Can diet help chronic fa­tigue syn­drome?

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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.

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