Diet and CFS

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Empower, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Empower

    Empower New Member

    I know alot of you are not big fans of Dr Weil, but I saw this and thought I would pass it on:

    Food as Medicine: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    A healthy diet can help the body in its efforts to heal itself, and in some cases, particular foods can lessen the symptoms. To help reduce the effects of chronic fatigue syndrome (such as debilitating fatigue, impaired memory, sore throat, muscle or joint pain, headaches and other maladies), try the following:

    Decrease your protein intake to 10 percent of your daily calories.

    Eat a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably organic) for their protective phytochemicals.

    Eat garlic regularly for its antibiotic effects.
    Incorporate immune-enhancing mushrooms into meals, including shiitake, oyster, enokidake and maitake mushrooms.

    Don't miss tomorrow's Daily Tip - it features a recipe recommended for those with chronic fatigue syndrome.

    What's your view about this tip's subject? Share your thoughts in the DrWeil
  2. jane32

    jane32 New Member

    I get his recipes too-now I just need to learn how to cook!
  3. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    I'm a little leary of the low protein. As someone with low blood sugar, I need some protein with each meal to level my blood sugar. I don't know it that would be enough or not.