This is part 7 in my "Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Are Optional" series. In this week's Brain Fog Friendly (BFF) Summary, I'll discuss the importance of proper nutrition, including some in the form of nutritional supplements, that you need in your diet to keep your energy turbocharged at an optimally healthy level.
(To remind you, these are just the short summaries I include at the beginning of each chapter in my newest edition of From Fatigued to Fantastic! I added these to my new edition to help readers who don't have the time to go through all the detail in every chapter, allowing them to quickly get the main points of a topic while devoting more time to reading the details in chapters they're more interested in.)
- Foods you enjoy are usually actually healthy, until food processors get ahold of them.
- This includes foods like eggs, coffee, tea, and chocolate. These are quite healthy. Unless people have high blood pressure, a high salt intake is very good to help adrenal fatigue and CFS/FMS.
- What is most important is to cut out excess sugar and processed foods. Sodas and fruit juices have a whopping ¾ teaspoon of sugar per ounce. Eat an apple or orange instead.
- In general, aim for a diet that tends to have whole foods without a lot of chemicals. Divide the grams of sugar in the nutrition box on the food label by four, and that will tell you how many teaspoons of sugar there are per portion.
- Drink the Energy Revitalization System™ vitamin powder each morning. This replaces up to fifty supplement pills, containing almost all of the vitamins, minerals, and other key nutrients lost in food processing.
- Take the Smart Energy System™ ribose plus herbal mix.
- Combining the Energy Revitalization System and Smart Energy System often doubles energy levels after one month.
- Consider adding one HRG80™ Red Ginseng, one Vectomega®, and 200 milligrams of coenzyme Q10 a day.
- This one drink and five capsules can change your life.
For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies:
- The Japanese eat very little fat and drink very little red wine, and they suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
- The French eat lots of fatty cheese and rich food and drink lots of wine, and they suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
- The Italians drink a lot of red wine and eat lots of carbohydrate-rich pasta, and they suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
- The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats, and they suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
Conclusion: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.