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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hammersmith Press Limited; Reprint edition (1 Dec. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905140002
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905140008
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 0.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Are you suffering from M.E.? Are you caring for someone with M.E.? Does someone close to you have M.E? Whoever the sufferer, young or old, man or woman, he or she is likely to have been told the condition is 'all in the mind' and that antidepressants are the only sensible answer. In this ground-breaking new book Dr Basant Puri brings together historical and contemporary evidence to show how M.E. is almost certainly an organic condition resulting from viral and other influences that reduce essential chemicals in the body. As such, it can be treated and in a natural, cost-effective way. Read how and why EPA ('eicosapentaenoic acid') will be essential to recovery, how to take it, what supplements to have with it, and how to change to a lifestyle that will promote recovery.

About the Author

Dr Basant Puri MA (Cantab), PhD, MB, Dchir, BSc (hons) MathSci, MRCPsych, DipStat, Mmath Dr Puri is Professor and Consultant at the MRI Unit, Imaging Sciences Department, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London and Head of the Lipid Neuroscience Group, Imperial College, London. Since the start of the new millennium, Dr Puri has been using natural fatty acids to treat patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. He has also been actively researching this disorder with colleagues at Imperial College London, using state-of-the-art electrophysiological and brain scanning techniques. His treatment approach and research findings have been described in authoritative medical journals and in lectures at international medical conferences.

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Tel on 16 Jan. 2008
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In this book Professor Puri argues that people with CFS are deficient in essential fatty acids which exist in two main groups namely Omega-6 and Omega-3. The reason for the deficiency we will look at in a moment. His solution to the problem is a supplement called VegEPA, a combination of evening primrose oil and fish oil. The manufacturers of this product, Igennus Ltd, sponsor some of Prof Puri's research. Although we can only guess at the nature of the financial arrangements, it is has led some commentators to speculate that his research and findings as presented in this book have been compromised by this connection.

VegEPA, a patented formulation, is unique in one respect. One of the essential fatty acids contained in the fish oil, DHA, has been removed. As you might expect, without other competing products available it is very expensive. To justify the cost of around £50 a month at the recommended dosage the need and benefit of removing the DHA has to be shown.

We get a better picture of this book if we look at it in the wider context of the work of the author. First published in 2004 is his book entitled "The Natural Way to Beat Depression". The remedy, again, is VegEPA. However, depression and CFS are entirely different conditions. There are distinct measurable physiological differences including some that are opposite to each other. For example, the level of cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, is elevated with depression whereas with CFS it is reduced. If VegEPA is effective for depression, and its not something I have looked at, it is reasonable to suppose that it is unlikely to be particularly effective for CFS as well.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Cambridge Wookie on 28 Feb. 2007
The book has some solid science, an interesting hypothesis, anecdotal

evidence of dramatic improvements, but is marred by a, let us say, over

enthusiastic backing of a single product.

The first half is solid science with an interesting hypothesis which

while quite plausible is not proven. The second half is on more shaky

grounds with many "facts" stated with little, shaky or no support. And

as another reviewer mentioned, it does mention a single product above

all others, and argues strongly for it.

This is not to say his hypothesis is wrong or that the product he

proposes does not have the suggested benefits. But some of the weaker

reasoning later in the book leads to doubt about how strong the earlier

reasoning is. The author is a Professor at Imperial College London and

has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals, so some of this

is slightly surprising. But let us follow the book.

After a brief introduction, there is a history of CFS including the

common criteria for diagnosis. Then we are presented with well

explained evidence from a number of peer reviewed papers showing that

there are physiological differences in those suffering from CFS. These

include lymphocyte activity, levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids,

and brain biochemistry. His hypothesis to explain this data is that CFS

sufferers have a "pre-existing long term viral infection".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Fergus Martin on 12 Sept. 2013
This book is about a lot more than Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / M.E. There are implications for a whole variety of ailments which have viruses as a trigger, but as the book mostly sticks to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I will too.

Viruses are sneaky devils as Professor Basant K. Puri points out. Some viruses prevent the body producing the very thing which will kill them - various "fatty acids". Unfortunately these fatty acids are essential to the bodies' health. The lack of these fatty acids then triggers the various symptoms which we call Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This is the underlying theory of the book.

What makes Prof Puri very different from others who are looking at natural ways to cure Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is that not only is he a Professor in the medical field he has access to an MRI scanner - one of those big scanning things used to scan and analyse the brain.

This is fascinating as Prof Puri is able to link the benefits which patients report from treatment with changes in the brain. In pages 66/69 of his book a patient called Elizabeth was in treatment for 16 weeks and in that time went from needing to use a wheelchair to get the 20 metres to the MRI scanner room to being able to walk there. Here brain scan from the MRI showed her brain had increased in size by 18% (yes, eighteen percent)!

Elizabeth reported significant improvements in her health and wellbeing and these were in essence backed up by the results of the MRI scan. There was obviously something significant going on.

By now you are wondering how Prof Puri treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so you can rush off and buy it. Please read the full explanation below (and even better buy the book) as it is not just a matter of getting some Omega 3 capsules.
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