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In the previous two articles, I explained why PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome) is easily treatable if you follow five drug-free remedies: 1) Dietary Change to nourish your body and starve yeasts and parasites; 2) Herbal Therapy to detox and balance your hormones.

In this article, I will address why Regular Exercise, Stress Management, and Sexercise are also important to help eliminate PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome)

Regular Exercise:

Exercise improves blood circulation.  Yeasts and parasites love a still environment.  When your blood flows smoothly, the environment is not conducive for the overgrowth of yeasts and parasites.  Exercise also generates a natural chemical called “endorphin” – the morphine within.  Morphine is a pain killer.  Therefore, exercise reduces or eliminates menstrual cramps.

You don’t need to have a gym membership to exercise.  Our ancestors did not have gyms anyway.  For beginners, simple slow walking around the block in your neighborhood (or at the mall if you are concerned about safety) can be very effective.  Do it regularly.  Don’t wait until PMS occurs.  If you also suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), just start with 5 to 10 minutes of slow walking and slowly build up to 30 minutes a day.  When you walk, don’t think!  Chances are you have been thinking too much!  Just enjoy the trees and sing with the birds!

Stress Management:

Stress is part of life.  Stress can propel you to the next level of success if you manage it effectively.  In the Chinese language, the word crisis consists of two characters: danger and opportunity (危機).  PMS usually correlates with unmanaged stress.  If you see every challenge in life as an opportunity to learn, grow and expand, then you will enjoy harmony in your life.  You will not be controlled by mood swings.  When you are in harmony with your life, you will be in harmony with your body!

Sexercise:

The Chinese have long believed that if a young woman has PMS, she will grow out of it after she is married.  Why?  Sexercise!

Sex is a great remedy for PMS.  Good sex increases self-esteem and improves blood circulation.  When you enjoy good quality and quantity of sex with the right partner, you feel loved and energized.

Women who suffer from PMS are usually sexually inactive despite marriage.  Sexual desire and potency do not have to decline with age.  Some of my clients enjoy frequent sex (at least three or four times a week) in their 80s!  You are never too old or too tired for sex.  Remember two principles: 1) you either use it or lose it; and 2) practice makes perfect.  When you learn to enjoy sex on a regular basis, you will enjoy being a female.  When you enjoy being a female or being who you are, chances are you will say goodbye to PMS!

If you follow the five drug-free remedies described in this three-part article: yeast-free nutritional program, Chinese herbal therapy, regular exercise, stress management and sexercise, your PMS will soon dissipate!

 

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for various health issues such as yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call (800) 715-3053 , or  (818) 472-2213 , or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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As explained previously, the major causes for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) include psychological, dietary and yeast-related factors.  Therefore, only a holistic treatment regimen will yield long-lasting results.  Based on my clients’ responses, the following have been the most effective self-administered treatment methods.

 

Boosting Energy:         

            The most important first step is to boost energy level so that you can perform basic activities in your life.  A yeast-free nutritional program is essential to nourish your body with the right kind of food.  At the same time, you would starve the yeasts and parasites which have been partially responsible for the debilitating condition of CFS.  A yeast-free nutritional program will control the fermentation and destruction of your cells and tissues.  This, in turn, will improve your body’s ability to absorb and utilize essential nutrients.  To learn what to eat and what to avoid, follow my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

The use of herbal formulas to remove toxins and boost your energy by nourishing the glands and organs such as the thyroid, liver, kidneys and pancreas can be very fruitful. 

Our Herbal Detoxprogram (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) works wonders to remove excess yeasts and parasites and activate the innate intelligence of your body for healing.  Female Vitality or Male Vitality is very effective to regenerate your hormonal system, boost your energy, and uplift your mood.  Herbal Cocktailmixed with Cleansing-Balance Teaor made into a delicious smoothie nourishes your body and starves your little enemies: yeasts and parasites.

 

Exercise: 

People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can easly sleep 10 to 16 hours a day and still feel fatigued.  Exercise would be the last thing they want to do.  Remember, yeasts love a still environment that has no air.  When your body is immobile, your blood circulation is poor and your oxygen supply is insufficient.  This creates an excellent incubator for yeasts and parasites to overgrow! 

 

Force yourself to start with five minutes of slow walking around the house or around the block.  Slowly increase to 30 minutes a day.   You will find that you are invigorated after each slow walk.  You will have better results if you walk outdoors. 

During the recuperating period, there is one danger to keep in mind.  A few days to a few weeks after you get on the right track, you may begin to experience surges of energy.  This is an exciting feeling!  This excitement often leads you to overdo it again!   

Ellen is a good example:

 

            After suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for several years, Ellen was so excited about her “new found energy.”  Three weeks into our holistic treatment, she woke up one morning with a surge of energy.  She quickly resumed the activity level she used to have before the onset of Chronic Fatigue  Syndrome.   She cleaned the house, did the laundry and grocery shopping, and then went to the gym.  While she was working out in the gym, she collapsed and fell on her face!   

          

            Remember the principle of healing?  For one year of illness, it takes at least one month to heal.  Allow your energy reserve to build up.  Don’t exhaust your reservor too quickly.

   

            Slow walking is recommended for the first three to six months during the recovery period.  After that, any vigorous exercise should be introduced slowly, based on your body’s ability to handle it.

 

 

Re-Establishing Self-Image:           

            The onset of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is coupled with the loss of self.  Seek proper professional help to reestablish a sense of self.  Many caretakers give their care or love to make themselves feel important and thus feel loved or respected.  In order to be loved and respected by others, you must love and respect yourself first.  See yourself as the most important human being on Earth.  Exercise the art of selfishness.   Learn to take care of yourself first before you take care of others.   

            Practice self-love and self-respect.  Write a brief note or buy a card to praise yourself whenever you accomplish something.   Take yourself to a movie or a shopping trip if you feel a little down.  Develop a support system with which you can share your joys and agonies.  Being a “lone ranger” can be very fatiguing. 

            Allow yourself to receive love and care.  Every so often revert to the child stage to ask for love and attention.  If you don’t know how, just observe young children.  They will show you how you can ask for love and attention without allowing your ego or pride get in the way.

           

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome comes from chronic neglect of yourself emotionally and physically.  No doctors out there can cure you but yourself.  A Chinese proverb says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” Take your first step, no matter how hard it is.  Each following step will become easier and easier.  Sooner or later, you will step out of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome!

 

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is an illness characterized by a cluster of symptoms including persistent, recurrent fatigue, headaches, achy muscles, poor digestive function (such as constipation, diarrhea, and bloatedness), low-grade fever, foggy mind, confusion, irritability, lack of motivation and depression.

           

            Both men and women can be affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  In my practice, however, I have observed that most of the clients are women between the ages of 20 and 50.  The personality characteristics of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are highly successful, educated, articulate, and always on the go.  Prior to the onset of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, they were very active with their career activities, and/or were caretakers.

 

            After several years of highly charged activities, they “ran out of gas” and collapsed.  These people tended to give, give, give, but did not receive the nurturing which was essential to replenish their reservoir.  The “Too Pooped to Pop” feelings are very real to the sufferers.  However, most western-trained physicians did not take them seriously.  Some were referred to psychiatrists by their physicians for psychotropic drugs with the reasoning that it was all in their heads!  This, of course, makes the matter worse!

           

            People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have often suffered for many years without a proper diagnosis and treatment.  Prior to starting our holistic treatment program, many of my clients had to be on medical disability because they could not carry out regular daily functions which were routine for them before.  In some severe cases, daily chores such as brushing teeth or cooking dinner can be taxing for the sufferer. 

            

Basically, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome shares similar symptoms with mono-nucleosis, Epstein-Barr virus, candidiasis, Crohn’s disease, as well as yeast and parasitic infections.

   

Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

           

            As mentioned earlier, people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome tend to be high achievers and devoting caretakers.  The major causes for their collapse include: “Busy-Taking-Care-of-Others Syndrome”, poor dietary habits, and yeast and parasitic infections.

  

Busy-Taking-Care-of-Others Syndrome:

           

Many people, especially women, have assumed a caretaking role.  They play their roles so well that they often forget about themselves.  They are so busy taking care of other people’s needs that they don’t have time to take care of their own needs.  Connie is a good example:

 

            As a nurse, Connie had been a hard worker in hospitals for more than 10 years.  She had been very active in volunteer activities such as the Red Cross or other charity groups.  Her mother died of breast cancer when she was five years old.  Being the only child, she had been a caretaker for her frail father since she was a teen. 

 

            Since she was always on the run, she was on the convenient Standard American Diet (SAD) even though she was familiar with what was right for her to eat.  The onset of fatigue, headaches, poor mental concentration, weight loss, lack of motivation and depression came slowly in a period of three to six months.  Then, she totally collapsed and became bedridden when her boyfriend broke up with her.

  

Poor Dietary Habits:

 

            People who are busy taking care of others usually suffer from low self-esteem.  When they don’t think much of themselves, naturally they don’t take good care of themselves.  Everybody comes first; they come last.  This tendency is also reflected in their dietary habits.  Even though Connie was a consulting nutritionist for an outpatient clinic, she did not practice what she preached.  Her diet was filled with sugar, dairy, wheat, yeast, alcohol, caffeine and chemicals.  Despite the fact she knew she was “allergic” to those kinds of foods, she could not take the time to go to health food stores to shop for the right kinds of foods.

 

Yeast and Parasitic Infections:

 

As explained in great details in my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, many factors contribute to yeast and parasitic infections.  Poor dietary habits and chronic psychological stress are two main causes among others.  Yeasts and parasites have strong hooks that can suck nutrition from the intestines.  After they are well fed, they deposit toxins.  As a result, a cluster of symptoms including chronic fatigue, allergies, digestive problems, etc. will weaken the immune system and create a vicious circle.

 

The holistic treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrom will be discussed in the next article.  Stayed tuned!

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