CFS, ME, Fibromyalgia – My experience of dietsBy
About 7 years into my illness, I met a nutritionist who talked about CFS, ME, Fibromyalgia being solvable by diet. Being very eager to get well, I duly booked an appointment and was soon undergoing blood and stool analysis. Sure enough the tests showed that I had an overgrowth of Candida, a bacterial imbalance and an infestation of parasites. I also had a few minor food intolerance. I felt very excited, as well as validated and felt that I had found the key to my ill health. I started a very strict regime immediately: an anti-Candida diet, anti fungal medication, anti parasite medication, beneficial bacteria and cutting out the foods I was intolerant to. I suffered very bad effects from the die off of the Candida and the parasites, which made me quite ill and the diet was restrictive and trying. Nevertheless, I stuck to the regime and and after about a year I was on top of the Candida, the parasites had gone and my gut bacterias was back in balance. However, I felt NO BETTER. I still felt exactly the same with the ME as I had when I started. No doubt my gut was in an awful lot better state than when I started and I’ve only ever had one stomach bug since then, but I was so disappointed that no improvement had been made in the ME. I had also spent about £1000, with appointments, tests, supplements, etc, not to mention the money that I had spent on special foods. Despite all this effort and money my health deteriorated further and I ended up in a wheelchair. If only Mickel Therapy had been around in those days I wouldn’t have wasted 10 years of my life.