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Nutritional Therapy for ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Receiving a diagnosis or ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) can feel like a life sentence. There is no agreement of the cause of the condition and conventional medicine only addresses the symptoms with medication, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and advice on exercise (which can increase symptoms in some people).

Low battery graphicThere are many potential factors in the development of ME / CFS. These differ from person to person and there may be a combination in one person. These include:

  • Viral and/or bacterial infections
  • Immune system problems
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Mental health problems, such as stress and emotional trauma
  • Genetics
If you’ve suspect or have been diagnosed with ME / CFS and have not seen any improvement from the approaches you’ve taken so far, perhaps it’s time to seek expert, professional help tailored to you.

How can a Nutritional Therapist help?

A Nutritional Therapist recognises that everyone is unique – the underlying cause or causes of your ME or CFS may not be the same as the next person’s. As a result, there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to recommendations for overcoming the extreme fatigue, muscle pains, sleep and emotional problems and other symptoms associated with this condition.

After taking a full medical history and reviewing your food and lifestyle diary, a Functional Medicine Nutritional Therapist will consider ALL the potential causes of your ME/CFS and identify and prioritise the next steps to be taken that are relevant to you. These may include:

  • Recommending dietary changes and in some cases supplements to boost vitamins and minerals needed for energy production
  • Referring you to your GP for further testing where it can be accessed free of charge
  • Recommending private testing not available on the NHS
  • Advising on lifestyle changes that may help including diet, gentle exercise and relaxation

Your personalised recommendations will be reviewed at each appointment to evaluate how they have been incorporated into your life and how effective they have been and your plan will be amended and updated accordingly. A course of 4 appointments 4 to 6 weeks apart is recommended for optimal outcomes and to allow sufficient time for changes to manifest.

The Nutritional Therapists at Irrefutable Health have helped many people overcome ME/CFS, regain their health and vitality and take back their life with personalised plans tailored to their individual circumstances and goals.

Contact us to discuss which of our practitioners is best suited to your individual circumstances.

Call us on 020 3034 3000 or email


Irrefutable Health | Nutritional Therapy in Kingston | (020) 8945 3701