My CFS anxiety hangover

By on March 8, 2014 in Headspace, Self Management with 4 Comments
My CFS anxiety hangover

My dizziness and energy seemed to be significantly lifted from vitamin c and the range of natural therapies I was using, however the next big hurdle to recovery was the residual anxiety that I was left with as a result of my fear that the cfs might return. This was a tough part of recovery […]

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Rebuilding your body using Juices to fight CFS/ME

By on June 14, 2012 in Nutrition with 7 Comments

Using juices to build up my body is probably one of my most used tools for self-help these days.  Even though I’m operating at a much better level than this time last year, I am still very attuned to my energy lulls.  Possibly I am a little too focused on it – that is another […]

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Are you eating for you, or your emotions?

By on May 17, 2012 in Headspace with 4 Comments

Do you find that you are doing really great for a while, preparing veggie juices regularly, eating good meals with protein, regular snacks with protein, steering clear of the sugar, alcohol, coffee and minimising wheat, only to endure a low energy day and find yourself in the dumps looking for food to sooth your sorry […]

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How my perspective on friendships has changed

By on May 6, 2012 in General CFS, Headspace with 7 Comments

This is a bit of a bug bear of mine.  Although I have many friends in my life, I found that being sick with CFS/ME was extremely isolating and even my best mates really didn’t know how to support me through it.  It is a really tough one and I’m still struggling with the realisation […]

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My new business

By on May 2, 2012 in General CFS with 2 Comments
My new business

For anyone interested, I’ve started a new business writing grants and doing communications and marketing jobs for community groups, small businesses and local governments.  Early days as yet, but small steps.  You can check it out at www.melaniejbrennan.com.au if you would like to see more.    

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Where I’m at now

By on May 2, 2012 in General CFS with 4 Comments

Well, it has been ages since I posted and to be honest I thought that since I was over the real physical struggle I probably wouldn’t blog anymore.  But I’ve continued to get emails and comments from many of you out there still struggling or having newly acquired the dreaded CFS/ME and it reminds me […]

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Win a Fantastic Book FULL of CFS/ME Recovery Stories

By on February 1, 2012 in Free Stuff, Fun, Good News, Self Management with 9 Comments
Win a Fantastic Book FULL of CFS/ME Recovery Stories

Alexandra  Barton has pulled together 50 Personal Stories of Recovery from CFS/ME to help inspire hope for recovery.  This is a must have book for anyone recovering from CFS/ME or for friends or family of someone recovering from CFS/ME. Be inspired by these amazing people’s determination to free themselves from the fatalities of fatigue and […]

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How I apply Permaculture principles to my CFS/ME recovery

How I apply Permaculture principles to my CFS/ME recovery

Find out how two of the key Permaculture Design Principles remind me of some of the simple CFS/ME recovery techniques that I apply. Permaculture is a beautiful philosophy and a technique for sustainable food production and community culture. The term was originally coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren (two top Aussie blokes!).  It means […]

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Alkalising to Fight Chronic Fatigue (CFS/ME)

By on December 5, 2011 in Local Food, Nutrition with 6 Comments
Alkalising to Fight Chronic Fatigue (CFS/ME)

Burping, bloating and reflux have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  It wasn’t until I started investigating health and CFS/ME that I found out that it isn’t actually normal!  To think I’d gone along my merry way all this time thinking these was normal bodily functions – my […]

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Using High Doses of Vitamin C to Fight Chronic Fatigue (CFS/ME)

By on November 3, 2011 in General CFS, Nutrition, Treatments with 30 Comments
Using High Doses of Vitamin C to Fight Chronic Fatigue (CFS/ME)

Vitamin C is a well know antiviral, and supporter of the immune system.  Most people know to dose up when cold season is upon us, but many people are pretty skeptical about taking it in high doses.  I was advised by an orthomolecular doctor to take high doses of Vitamin C to help knock over […]

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