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DR MYHILL PUBLISHES NEW BOOK

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by ISAS, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. ISAS

    ISAS

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    This from Craig Robinson of the Dr Myhill Facebook groups:

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    STOP PRESS -- Dr Myhill's first book of the year [Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome] is now available to purchase from her office!!! Here is Sarah's commentary as copied from her website homepage.

    “It's official - it's mitochondria, not hypochondria!
    Fully revised and updated, my book on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) "Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - It's mitochondria, not hypochondria" is available to buy from my office from today, 2nd April 2014. Signed copies will be posted with Royal Mail.

    The price, including posting/shipping, is as follows: to any UK address - £13, to all European destinations - £16 and to the Rest of the World - £18.
    Payment can be made by
    • a bank transfer
      • Bank account details are: Barclays Bank plc, payee name: Sarah Myhill Limited, Account No. 90234265, Bank sort code 20-61-08.
      • For international transactions: IBAN GB06 BARC 2061 0890 2342 65, SWIFTBIC BARCGB22
    Please, use the reference CFS BOOK when making a payment.
    • Paypal - please, send the payment to: office@doctormyhill.co.uk and make sure that you give me your postal address in the correspondence box as well as that you use the reference CFS BOOK.
    • an online card payment via a secure payment page - for that method you need to email my office to order your copy and you will receive an email message from our payment processing company CARDSAVE with a link to a secure payment page.
    You can also send a cheque in pound sterling made payable to Sarah Myhill Limited and addressed to Sarah Myhill Limited, Upper Weston, Llangunllo, Knighton, Powys LD7 1SL. Please, do not forget to write CFS BOOK on the back of your cheque or in a covering note and to let me have your postal address to which you want the book to be sent.”
    Any queries should be addressed to the office number which is 01547 550 331.
    In addition here are some of the book reviews:

    Dr. Myhill has written an extraordinary book. She is the no 1 authority on CFS in the UK. Whereas many doctors dismiss the condition, she explains what it is, what has gone wrong in the body, using appropriate tests that are not done by mainstream medicine, and tells people what they can do about it. Whereas mainstream medicine only uses drugs to deal with a particular symptom, Dr. Myhill explains the reasons 'Why'. In my opinion, you will never cure anything unless you understand and deal with the why.
    Dr. P J Kingsley MB.BS.,MRCS,LRCP.,FAAEM., DA.,DObst.RCOG.

    This book is logical and evidence-based but is still an easy read. Dr Myhill has made the mitochondrial story clear for the non-expert. It makes essential reading for family members or friends of CFS sufferers. This book will help these patients to obtain understanding and effective management from their physicians.”
    Dr Sybil Birtwistle, MB ChB, DObstRCOG, DCH, Post Graduate Tutor, British Society for Environmental Medicine.

    "This book is an invaluable tool to recover from fatigue-related disorders for patients and practitioners alike! It is based on years of clinical experience, backed by research; written in a clear, concise way with lots of practical instructions - and from what I can say using these methods in my practice: it works!"
    Dr Franziska Meuschel MD, PhD, ND, LFhom

    This book is both a superb self-help guide for any person with CFS/ME and a concise manual for the liberated clinician.
    In her unerringly defiant style, Sarah shares her vast specialist expertise, in a lighthearted and upbeat fashion, using analogies that make complex scientific concepts sound simple. The practical tips make it a unique, up to date, resource book, a "must read" for all those in the health professions who sympathise with the quest of thousands of debilitated people for answers and better care.

    Dr Apelles Econs,MRCS, LRCP. Allergist

    Drawing on decades of clinical experience, and unparalleled success in restoring health, hope and energy to thousands of CFS patients, Dr Myhill brings solid scientific evidence together with biological common sense to explain how to recover from this ghastly and increasingly common illness.
    She describes the underlying cellular mechanisms in a way that everyone can understand, demonstrating simply the physiological basis of low energy production in CFS. This is an aspect that is largely ignored by most current approaches to CFS, but Dr Myhill shows clearly that CFS is in your mitochondria, not in your mind!
    This book is an invaluable step-by-step guide to recovery, for patient and physician alike. I would not be without a copy in my clinic!

    Dr Jenny Goodman MA MBChB

    Over the years, working as a General Practitioner, I have recommended Dr Myhill's work to hundreds of patients. Her approach combines an in-depth understanding of human physiology, with years of practical experience and the use of cutting edge laboratory testing, to diagnose and treat the root causes of complex chronic diseases. Written with humour and compassion, Dr Myhill has put together a simple step-by-step guide for patients, to take back control of their own health and start their journey to recovery. I am delighted that I can now recommend this book to every patient.Dr. Jens Rohrbeck M.D (Dr. med.) M.Phil.GP and Functional Medicine Physician

    “This book is a ‘must have’ for everyone suffering from CFS (and their doctors). It explains all the different aspects of this complex condition, and details ways that each patient can contribute to their own recovery. Dr Myhill has tirelessly dedicated much of her career to improving the quality of life of CFS patients for whom conventional approaches (antidepressants, cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise) have not been enough. Her commitment, genius and sense of humour come across wonderfully in these pages, encouraging and supporting those with this terrible condition to not give up.”
    Dr Nicola Hembry BSc MBBS MSB PGDip

    "Brilliant! This book offers the most complete, logical, practical and optimistic guide for people trying to recover from CFS that I am aware of. If every doctor could also take its contents on board, the management of CFS would be revolutionised."
    Dr Charles Forsyth MBBS FFHom

    “The brilliant work of John McLaren-Howard, Sarah Myhill and Norman Booth has revealed that the illness is due to mitochondrial dysfunction. This discovery revolutionizes the world’s understanding of this condition - common in women who have used contraceptive or menopausal hormones and have toxic DNA adducts.”
    Dr Ellen Grant MB ChB, D ObstRCOG

    Dr Myhill breaks new ground in her approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and demonstrates clearly, with compelling scientific evidence, that this condition is not psychological but has treatable physical causes. She gives detailed guidance on practical ecological measures that need to be followed to effect recovery. A book which should cause many doctors and health professionals to radically revise their understanding of CFS and gives sufferers real encouragement and hope for their future health.
    Dr John Meldrum MBChB, MRCGP, DA, DCH, DObst RCOG, HTD

    What really struck me about this book is the degree of empowerment it gives to CFS sufferers in managing their own recovery, and the confidence it provides, through the authority of the author, in knowing what to ask for from health professionals. It explains with real clarity the complex biochemical processes underlying chronic disease and CFS, and the link with allergies, microorganisms and aspects of the Western lifestyle. There is a detailed and clear discussion of the tests available, how to interpret them, and what to do to get better. All this without ignoring the importance of introducing regular routines into your life, developing good organisational skills and ditching any perfectionist streak! A fantastic book for all health professionals too.
    Dr Dee MarshallMBBS MFHom AllergyMedicalUK

    Dr Myhill's wonderful book presents the clearest and most helpful information I have ever read on what Chronic Fatigue Syndrome actually is and what the many possible causes of it are. It is also extremely easy to read, even for someone without medical training.
    This is the only book that I've found that presents a comprehensive approach for assessing the underlying causes of CFS and treating them that may be tailored for the individual patient.
    Understanding how mitochondrial failure can arise, why mitochondrial function problems are often a major factor in CFS and the approaches for restoring good mitochondrial function should form part of all medical training. Dr Myhill's book should be a standard text in all medical schools as well as being essential reading for all CFS patients and their doctors.
    Dr Myhill's wonderful book is 'the bomb' for sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and for doctors treating CFS or ME patients.
    This book is easy to read, laden with information and shows practical ways of actually assessing and treating CFS. Loved it!!

    This book explains clearly how mitochondrial failure is at the heart of conditions like CFS and ME. It is underpinned with solid science and presents a solid and practical approach for genuine and long-term recovery that can be understood by patients and their doctors.

    Paul RobinsonBSc Hons author of “Recovering with T3” and “The CT3M Handbook”
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    Sounds great. I look forward to reading it.

    I have been seriously contemplating enlisting the help of Dr Myhill, however the one thing that pushes me away from going down that route is that I have had some pretty bad reactions to well-meaning practitioners in the past and I really need ongoing support rather than a one-off letter. I asked if she had any appointment availability and they said not in the foreseeable future. It's a shame because she seems like she really knows what she is doing.

    Anyway, this is going to be my next purchase. Thanks for notifying us!
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  3. ISAS

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    Thanks for your positive comment Cheesus, sorry about the full patient list :( Just to add here is the official press release giving details of the contents.

    Diagnosis & Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - it’s mitochondria not hypochondria’
    by Dr Sarah Myhill
    CFS is all in our cells, not in our minds!

    Dr Sarah Myhill has treated over 5,000 patients with CFS since qualifying from Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1981. She is now one of the leading authorities on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in the UK. As she emphasises, CFS is not a diagnosis but a clinical picture that has many causes, and her book, Diagnosis & Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, looks at the underlying nutritional, biochemical, immunological, toxic, hormonal, and lifestyle mechanisms that cause the symptoms, collating many years of research and revealing that CFS is a result of mitochondrial failure.
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    Dr Myhill clearly explains what mitochondria are, the importance of the job they do and how failure can arise. Their key role is to supply energy to every cell in our bodies in the form of a chemical compound called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is known as the ‘universal currency of energy’; it is essential for all sorts of biochemical jobs, from muscle contraction to hormone production. When mitochondria fail this results in a poor supply of ATP (i.e. energy); consequently, cells go slow, which means that all bodily functions go slow. What is exciting, as the book describes, is the research conducted by Dr Myhill, withDr John McLaren-Howard of Acumen Laboratory and Dr Norman Booth of Mansfield College Oxford, which supports an objective ‘ATP Profile Test’ that correlates with subjective experience of fatigue. This test can now measure the rate at which ATP is made and also looks at where the problem behind poor function lies.
    In Diagnosis & Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Dr Myhill reviews the clinical picture of CFS and uses a really simple analogy throughout, likening bodily functioning to what a car needs to work properly:
    Engine = Mitochondria * Accelerator pedal = thyroid
    Fuel = Diet and function * Oxygen = lungs
    Gearbox = Adrenals * Service and repairs = Sleep
    Cleaning – oil = Antioxidants * Cooling system = Detoxification
    Driver = The brain
    Dr Sarah Myhill says: ‘My book Diagnosis & Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is based on years of scientific evidence and clinical experience. Finding a test that can now measure fatigue that is based on solid scientific evidence has allowed me to write this book. My treatment package works and again is based on scientific evidence. For CFS sufferers it’s about re-laying good “foundations” that can actually work for anyone who wants to have good health’.
    Dr Myhill’s treatment plan is based on 5 key pillars which she explains in detail in her book:
    Rest & pacing: By this Dr Myhill really does mean complete rest - no reading, computers, TV or noise – and she talks about doing things in short bursts and varying activity as energy returns. She advocates simplifying your life, asking others for help and doing things by the clock, as the body likes things to happen (especially sleeping and eating) at certain regular times.
    Stone Age diet: Diet is the fuel in the tank and Dr Myhill recommends eating a Stone Age diet, saying: ‘Modern studies of ancient tribes who continue to eat a Stone Age (Paleolithic) diet show that these people do not suffer from diabetes, obesity, heart disease or cancer.’ The book outlines the principles of this diet and how to put it in place, including low ‘glycaemic index’ foods as well as foods that are chemical and allergen free. Her book gives a clear list of what you can eat (e.g. meat, salads, root vegetables, eggs, fishes, green vegetables and all herbs, seeds, certain spices and low carbohydrate fruits such as berries) and when. A suggested menu is also included with daily dietary suggestions.
    Nutritional supplements: Dr Myhill confirms that taking nutritional supplements is essential in the 21st century and outlines the rationale for this. She recommends a daily programme that includes the multi-mineral mix (MMM) that she has developed herself, with no bulking agents or preservatives, vitamins D and B12, plus an omega-3 supplement high in the essential fatty acid EPA, such as Igennus’s Vegepa, or Biocare’s MicroCell Essential Fatty Acids for vegetarians, with a high dose of vitamin C in the evening. MMM contains essential minerals such as calcium, zinc, potassium, iron, manganese, iodine boron magnesium, selenium and chromium.
    Adequate sleep: This, she says, is essential for life, recuperation and repair and she sets out the key rules that we should pay heed to: we need more sleep in winter than summer and one hour’s sleep before midnight really is worth two after because growth hormone (needed for bodily repair) is produced only during the hours of sleep before midnight. The book is full of tips on how to get the best night’s sleep and explains that many people have disturbed sleep because of hypoglycaemia – a crash in blood sugar during the night that puts the body into stress mode; adopting the Stone Age diet will put a stop to this.
    Chemical check up: The book looks at toxins the body produces (especially free radicals) and also toxins that the body is exposed to, such as dental amalgam, air pollution, indoor pollution, silicone implants, smoking, pesticide residue in food, hair dyes and also occupational exposure for people like farmers, firemen, aviation staff and war veterans. It looks at toxic stress and highlights the benefits of antioxidants, chelation therapy and far-infrared sauna-ing as approaches to detox.
    Diagnosis & Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndromeis an easy to read self-help book based on years of clinical experience and supported by evidence-based research. Written in a clear, logical and concise way, the book is full of practical, comprehensive, step-by-step solutions for patients, and is equally a ‘must read’ for doctors and other health professionals as it provides a detailed treatment solution with an evidence-based approach.
    ‘Diagnosis & Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - - it’s mitochondria not hypochondria’ - £14.99 (print) and £7.50 (ebook) from www.hammersmithbooks.co.uk. Launched 5 April 2014 in print and for Kindle, Nook, Kobo and ipad.
    Dr Sarah Myhill’s biog
    Dr Myhill has worked in the NHS and private practice since qualifying from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1981 (medicine with Honours). For 17 years she was the Honorary Secretary of the British Society for Ecological Medicine (renamed from the British Society for Allergy, Environmental and Nutritional Medicine), a medical society interested in looking at causes of disease and treating through diet, vitamins and minerals and through avoiding toxic stress. She helps run, and lectures at, the Society’s training courses and lectures regularly on organophosphate poisoning, the problems of silicone, CFS and so on. Dr Myhill is fully media trained and has had many appearances on TV and radio. She is also a founder member of OPUS (organophosphate users support group) – a charity to help sufferers of pesticide poisoning.

    ISAS
  4. Sherpa

    Sherpa Ex-workaholic & adrenaline junkie

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    As far as I can tell this is an update of her other book , which is available as an e book free.

    Sorry I now see the free e book is no longer available.

    If anyone is interested in her protocol it is available all on her website and can be tried at home yourself. I know of some CFS sufferers who have improved by just using her e book and the info on her website without doing any of the tests or needing to see her (I believe she is not taking on new patients currently)
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    Sherpa - yes it will be available on amazon.com soon - here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Diagnosing-treating-Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome/dp/1781610347
    Justy, indeed many people do do very well with the free information made available on Dr Myhill's website. This book is updated and fully revised in the light of more experience . It also has an extra chapter added.
    It is true, sadly, that Dr Myhill is unable to take on any new patients. Her work schedule is truly fearsome. However, interested parties can access her advice as a non patient - please see this link to one of the Dr Myhill facebook groups which explains how to go about this -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/108048875899603/620573344647151/
    Thank you all for your interest.
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  7. lauluce

    lauluce as long as you manage to stay alive, there's hope

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  8. Sherpa

    Sherpa Ex-workaholic & adrenaline junkie

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    now available on Amazon... for $15.32 USD
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  9. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

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    Just received mine today :) wasn't signed though :-/
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    Hello all Im new.

    I know you guys have a lot of knowledge on CFS or ME - so Im wondering what you think of Sarah placing so much emphasis on mitochondrial malfunction? I know it can be an issue in many cases but is the current thinking that it is a central cause?
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    @cfsStevew It is obvious there is little interest in her theory here on PR. Seven posters in three months says it all. (or lack of all).......I am a big fan of the theory. I've parlayed Jackkruse's mito-enhancement + Freddd's methylation enhancement+Ripley's pre/probiotics "farming"+ Perfect Health Diet, into SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT.... She deals with all of these issues. The only problem with her theory is that Kruse's protocol is 10x stronger, Freddd's protocol is 2x more accurate, and Ripley's (Tatertims) horticulture methods are 10x more effective. Everything she advocates (first edition-e book) was too weak for me to get healing from. Healing CFS requires "big guns". Bigger guns than Myhill offered. Every human being should do her program. We on the" CFS TITANIC" just need a stronger version.
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    hi shah thanks for the reply I had not realised the thread was 3 months old-yes it does rather seem that her book does not get much fanfare...at the risk of sounding idle but do you have some links to the protocols you mentioned? Its interesting what you say with regard to the 'big guns'...
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    Jackkruse.com Coldthermogenesis, specifically CT6....Check Member ahmo's signature on PR for Freddd's protocol.... Resistant Starch almost 100pg thread here on PR + Freetheanimal.com +PerfectHealth Diet.com
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    The number of posts on a thread doesn't indicate lack of interest -- this thread has had 1095 views so far.
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    interesting divergence! though I still don't think she'd be placed on the Mount Rushmore of PR "all stars:)
    or even close to it.
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    There is quite a bit of interest in Dr Myhill here on Phoenix Rising -- there are over 40 threads related to her. Stop making stuff up.
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    @shah78 where can I read about ripely biotic treatment? Thanks
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    Resistant starch challenge here on PR
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    Just a quick update on the book - it has now sold over 2000 copies and a third reprint is happening as I type.

    Thanks for all the support.

    Dr Myhill is completely snowed under with new patients and has posted this on her website:

    ''Advice to new patients suspended Sep 14
    From DoctorMyhill

    I am currently experiencing a very heavy work load and an exceptionally high number of referrals from other doctors, self referrals, other requests for advice and interpretation of test results. I simply cannot deal with demand. This means I have no other option but to suspend all advice, appointments and test orders to those to whom I refer as "new patients". If you are a "new patient", i.e. you have never received advice from me before (by way of a face-to-face or a telephone consultation, or a letter of advice based on a questionnaire, or an interpretation of your test results), then any such first requests for advice and first test orders cannot currently be accepted.
    I believe this is due to the recent book we published about CFS. This book is available to buy from my online shop Sales at Dr Myhill: CFS - it's mitochondria, not hypochondria and many answers lie within!
    If you need help from a doctor, then please go to the website of the British Society for Ecological Medicine to find a doctor interested and practising environmental medicine.
    I shall review the situation in January 2015 and perhaps then will be able to accept new patients. Please, keep an eye on this website Dr Myhill.co.uk. Of course, I will continue to see and treat all current patients i.e. those who have had previous contact with me and already received advice from me.''
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