What diets/food do people recommend to speed up recovery?

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Hi all, I have been living with extremely bad glandular fever and bad fatigue for nearly 7 months now and the symptoms don't seem to be getting better. I briefly got better in summer for about a week, however, caught the norovirus which re-triggered my glandular fever back to square one. Since then, I have completely changed my diet and have become extremely healthy. For breakfast, I will have porridge with almond butter and loads of fresh fruit, followed by a smoothie ( Normally consisting of spinach or kale, banana, raspberries, strawberry and freshly squeezed orange). I snack on fresh fruit or carrots and hummus. For lunch, I will have a poached egg on toast with avocado, or salmon or tuna. For dinner, I will always have meat, potatoes and loads of vegetables, followed by an orange for pudding. Throughout the day, I drink water and Twinings Defence citrus & ginger with green tea and echinacea and also take Vitamin B and C supplements.

Are there any other foods/drinks/supplements people recommend taking to boost recovery? As I'm so determined to get better and beat this now.


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    Hi Jess. You seem to be doing amazing with your diet, you should be really proud. As well as what supplements you are taking, Im also taking Ashwaganda and alot of garlic. One thing which I personally found around the 6 month stage was that my body had an intolerance to bananas, eggs, chicken and wheat gluten. Thinking mainly because in the early stages I was eating alot of this to get by. So would recommend getting a food intolerance test done. Food intolerances increases inflammation and lowers the ability of your body to absorb all that good stuff you are giving it. Also Ive been told that blueberries and sour cherries are also a good thing to add in. Sending you healing energy and hugs. 
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    Hi Jess

    I am 2 months in & have been following a pretty similar diet to you. I let myself go and had comfort food a couple of days ago & felt a thousand times worse for doing so. I am taking zinc, vitamin d, b complex, iron, 2000mg of vitamin c. I also heard bluebberrys are good and pomegranate so I ensure I have a lot of those. And fresh pomegranate juice. I make fresh lemon honey & ginger tea too. I really just want to be normal again! 

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    I always ate very healthy but since all this I’ve eliminated dairy as read that ebv can live off it . Try not to do too much sugar also . 

    You need to boost boost boost your immune system I take vit c and lysine 3x a day and many many other immune boosting supplements . 

    Celery juice is really good too. I don’t have a juicer just a mixer so I make a pulp with ginger and coconut oil ( has Monolaurin very good for ebv) and just add water . 

    Also I’m eating 2 cloves of garlic a day . This is a lot of work and all I seem to do is cook and clean up but anything to get better !

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    Also a great filling snack is avocado nut  butter chia seeds coconut oil and almond milk smoothie . I put in a glass container and snack on it  with a banana and sunflower seeds . Tastes like a pudding . 
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      is there a difference between coconut oil for cooking vs for just putting in you drink etc?

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    Hi Jess, I’m approaching month 8 now and for the first time I have had about 4 days where I can honestly say I felt an improvement, it was slight, maybe only 5-10%, but it was definitely noticeable. I feel like s**t again now but at least It’s something. I saw a specialist about 3 weeks ago and he put me on the paleo diet in combination with a supplement called atp fuel. It might just be coincidence that I’ve shown my first signs of recovery but I’m sure it must be something to do with my new regime. I definitely reccomend looking into a very low carb diet with lots of lean meats and healthy fats from nuts (not peanuts though as they’re actually legumes not nuts) 0 dairy as well! I’ll admit the diet is pretty much torture but I’ll happily do anything to get my life back. 
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    I am pretty much doing the same thing as you, i take tumeric , garlic, and olive leaf capsules. i stopped dairy and lately have actually limited my fruit intake as i was told it the virus may live off the sugar.. my one vice is ive been eating alot of bread/toast as a carb even though its wholegrain, im wondering if i should stop. its hard.

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