Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Education Support Program | Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic

If you struggle with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) you are not alone. According to the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), there are upwards of 215,000 people who have one or both of these conditions in the Greater Toronto Area alone. There are very few physicians practicing that specialize in these conditions – leaving many people feeling unsupported and isolated.

In 2012, the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC) acknowledged this growing need by initiating the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (FM/CFS) Focus, which has quickly become one of the busiest shifts in the clinic.

To further support this patient population, the RSNC is offering a 10 week education support group program for those whose lives have been impacted by Fibromyalgia (FM) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis [ME])

The program will run on Fridays beginning June 9 until August 11. it will take place at CCNM on Fridays from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Program Outline

  1. Introduction to ME/FM and Naturopathic Medicine
  2. Lifestyle tools and strategies - activity logs, pacing, and support networks
  3. Boundaries, stress management, and introduction to CBT
  4. Lab testing and differential diagnoses
  5. Nutrition overview - macronutrients
  6. Nutrition diets - paleo, elimination, FODMAPS
  7. Energy - lifestyle, biochemical pathways, nutrition to address
  8. Cognition and sleep - lifestyle, biochemical pathways, nutrition to address
  9. Pain - lifestyle, biochemical pathways, nutrition to address
  10. Open ended closing questions - address any questions from previous weeks, additional topics participants would like to discuss

Cost: $100 for 10 sessions

Education Support Instructor: Dr. Louise McCrindle, ND