Fatigue can and often occurs in episodes. This experience, while highly disrputive, can be spun to promote healing, as triggers are identified.
This article on the Kleine-Levin syndrome and its response to lithium provides some insight into the role of this important mineral, and implicitly others, in the generation of consistent energy. Since we know that mitochondria are at the core of energy production and it’s illness, then this information may apply to many mitochondrial conditions.
While a psychiatric dose was used here, as evidenced by the blood levels that are not attainable with nutritionally-dosed lithium, this article is simply a launching point for what will probably be an improvement in protcols for fatigue and related mitochondrial conditions.
The halides column in the periodic table consist of four elements: Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine and Iodine. Of these Iodine and Chlorine are essential. Fluorine is used to fortify teeth enamel with an associated controversy. Bromine, previously thought inessential, has shown to be preferably utilized by certain immune cells. The most prevalent halide, chlorine, exists as salt and also as toxic forms such as perchlorates (from jet fuel, found in mother milk) and chloramines in drinking water.
The halide test measures levels of iodide, fluoride and bromide under baseline and challenged conditions.