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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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  • Posted By: carter1144
  • February 21, 2007
  • 08:51 AM

I’ve been in bed 4 3yrs and started a macrobiotic diet on May 1st 2001. I m feeling good......
Is there anywhere else to chat about Macros as it’s rather quiet here?
I’ve got Chronic Fatigue Syndrome......anyone heard of a macro miracle involving CFS?
I am trying to eat Congee - creamed grains - & its absolutely awful: rolleyes: I’ve piled on the condiments but no joy It’s the only grain style that gives me energy. I need Yang but not too much as Ill crave Yin. My careers can't cook fancy recipes so my diet is SO BORRIIIIIIIINGGG :If only they had a macro takeaway.

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  • I am very sorry to hear of your CFS. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a very disabling disease, whose treatment is largely ignored by Western medicine. I applaud you on your embrace of the macrobiotic diet and lifestyle to cure your CFS. When one initially converts to a macrobiotic diet, one often feels incredible... absolutely the best they have ever felt in their lives. That usually subsides over a period of six months, never to be regained again (sad, but very true!). That initial high is definitely worth the experience, goodness knows it's great, but after following the diet for many years other difficulties may set it (and often do!).Have you ever noticed how many of the leading macrobiotic counselors look anemic, pale, and sickly (I won't name names!)? All I'm saying is, don't be too dogmatic. Do not be obsessed about a particular condiment, and PLEASE do not become obsessed about food! One more thing. You can use the B12 patch which is very easy to apply. I think they have site by name b12patch.com. Problems like Impotence, Unexplained vision or taste impairment Depression are resolved using this patch.
    aiden1224 1 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 04:29 AM
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  • I absolutely agree with the last post. I was macrobiotic in my twenties, and was the thinnest I'd ever been. Thought I looked great, but when I see pics from that time I was very gaunt. Macrobiotic is a very good healing diet. I don't believe it should be a lifestyle however, and find it is a bit cult-ish. I treat it as another healthy diet choice like Meditteranean and South Beach and the like. I threw out all my old cookbooks, and spices when I was gung ho into it, and now I use it as a form of food therapy when I am feeling sick. I treat it as a guideline, but really feel it is too restrictive for me, and VERY difficult and time consuming to prepare balanced meals. If you wish to follow this diet I just suggest you take a good quality supplement with all the B's to keep your balance. And didn't Michio Kushi love ice cream?:rolleyes: Best wishes.DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 05:00 AM
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