Knowing more about the cause of functional disorders has made a tremendous impact on their treatment. Typically, children with cyclic vomiting syndrome suffer from multiple incapacitating episodes of severe nausea and vomiting, often for days up to a week at a time and recurring every few weeks to months. Dr. Boles has found that adding mitochondrial-directed treatments to traditional drug therapy is highly effective. Those mito-treatments consist of high-doses of the enzyme cofactors co-enzyme Q10, riboflavin and L-carnitine (“mito-cocktail”), as well as frequent feedings and exercise. About a hundred children and young adults have been treated by Dr. Boles, and essentially all of them no longer suffer from vomiting episodes.
The “mito-cocktail”consists of high-doses of the enzyme co-factors co-enzyme Q-10, riboflavin and L-carnitine.
Results from a treatment study conducted by Dr. Boles have validated the effectiveness of co-enzyme Q-10 therapy. The same treatments have also substantially reduced migraine headaches, muscle pain and chronic fatigue suffered by these children, and by their affected maternal relatives.
It is extremely important that mito patients avoid fasting or going for an extended period of time without eating. Mito patients are advised to eat numerous small meals throughout the day.