Managing CFS/ME: a clinical approach


Date: April 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm

Around 250,000 people in the UK are currently thought to be affected by CFS/ME.  The high level of disability that is often associated with this debilitating condition can be both physically and mentally challenging for patients and appears to stem from a combination of symptoms such as fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance, cognitive impairment, depression and, in many cases, symptoms mirroring those of irritable bowel syndrome.

With no current cure and no validated, universally accepted, ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to the treatment, many clients are seeking natural alternatives to conventional approaches.

Taking a personalised and functional medicine approach, Dr Nina Bailey reviews the latest science on ME/CFS and the underlying mechanisms that can be targeted with nutritional interventions and explains how to ensure your therapeutic approach is right for your clients.

Covered in the webinar:

  • CFS/ME background /causes/symptoms
  • Update on the mechanisms associated with CFS/ME
    • Immune disturbances
    • Oxidative stress and inflammation
    • The kynurenine pathway and neurotransmitter dysregulation
    • Mitochondrial dysfunction and related mechanisms
      1. Methylation
      2. Detoxification
      3. Glycolysis
      4. Citric acid cycle/Krebs
      5. Oxidative phosphorylation
  • An overview of current treatment options
  • Nutritional intervention – an evidence-based approach
  • Nutritional supplementation

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Maxine Sheils

About Maxine Sheils

Maxine is a Nutritional Therapy graduate of the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Manchester who has recently joined Igennus as a customer support nutritionist and is based here in Cambridge. Her interest in nutrition was sparked after working as an au pair in Australia to a family who were living on a raw food diet where coincidentally, she started to endure severe digestive problems. She joined CNM as a student to further her new found passion and was able to support her own body in regaining health. Maxine is passionate about nutrition and her ability to help others achieve their optimal health. She specializes in female hormonal problems such as endometriosis, thyroid problems, stress, autoimmunity and digestive disorders. Her degree in psychology provides her with a strong ability to understand and motivate others to achieve their health goals.