ME/CFS and Supplements 4: Vitamin C

Vitamin C has long been associated with giving health a boost especially when you’re run down or fighting infection. It’s now understood to be a powerful antioxidant and is thought to play a role in the immune system and repairing damaged tissue. In her book ME: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Practical Guide (1988), Dr. Anne … Read more

Changing Ways of Being for a Happier Healthier Life with ME/CFS

Dealing with this illness effectively didn’t just involve learning new skills, but involved me learning completely new ways of being. This wasn’t easy because my old ways of being have had years to develop and be reinforced. First, I had to see the benefits and believe that the new ways of being would work for … Read more

ME/CFS and Transforming the Experience of Rest

After all the aspects of my life that I lost when I got ill, I think the next most difficult thing to deal with was the amount of time I had to rest. It felt boring, uncomfortable, unproductive, wasteful, frustrating, irritating…… Even now that I’m relatively well, (and it’s only because I make sure I … Read more