Archive for Diet

“Clean Energy”: Can a Ketogenic Diet Help with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia?

(Thanks to Dr. Courtney Craig for allowing Health Rising to publish her blog on the possible benefits of ketogenic diets for people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Please note the title was changed and the links at the end of the blog were added by Health Rising.) Being a ME/CFS patient Read more [...]

Dr. Craig on Fasting For Better Health in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Intermittent fasting has been crucial in my long-lasting CFS recovery. -  Dr. Courtney Craig The pleasure of eating good tasting food is undeniable, but food can have a dark side for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM). Digesting food, for one thing, takes work Read more [...]

Minding Your Mitochondria: Dr. Terry Wahls on a Brain Repair Regimen That Returned Her to Health

As a former Tae Kwan Doe national champion, Dr. Terry Wahls knew what it was like to be supremely fit. In 2000, though, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a disease without a cure, and her future looked bleak.  Going to the best MS center in the country and taking the latest drugs provided Read more [...]

Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome PT III: A Modern Malady Obscured, Testing and Next Steps

For Part 1 of this series of articles covering facts 1-4 read: Celiac Disease,Gluten Sensitivity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Pt 1 Misdiagnosis and Mortality For Part 2 of this articles covering facts 4-8 read: Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and Chornic Fatigue Syndrome Pt 2: Autoimmunity, Read more [...]

Is the Glycemic Index Diet Right for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia?

 Carbohydrates, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Originally developed to help diabetics control their blood sugar, the low glycemic index diet focuses on foods that keep blood sugar levels consistently low. It's similar to other diet plans that eliminate the high carbohydrate, highly processed Read more [...]

Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #2: Autoimmunity, Cross-Sensitization, Testing

Read Part 1 of this article  covering a epidemic of misdiagnosis, comorbidity and mortality.  FACT 5 - Autoimmune Disorders Occur Ten Times More Commonly in People with Celiac Disease (CD) Than in the Normal Population. “Autoimmune diseases are the third leading cause of morbidity and Read more [...]

“My Knees Don’t Hurt Anymore, Mommy”, Inflammation, Diet and Health – An Autoimmune Odyssey

A three year old is so excited about his first soccer lesson that he sleeps in his new uniform the night before, but when he gets on the field he is slow, seems lost and walks off the field after 15 minutes saying he's too tired.  At his next and last soccer practice he bursts into tears the minute Read more [...]

Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Pt I Misdiagnosis and Mortality

Diet and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Even a short scan of the published medical literature on the impact of diet, specifically food allergies and intolerances on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) would lead you to conclude dietary modifications have no impact on either the onset of or a recovery Read more [...]