Archive for the ‘CFS’ Category

Is the food you’re eating stealing minerals from your body?

Monday, May 24th, 2010

There are food that you can eat or drink that can steal minerals from your body as a result your body will have a hard time recovering from it.  An example of this is drinking coffee.  Aside from being a stimulant that can tax your adrenals (which is a possible cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) it also steals your iron from you body.  Losing additional iron through drinking coffee can have effects on your chronic fatigue symptoms because the iron lost affects the amount of oxygen your body can move via your blood cells.  Less oxygen means more tired you are because your cells are staving from having lower levels of oxygen then they need.

Coffee isn’t the only food or drink that cause this to happen.  All of the B vitamins are needed as well for energy production.   Without them your body isn’t going to have the energy available to function properly.  Coffee and tea along with diuretics can cause a reduction in B vitamins in the body.

When dealing with chronic fatigue symptoms and chronic fatigue syndrome that you should re-evaluate your diet and what you eat and drink on a daily basis.

Yuppie Flu or Adrenal Burnout

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Yuppie Flu or Adrenal Burnout are both names that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome used to be called before it became known as CFS.  They describe the same physical state, the state of fatigue and overwhelm where the body doesn’t feel like it can go.  Pushing to hard, dealing with stress, is how CFS was originally named Yuppie Flu and/or Burnout.

Some of the typical culprits of what could be behind CFS is a lack of fiber in ones diet, not eating enough vegetables, eating to much sugar and high sugar foods, not drinking enough water, consuming to much caffeine and coffee, to much high fat in your diet from meat and other sources, food allergies such as soy, dairy, peanut, etc; and the big one, stress.  To much of the bad stuff, not enough of the good stuff can cause your body to go into stress mode and cause problems, that result in CFS.

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