How does fish oil help chronic fatigue syndrome?

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Jacob Teitelbaum
Integrative Medicine
Fish oil levels are unusually low in people with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. Although many with these illnesses find fish oil supplementation to be very helpful, many also find it to be a bit tricky to take because of having to take so many fish oil supplements to meet their dosage needs and the "fish burp" digestive issues that sometimes result. It's an unfortunate side effect that occurs in some cases, but is not prevalent enough that CFS and fibro patients should forgo this important dietary need.

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Dietary Supplements

Whether you're visiting the drug store, grocery or natural food shop you'll likely find an aisle where there are jars and bottles of things for you to put in your body that are neither foods nor medicines. Ranging from vitamins an...

d minerals to fiber and herbal remedies, these supplements are not regulated in the same way as either food or medicine. Some of them are backed by solid research, others are folk remedies or proprietary cures. If your diet does not include enough of certain vitamins or minerals, a supplement may be a good idea. Natural treatment for conditions like constipation may be effective. But because these substances are unregulated, it is always a good idea to educate yourself about the products and to use common sense when taking them. This is even more true if you are pregnant or taking a medicine that may be affected by supplements.
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