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Supporting recovery from Chronic Fatigue through Nutritional Therapy

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

You are What you Eat

Tackling your diet is a massive task when you are well.  When you have a chronic fatigue condition, it can seem like an impossible task!

Changing your eating habits takes effort and energy, two of the things that are in really short supply when you have ME, Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or long Covid. However, using nutritional therapy to support recovery from chronic fatigue helps to shorten the recovery journey.

I work with qualified nutritional therapists who have specialised in chronic fatigue recovery. They understand all about the condition and which nutritional levers to pull to effectively support your recovery.  This includes understanding how challenging it can be to make some of the changes that may be required and working with you to do this is as smooth a way as possbile.

Dealing with digestive tract issues

Not every client requires nutritional support, but many do because digestive tract issues are a common set of symptoms associated with chronic fatigue conditions.  Things like Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS), food sensitivities, intolerances, allergies, constipation, diarrhoea, leaky gut syndrome – the list goes on, with many more symptoms besides these ones. 

If you are living with chronic fatigue, you've probably noticed that your symptoms are made worse by stressful situations and anxiety. This is all part of the Domino Effect – follow this link HERE to see a short video which explains all about how stress triggers a series of reactions which can seriously impact our health over the longer term.

Too much information!

I'm sure that you've come across lots of information and advice on the internet about how different diets, wonder supplements or boosting up on one vitamin or another can lead to a miraculous recovery from chronic fatigue.  It can be really confusing to know what to do for the best and you may find yourself going around in circles with questions like:

  • If I try something and it doesn’t seem to be working, do I stick with it or abandon it?

  • How long will it take to work?

  • Does it need something else alongside it to make it more effective?

  • Is it all a big con anyway? !

Trying to work it out on your own can add to your levels of anxiety and worry, which in turn makes you feel worse. The truth is that you are likely to need a combination of different elements of nutritional therapy in order to improve your physical health.

How nutritional therapy can help you

Exactly what combination you will require is going to be very specific to your individual circumstances. In just the same way that my work is tailored to the areas of emotional and mental health that you wish to address, your nutritional therapist will address the areas of your phyical health that are causing concern as well as the areas that you may not be aware are contributing to your fatigue.

The starting point is a comprehensive questionnaire followed by an initial consultation to identify the key problem areas. Our nutritional therapists work with an holistic approach.  This means that they take into account everything that is going on for you, as well as considering areas such as mineral and vitamin function, heavy metal toxicity, parasitic activity and so on. This work is especially important if you have been living with your chronic fatigue for some time. It's highly likely that your body may be very depleted of key essential vitamins and minerals.

Through working with a specialist nutritional therapist, you will rebalance what is happening within your gut which in turn will lead to an overall improvement in how your body functions and therefore and improvement in your energy levels.

The Chrysalis Effect Team Approach

One of the benefits of working with me on your recovery is that you can tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience supported by my team of specialist practitioners.

Chronic fatigue conditions are as complicated and diverse as the people who live with them.  So I work with a team of specialists who bring different skill sets. 

This means that I am able to connect you to the right support at the right time.

One of my key roles is to act as lead practitioner to co-ordinate with team members, such as a nutritional therapists, to ensure that we are all up to speed on your situation and working together to support you as you take the series of small steps that lead to a big change in your energy levels. My role also includes providing clear guidance on realistic cost and time expectations for all of our sessions together.

The experience and knowledge in recovery from chronic fatigue that I and my team have mean that you'll no longer need to hop about from one practitioner to another without a clue about where it's going to lead and what it might end up costing you! My approach cuts out a lot of the worry and guesswork, helping to shortcut your journey back to health.

You are in safe hands the whole way!

Get in touch to find out more

Ready for change?

If you would like to know more about how nutritional therapy can help you, why not arrange a complementary 45 minute Health Profile Review?

You can start this off by completing the Online Health Profile.  Once submitted, I will contact you to arrange a convenient time for your 30 minute telephone or Zoom call.

If you have any questions, or would just like to chat then

  • call 07973 305093

  • email

  • fill in the form on the contact page Reconnecting You


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