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1

What percent of adults complain to their pcp of fatigue?

24%

2

What are the primary reasons for fatigue?

Anemia
Infection
Adrenal dysfunction
Lack of fuel or wrong fuel
Medications
Thyroid disease
Insomnia
Allergies
Overtraining

3

What are the 2 primary types of anemia to look for?

Iron deficiency
B12 deficiency

4

What are the most common infections that will result in chronic fatigue?

EBV
CMV
Yeast infection
Lyme disease
Intestinal parasites (international travel or sushi)

5

What are common symptoms of yeast infection

Feel sick all over
Often feel spaced out
Muscle aches
Digestive problems
Sugar cravings
Unusually sensitive to tobacco, perfume and other chemicals
Food sensitivities

6

What in a patient's PMHx would make them susceptible to a yeast infection?

Multiple antibiotics over the years

7

What are common symptoms of yeast infection in women?

Recurrent vaginal yeast infections
Recurrent UTIs
Sexual dysfunction
Dysparenunia
Endometriosis
Interstitial cystitis
Infertility

PMS

8

What is a common age for yeast infections in women?

20-50

9

What are the common symptoms for a yeast infection in men?

Fatigue
Headache
Memory loss
Depression
Muscle and joint pain
G.I. Upset
Sugar craving
Chemical sensitivities
Food sensitivities

10

Common symptoms of yeast infection in infants and young children

Irritability
Sleep problems
Hyperactivity
Attention problems
G.I. Upset
Constant colds
Ear problems
Skin rashes

11

Common symptoms of yeast infection in older children and teenagers

Fatigue
Irritability
Headache
Depression
Irritability
Poor school performance
Food and chemical sensitivities

12

Illnesses in adults that may be yeast related

Crohn's disease
Scleroderma
Lupus erythematosus
Psoriasis
Eczema
Rheumatoid arthritis
Myasthenia gravis
Multiple sclerosis
Sinusitis
Acne
Chronic hives
Asthma

13

Positive fungal cultures were found in the nasal secretions in what percent of 210 chronic rhinosinusitis patient?

96%

Mayo Clinic Proceedings 1999

14

What conditions can increase your risk of developing a yeast infection?

Hormonal changes associated with the normal menstrual cycle
Pregnancy
Birth control pills
Steroids
Diabetes
Genital irritations and abrasions
Reinfection from your sexual partner

15

What nutrients do the mitochondria need to make ATP?

B2 (riboflavin)
B3 (niacin)
B5 (pantothenic acid)
Carnitine
CoQ10
Lipoic acid

16

L-carnitine can be made endogenously via the combination of what amino acids?

L-methionine
Lysine

17

What co-factors are needed to make L-carnitine in the body?

Niacin (B3)
Pyridoxine (B6)
Vitamin C
Iron

18

L-carnitine's performance in the body is improved by eating a diet rich in what?

Omega 3 FAs

19

What can inhibit optimal carnitine activity in the body?

Insulin

20

What foods have a lot of carnitine?

Red meat and avocados

21

What are some common uses for carnitine?

Cognitive performance
Heart disease
Promotes weight loss (if deficient)
Slows aging process
Athletic performance
Immune system health
Destroys free radicals

22

What disease conditions are associated with low CoQ10 levels?

Post MI
Peyronies disease
Fibromyalgia
Depression
Migraines
Parkinson's disease

23

How does CoQ10 help blood vessels and blood flow?

Nitric oxide preservation
Decreases the damage from LDLox
Reduces plaque buildup

24

What foods contain CoQ10?

Beef, chicken, lamb, turkey
Spinach
Potatoes

25

What medications deplete CoQ10 from the body?

Statins
Beta blockers
Metformin

26

How does alpha lipoic acid help with estrogen metabolism?

Stimulates production of quinone reductase

27

How does alpha lipoic acid function as an antioxidant?

It supports glutathione levels, regenerates vitamins C & E and helps maintain balance between oxidized and reduced CoQ10

28

Can the body produce its own ALA and what foods can it be found in?

The body can produce its own ALA. It is found in meats and to a lesser degree in fruits and vegetables.

29

What are safe doses of ALA?

300-600 mg per day

30

What does ALA do for diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Studies show that it decreases neuropathic pain and can improve nerve function