While I don't believe I have CFS, I have something with many similar symptoms and believe my troubles began after getting a wicked parasite in India. I was suffering from extreme exhaustion recently that never seemed to retreat even with adequete sleep. (I never have any trouble falling asleep.) The Corvalen and Energy Revitalization Powder have done wonders for me. I feel great in terms of energy and that' s the reason for this email. My father has been dealing with Crohn's disease for the past 4 decades and I was wondering if Dr. T could give me some input as to whether or not the Corvalen and Energy Revitalization Powder would be appropriate for someone with Crohn's. My dad has been suffering from terribly low energy for as long as I can remember. He takes excellent care of himself and has removed wheat and sugar from his diet completely. He is also in great physical shape and still has enough stamina to exercise but feels wiped out afterwards. He was told to avoid Vitamin K which is another question, since it is prevalent in the Vitamin powder. I would sincerely appreciate any feedback or guidance he might be able to offer as I truly do consider him an expert in his field.
These would both be okay in Crohn's disease. The only real caution is that people with kidney failure cannot take magnesium and therefore would need their doctors okay to take the vitamin powder. Also, those with adrenal fatigue might see their hypoglycemic symptoms aggravated a bit on the Corvalen, which to me is simply a sign to give some adrenal support. For the Crohn's disease, the key treatments I would add are Boswellia 300 to 500 mg 3 times a day, the probiotic VSL 3 (can be found online) and to look for and treat underlying viral infections and food allergies. For more information see this article on Crohn's and this article on Colitis.
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.