Can diet help chronic fatigue syndrome?
AChronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a condition which affects the nervous system.
It’s a very complex medical condition which is difficult to accurately diagnose. It impacts the body’s ability to produce and transport energy, the immune system, blood pressure and digestion. Although there is no known cure, dietary modifications can be helpful.
There is no one specific ‘diet’ for chronic fatigue syndrome, but small studies have shown improvements for some people with particular nutritional supplements, probiotics, an antioxidant-rich diet and/or elimination diets. In short, the answer is maybe, so it’s worth seeing an accredited practising dietitian.