Ep. 39 - Overcoming Chronic Fatigue with Lauren Windas



Episode 39

Lauren Windas is a registered and licensed nutritionist, naturopath, NLP practitioner, author and master practitioner in eating disorders and obesity. Lauren was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (also commonly referred to as M.E. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), and was determined to take the natural approach for healing. She discovered that by making specific dietary and lifestyle changes, she was able to alleviate and overcome many of her symptoms. 

In this episode, Nicole invites Lauren onto the podcast to discuss Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), the challenges in diagnosis, and the significance of a tailored diet, exercise, and lifestyle adjustments. Nicole and Lauren also share their tips on navigating CFS, stressing the importance of taking a holistic approach for managing and recovering from chronic health conditions.

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Episode Timestamps


Lauren’s personal battle with chronic fatigue


Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome: Symptoms, diagnosis, and misconceptions


Navigating diagnosis and advocacy 


The role of exercise in managing chronic fatigue syndrome


Navigating energy management: The 75% rule


Dietary strategies for chronic fatigue syndrome


Addressing toxin load in chronic fatigue recovery


Introducing Ardere: A holistic approach to wellness

“One of the things I say to clients is that it is a process of trial and error. I’d say with pacing, it’s more of an art than a science. You know your body better than anybody, so it’s about finding that baseline.”


Essential learnings from this episode…

Lauren’s personal journey with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

Challenges of diagnosis and why everyone should fight for self advocacy

Tips for managing CFS including pacing, diet adjustments, sleep management and understanding the role of toxins

The role nutrition, lifestyle and personalised medicine has in managing and recovering from chronic health conditions

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Functional Medicine Practitioner
Registered Nutritional Therapist BANT CNHC
Registered Nutritionist BANT
Podcast Host – The Goode Health Podcast
Media Contributor – Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Thrive Global
Tatler Approved Nutritionist
Founder of The Goode Health Clinic – WINNER Best Functional Medicine Clinic UK 2023 

Nicole is one of the UK’s leading voices on immune health and optimal health, a specialist in autoimmune diseases, further specialised into thyroid, brain and fatigue conditions and optimising health for ambitious high achiever’s. Providing bespoke, personalised functional medicine programmes for clients worldwide.

Nicole has partnerships with worldwide global leaders in functional medicine including practitioner only supplement companies, testing laboratories (inc. from USA), to assess health, discover underlying imbalances and root causes of sub optimal health. In doing so Nicole works with clients on their own personal health history, root causes and genetics to achieve long lasting, effective results, providing optimal health status.