.

Herbal supplementation was attempted to rid her of residual mercury. Her symptoms improved modestly. Some internet research led the dentist to NAC (N-acetylcysteine) , which he suggested to Sheryl. Within five days she experienced a marked increase in strength. After ten days she was walking without pain. Two weeks later she rode her bike for the first time in 2 1/2 years. Three weeks later, other than some mild nausea she felt “almost back to normal.” She still feels well and continues to raise an active family.

CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, GULF WAR SYNDROME AND MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY

These three health problems are dealt with together here for several reasons. They are mutually connected to a combination of environmental exposure to toxins, inappropriate immunological response, and genetic predisposition. Because symptoms may be intermittent and vary from one person to another, many doctors are reluctant to offer firm clinical diagnoses, and these disease names and definitions have taken the medical community a long time to accept. Some small groups of physicians still feel these diseases are just various manifestations of a psychological disease.

Multiple chemical sensitivity is an environmental disease in which the buildup of various toxins reaches a dangerous threshold with few or minor symptoms. Any additional toxicological load may be the last straw that triggers a cascade of symptoms, often mimicking other diseases. Such circumstances make clear diagnosis very difficult. The onus is on the patient to avoid further exposure. The health practitioner must suggest detoxification strategies. The use of glutathione-enhancing treatments will undoubtedly become standard in the future.

A recent article in the American Journal of Medicine by I.R. Bell, C.M. Baldwin and G.E. Schwartz at the University of Arizona set out to summarize the relation of chronic fatigue syndrome to chemical sensitivity. They determined that severe chemical sensitivity is a factor in about one-fifth to one half of chronic fatigue patients, and in about 5% of the American population. Between 15 and 30% of the general population report at least minor problems with chemical intolerances.

A paper entitled’ Gulf War Illnesses: complex medical, scientific and political paradox,’ published by the Institute for Molecular Medicine in California, also makes a link with chronic fatigue syndrome. There is a higher incidence of CFS among Gulf War Veterans than in the general population. Since it may mimic other chronic multi-organ or immunological dysfunctions, there is danger of misdiagnosis and mistreatment.

Scientists at the Center for Environmental Hazards Research in New Jersey have determined that even when chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome are diagnosed among Gulf War Veterans, their symptoms differ substantially from the CFS and MCS diagnoses in the population at large. Discrepancies are found in immunological parameters, demographics and prognosis.

A discussion of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also called chronic fatigue/immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), would not be out of place in our chapter on immunology . From a causal point of view, CFS is less of a toxicological problem and more typical of an immune disorder. It is best classified as a post-viral or post-infectious syndrome. The causal sequence often begins with an acute viral illness. *This is usually followed by an overactive lymphatic response — swollen glands or lymph node enlargement (a symptom of “glandular fever”). For unknown reasons, some people develop an abnormal immunological and neuro-endocrinological response inability to fight health threats combines with an imbalance in the body’s hormonal secretions, then begins to produce the symptoms of CFS.

Rheumatologists have now better defined the syndrome to enable more accurate diagnosis. It is characterized by persistent fatigue, musculo-skeletal pain, sleep disturbance and cognitive and psychological abnormalities. A clear test for CFS does not yet exist, but researchers are trying to elaborate the many subtle biochemical and physiological changes that take place. One such group is led by Dr. Paul Cheney, one of the first clinicians to describe the syndrome in the late 1980’s and early 90’s. Founder and director of the Cheney Clinic in North Carolina, his research is on the cutting edge of our understanding of chronic fatigue. He believes that although the initial event may be viral, it is subsequent abnormalities in protein synthesis and enzyme production that lead to liver and intracellular detoxification failure.

Dr. Cheney initially used oral glutathione or injectable glutathione and later the glutathione precursor drug NAC (N -acetylcysteine), all with modest success. When bioactive, undenatured whey protein became available, many patients responded with dramatic results.

This dietary source of glutathione precursors is described here

The well-recognized German immunochemist Dr. Wulf Droge has coined the term “Low CG Syndrome” to describe a number of disease states associated with a depletion of cysteine and glutathione. These include chronic fatigue syndrome, AIDS, certain cancers, sepsis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, major trauma and others.

Case study

William, a lawyer from Alabama, noticed a change in his health at age 39. His initial visits to several physicians were neither conclusive nor accurate in their diagnoses, nor were any treatment options helpful. He was unable to carry on his usual demanding workload and was forced to end his law practice in 1994. His own research led him to a local CFS support group. They suggested that he consult a prestigious south-eastern clinic specializing in chronic fatigue. Initial treatment with vitamins, nutrients and dietary changes proved minimally successful. The head of this clinic was investigating the use of undenatured whey protein and after 12 weeks, William’s improvement was noticeable. Three months later, he woke up one morning and “felt well again.” That day he picked up his golf clubs for the first time in five years. Today he is shooting in the low 90’s and will be restarting his practice in the fall.

CONCLUSION

The number of toxins our bodies must deal with every day is truly remarkable. To cope with this burden a fit, rested, a well-fed person must maintain adequate immunological and biochemical defenses. The role played by glutathione in these defense systems cannot be overstated. Glutathione detoxifies many pollutants, carcinogens, heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, and radiation. We are exposed every day to toxins like cigarette smoke, automobile exhaust, food preservatives, and dental amalgam and our body depends on glutathione for their removal. Substances that raise glutathione levels are being used with increasing frequency in the field of toxicology with considerable success.

Drugs NAC and OTC can raise glutathione levels, but their effects are short-lived. These pharmaceutical drugs also have little nutritional value. Whey proteins have excellent nutritional value but usually lack glutathione precursors. The ideal source of dietary cysteine should be natural, nutritional, bioactive, and undenatured and As many of you are aware, whey protein, especially whey protein isolates (over 90% protein), are sometimes referred to as the “perfect” proteins because they contain all the essential amino acids required for your body’s protein synthesis. With a biological value (BV) of over 110, it would be challenging to find a protein utilized more efficiently than this product.

Why worry about glutathione?” The answer is simple: “Disease prevention, quality of life, longevity, sense of well-being.” Or, to put it more clearly, “Stay alive. as long as possible and enjoy good health until the end.

The use of glutathione supplementation fights all kind of diseases from respiratory to auto immune to degenerative diseases.

Without question, the best type of preventive medicine is an optimized immune system, and a critical means to optimize it is by feeding it glutathione.

This is not the same glutathione that you see at the health food store. This is glutathione precursor. It’s very different because glutathione must be made inside your cells and the precursor is the food your cells   require to make its own glutathione as nature intended. That is the most natural and effective approach to boost your immune system.

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