What do five mid-season NFL football players and a little old lady have in common?
Fatigue has remained an unresolved, and life limiting, mystery for many. The experiment started last year in Cleveland, and this year in St. Louis, with a group of football players wanted to go to sleep — all the time.:
Who ever thought elite athletes, in the prime of life, would suffer from fatigue, just like little old ladies?
Who ever thought their bodies would hurt for the same reason?
This was a surprise. Our analysis determined the professional athletes, just like the little old lady, all had low oxygen as r hypoxia, or hypoxemia. Their bodies were oxygen deprived, even though their was plenty of oxygen in the air, and their lung capacity varied from normal to superior. Their bodies were not delivering oxygen to tissues. But why?
Stress had damaged the body’s mechanisms that move oxygen from their lungs to body tissues.
The football players called of season fatigue – they blamed their tired on continuous games and practice, and pain on the play impact.
The little old lady called it chronic fatigue, and blamed her tired on stuff nobody could explain, and her pain on something else nobody could explain called fibromyalgia.
We studied both at the same time and discovered it was very similar, if not the same. We discovered each had three problems. All of them had:
- Dysregulated acid base homeostasis and pain was due to elevated levels of lactic acid;
- Elevated dependence on anaerobic energy production;
- Exhibited functional hypoxia, insufficient oxygen to tissues, to maintain aerobic metabolism.
So we tried a simple, drug-free experiment, and fixed them all in 30 minutes. Want to know more?