Large doses of vitamins or minerals. Usually, you
can get all the nutrients you need by eating a balanced diet. Taking a daily
multiple vitamin-mineral supplement can help make sure that you are getting the
recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamins and minerals. Try to avoid
taking more than 100% of the RDA for any vitamin or mineral unless your doctor
prescribes it. Taking too much of certain vitamins and minerals can
actually be harmful.
Diets that eliminate certain foods or
ingredients (such as yeast, sugar, or food additives) that some people believe
immune system. Because the exact role of the immune
system in CFS is not well understood, there is no scientific basis for these
remedies. But if certain foods seem to make your symptoms worse, there is
no harm in avoiding them as long as you are eating a balanced diet.
It is possible that the main title of the report Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
No special supplements or diets have been proved effective in
treating CFS. The best diet for people who have CFS is one that is low in fat
and includes plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. This is the same
diet recommended for most healthy adults. Many people find it hard to eat
a balanced diet. A daily multiple vitamin-mineral supplement can help make sure
that you are getting adequate nutrition. For more information, see the topic
Avoid products that claim to have a "secret" ingredient or that claim
to cure CFS. Currently, there is no cure for CFS, and any benefit reported as a
result of using a product is most likely due to improved symptom management,
chance, or, possibly, the illness running its course.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
April 22, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 22, 2011
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