Cardiovascular Issues and Cfs

Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 11/11/2011

Ted, I've read you stuff on Earth Clinic with great interest. I was wondering if you had any theories on cardiovascular issues and CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome).

For example exercise intolerance, hypotension issues and Othostatic intolerance. Will alkalinizing the body help in those instances?

ps tired of taking useless supplements!!!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

This is a broad question. But I will answer as best as I can, and briefly.

Cardiovascular issues. Basically CoQ10 400 mg and avoid trans fatty acid, margarines and vegetable oils as these are the culprit. Hemp oil is the preferred supplement at 100 mg a day for oils, or at least flaxseed 100 mg first, some vitamin E may help.

CFS. I suspect it is virus, and 1/2 teaspoon of lysine every hour for 4 hours will get most of your CFS in remission. Do another 3 at night and for another 3 days you should be fine. This is the minimal supplement, the other is zinc acetate, threonine for immune system, and taken along with lysine helps with energy level.

Exercise intolerance. This is usually magnesium deficiency, but only in the form of magnesium chloride, magnesium citrate, preferably trimagnesium citrate. Liquid form of magnesium chloride works best.

Hypotension issues. That's a difficult issue, but taurine may help even out the sodium and potassium imbalance. Check your blood electrolytes, sodium, potassium, chloride especially.

Othostatic intolerance. This is actually a combination of hypotension combined with CFS.

These are basic supplements you need first before anything else. Normal bowel movements for me requires 2 bowel movements a day.

Most supplements don't work because they make them in tablet form and the least bioavailable are the minerals. Generally liquid supplement is best, followed by capsules and the worst is tablet form.