Oxalates and Their Role in Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

Oxalates and Their Role in Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) Oxalates are non-toxic organic compounds naturally occurring in certain foods, mainly vegetables and fruits. An accumulation of oxalic acid crystals in the muscle and connective tissue cells may be the cause of the muscle aches and pain associated with FMS. FMS can be a debilitating condition, involving many systems within the body. It stands apart from arthritis and autoimmune reactivity in that the muscles are not inflamed on biopsy. However, the pain […]
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition that presents a wide array of symptoms and associated illnesses. Tiredness is the most recognized but certainly not the only symptom. CFS has been defined as “a virally induced, cytokine-mediated psychoneuroimmunologic disorder that occurs in genetically predisposed individuals.”(1) This definition reflects one certain aspect of CFS – it does not have one clear cause, nor one clear pattern of manifestations or one simple treatment regime. Certainly a comprehensive and multicausal […]
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