Remember When You Felt Great?
Do you remember a time when you had energy and stamina? When you could run through the park with your kids, tackle yard work with ease and keep up productivity at work? If you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome or other debilitating autoimmune disease, those days might be nothing but distant memories.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Makes Life a Challenge
Ever since this onset of terrible pain, exhaustion and depression, even simple tasks seem almost impossible. You struggle just to get to the store, do house work and help the kids with their homework. Friends don’t understand why you don’t want to see them anymore and the boss is not longer buying your “excuses” for missing work. Even your doctor suggests you’re just suffering from depression.
According to, Disability Resource.com:
“60% of people diagnosed with CFS had never experienced depression prior to the onset of the CFS symptoms.”
Stress, however, increases a person’s risk for developing chronic fatigue syndrome by a whopping 500%! Constant stress leads to adrenal exhaustion, which can virtually destroy the immune system and make recovery from even simple tasks take much longer than in healthy individuals.
Why What You’re Eating Could be Making Symptoms Worse
Chronic fatigue syndrome is not all in your head and you’re certainly not alone in suffering with this autoimmune disorder. However, what your doctor may not tell you is that what you’re eating could be making your CFS worse.
Those with chronic fatigue syndrome often have undiagnosed food intolerances and/or chemical sensitivities. Gluten and dairy are the most common dietary contributors to developing chronic fatigue syndrome. Other possible food intolerances are corn, soy, lactose, nuts, citrus and seafood.
Doing an elimination diet is the best way to test for food intolerance.
Chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers should also avoid food additives such as high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, monosodium glutamate (MGS), polysorbate 80 and food dyes. These dangerous preservatives increase inflammation in the body and increase autoimmune response, making symptoms much worse.
What Foods to Eat for Relief
Eating a diet rich in whole foods such as organic poultry and meat, wild-caught fish, organic vegetables and low glycemic index fruits can help the body heal itself naturally.
Superfoods such as acai berry, pomegranate and blueberries can work wonders in improving the immune system. Organic dark chocolate has been shown to flood the body with feel-good chemicals that reduce stress, induce more restful sleep and heal the nervous system.
Since there seems to be a connection between eating gluten and chronic fatigue syndrome, those who suffer from the autoimmune disorder should adopt a gluten free diet for at least one month to see if symptoms improve. Also, according to the Chronic Fatigue Community website, many people with chronic fatigue benefit from a low GI (glycemic index) diet since their bodies have much more trouble regulating blood sugar than those who do not have CFS.
The Easy Way to Go Gluten Free
It may seem like eating a gluten free, low glycemic diet would not only be impossible to follow, but expensive and boring. Nothing could be further from the truth. Gluten free, low glycemic meals are every bit as delicious, if not tastier than what you’re already eating and most of it costs no more than what you’re paying now. All it takes is a little time and patience to research foods and plan meals. Becoming a label-reader will be very important from now on if you’re to heal from chronic fatigue syndrome and get back to your old self again.
If you don’t have the time or energy to do all the research on a gluten free/low glycemic diet, all the help you need to get started on this great new life plan is available in an inexpensive, downloadable cookbook from executive chef, Debbie Johnson.
You could always try to do the research on your own but I’ll tell you from experience, it take some time to learn how to eat gluten free and there’s plenty of margain for error.
Fun With Gluten Free/Low Glycemic Food can save you a bunch of time, money and stress and it’s backed by a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied.
p.s. Don’t give up and don’t give in. You’re not alone and you’re not crazy. There’s light at the end of the tunnel and it’s waiting just for you.
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