People with CFS who adhere to a wheat and gluten free diet often see a reduction in symptoms or prevent progression of the disease.
Orland Park, IL (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) involves constant, disabling fatigue which is not relieved by bed rest and is so severe that it interferes with daily function. In addition to extreme fatigue, CFS also presents a wide range of other symptoms, including flu-like symptoms and chronic pain. March is CFS Awareness Month. New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. can help those suffering with CFS to manage symptoms and strengthen the body.
Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, shared, “CFS is a chronic inflammatory illness of undetermined origin. There is medical evidence that CFS is autoimmune in nature and that CFS may represent a dysfunction in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. CFS is often triggered following an illness or virus. What is unique or not understood is why the body does not recover once the triggers are removed. In essence, the body is fighting something that is no longer there.”
Primarily, the main symptom is unusually debilitating fatigue that lasts six month and forces a person to reduce activity level. Dr. Griffin outlined other symptoms found with CFS include:
- Mild, low grade fever
- Dry, inflamed, sore throat
- Swollen or tender lymph nodes in neck or armpits
- General muscle weakness and pain
- Pain that moves from one joint to the next without swelling or redness
- More frequent illness
- Gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea, constipation or bloating
- Feeling cold
Diana Sourek, MS, CNC and manager of New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. shared, “People with CFS who adhere to a wheat and gluten free diet often see a reduction in symptoms or prevent progression of the disease. In addition, a diet low in preservatives, colorings, and food additives can be beneficial. The following vitamins and supplements can help manage symptoms of CFS:
Vitamin B deficiencies may also cause fatigue. Using a vitamin B complex supplement may help chronic fatigue. Vitamin B-12 and vitamin B-6 are important in the production of red blood cells which can prevent anemia which also leads to fatigue. Since both B-12 and B-6 also enhance the immune system and help with the production of T-cells, making sure the body can fight off viruses and other illnesses. Particularly the methylcobalamin form of B12 is important. B vitamins can be found in foods such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs, dairy, leafy green vegetables, beans and peas.
Helps to increase energy level.
One of vitamin A’s main functions is to increase T-cells; cells that fight off disease, taking vitamin A may help offset CFS and strengthen the immune system. Vitamin A can be found in various foods such as cantaloupe, carrots, mangoes, spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes, kale and collard greens. It can also be taken in supplement form.
Vitamin D is usually deficient when autoimmune disease presents itself, so taking a supplement is critical.
Vitamin C is a natural immune booster and has the ability to fight off infections that may cause fatigue. Vitamin C is also needed for the production of adrenal gland hormones. Vitamin C can be taken as a supplement, but is also found in a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Digestive Enzyme and Probiotic Therapy
Digestive enzymes are critical. Look for a probiotics with a minimum of 20 billion various strains. 80% of the immune system is in the digestive tract. Probiotics and digestive enzymes support anti-inflammatory regulation in the body.
Adrenal gland function can be supported with various nutritional supplements such as B-vitamins, herbs such as rhodiola, ginseng, ashwaganda, holy basil and glandulars.
New Vitality Health Food, Inc. carries a number of national carriers for each vitamin or supplements. In addition, supplements can be ordered on http://www.newvitaityhealthfoods.com.
About New Vitality Health Foods, Inc.:
New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. provides Chicagolands’ largest selection of allergy-free foods that have met their high standards for taste, quality, and nutrition. New allergy-free foods are introduced weekly. They also carry frozen foods, vitamins, herbs, homeopathic, aromatherapy, books, body care, pet care, household item and much more. New Vitality features only the highest quality, effective nutritional supplements to support our customers’ total health. New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. is located at 9177 West 151st St., Orland Park, Il 6062. (708) 403-0120 http://www.newvitalityhealthfoods.com.