Product Description: For the more than twenty-five million Americans who suffer from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other fatigue-related illnesses, there is only one best-selling guide - From Fatigued to Fantastic! Now, this new, completely updated third edition incorporates the latest advances in science and technology to help alleviate the baffling symptoms associated with severe fatigue and body pain.
Dr. Teitelbaum's unique treatment programs tackles the root causes of chronic fatigue (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FMS) and progressively works to eliminate deficiencies and imbalance in the body. The integrated SHIN protocol - sleep, hormones, infections, and nutrition - addresses these four main areas of treatment. From Fatigued to Fantastic! will show you how to:
*Lay the foundation for energy with eight solid hours of sleep a night.
*Optimize levels of key hormones that are often deficient in those with CFS/FMS.
*Eliminate underlying infections that can cripple the body's immune response.
*Kick-start the body and the brain with the right nutrition and with necessary supplements.
As you go through the book, you'll fill out worksheets that will equip you with a treatment program fitted to your specific needs. Guidelines for diagnosis and care are clearly and concisely presented, along with supporting scientific studies and treatment recommendations that include the latest and best strategies for using prescription and over-the-counter medications, nutritional supplements, alternative therapies, and dietary and lifestyle modifications.
Dr. Teitelbaum's treatment program is based on the clinically proven results of his landmark study and on his more than thirty years of experience in working with patients. In addition to providing cutting-edge research, up-to-date scientific information, and practical advice, he offers the compassionate understanding of one who has himself battled and overcome these disorders.
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Date Published: 2007
Edition: Completely Revised Third Edition
Table of Contents: Introduction: xvii
Part 1. Your Body's Energy Crisis
Chapter 1: What Are Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia?: 5
Chapter 2: Create Your Individual Treatment Protocol - Beginning with Ribose for Energy Production: 25
Part 2. Restore Energy Production with the SHIN Protocol
Chapter 3: S - Sleep: The Foundation of Getting Well: 47
Chapter 4: H - Hormonal Support: Optimizing Adrenal, Thyroid, Testosterone, and Estrogen Function: 81
Chapter 5: I - Infections: Destroy Your Body's Hidden Invaders: 117
Chapter 6: N - Nutrition: Optimizing Your Body's Ability To Heal: 157
Part 3. Pain Relief and Other Health Issues
Chapter 7: Natural and Prescription Pain Relief for Fibromyalgia: 191 Chapter 8: More Natural Remedies: 215
Chapter 9: Other Areas to Explore: 229
Chapter 10: Am I Crazy? Understanding the Mind-Body Connection: 249
Chapter 11: Losing Weight with CFS and FMS: 263
Chapter 12: Finding a Physician: 267
Appendix A: Study Abstracts: 277
Appendix B: The SHIN Treatment Worksheets: 281
Appendix C: Lab Testing: 303
Appendix D: Recommended Reading: 305
Appendix E: Resources: 309
Appendix F: Surviving the Disability Insurance Process: 321
Appendix G: For Physicians: 329
About the Author: Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., is a board-certified internist and a leading researcher in the field of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. He is the national medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers. He travels across the world promoting his integrated treatment protocol both to practitioners and to the general public. Dr. Teitelbaum lives in Hawaii.