Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis: It's Mitochondria, Not Hypochondria

Author(s): Sarah Myhill


One of the most common problems leading people to the doctor's office is fatigue. Dr, Sarah Myhill, a veteran clinical physician with over thirty years experience treating patients, has spent years studying the relationship between chronic fatigue and mitochondrial malfunction. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Myhill examines the essential role our mitochondria play in the production and management of energy at the cell level and why it is key to understanding and overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and the inflammation that often accompanies it: Myaigic Encephalitis (ME). She explains the importance of healthy mitochondria, how we can assess how well they are functioning, what we can do to keep them healthy, and how to restore them if problems arise. Dr. Myhill reviews the new research and clinical findings on this debilitating disease-one that is too often dismissed by medical professionals as "all in the head"-and includes insights on why CFS/ME is the most poorly treated condition in Western medicine. She explains the role of the gut; the causes of inflammation including allergy autoimmunity, Lyme disease, and other chronic infections; how to reprogram the immune system; and more. Myhill's approach offers those suffering from CFS/ME a comprehensive and much needed roadmap to recovery. Book jacket.


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Dr Sarah Myhill qualified in medicine (with Honours) from Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1981and has since focused tirelessly on identifying and treating the underlying causes of health problems, especially the 'diseases of civilisation' with which we are beset in the West. She has worked in NHS and private practice and for 17 years was the Hon Secretary of the British Society for Ecological Medicine (renamed from the British Society for Allergy, Environmental and Nutritional Medicine). She helps to run and lectures at the Society's training courses and also lectures regularly on organophosphate poisoning, the problems of silicone, and chronic fatigue syndrome. She has made many appearances on TV and radio.

Why CFS/ME is the worst treated condition in Western medicine; The roadmap to recovery; The clinical picture of chronic fatigue syndrome; The mechanisms of energy delivery in the body; Thyroid and adrenal function; Diet - The fuel in the tank; The fermenting gut; Holes in the energy bucket; The immunological hole in the energy bucket - inflammation, allergy and autoimmunity, chronic viral infection, chronic bacterial infection, Lyme disease and its co-infections; Reprogramming the immune system; Pacing; Sleep; The ketogenic diet; Nutritional supplements; Avoiding infections; Detoxing; The emotional hole in the energy bucket; Reprogramming the brain; Other associated problems (fibromyalgia, osteoporosis) and the severely ill patient; The pattern of recovery - catastrophe theory; Appendices: Tests and interpretations; Exercise; Record keeping; Chemical sensitivity; Reducing chemical exposure; Studies on viral infection; Overview of the protocol; Probiotics; Welfare benefits; Sources of support; Bell CFS ability scale

General Fields

  • : 9781781610794
  • : Hammersmith Health Books
  • : Mills & Boon
  • : January 2017
  • : 221mm X 171mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sarah Myhill
  • : Hardback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : en
  • : 616.0478
  • : xii, 436
  • : 10 black and white lines