Healing my ME (or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
Seven years ago I had 93% of my thyroid removed due to an enormous goitre which went down into my chest and heart cavities. In the 4 months afterwards my body all but shut down (emotionally & physically) but that is another blog.
A year later I still felt terribly tired all the time and had to push myself to do the smallest of things. I was unable to exercise and ate constantly to try and give myself some energy (another blog for another time)
A further year later, after visiting over half a dozen doctors and specialists, a top Endocrinologist diagnosed me with ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Post Viral Stress Disorder. He said he had diagnosed it as such as I had immunity for the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) which is what causes Glandular Fever (I have never had Glandular Fever). Having diagnosed it he then went on to tell me that there was nothing I could do about it and hopefully I would wake up one morning and feel better.
This made me feel truly useless and after a while I found enough energy and time to start to find the answer. I tried everything, The Lightening Process (Great and it helped a lot but I was a long way off better), Counselling (helped with other things but not my ME). I read articles and searched the internet but couldn’t seem to find anything that made me feel normal again.
When I started studying Health Kinesiology I had good days and bad and had learnt how to manage my life accordingly. A third of the way through my course (December 2016) I was on a 4 day module with all my classmates. One of these amazing classmates was staying with me because she lives in Cardiff and she kept banging on about this amazing book she was reading and how I should read it. I was sceptical (I am a very sceptical person!) as she said the man who had written this book had been sent by God to diagnose and help all those suffering from mysterious illnesses and autoimmune disease. Please dont misunderstand me, I am a Christian and believe in God but found the rest a bit unbelievable. Because she is such an amazingly kind person and I am a terrible codependent I ordered the book on Amazon. Thinking that this would keep her happy and I would add it to the growing pile of books that I didnt have the time or energy to read.
It duly arrived and sat in the kitchen with a pile of papers. About a week later, I could not sleep at all and was lying in bed craving a glass of milk (I have hated milk since I was at Primary School). I went downstairs and drank this glass of milk and started flicking through the book. On the contents page I notice the following chapters:
Chapter 3: Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia
Chapter 5: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chapter 6: Hypothyroidism and Hashimotos’s thyroiditis
My mother had suffered from Chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis for 40 years before her death. I had been suffering from what I believed to be Hypothyroidism since having my thyroid removed and now had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome due to having EBV antibodies in my blood.
I went back to bed and read the book from cover to cover which took all night and most of the next day. Not ideal just before a busy family Christmas.
As a result I did 19 days of the 28 day healing protocol and have added into my diet most of the foods that the author recommends that EBV hates and finally I have the energy I was missing so much.
This amazing book is called “Medical Medium – Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal” by Anthony William. You can find him on Instagram as Medical Medium or just buy his book on Amazon. I am just about to read his latest book THYROID HEALING The Truth Behind Hashimotos’s, Graves, Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr.
Please note that I was also having regular Health Kinesiology during this time which I truly believe helped the work I was doing with the Healing Protocol to be much more powerful and long lasting.