How I Have Better Health
Introduction- Chronic Ills Can Go to Hades; A Story About Finding Remedies for Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Chronic Brain Fog, Vertigo, and more...
Here are links to products that help me, and you can scroll down or click here to see my list of daily supplements.
If you don't see what you want, they have easy to search pages.
These are in powder form, so much easier to take! I just mix into water, food, smoothies, etc.
I'd have to take 12 capsules of turmeric alone to get the daily dose I need!
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Crystalized Powder
Curcumin 95% Natural Turmeric Extract Powder
Vitamin B12 1% (Cyanocobalamin) Powder
Vitamin B12 (Pure Cyanocobalamin) Powder
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) Powder
This company has great prices, great shipping options, and gives you a free sample when you leave a review! Scroll down for more info.
This company has loads of workout recommended supplements, too.
Here's more. Most are available in 100 grams for the smallest, try it out size, up to kilo or pound sizes.
Grass-Fed Whey Protein Isolate Powder
Horny Goat Weed Powder
Maca Root Extract 4:1 Powder
Moringa Leaf Powder
Psyllium Husk Powder
Psyllium Husk Capsules Spirulina (Organic) Powder
Whey Protein Powder Isolate 90% - CLEAN
Also, I've got to share this link to an amazing book I found for ME/CFS, written by an MD trained in functional medicine.
CFS Recovery, Hardcover
CFS Recovery, Kindle
BYE BYE CHRONIC ILLNESS SYMPTOM SEVERITY!
Current supplements and vitamins
MY MUST HAVE LIST:
D ribose, approximately 32-40 grams. 8 grams 4 X a day, slowly, throughout the day. Bulk Supplements
MCT oil, 1-2 tablespoons a day. Now Foods
Vitamin C powder, 3-4 1/2 teaspoons a day in water (I add lemon extract, too). Now Foods
Turmeric; 1 tablespoon a day, w/ 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, 4-5 tablespoons water, afternoon and evening. Local grocery co-op, Kokua, but I recommend bulksupplements.com , too
Thrive oil, traditionally known as 5 thieves oil; 3-5 drops w/ my moisturizer (natural, various oils), and 2 drops internally, 3x's a day. Gurunanda
Frankincense oil, 3-5 drops with my moisturizer (natural, various oils). Gurunanda
Sugar free tonic water, 1 cup a day, or quinine tablets (to prevent muscle cramps). CVS or Wal-Mart brands.
After 1.5 years of experimenting with the above, I am certain they help greatly and I should not run out of them, or cut back on them. If you decide to try them, do so under the supervision of a licensed medical professional. Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page. These lists are what I personally use, and are anecdotal.
These I can occasionally run out of for a week or two, except the charcoal. Please note charcoal can interfer with prescription drugs, so allow 2-3 hours between charcoal and medications:
1 Astragalus, 500mg. Now Foods
1 Charcoal, activated, 560mg. Nature's Way
1 Korean ginseng, 500mg. Now Foods
1 Rhodiola, 500mg. Now Foods
1 Astragalus, 500mg. Now Foods
1 American ginseng, 500mg. Now Foods
1 Butterbur, 500mg. Now Foods
1 Eleuthero, 500mg. Now Foods
1 Potassium gluconate, 595mg. CVS brand
1 Goat weed, 1000 mg, Nutra Champs (includes other plant ingredients)
1 Astragalus, 500 mg. Now Foods
1 Butterbur, 500mg. Now Foods
1 Charcoal, activated, 560 mg. Nature's Way
1 Vitamin D,
1 ashwagandha, 500 mg. Now Foods
1 boswellia, 500mg. Now Foods
1 Potassium gluconate, 595mg. Now Foods
3 magnesium citrate, 400 mg total. Now Foods
1-2 Candida Cleanse. Purely Holistic. Seemed to help my gut health, less bloat. I took a probiotic and charcoal, spaced, about 2 hrs between each.
1 Acetyl-l-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid, 650mg, 2-4 times a week. At my worst pain and neuralgia levels, 2 a day helped a lot, but changing my diet (ketogenic) and the 6 grams of turmeric a day means I no longer need as much. Yay on saving money! Source Naturals
My Own Journey with improving the Symptoms of CFS/ME
This is an introduction to food changes, lifestyle changes, and spiritual changes that have literally saved my life. I'm starting with the food list because it brought the fastest physical results. I had more mental energy, clarity, and focus within 24 hours. I'll be adding info about supplements as well, info about my own health concerns, and sharing my improvements. You can subscribe to free email alerts in the future, as I share new articles about all I've found.
You can soon download the Paleo based, ultra low FODMAP (low sugars and carbs), simplified food list for free, but please contribute at least $1.00. Being as sick as I was brought me to the verge of homelessness, so if you can contribute more, it will enable me to share more and more, and rebuild my life. The helpful information I've found and used while frequently bedridden and exhausted is tough to find, so I am eager to continue with quick effectiveness. For now, it's posted for you to copy and paste, screenshot save, etc. Thanks so much for your contributions!
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THE LIST: Chronic Ills Can Go to Hades
Always consult a medical professional before changing your diet, adding plants traditionally used medicinally, or supplements. Please read the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page, which applies to the entire website.
This food list is from my own personal experience in having improved health; I started with using it in repetition for 3-8 weeks. First, I made a 1 week commitment, and felt so much better, I didn't want to stop. :) I reintroduce a food every 3-4 days, then note any return of symptoms. If symptoms worsen after eating a food not on the list, I follow the list for 1 week or more to reset. This simplified, Paleo, ketogenic based food plan is temporary. I started with what I could, and it still helped, enormously. Remember, THIS IS TEMPORARY, but I personally feel so much better, 1.5 years later, I continue to use it as my guide.
For a vegan ketogenic diet, click here:
And of course, you can eliminate any potentially pain or allergy triggering foods, like nightshades or soy, at as you choose!
I now eat a variety of nuts and seeds, and only small portions of meat, mostly fish. I've cut most dairy again (only 1/2 and 1/2, and occasionally butter) at this time. Cutting but not eliminating added oils seems to make my liver happier, because my energy increases. I've tried to reintroduce higher carb grains, vegetables, or fruit, but stupifying brain fog returns and vertigo worsens. Pain and neuropathy get worse again as well. Grains are out long term, probably for good.
I temporarily excluded all grains, legumes (including soy), dairy, eggs, nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant), nuts, seeds, spices (seeds or pods), starchy/higher glycemic veggies (potatoes, parsnips, beets, sweet potatoes, yams), and fruits, except lemon and lime. I also eliminated food additives as much as I could/entirely when possible, such as preservatives, fillers, sugar, corn syrup, and weird stuff I can't pronounce! Lol.
I ate/eat only these foods when eliminating symptom trigger foods, and eat up to 5-6 times a day (4-5 usually does it for me):
All seafood, all poultry, beef, pork, lamb, mutton, goat, venison, bison, elk. 2-4 oz. per meal, depending on your size and activities. Grass fed, unprocessed is best.
All animal fats (recommend Epic brand), butter, ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon per meal (adds flavor and calories in place of carb foods; less if you want to loose weight).
All leafy herbs, no spices (seeds, pods).
Condiments, other stuff:
Apple cider vinegar (moderate, 1 teaspoon a day).
Coconut yogurt, unsweetened
(use like sour cream)
Coconut milk, fresh (or coconut cream made with a juicer).
Coffee, tea, water
Sea salt (sparingly).
Lemon, lime (moderate).
Parsnips (limit, omit if your belly bloats [OIYBB])
Squash (Kabocha, acorn, pumpkin, OIYBB)
Veggie, Moderate, 1/2 cup a day:
Kale (1 cup)
Green onion or leeks
I was sure to temporarily exclude garlic, onion, ginger, alfalfa sprouts, echinacea, St John's Wort, Asian ginseng, or anything known to affect the immune system. This temporary diet is a chronic illness protocol diet.
As of 06/2017, a specific diagnosis had not been found for my condition. These foods or herbs can cause flare ups of symptoms in some people if over consumed.
As of 09/2018, I'm blessed to be seeing three specialists (a neurologist, an infectious diseases specialist, and a DPT) who are further offering insights to other actions to improve my health.
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