Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Last Updated Aug 2007
Q: Dr. Sears,
I was recently diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and Epstein Barr. I wanted some advice on if you feel this diet will help me and what supplements you suggest. I have extreme fatigue, nausea, bloating, muscle aches, and severe sugar and carb cravings. I have been seeing a doctor, but I think food is the key to cure. I am only 28 years old and would like to feel like my old self again. Do you have any recommendations?
A: We are currently doing a study using the Zone Diet and high-dose fish oil in the treatment of fibromyalgia, which is related to Epstein Barr. We should have the data within six months. You should begin using about 10 grams of EPA and DHA per day along with a strict Zone Diet. You should see benefits in 15-30 days.