Professor Martin L. Pall, Washington State University, reports that Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), fibromyalgia (FMS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the Gulf War syndrome (that reports to experience all four syndromes), share a common cause—all are the result of short term stressors.
All of the stressors that bring on each of the syndromes share one thing in common. They increase the levels of nitric oxide in the body and in turn result in increased levels of peroxynitrite. It is peroxynitrite that causes a cycle that is responsible for a chronic illness that frequently last a lifetime.
Pall suggests the best approach to treat these chronic illnesses is to reduce the peroxynitrite cycle. Although there is not a magic bullet to break the peroxynitrite cycle there are some basic guidelines to follow:
- Avoid foods that cause allergic reactions.
- Avoid foods containing: mono-sodium glutamate, aspartame, and possibly hydrolyzed vegetable proteins.
- Consider using a combination of nutritional supplements that help reduce the peroxynitrite cycle.
Visit Dr. Pall’s web site for detailed information on possible nutritional supplement regimens.