Resource: Walking Problems

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This post includes tips that may help you with walking and muscle problems. Topics covered include mitochondrial function (MitoQ, D-Ribose, AMPK activation), lactic acid, electrolyte balance, autonomic function, pacing and adapting. Please comment on what I’ve missed out. Continue reading

Review: Mendus and a Quantified ME

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Join Mendus studies, data is considered more powerful if there’s more of it. If you join in with the Diet Study it will be become slightly more powerful than it is today in representing genuine effects in the ME/fibromyalgia population. With more participants these Mendus studies could also have greater power in a normal sense: they will make more noise and people will take more notice. This is your chance to get personally relevant answers to some niggling questions without having to wait years for university-based research to receive elusive funding. Continue reading

Resource: Tips for Living with Illness

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This is a Guest Post by Sarah Caddick (who also wrote Capturing the Essence). It includes tips for carers and those with chronic illness on how to manage the caring relationship and also other tips for coping with day-to-day life with a chronic illness. Continue reading

I am POTS but what’s ME?

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Topics touched on in this post: POTS vs ME symptoms; heart rate monitoring and exercise; exercise for POTS; post-exertional malaise; adrenal fatigue and POTS; diet and nutrition. This is a post which is more about asking for tips from you than offering tips. Please add POTS/ME based comments. Continue reading

Resource: TV Prescription Pacing, from Laughter to Boredom

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This post is the 2nd in a series on pacing. Watching TV is likely to make up more of our day than meditating. It is therefore important to get viewing habits right.

This post is my TV prescription for you, in order of importance. It is based mainly on my own observations, although you could possibly find research to back up some of it.
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