ME/CFS & Supplements

Supplements

People with ME/CFS will often consider what supplements might help the condition.

There is no end to how many supplements you could take and how much money you could spend.

The following is designed to act as a starting point, rather than a comprehensive list of supplements, as recommended by Doctors who specialise in working with people with ME/CFS.

Points to consider

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ME/CFS & ADRENAL FATIGUE

In this short series of posts ‘ME/CFS Simple Strategies’ trainer and former sufferer of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia Simon Pimenta explores strategies for people with ME/CFS.

ME/CFS & Diet

Please re-read the caveats in the first article.

As stated in the first article, diet is a big topic and often advise is conflicting.

The first article focussed on the Stone Age Diet

The second article explored Glycemic Index and how foods affect your blood sugar.

The third article explored Candida Albicans And Yeast Infection.

Medical Caution: This information in this article is not a recommendation. Consult your Doctor before making dietary changes  or taking supplements, especially if you if you have health issues or are taking prescribed medication. Ashwagandha is not recommended for women who are pregnant.

Diet Part 4: Adrenal Fatigue

I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue by a Medical Doctor.

I felt exhausted and ‘wired’ and any stress, no matter how small, left me feeling shattered, as if I had run a marathon. Continue reading

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ME/CFS SIMPLE STRATEGIES: DIET PART 3 CANDIDA ALBICANS

In this short series of posts ‘ME/CFS Simple Strategies’ trainer and former sufferer of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia Simon Pimenta explores strategies for people with ME/CFS looking at:

1. Diet
2. Supplements
3. Rest
4. Exercise
5. Stress

1. ME/CFS & Diet

Please re-read the caveats in the first article!

As stated in the first article, diet is a big topic and often advise is conflicting.

The first article on diet focussed on the Stone Age Diet. You can read that article here

The second article on diet explored Glycemic Index and how GI relates to how foods affect your blood sugar. You can read that article here

Diet Part 3: Candida Albicans And Yeast Infection

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ME/CFS & BEING KIND TO YOURSELF

 

The topic of being kind to yourself, having compassion and loving your self keeps coming up in the work I do with clients.

Talking about loving yourself may come across as a bit self indulgent.

However, consider that:

1. Being kind to yourself is essential if you have a health issue or are recovering from one, as ANY STRESS is going to make you feel worse and slow down your body’s healing.

2. Even if you don’t have a health issue, being kind to yourself and reducing stress is useful.  Continue reading

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ME/CFS SIMPLE STRATEGIES: DIET PART 2

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In this short series of posts ‘ME/CFS Simple Strategies’ trainer and former sufferer of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia Simon Pimenta explores strategies for people with ME/CFS looking at:

1. Diet
2. Supplements
3. Rest
4. Exercise
5. Stress

1. ME/CFS & Diet

Please re-read the caveats in the first article!

As stated in the first article, diet is a big topic and often advise is conflicting.

The first article on diet focussed on the Stone Age Diet. You can read that article here

This second article on diet will explore Glycemic Index and how GI relates to how foods affect your blood sugar. Continue reading

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Experiencing Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia or Fatigue? Free Talk Thursday 12th January 7 – 8.30pm

Train your Brain

Train your Mind & Change Your Brain

Do you feel that your mind has a mind of its own? Do you feel that you:

• Can’t switch off/ relax?
• Feel stressed a lot?
• Can’t sleep because you’re mind is ‘wide awake’?
• Think the worst?

Come to a free talk on Thursday 12th January 7 – 8.30pm at Bellenden Therapies, 147a Bellenden Rd, SE15 4DH

Hypnotherapist Simon Pimenta will be talking about techniques we can all use to train our mind to change your brain, based on discoveries in neuro-science.

Anyone experiencing any of the following may find the talk of interest:

Anxiety/panic attacks
Stress
Insomnia
Fatigue

What Previous Attendees have said about the talk:
“Definitely go if you get a chance, really interesting and uplifting experience” Elle Jay

“I really enjoyed the talk – it was very well presented, engaging, interesting, and a good example of the power of the positive was perfectly illustrated to me as when I left I was buzzing!” Rob

Places are limited; contact me to reserve a space:

simon@inspiringchange.co.uk
07906 568 843
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ME/CFS SIMPLE STRATEGIES: DIET PART 1

food-vegetables-cucumbersIn this short series of posts, trainer and former sufferer of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia Simon Pimenta explores simple strategies for people with ME/CFS.

I will look at:
1. Diet
2. Supplements
3. Rest
4. Exercise
5. Stress

In the first article on diet I will focus on the Stone Age Diet. Continue reading

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Welcoming In The New Year

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I hope that this year is great for you.

I find it useful to reflect on the year past. Some questions I consider:

What were the highlights?
What were the achievements that I am proud of?
What am I grateful for?
What were the challenges?

What can I learn from the above?
What action am I going to take to make 2017 great?

You may identify other questions that are useful to you.

One Year From Now

Often people make and break resolutions before the end of January.

People talk about the idea that making sure your goals are SMART, will help you achieve your goals.

SMART is an acronym:

Specific
Measurable
Achievable
Realistic
Time limited

Others say “Don’t make them realistic, think big!”

Maybe I will have goals that are realistic and others that are ambitious…

Wishing you health, wealth, love and happiness in 2017!
Simon

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How Often Do You Say “I Should……..”?

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“I should do X- brush my teeth/go to church, visit my gran/eat my vegetables.”

“I shouldn’t do Y- smoke/drink/eat cake/curse.”

“I should know how to do this…”

“I should be X (smarter, healthier, richer, slimmer.)”

When we say “I should/shouldn’t……..” we can be creating stress. Continue reading

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ME/CFS: 7 Strategies For Dealing With Anxiety

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Coach and Trainer Simon Pimenta discusses how anxiety can affect people with ME/CFS and strategies for achieving more peace, calm and confidence. 

“I am not an anxious person.”

Someone I know with ME said this to me a while back.

What was interesting is that her boyfriend had been saying to me a few months before that his girlfriend worried a lot! Continue reading

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