• Proof is in the pudding

    Would be nice if these recommendations were accompanied by evidence from literature backing them up. While there might not be rigorous trials for these, it would still help to see what studies are the basis for these recommendations.

    • GeorgeBMac

      I disagree. Dr Edwards is a physician and qualified to judge and analyze the evidence on her own. I appreciate that we benefit from her knowledge and expertise…

      You can read the studies on your own. I do. But I also enjoy and appreciate “expert synopsis and analysis” as well…

    • Mommastar

      The recommendations are above…take the info and run with it. Do some “Googeling,” and talk to your OWN doctor. The ball is in your court now.

  • Ned

    Dr. Edwards may be a terrific doctor, but she knows very little about agriculture. I recommend that she contact colleagues at Ohio State Extension and tour some farms. Over 95 percent of farms are family owned and operated, whether or not their form of ownership is a corporation or not.

    • Oscar

      Ned, that may be true but that does not mean that 95 percent of the food comes from family farms. She also did not discuss ownership, she was talking about the method of farming with the type of mechanized farming and industrial chemicals and fertilizers that deplete the soil nutrients.

  • CyndiBunnia

    I use to give my husband fish oil but then we saw they just said fish oil caused something else. I am so confused. He refuses to take it now because of the news item that said it was dangerous.

    • S

      Linseed oil is also high on the omegas and doesn’t have the metals found in the sea and therefor in fish.

    • Kathy Buhr Willetts

      My husband ask his doctor and he said take it. Can’t hurt. He is 73

  • Ruthie Witte

    what brand of vitamins and or supplements do u recommend?

  • Regina Thompson Reighard

    I read fish oil causes bloating. I don’t need more of that.

  • lisa

    Lol I give three fish oil capsules twice a day to my black labs for their heart coat and joints…UHHH they look great!!!! :)

    • Gina007

      I should try fish oil capsules on my thirteen year old female (diabetic) dog. Do you add the fish oil to their food? Thank you.

      • Nieciebabe

        Right in the food. They think it’s a treat!

    • Sheila Steenbergen

      Please check with your vet about adding anything to a pet’s diet. A friend was adding olive oil to a dog’s food. The dog became very ill and could have died from liver failure. What may be of health benefits for people, not so for pets.

  • GeorgeBMac

    Good Article: I recently started taking CoQ10 because I had little strength or energy after exercising. The Coq10 made a huge difference — but admittedly, I may not have noticed if I had not been exercising….

    After that I added Vit D, because I had tested borderline low in it. And also, B12 and Omega3’s because of my vegan diet.

    I’m 63 and I can honestly say I feel better now than I did when I was 43. (But before I took those supplements, I felt a LOT worse).

    • Georgia

      I am 60….I also take CoQ10 daily and B12 and Vitamin D and I feel great!

  • freindsofmine

    good information ,i need q10 .extream fatigue.

  • alice

    I stay tired from the time I get up until I go to bed I have tried everything and nothing has helped what can I do

    • Susan

      Melaleuca vitamins are the only patented supplements in the world. Guaranteed to make u feel better or ur money back. U can try them for 90 days! This company has been around for over 25 years . And they have done independent blind studies. U can call me if u would like more info @ 937-459-5508 or check out Oligo on the web.

    • judith

      I was tired all the time, should have checked it out. I had a blockage in my right coronary artery and had a heart attack after several months of symptoms. That’s a classic for heart problems

    • Jeff

      Check your hormones. Testosterone and estradiol. eww.biotemedical.com

    • Nancy Williams Heiss

      I had the same problem. My doctor did an iron panel, and even though my hemoglobin had been fine, my ferritin level was very low. That is the iron reserves you have. I started taking ferrous glauconate 325mg a day. I no longer have this problem.

    • Dianne Donohue

      Join the club, it is getting to the point I can’t take it. What to do?

  • Ann

    Finally, I agree with everything in one of these articles. Being able to cope with stress well / not stressing in the first place is important. And checking for an underlying autoimmune issue might come into play.Double checking that your doctor hasnt given you a med that causes fatigue. Nice article!

  • Mommastar

    I switched doctors recently. I was not comfortable with the doctor who was assigned to me after my (wonderful) doctor retired. I stayed with the replacement doctor for a few years…and then switched. My new doctor ACTUALLY listened to me, and read the blood work results. She put me on a High Dose of Vitamin D for 12 weeks. WOW!!! I feel like a new person. I also take a magnesium pill when I feel shaky inside it really does help me too!!!.

    • bethmoore

      Getting a new medical person can save your life, run from male Dr’s who have tunnel vision. I love my FEMALE NURSE PRACTITIONER.

  • Bill Townsend

    There is a drink available at Target and Grocery stores called Neuro Daily that is great for getting selenium and Vitamin D. Changed my constant tiredness. Also have one called Neuro Sleep that gives me the best night’s sleep without drugs.

  • DG Bogner

    Now I’m confused again. I’m pretty sure on this site a few weeks ago you discussed not taking so many vitamin supplements! I stopped taking fish oil, potassium, C, E, B, and an anti-oxidant combination. I haven’t noticed any difference in the way I feel, but am I short-changing my health or wasting my money? I’d like to hear some competent doctors discuss this.

    • Sharyl Patch

      Your best bet would be to discuss this with your doctor if you are unsure.

  • Carolyn Maslin

    How much of each of these vitamins and minerals that you mentioned should we be taking?

  • Bill

    High muscle fatigue is caused by medications (statins) that you take for high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I am a 68 year old runner who’s legs are shot. The doctors won’t admit it but that is the reason.

    • bethmoore

      Causes joint pain to.

  • shhh

    They missed two main causes, in my opinion. Not drinking enough water is a major source of fatigue. The other one is anemia and having low iron levels.

  • bethmoore

    Bad hearts zap your energy level to, hopefully when I get a new aortic valve it will solve this especially with a healthier diet.being depressed zaps you to

  • Cris

    Get adrenal function tested! It’s a simple saliva test. I’m exhausted most of the time except in the evenings when I should be going to bed. I have been in some pretty severe adrenal fatigue. My doctor often wonders how I was still even functioning. I battle this daily.

  • Carolyn

    Interested in more info about acupuncture and fatigue.

  • Maritimer1

    Regarding magnesium: you really do need to supplement. Our soil is so magnesium poor that our foods can’t replace it and many drugs deplete magnesium. I started having horrible leg and foot cramps at night and then, during the day. Once I started taking magnesium, they went away….Also not mentioned above” B-12. I take a sublingual B-12 daily….if I forget to take it, I know by noon…..

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