Author Archive for Darden Burns

Adrenal or Brain Exhaustion? Darden’s ME/CFS and FM Cortisol Story

Darden returns to explain how she ended up a fixing a common problem in ME/CFS and FM - low cortisol levels and feelings of agitation and "wiredness".  Please note Darden is a patient, not a doctor.  "Adrenal Exhaustion" Adrenal exhaustion or fatigue is a term used in alternative medicine to describe Read more [...]

Connecting the Dots: Does Histamine Intolerance Contribute to Fibromyalgia

(Many people haven't connected histamine with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome but it's been a suspected player for over twenty years. The first study suggesting overactive mast cells were pumping high levels of histamine into FM patients bodies goes back to 1990.  Greatly increased levels Read more [...]

A Fibromyalgia Patient’s Ten Strategies for Healing

(Darden has been working on her fibromyalgia/ME/CFS for years and has made substantial progress.  In this post she outlines what's helped. Dr. Teitelbaum recently asserted that his patients receive the most help from alternative medical practices. It's interesting, in that vein, that all Read more [...]

Healing the Wired -Tired Continuum : A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recovery Story

(Darden describes a long and costly but ultimately quite successful process of treating her ME/CFS/FM that ended up impacting four common factors in ME/CFS - the endocrine system (thyroid), the cardiovascular system, the autonomic nervous system and the gut .  "Today after years of struggling with Read more [...]

Diet, Drugs, Herbs and SIBO: One ME/CFS/FM Patient Finds Relief with the Pimental Approach

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth or SIBO is a chronic condition or infection of bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. Normally the small intestine has low numbers of bacteria and the large intestine has high numbers of bacteria; however, Read more [...]