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This book should come with a health warning.
on 16 September 2015
This book was recommended by a former sufferer on You Tube, desperate to improve my health in my eleventh year with severe CFS I got this book and started the Nutritional method as I was starting to show signs of improvement, in the hope it would speed up the process of recovery. I have spent out £255 on supplements and £130 have had toxic effects and slowed down my recovery, of the remainder it is diffcult to tell if they are helping me or not but having got over the others I am now doing just about o.k. I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and allergies and this book is a mine field to people with those symptoms. I got all kinds of horrible side effects from them. I ordered one of them twice by mistake due to late night brain fog and one in bulk to save money, so silly me. The supplements are introduced at the rate of about one per day and when you have added some 16 new substances to your body you are going to be in a state of metabolic shock. I think that one or two per week to see how you go might be better. If you try this book I wish you luck with some improvement but I think that some supplements might be money spinners exploiting desperate sufferers, so it is better to take it easy instead of the approach taken in this book. Well nothing ventured nothing gained. I changed my diet too as suggested as far as possible. I think giving up caffeine is the last thing people with CFS should do. I tried weaning myself of very slowly reducing strength type and amount of brews over several weeks and slowly lost energy, after 3 3/4 days of zero caffeine I felt very incapacitated and realised this directive is a stupid unsuitable fad. When I restarted I felt much better. Weird how the doctor who wrote this seems to have vanished. Maybe they had a relapse. I am worried that I will improve while on the supplements, lose my benefits, be unable to afford to continue taking them and then have a relapse and have to chase my benefits again. I hope to nurture some real healing though. The only supplements I have to have are Vegan DHA, Complete Multi Vitamins and Minerals and extra Vitamin C. I hope that the D Ribose and Pro-biotics will help and the L-Glutamine, St Johns Wort and micro dose Grape Seed Extract or it's money down the drain, oh and the Ginko Biloba. I enjoy a pea protein powder with mixed seeds and tomato, garlic and onion sauce. I think the psychological material is of some help. I am thinking of approaching my doctor about the other avenue, the medical approach the Dr explains. The info on CFS at the start of the book is pretty complete but I am unsure how correct it is. It reads a lot like theory rather than fact. My first request for the Nimodopine from my local surgery got refused as it is not a listed drug for the treatment of CFS. I feel that thios book may be a deliberate effort to exploit sufferers and lacks any real authority. I thin that clever people in medicine do this sort of thing, even the Optimium Health Clinic, a lot of hot air. The diet suggested in this book is also harmful and impossible in my case. Watch out for these seemingly goody goody pseudo experts who are really just scammers conning you out of your precious funds. Anincautious use of this book could be fatal, driving you over the edge into suicide. I would give it no stars if I could, A CFS Set Back, How To Have One Manual, would be more appropriate, financial and health wise.