CFS/ME book reviews

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Some book reviews for Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis- It's mitochondria not hypochondria

Dr. Myhill has written an extraordinary book. She is the no 1 authority on CFS in the UK. Whereas many doctors dismiss the condition, she explains what it is, what has gone wrong in the body, using appropriate tests that are not done by mainstream medicine, and tells people what they can do about it. Whereas mainstream medicine only uses drugs to deal with a particular symptom, Dr. Myhill explains the reasons 'Why'. In my opinion, you will never cure anything unless you understand and deal with the why.

Dr. P J Kingsley MB.BS.,MRCS,LRCP.,FAAEM., DA.,DObst.RCOG.

This book is logical and evidence-based but is still an easy read. Dr Myhill has made the mitochondrial story clear for the non-expert. It makes essential reading for family members or friends of CFS sufferers. This book will help these patients to obtain understanding and effective management from their physicians.

Dr Sybil Birtwistle, MB ChB, DObstRCOG, DCH, Post Graduate Tutor, British Society for Environmental Medicine.

This book is an invaluable tool to recover from fatigue-related disorders for patients and practitioners alike! It is based on years of clinical experience, backed by research; written in a clear, concise way with lots of practical instructions - and from what I can say using these methods in my practice: it works!

Dr Franziska Meuschel MD, PhD, ND, LFhom

Drawing on decades of clinical experience, and unparalleled success in restoring health, hope and energy to thousands of CFS patients, Dr Myhill brings solid scientific evidence together with biological common sense to explain how to recover from this ghastly and increasingly common illness.

She describes the underlying cellular mechanisms in a way that everyone can understand, demonstrating simply the physiological basis of low energy production in CFS. This is an aspect that is largely ignored by most current approaches to CFS, but Dr Myhill shows clearly that CFS is in your mitochondria, not in your mind!

This book is an invaluable step-by-step guide to recovery, for patient and physician alike. I would not be without a copy in my clinic!

Dr Jenny Goodman MA MBChB

Over the years, working as a General Practitioner, I have recommended Dr Myhill's work to hundreds of patients. Her approach combines an in-depth understanding of human physiology, with years of practical experience and the use of cutting edge laboratory testing, to diagnose and treat the root causes of complex chronic diseases. Writing with humour and compassion, Dr Myhill has put together a simple step-by-step guide for patients, to take back control of their own health and start their journey to recovery. I am delighted that I can now recommend this book to every patient.

Dr. Jens Rohrbeck M.D (Dr. med.) M.Phil. GP and Functional Medicine Physician

This book is a ‘must have’ for everyone suffering from CFS (and their doctors). It explains all the different aspects of this complex condition, and details ways that each patient can contribute to their own recovery. Dr Myhill has tirelessly dedicated much of her career to improving the quality of life of CFS patients for whom conventional approaches (antidepressants, cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise) have not been enough. Her commitment, genius and sense of humour come across wonderfully in these pages, encouraging and supporting those with this terrible condition to not give up.

Dr Nicola Hembry BSc MBBS MSB PGDip

Brilliant! This book offers the most complete, logical, practical and optimistic guide for people trying to recover from CFS that I am aware of. If every doctor could also take its contents on board, the management of CFS would be revolutionised.

Dr Charles Forsyth MBBS FFHom

Dr Myhill breaks new ground in her approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and demonstrates clearly, with compelling scientific evidence, that this condition is not psychological but has treatable physical causes. She gives detailed guidance on practical ecological measures that need to be followed to effect recovery. A book which should cause many doctors and health professionals to radically revise their understanding of CFS and gives sufferers real encouragement and hope for their future health.

Dr John Meldrum MBChB, MRCGP, DA, DCH, DObst RCOG, HTD

What really struck me about this book is the degree of empowerment it gives to CFS sufferers in managing their own recovery, and the confidence it provides, through the authority of the author, in knowing what to ask for from health professionals. It explains with real clarity the complex biochemical processes underlying chronic disease and CFS, and the link with allergies, microorganisms and aspects of the Western lifestyle. There is a detailed and clear discussion of the tests available, how to interpret them, and what to do to get better. All this without ignoring the importance of introducing regular routines into your life, developing good organisational skills and ditching any perfectionist streak! A fantastic book for all health professionals too.

Dr Dee Marshall MBBS MFHom AllergyMedicalUK

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