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John Porterfield, M.Ed., CHLC


I cannot diagnose as I am not a MD. I can answer questions regarding optimizing sleep, hormones, nutrition, treating infections, and enhancing the mitochondria with both natural remedies and Rx drugs.

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Diagnosed with CFS in 2002. Cured in 2005. Had a relapse in 2009. I've been seen by the top CFS doctors in the country, and have learned a lot from them. I would like to share what has worked for me.


American Association for Health Education, The CFIDS Association of America


B.S.Ed. in Health Education, licensed health educator in the state of OH. M.Ed. Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Completed Dr. Jacob Teitlebaum, MD's

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Recent Answers from John Porterfield, M.Ed., CHLC

2014-06-27 Could my friend have CFS?:

The symptoms you describe are common in CFS.  Furthermore, research has shown that CFS is known to begin after an injury or illness like you describe.    In his 30 years of clinical experience treating

2014-03-12 I'm tired all the time, can this be CFS?:

Please forgive that it has taken me this long to respond.  I too feel the same way you do, and I just haven't been able to sit at the computer the past few days.    The virus that causes mononucleosis

2012-02-27 Re: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

Those symptoms could be any of the following:    A sleep disorder even though you may sleep a good number of hours, it may not me deep enough sleep.    A hormonal deficiency such as thyroid, cortisol,

2011-02-15 Always want to sleep & urinate:

I assume you always want to sleep because while you are getting lots of sleep, you are not getting deep, restorative sleep.  This supplement can help:

2011-01-28 Treatment Centers:

I have been a patient at the FFC for over five years.  They cured me, but I have suffered a relapse.  You will feel better if you go there if:    -You follow ALL of the doctor's recommendations correctly


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