Lifestyle change can be very helpful if you suffer from ME/CFS, but change can be challenging. On top of the usual obstacles to change, those with ME/CFS also have to contend with brain fog, fatigue and pain. Keep an eye on small steps and approaches that can begin to make
I’m always looking for ways to increase my vegetable intake. I had heard of kale chips long ago, and made the snap judgement that there was no way these could taste any good. Eventually my curiosity won out and I made some – boy was I wrong, they taste great!
Salads are an important element of any whole foods diet. I love experimenting with seasonal salad ingredients, and different combinations of ingredients for taste and texture. Most of us do not eat enough vegetables so I try to incorporate leafy greens at every meal, and a salad often finds a
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a long term (chronic) neurological condition that effects the nervous and immune systems. According to Emerge Australia, it is estimated there are around 250,000 Australians living with ME/CFS. Those with ME/CFS experience pain and fatigue associated with post-exertional malaise
Drinking sufficient good quality water is required to keep you hydrated, and keep your body’s processes running well. Whilst there is some disagreement about how much we should drink, I suggest letting thirst be your guide. This requires having good connection with your body, and understanding that sometimes when you
Often when focusing on health people think of areas such as exercise, nutrition, sleep and stress management, and for good reason. Research is highlighting another area to consider, when thinking about health. It’s community. Why? Loneliness is more likely to contribute to poor health than: Humans require connection and acceptance.
I was listening to a conversation on a podcast the other day. Both participants talked about how they are motivated by the journey of change. They are curious about implementing a change, and seeing what eventuates, what is different, and how it is different. I thought this was a very
Good sleep is essential to good health. I’ve written about this before, but I’m constantly learning and experimenting with new approaches to improving sleep, with positive results. Here are some informative updates. Light Getting outside and looking toward the morning sun will wake you up. It reduces melatonin (a hormone