Archive for Books

Laura Hillenbrand is Not the ME/CFS Communities Bitch!

Got your attention? Jennie Spotila's recent blog "Laura Hillenbrand is Not Your Bitch" certainly got mine. Quite a few people  were upset  that chronic fatigue syndrome was not referred to in a recent TV interview. Some people want to Laura to advocate  for ME/CFS more.  Some people view Read more [...]

How Many Marbles Do YOU Have? A Children’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Book

"Without having to say I was in pain, or I didn’t feel good or I was tired, I could simply say I was out of marbles." - Melinda Malott Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are difficult enough to understand for adults, but children are another story. Explaining why mom or dad can't do the things Read more [...]

“I Think I Have A Meditation Disability” : The Last Best Cure #IV

“I think I have a meditation disability” Donna Jackson Nakazawa Donna’s going to start her year of using mind/body techniques and acupuncture to return joy to her life (and hopefully improve her health) with an 8-week mindfulness-based-stress-reduction (MBSR) course. First, though, she’s Read more [...]

Alps to Climb: Lab Tests and Clinic Workup Suggest Big Trials Ahead – the Last Best Cure Pt. III

“It’s an alp to climb, to see if we can combat this all with state of mind” What do we know about Donna thus far? We know she was a very athletic mother and journalist before waking up one day paralyzed with a bout of Guillain-Barre syndrome.  We know that she partially recovered, but that Read more [...]

Massive ME/CFS Book…Massive Accomplishment – A Talk with Erico Verrillo on ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide Away’ (and a Free Download :))

The disclaimer says "This book is not intended as a substitute for medical care." and, of course, no book can substitute for a 'qualified clinician' but to put it bluntly, there's so much information in Erica Verillo's new chronic fatigue syndrome book  it's hard to imagine that even the most well Read more [...]