Importance of Sodium Levels in POTS and Chronic Fatigue

POTS and Chronic Fatigue

Many of my patients have suffered with POTS and chronic fatigue. Many had some POTS symptoms but not a full diagnosis. Most of them were teenagers and women in their early 20’s whose symptoms started after receiving the Gardasil injection. Whether they knew the trigger for sure did not matter, as I work with symptoms and not labels.

I thought with this in mind it would be interesting to interview Karen Watkins who is a nutritional therapist from Mineral Check UK who do hair analysis to show heavy metal and mineral imbalances. 

Hair tests are widely used in the USA and Australia but less used in the UK.

I asked her to tell me her thoughts and experiences dealing with low sodium levels which is very common in many girls with POTS and chronic fatigue.

Top 10 insights from this interview

1. Low sodium/potassium levels are commonly seen in people with POTS and Chronic Fatigue, however not everyone with POTS or Chronic Fatigue has low sodium and potassium levels. That is why it’s important to do a test.

2. Low potassium and sodium levels are also an indication that the adrenals are struggling.

3. Look at how you can reduce stress on the whole system and also focus on blood sugar control.

How is the body managing energetically?

Is the body managing a nice steady glucose level?

Avoid fast releasing carbohydrates in the morning eg white bread/sugar/ pies/chocolates/white rice/white pasta/pastries which cause a fast rise and then a drop.

You need brown rice, brown bread, brown rice or corn pasta instead. These are slow releasing.

4. Sodium levels are controlled by your adrenal glands. You need to remove as many stresses as possible eg get enough sleep, enough water, good foods, remove emotional stresses. Then the adrenal glands can help the sodium levels.

Simple things can have a big effect.

5. Exams and school life is a continual stress. As this is harder to avoid, diet and other factors becomes more important to focus on as it’s easier to change these.

6. Light is very important. Going to bed at the same time each night is very important and darken the room. Avoid screen-time an hour before bed.

Don’t feel tempted if you can’t sleep to play on your phone. It tires out the adrenals even more.

7. Get a test from a licensed lab. This will help you to look at improving vitamin and mineral levels.

8. Salt tablets are not always the obvious solution. Adding salt to food is just as good. Focus on potassium levels especially if salt tablets are not working for you.

If you have lots of sodium you have low potassium and vice versa. Easy Potassium fixes are V8 juice, vegetable juices, grapefruit, and liquorice tea. Simple and inexpensive.

9. Naturopaths in the 1930’s used grapefruits to combat adrenal fatigue before steroids were invented. Fresh nettle tea works well too.

10. Changing your diet will help you recover faster. Real food rules. If you cannot eat your greens , hide them in your cooking. If it’s really challenging then go for supplements. 

Would you like more information on healing from POTS, Chronic Fatigue or Gardasil side effects?

Ok so you can choose to 

If you suspect that your symptoms started after Gardasil, then we can detox that homoeopathically and help you move forward.

If you don’t know the trigger, that doesn’t matter, as I look at your symptoms and help you heal those.

Whatever you choose, that you for taking the time to read this article I wrote for you, and I hope it provides you with your next step forward in recovery.


1 thought on “Importance of Sodium Levels in POTS and Chronic Fatigue”

  1. Hello question for you, my daughter got the shot and now she sometimes passes out and goes into convolutions.. she hasn’t passed out in a while but she says she feels like it.. seems out of sorts if that makes sense.. I just got 2 bottles of heavy metal and chemical binder from health ranger.. I was wondering if that would help and what would be the recommendation on dose and how many times a day and for how long.. thank you

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HPV- Gardasil and Cervarix Injury New Criteria Guidelines

If you are a Gardasil injured person looking to book in, please read this new criteria first.

As we are the most experienced homeopathic team dealing with this type of case, we have decided to only take on clients who fit the new criteria below. If you do not fit the criteria below then homeopathy can still work for you, but we are not the right therapists for you.

1. The patient has to be committed to healing themselves and understand that they are fully responsible for their health.


That the patient doesn’t rely on us and the pills to do all the work. To understand that their lifestyle choices will speed up or impair recovery and that no medicine can be a substitute for lifestyle choices that hinder recovery. At the end of the day, we are all responsible for ourselves, and the choices we make.

2. To begin working with us the patient has to have in place or commit to having a clean sleep routine.

This means going to sleep with the lights out by 10 pm the latest and being on no devices an hour beforehand. All of our patients have adrenal fatigue and thyroid issues. When you go to bed late or are on devices late, then too much light is being emitted from phones/tablets a few inches from your eyes. That amount of bright light signals the body to make more adrenaline because it thinks it’s in the afternoon and that then creates more cortisol that prevents sleep and makes you tired in the morning. Melatonin and pineal levels are messed up too. Our patients have severely imbalanced hormones, and melatonin, the pineal gland, adrenals and the thyroid all need to be in balance to recover. If your sleep cycle is out, you don’t need pills to correct it – you just need to get a clean sleep routine and your body will get into balance in a couple of days. What you do when you are recovered is up to you – but if you want to work with us, this is a non-negotiable requirement.

3. You are not on the contraceptive pill or are on steroid inhalers.

These are synthetic hormones and are a big block to curing. When someone is on these, we can’t really get started as they are contributing to the hormones being unbalanced. We can work with you if you intend to come off the pill before your prescription starts or if you intend to come off inhalers before we start detoxing. We cannot start detoxing or bring you to a full recovery unless these 2 medicines are out of the picture. We can help with period pain, and asthma anyway in the prescriptions. If you are fully reliant on these medicines then we are not the therapists for you.

4. You have a good diet and eat vegetables.

What you eat affects your health. A lot of the imbalance in the body centres in the stomach. This doesn’t mean you have stomach pains – but your microbiome is key to healing. We are looking for patients who eat some vegetables and fruits. We cannot work with patients who just eat processed food and no fruits and vegetables at all. We can work with patients who have a limited diet but are committed to eating a wider variety of healthy foods. If you don’t meet this criteria it will take too long to help you fully recover and we will only get halfway.

5. If you are on prescribed medicines it is your wish and intention to get off them.

Some patients want to stay on medication while asking us to fully heal them. All medicines come with side effects, which we can’t heal while the patient is on them, therefore we are being asked to do an impossible task. Of course, we see many patients on meds and they end up reducing their dosage and not needing them. They actively don’t want to be on them. If you are happy with any medicines and want to stay on them, then we are not the therapists for you. We are interested in working with people who want to be fully and holistically well, and only then can we work to the best of our ability.


If you fulfil this criteria then we are confident that we can heal the majority of patients in 1-3 sessions.