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How I Bet Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

How I Bet Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Seleno Health is the brainchild of founder Dr Corin Storkey, a New Zealand born scientist with 15 years of academic and research experience, specialising in antioxidant biochemistry, medicine and health. Following his own personal experience with overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) his goal is to enrich the lives of others and inspire them to achieve better health with natural supplements and health education. Through research, education and engagement he hopes to answer the question – how to beat chronic fatigue syndrome. This is Corin’s story: How I got chronic fatigue syndrome It was 2002, I was a budding young scientist...

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The Entourage Effect Explained – How Cannabinoids Create Blissful Synergy

The Entourage Effect Explained – How Cannabinoids Create Blissful Synergy

For thousands of years, plants have been used to activate the natural cannabinoid responses of the body and nervous system by native and indigenous healers. In all cases, these so-called “master plants” have been taken in a full or whole plant form. The more recent Western approach with master plants like cannabis Sativa has focused on isolating and consuming pure extracts of single components – for example, CBD (cannabidiol) isolate (1). So the question begs, is there any benefit to taking a full-spectrum array from a cannabinoid regulator, or is it best to use a standardised single component isolates? New...

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5 Potent Immune Boosters To Increase Your Natural Immunity

5 Potent Immune Boosters To Increase Your Natural Immunity

The immune system plays a vital role in keeping the body healthy by providing a balance between eliminating invading bacteria and viruses, while avoiding damaging the surrounding healthy tissue in the process. However, in the case of people with autoimmune disorders or immune dysfunction, the mechanism to maintain protection of healthy tissue fails and the result is that the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy cells (1,2). For some infections, for example lung infection from Covid-19, overactive immune response causing host tissue damage actually causes more life-threatening problems than the virus itself (3). Furthermore, overactive immune function can lead...

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Treating Chronic Fatigue And Autoimmunity – Creating A Holistic Management Plan

Treating Chronic Fatigue And Autoimmunity – Creating A Holistic Management Plan

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) is a multi-faceted condition with an array of non-localised symptoms that can often be seemingly unrelated. Recent advances in better understanding this condition have enabled us to construct a model for what the body looks like for people with CFS and the underlying mechanisms behind it progression (Mechanisms of chronic fatigue – read more here). Given that people with CFS are experiencing imbalances and dysregulation of so many aspects of their natural physiology they often get stuck at the bottom of the downward spiral and find it very hard to escape. Even with focus on one...

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What is chronic fatigue ? – Understanding the mechanisms of CFS

What is chronic fatigue ? – Understanding the mechanisms of CFS

¿What is chronic fatigue ? Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a debilitating condition of previously thought to be the unknown cause in which sufferers feel extreme fatigue, muscle and/or joint pain, swollen glands, headaches, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, unrefreshing sleep and post-exertional tiredness (PEM) without relief. It is currently diagnosed by the process of exclusion in which all other known fatigue causes are ruled out and there is no widely accepted Western therapy. Over the last few years, several key studies have begun to shed light on this once unknown condition and mechanistic models are now finally...

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HPA Dysregulation – What Is It And Why It Matters?

HPA Dysregulation – What Is It And Why It Matters?

HPA Dysregulation The hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA)-axis is the major endocrine system that regulates the physiological response to stress and as a result drives how we adapt our own behaviour and physiology in order to accommodate that stress. When the HPA axis is functioning well the body adapts well to stressors and we feel strong, resilient, stable, fit and healthy. When there is dysregulation of the HPA and the body struggles to adapt to stressors it can rapidly display bipolar features with too little or too much hormone production, immune function, mental function and we are left feeling overwhelmed, tired, moody, weak...

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