The chronic fatigue syndrome is also called chronic fatigue syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It is characterized by a permanent state of exhaustion with an accompanying feeling of illness.
The paralyzing physical and mental exhaustion leads to reduced performance and physical complaints, ranging from headaches to sleep disorders and digestive problems. In addition, those affected do not find any relaxation in their sleep.
One of the main reasons for tiredness is increased acidity in the organism.
Overexertion, overeating, especially overconsumption of acid-forming foods such as simple sugars, meat and refined grains (including honey), constipation, diarrhea, kidney and liver problems, all of these lead to tissue acidity. This acidic state causes fatigue. Why?
saliva – The saliva is an alkaline liquid, yang, which mainly interferes with the digestion of carbohydrates.
Gastric juice – The gastric juice is acidic, yin, and is mainly involved in the digestion of fats and proteins.
pancreas – These digestive juices are alkaline, yang, and effect the digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
Intestinal juices – These juices are yin, sour and digest and break down the remaining carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The food molecules pass into the bloodstream, which is weakly alkaline. Our blood has a pH of around 7.35-7.45.
The various intracellular metabolic processes continuously produce carbon dioxide. The carbon (C) in food changes to combine with oxygen to form carbon dioxide. This then diffuses into the extracellular fluid.
The blood is transported further to the lungs, where it diffuses into the alveoli, and is finally released into the atmosphere through lung ventilation. But it takes several minutes for the carbon dioxide to travel out of the cells into the atmosphere. Since the carbon dioxide is not excreted immediately, there is always an average of 1.2 milliliters of dissolved carbon dioxide in the extracellular fluids. This carbon dioxide combines with water and forms carbonic acid (H. 2 C0 3 ), which is yin.
If the level of carbon dioxide (yang) increases, the amount of carbonic acid (yin) also increases. The hydrogen ion of carbonic acid has a direct effect on the respiratory center. In which the so-called posterior brain, the medulla oblongata or the elongated marrow increases the respiratory rate (Yin stimulates Yang). However, this only applies if the blood is alkaline. If the carbon dioxide level increases too much as a result of overexertion, overconsumption of simple sugars and animal protein and thus poor blood circulation, the carbonic acid increases the degree of blood acidity (yin). This blood acidity damages the respiratory center in the medulla oblongata and causes a reduction in the respiratory rate.
This reduction means that less oxygen is inhaled and therefore less oxygen is available for cell metabolism. The result is fatigue.