Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Information about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and how it can be improved

The Great Mistake: renaming Chronic Fatigue to Systemic Exertion Intolerance


Recently there has been a move in the U.S to rename Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also referred to as M.E to instead be called Systemic Exertion Intolerance. As someone that suffered with the condition for over 6 years, neither term makes sense to me. I always felt that ‘Fatigue’ was a poor way to describe [...]

The Great Mistake: renaming Chronic Fatigue to Systemic Exertion Intolerance2018-07-11T16:10:10+00:00

Podcast interview on The Shiatsu Guy Presents


I was recently interviewed on The Shiatsu Guy Presents podcast. The podcast series looks at a number of complimentary therapists, their journey and insights. My interview looked at my journey through Chronic Fatigue and in the process discovering Mickel Therapy as well as my views on health and wellbeing. You can download the podcast episode from iTunes and [...]

Podcast interview on The Shiatsu Guy Presents2018-07-03T13:49:50+00:00

Harnessing The Power Of Your Symptoms


Learning to interpret symptoms could mean your body no longer needs to keep sending them. Isn’t it horrible when you feel ill? Maybe you have a stomach ache or migraine or perhaps other debilitating symptoms of chronic fatigue or M.S. While symptoms are never nice, they frequently hold helpful messages from the body. Once we [...]

Harnessing The Power Of Your Symptoms2018-07-11T16:04:58+00:00

Is Guilt Making Us Ill?


As someone that’s Jewish, I live in a culture where we’ve perfected the art of guilt. This finely honed skill that every good Jewish family is no doubt familiar with. “Don’t worry about me I’ll just sit here in the dark.” “You don’t write, you don’t call”. While perhaps as a Jew I’ve become accustomed to [...]

Is Guilt Making Us Ill?2018-07-11T16:02:23+00:00

Payback’s a bitch!


6 years a slave to CFS During my 6 years of struggling with CFS through university, 3 jobs and 3 home moves, one of the things that always seemed strange to me, was that I could be exhausted, have aches and pains and other horrendous symptoms but if I did something I enjoyed like seeing [...]

Payback’s a bitch!2018-07-11T16:02:47+00:00

“Don’t Worry About It”


Phrases can be well meaning but often gloss over how we truly feel Could ‘innocent’ phrases like this affect our health? When I spent a year in Australia back in 2005, one of my favourite hobbies was learning the local lingo. I became adept at using phrases like “no worries” or “no dramas”. While [...]

“Don’t Worry About It”2018-07-11T15:59:32+00:00

Overcoming CFS


Using 6 years of illness to help others Waterskiing, clubbing and attending the odd lecture were all part of my fairly regular University experience. That all changed very suddenly though when in 1999 in my second year at Plymouth University I was struck down by a flu virus which kept me off University for over [...]

Overcoming CFS2018-07-11T16:11:53+00:00