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 Integrative Medicine: Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs for Chronic Fatigue 
 


Food Sources of Vitamin A
  • Vegetables
    • Carrots
    • Carrot juice
    • Collard greens
    • Dandelion greens
    • Green onion
    • Kale
    • Parsley
    • Spinach
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Turnip greens
    • Winter squash
  • Fruit
    • Apricots
    • Avocado
    • Cantaloupe
    • Mangoes
    • Papaya
    • Peaches
    • Persimmons
  • Meat, Poultry, Seafood
    • Crab
    • Halibut
    • Liver-all types
    • Mackerel
    • Salmon
    • Swordfish

Food Sources of Vitamin B Complex (including folic acid)
  • Vegetables and Legumes
    • Alfalfa
    • Artichokes
    • Asparagus
    • Beets
    • Broccoli
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Cabbage
    • Cauliflower
    • Corn
    • Garbanzo beans
    • Green beans
    • Green peas
    • Kale
    • Leeks
    • Lentils
    • Lima beans
    • Onions
    • Pinto beans
    • Romaine lettuce
    • Soybeans

  • Meat, Poultry, Seafood
    • Egg yolks *
    • Liver *
  • Grains
    • Barley
    • Bran
    • Brown rice
    • Corn
    • Millet
    • Rice bran
    • Wheat
    • Wheat germ
  • Sweetners
    • Black-strap molasses
* Eggs and meat should be from organic range-fed stock fed on pesticides free food.


Food Sources of Vitamin B6
  • Grains
    • Brown rice
    • Buckwheat flour
    • Rice bran
    • Rice polishings
    • Rye flour
    • Wheat germ
    • Whole wheat flour
  • Vegetables
    • Asparagus
    • Beet greens
    • Broccoli
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Cauliflower
    • Green peas
    • Leeks
    • Sweet potatoes
  • Meat, Poultry, Seafood
    • Chicken
    • Salmon
    • Shrimp
    • Tuna
  • Nuts and seeds
    • Sunflower seeds

Food sources of Vitamin B12
  • Fish
  • Eggs*
  • Liver*
* Eggs and meat should be from organic range-fed stock fed on pesticides-free food.


Food Sources of Vitamin C
  • Fruits
    • Blackberries
    • Black Currents
    • Cantaloupe
    • Elderberries
    • Grapefruit
    • Grapefruit juice
    • Guavas
    • Kiwi fruit
    • Mangoes
    • Oranges
    • Orange juice
    • Pineapple
    • Raspberries
    • Strawberries
    • Tangerines
  • Vegetables
    • Asparagus
    • Black-eyed peas
    • Broccoli
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Cabbage
    • Cauliflower
    • Collards
    • Green onions
    • Green peas
    • Kale
    • Kohlrabi
    • Parsley
    • Potatoes
    • Rutabaga
    • Sweet pepper
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Tomatoes
    • Turnips

  • Meat, Poultry, Seafood
    • Liver-all types
    • Pheasant
    • Quail
    • Salmon

Food Sources of Iron (listed from best to good)
  • Grains
    • Bran cereal (All-Bran)
    • Millet, dry
    • Wheat germ
    • Pasta, whole wheat
    • Bran muffin
    • Pumpernickel bread
    • Oat flakes
    • Shredded wheat
    • Whole wheat bread
    • Rye bread
    • Wheat bran
    • Pearl barley
    • White rice
  • Fruits
    • Prune juice
    • Figs
    • Raisins
    • Prunes, dried
    • Avocado
    • Apple juice
    • Dates, dried
    • Blackberries
    • Pineapple
    • Grape juice
    • Apricots, fresh
    • Cantaloupe
    • Strawberries
    • Cherries
  • Legumes
    • Black beans
    • Pinto beans
    • Garbanzo beans
    • Soybeans
    • Kidney beans
    • Lima beans
    • Lentils
    • Split peas
    • Black-eyed peas
    • Tofu
  • Meat, Poultry, Seafood
    • Calf liver
    • Beef liver
    • Chicken liver
    • Oysters
    • Trout
    • Clams
    • Scallops
    • Sardines
    • Shrimp
    • Chicken
    • Haddock
    • Cod
    • Salmon
  • Vegetables
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Spinach
    • Broccoli
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Dandelion greens
    • Green beans
    • Corn
    • Leeks
    • Kale
    • Swiss chard
    • Beets
    • Beet greens
    • Mushrooms
    • Green peas
    • Parsnips
    • Carrots
    • Mustard greens
    • Green pepper
    • Lettuce
    • Turnips
    • Asparagus
    • Collards
    • Cauliflower
    • Zucchini
    • Winter squash
    • Red cabbage
  • Nuts and Seeds
    • Sesame seeds
    • Sunflower seeds
    • Pistachios
    • Pecans
    • Sesame butter
    • Almonds
    • Hazelnuts (filberts)
    • Walnuts

Food Sources of Zinc
  • Grains
    • Barley
    • Brown rice
    • Buckwheat
    • Corn
    • Cornmeal
    • Millet
    • Oatmeal
    • Rice bran
    • Rye bread
    • Wheat bran
    • Wheat germ
    • Wheat berries
    • Whole wheat bread
    • Whole wheat flour
  • Vegetables and Legumes
    • Black-eyed peas
    • Cabbage
    • Carrots
    • Garbanzo beans
    • Green peas
    • Lentils
    • Lettuce
    • Lima beans
    • Onions
    • Soy flour
    • Soy meal
    • Soy protein
  • Fruits
    • Apples
    • Peaches
  • Meat, Poultry, Seafood
    • Chicken
    • Oysters


Food Sources of Calcium
  • Vegetables and Legumes
    • Artichoke
    • Black beans
    • Black-eyed peas
    • Beet greens
    • Broccoli
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Cabbage
    • Collards
    • Eggplant
    • Garbanzo beans
    • Green beans
    • Green onions
    • Kale
    • Kidney beans
    • Leeks
    • Lentils
    • Parsley
    • Parsnips
    • Pinto beans
    • Rutabaga
    • Soybeans
    • Spinach
    • Turnips
    • Watercress
  • Meat, Poultry, Seafood
    • Abalone
    • Beef
    • Bluefish
    • Carp
    • Crab
    • Haddock
    • Herring
    • Lamb
    • Lobster
    • Oysters
    • Perch
    • Salmon
    • Shrimp
    • Venison
  • Fruits
    • Blackberries
    • Black currants
    • Boysenberries
    • Oranges
    • Pineapple juice
    • Prunes
    • Raisins
    • Rhubarb
    • Tangerine juice
  • Grains
    • Bran
    • Brown rice
    • Bulgar wheat
    • Millet


Food Sources of Magnesium
  • Vegetables and Legumes
    • Artichokes
    • Black-eyed peas
    • Carrot juice
    • Corn
    • Green peas
    • Leeks
    • Lima beans
    • Okra
    • Parsnips
    • Potatoes
    • Soybean sprouts
    • Spinach
    • Squash
    • Yams
  • Grains
    • Brown rice
    • Millet
    • Wild rice
  • Nuts and Seeds
    • Almonds
    • Brazil nuts
    • Hazelnuts
    • Peanuts
    • Pistachios
    • Pumpkin seeds
    • Sesame seeds
    • Walnuts
  • Fruits
    • Avocado
    • Bananas
    • Grapefruit juice
    • Papayas
    • Pineapple juice
    • Prunes
    • Raisins


Suggested Reading

Castleman, M. The Healing Herbs. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1991.

Crook, W., M.D. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Yeast Connection. Jackson, TN: Professional Books, 1992.

Crook, W., M.D. The Yeast Connection. Jackson, TN: Professional Books, 1983.

Erasmus, U. Fats and Oils. Burnaby, BC, Canada: Alive Books, 1986.

Gittleman, A. L. Supernutrition for Women. New York: Bantam Books, 1991.

Hasslering, B., S. Greenwood, M.D., and M. Castleman. The Medical Self-Care Book of Women's Health. New York: Doubleday, 1987.

Hogladaroom, G., R. McCorkle, and N. Woods. The Complete Book of Women's Health. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1982.

Kirschmann, J., and L. Dunne. Nutrition Almanac. New York: McGraw- Hill, 1984.

Kutsky, R. Vitamins and Hormones. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1973.

Lambert-Lagace, L. The Nutrition Challenge for Women. Palo Alto, CA: Bull Publishing, 1990.

Lark, S., M.D. Heavy Menstrual Flow

(Excerpted from The Menopause Self Help Book ISBN: 0890875928)
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