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4: “Connect The Dots” - Fatigue, ADHD, Trauma

In this “Connect The Dots” episode, Chris & Filly take on a listener's case around chronic fatigue and several associated symptoms. 

Chronic fatigue is a disease characterised by profound fatigue, sleep abnormalities, pain, and other symptoms that are made worse by exertion. From a medical standpoint, there is no cure or approved treatment for this condition. However, you’ll soon see that functional medicine and holistic healing CAN improve - if not eradicate! - chronic fatigue. 

Chris & Filly dive into this listener’s case, who wrote in about struggling with fatigue, vaginal imbalances, diagnosed ADHD, depression, grinding her teeth when asleep, bleeding gums, and struggling to get up on time. They analyse these symptoms to identify the possible body system imbalances that are causing the fatigue, such as neurotransmitter imbalances, adrenal fatigue, gut health and detox issues, and emphasise that taking a holistic approach is essential to treating chronic fatigue.

They also dive into potential root-causes: the effect trauma has on the body, deeper underlying reasons for procrastination and inconsistent self-care, and how constant distraction can be a sign that it’s not “safe” to heal. 

…And heads up for next week’s episode: you’ll hear from our client Sam and how she overcame her own chronic fatigue, as well as brain fog, anxiety, gallstone attacks & gut issues using our Ending Body Burnout Method!

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If you’re keen to get your case workshopped (anonymously - you won’t personally be on the episode), fill in this application form. A “Connect The Dots” Initial Consult is usually $197 with Filly. But you’ll get to have your case investigated for free on this episode!


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Australian Government Health Direct definition of Chronic Fatigue (there is “no cure”)


Lisa Cordouff’s Survey on 1430 Women about Energy Levels


1% (250,000 people) in Australia suffer with CFS


1.5 million adults see their doctor each year for tiredness


The Body Holds The Score by Bessel van der Kolk


Jaemin Frazer on trauma as a broken relationship with self

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