Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
John Falk, a former author - who has had severe ME/CFS for years now - asked this question on the blog. I wanted to put it on the Forums as well.
I was counseled by Dr. Craig a year ago. At the time I was on a Ketogenic diet. After reviewing some labs and medical history, and especially my difficulty sleeping, she told me that it was not a good idea to be on keto diet ‘long term’ as it starved gut bacteria, among other drawbacks. She suggested a diet with more safe starches which I then tried but it only led to carb cravings and then binges. Now she is a proponent of ketogenic diets (my case is pretty severe, as I’m housebound). So m question is, what diet is best for CFS? Perfect Health Diet? Keto? Paleo? I’m ver4y confused (and a little desperate.