This week in ME News

Support Fibromyalgia/CFS/ME sufferers in New Zealand

Petition by Louise Hopkins of Ashburton, New Zealand

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This week’s Q&A with Dr. Charles Shepherd


The subject of this web seminar of dr. Charles Shepherd is ME & possible treatments.

Questions of patients dr. Charles Shepherd answers in this video are:

– What are the most common symptoms in ME?
– Which symptoms can be treated?
– What other treatment suggestions can you give?
– What help can be given to very severe ME-patients?

Coenzyme Q10 and a Great Energy Cocktail by Dr Jacob Teitelbaum

In “Antifatigue effects of coenzyme Q10 during physical fatigue” (published in Nutrition), 17 healthy volunteers who took coenzyme Q10 at 300 mg a day for a period of eight days significantly reduced subjective feelings of fatigue and improved physical performance. The participants underwent daily fatigue-inducing exercise on a bicycle ergometer (two hours of exercise followed by four hours of rest). SOURCE

Why Are Doctors Skeptical & Unhelpful about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?


My neurologist’s face was blank as he pronounced, “We don’t understand it very well.” He could recommend no tests, no treatments, no other doctors. I came to understand that for him, “chronic fatigue syndrome” meant “I can’t help you.”

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Six Common Misconceptions about the Chronically Ill

Misconception #1: If people look fine, they must feel fine.

 Whether healthy or sick, it’s good for most people’s morale to try and look nice when they go out. I go out so seldom that I make an effort to look my best when I do. Sometimes I feel like a young child again, playing dress-up. That said, I always hope that if I see people I know, they’ll remember that looks can be deceiving. Click to Read more.

RECIPE: Decadent But Healthy Mini Lemon Cheesecakes (Vegan!) BY ALLISON DAY

Ingredients for Crust

  • 6 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free/wheat-free rolled oats or unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. water, if dates are very dry
  • pinch of sea salt

Ingredients for Filling

  • 1 cup soaked cashews
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt


Line a 12-cup muffin pan with 10 muffin papers.

For the crust, pulse all ingredients in a blender or food processor until sticky and fully combined. Crumble mixture into the bottom of the muffin papers, dividing evenly.

For the filling, add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and purée until creamy and smooth (about 1-2 minutes). Pour filling over top of the crust, diving evenly. Freeze for 2 hours, until firm.

The cheesecakes can be kept in the freezer for 1 month. These will melt if left at room temperature, so keep frozen until you’re ready to eat. You can top them with seasonal fruit or enjoy unadorned — either way, they’re delicious!



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