Hello All - I'm pretty big on taking supplements and reading about which foods are most beneficial for me. My belief is that there are just a handful of things that I can change/influence. They include eating habits, sleep, exercise. Back when my choking and nausea were at their highest, I joined a food support group. What I learned, was to eliminate processed foods, also things like flour, pasta, bread and sugar. Sugar is the hardest one on the list for me. I also learned the great benefit of fish oils, like salmon, mackrel, herring. I try to buy salmon when it's on sale, $3.99/lb, no more, and freeze it for later. I eat it at least 3X per week. Also buy it canned. I've just recently begun taking Fish Oil capsules. This is another way to get the Omega Fats (the good fats) in your diet, if you don't like the taste of fish. The other supplement I take is flax seed oil and borage oil, added into my morning protein fruit shake. Below, is the most recent article from Immune Support on the subject of Fish Oils. It's a good read. Lots of Hugs & Support, ........ Jillian Fish Oil Supplements Could Help Fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ImmuneSupport.com 09-11-2002 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or ME may be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, according to doctors. They have also suggested that taking daily fish oil supplements may help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with the condition. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects an estimated 243,000 people of all ages in the UK. It causes a wide range of symptoms including muscle pain, memory loss, and severe exhaustion which can last many years and leave victims bed-ridden. Dr. Basant Puri and colleagues at Hammersmith Hospital in London used state-of-the-art scanning technology to assess chemical activity in the brain. They examined a group of eight people who had been diagnosed with the syndrome and the same number of healthy people. Brain Chemicals They found higher levels of two key chemicals - choline and creatine - in the brains of people with the condition. Choline is important for controlling fat levels in brain cells while creatine provides energy. The doctors said the findings suggested CFS patients had abnormal phospholipid metabolisms. Phospholipids are special types of fats which are an essential component of cells. They are protected by certain types of fatty acids. Doctors at Hammersmith believe fatty acid supplements could help to restore the chemical imbalance in the brain and alleviate the symptoms of CFS. EPA which is found in fish oil supplements may be particularly useful. Dr. Puri said: "This study suggests that if patients with CFS take a high-EPA fatty acid supplement, then this should have a beneficial action on the chemical imbalances in the brain which we have identified." But the charity Action for M.E. warned that the condition is complex. Chris Clark, its chief executive, said: "CFS is a complex illness and all the evidence so far suggests that there's no single cause." But he added: "We will look at this research with great interest." The study is published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. (c) 2002 BBC. ©2002 Pro Health, Inc. (http://www.ImmuneSupport.com) All Rights Reserved.