Review + Giveaway: Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Dr Sarah Myhill
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Review: Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: it’s mitochondria, not hypochondria! by Dr Sarah Myhill
As a whole, this book provides a comprehensive guide to fully understanding, and beginning to successfully treat, the often misunderstood illness of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Dr Myhill has seen and treated over 5,000 patients and has extensively studied and researched CFS since 1982. It’s no wonder then that this book is a must read for anyone wanting to get to grips with the science behind CFS, which is so key in beginning to understand and set up a suitable program to make a complete and full recovery.
The early chapters are essential reading as they fully explain why certain symptoms are experienced and how they affect certain parts of your body. Howeverc as the content is quite heavy and being familiar with CFS myself, I would save these two chapters for a brain-fog free day! This in no way affects the quality of the book and the wonderful support and advice you are given throughout by a genuine professional on the subject.
This book follows the theory, with significant scientific evidence, that the main issue seen in cases with CFS is slow recycling of ATP in the mitochondria (the supplier of energy to the body). With this in mind, Dr Myhill explains how this can be related to the symptoms we experience. The multiple tests, research and graphs included in this book fully support the idea of mitochondrial dysfunction being the central problem in CFS and by managing this correctly she believes we can all recover.
Her successful and proven treatment program is fully explained in the book but the basis of it is that if pacing, sleep patterns, diet, supplementation and routine are all efficiently managed and monitored, we then have a solid foundation to strengthen and build on to recover. Amongst the many topics covered in an easy, well-laid out and structured way, an extensive glossary at the end of the book provides a perfect reference and guide with additional links to Dr Myhill’s accompanying website, covering everything from Adrenal problems and allergies, to viral infections, yeast problems and toxins.
Diet, along with sleep and supplementation is fully discussed. Dr Myhill explains the importance of embracing a more traditional Stone Age (Paleo) approach to eating, rather than the Western diet which consists of food commonly known by scientists to cause fermentations and problems in the gut. Key advice on supplementation is given, stating that if followed correctly, it’s not only a key part of creating a foundation of health in CFS patients, but is the blueprint of good health in everyone and helps protect against cancer, degenerative and neurological diseases and heart disease.
The final chapter explores the ‘Catastrophe Theory Model’ as a useful way to show and fully explain how the CFS body needs to be managed whilst recovering on a suitable treatment program.
No information is left out in this book and I believe it could benefit anyone with CFS so we can all make a full recovery. The strong reputation Dr Myhill has in the medical world and the proven success her treatment program has gained over the years fully support my recommendation for this book.
Rosie is 15 years old, an aspiring writer, loves reading, languages and is particularly interested in psychology and sport. She’s previously been diagnosed with CFS/ME but is in recovery stages now.
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Hammersmith Health Books have very kindly offered to give away copies of Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Dr Sarah Myhill to 3 lucky UK The Pillow Fort readers!
Unfortunately, as this is a physical book, this giveaway is only available to UK readers.
Giveaway ends 11.59am GMT on Thursday 27th November. There’s loads of ways to enter, so what are you waiting for?!