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ME/CFS Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial Dysfunction

In “All Arrows Point Inwards” we discussed the effects of a reduction or elimination, of the gluten protein found in some grains and lactose sugar found in cow’s milk. The positive effects for the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) sufferer may well include the reduction or elimination of symptoms including brain fog, IBS, a decline […]

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ME/CFS Treatment Without Boundaries!!!

I wrote this article, post diagnoses of  Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Looking back, the article was an attempt to process the reasons why I had yet to receive any treatment or treatment advice from the National Health Service (NHS). I have worked within the NHS for various teams and trusts. I […]

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Symptoms Room 101

How many symptoms does a person who suffers from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis /Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have? Answer multiple by definition of diagnosis. Do they change in severity? Do they ever alleviate? Do old symptoms return and new symptoms arrive? I bet the answer to most, if not all of these questions is YES, YES, YES! When […]

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All arrows point Inwards!!! Part Two

Continued………… Malabsorption is a form of malnutrition caused by the small intestines incapacity to absorb vital nutrients from the food we eat. This process happens when the small intestine becomes ineffective due to the villi (cells lining the small intestine) becoming flattened. The villi cell structure has a very efficient use of surface area through […]

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Recovery – All arrows point Inwards!!!

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) presents with an anthology of symptoms. Each symptom has a connective cause, which when investigated can be understood and treatment applied. Causes can include oxidative stress, mitochondria dysfunction, food intolerance, leaky gut syndrome, hypoglycaemia, hormone imbalances, reoccurring viral infections or environmental toxic stress. The digestive system is the first area […]

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Accepting the Unexpected

Many years ago I had an accident at work. I won’t detail what happened but I was unable to go back to my job as a tree surgeon in its full capacity. After a very difficult time I decided to return to education, finished a degree and completely changed the course of my life and […]

ME/CFS Venting Frustration for Positive Outcomes

The majority of health care professionals do a fantastic job and they are sensitive and caring people. I know I’m one of them! I have recently come across some online debates which shocked and saddened me. One of the debates is on the following link. Be warned however, you may find this offensive: http://crass-pollination-forum.2287843.n4.nabble.com/Myalgic-Encephalomyelitis-td4607325.html If […]