Exceptionally interesting read about chronic fatigue Syndrome, what it is and how it develops, how exposure to constant stress can be the trigger and how there is alternative therapy which can help together with life changes in both healthy eating and a stress free life. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - A MUST READ BOOK
by Pam Thomas
The book is interesting and will probably make you feel understood if you suffer of CFS.
by Mounia Moony
Like many people who have a chronic illness (I have fibromyalgia) I wonder about how it came about. This book is a great way to put you in touch with the origins of your illness and find ways forward.
by Claire Meadows
Helen Germanos is a homeopath, Reiki practitioner and holds a degree in psychology. In 2012 she collapsed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and lay paralyzed in bed for just over nine months. Helen managed to recover from CFS using her skills to help herself and looking to others for help. As she began to recover she read through as much of the research and theories on CFS as she could find.
In the process she finally began to gain some understanding of what this illness is and how it actually affects people in a variety of different ways. During this time she also read information on body/mind research in an effort to try and pinpoint the underlying cause for developing this illness, and by understanding this, to ensure it did not happen again.
In April 2013 she read a research study, published in the US journal Psychophysiology from 1995, entitled ‘Orienting in a defensive world: Mammalian modifications of our evolutionary heritage. A Polyvagal Theory’ by Stephen Porges. It was this study that eventually led Helen to a complete understanding of how and why this illness develops and helped her in the final stages of her recovery back to full health. Helen quickly realized that it was from this moment of understanding that she was able to take her life and health back into her own hands. For this reason she decided to write this book, to share this knowledge with other sufferers and their carers in the hope that they too may benefit.