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Dr Sarah Myhill discusses Fatigue – including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic-Encephahlitis

Podcast 184

We need energy to live and truly enjoy life. Dr. Sarah Myhill breaks down chronic fatigue syndrome, how the right diet can improve your sleep and gut health, and why it’s time to pay attention to the fuel we give our bodies. 

In this episode, Cathy and Sarah discuss: 

  • Defining chronic fatigue syndrome and why Western medicine struggles to address it 
  • Dr. Myhill’s motivation for focusing on mitochondria and chronic fatigue syndrome 
  • The importance of consuming the right foods vs. processed foods, sugars, and carbs
  • Benefits and drawbacks of adopting a paleo ketogenic diet 
  • Why sufficient sleep is necessary and how sugars and carbohydrates disturb sleep 
  • Understanding core temperature and how to use it to help monitor your health  
  • How our gut health and microbiome is impacted by sugars and carbohydrates
  • Whether someone can completely rid themselves of chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Details about Dr. Myhill’s books   

Dr. Sarah Myhill qualified from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, honours viva, 1981, since when she has been working continuously in NHS general and private practice. This was part time work when her daughters Ruth and Claire were born in 1982 and 1984. She has a special interest in treating chronic fatigue syndrome and estimates she have seen over 9,000 patients with CFS and/or ME. This includes patients with post viral fatigue, occupational exposure to organophosphates, Gulf War Veterans, aerotoxic pilots, vaccination, 9/11 syndrome, sick building syndrome etc. In 1997, she gave evidence to two government working parties, one of which looked into this problem, and one into the health problems of silicone breast implants.  She is affiliated to the Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the General Naturopathic Council.

Dr. Sarah Myhill has been helping sufferers from debilitating chronic conditions for over 30 years with an approach that combines all the benefits of current scientific knowledge and medical testing and treatments with an expanding appreciation of the importance of nutrition and lifestyle. She is currently a Naturopathic Physician, Member of the British Society for Ecological Medicine and was formerly an active member of the General Medical Council. She’s written many books and has won several awards including the Peoples Book Prize Winner and was a British Medical Association Short-listed author. She has also co-authored three medical papers on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and mitochondrial dysfunction and is highly regarded for her expertise in this area.

Author/co-author of seven books:

Diagnosis of CFS and ME

Ecological Medicine

The PK Cookbook

Prevent and Cure Diabetes

The Infection Game

The Energy Equation

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Memorable Quotes:

  • “The energy delivery mechanisms of the body are not dissimilar to energy delivery mechanisms in a car, and for your car to go, we’ve got to have the right fuel in the tank.”
  • “We live life to get out there and do things and have fun and we need energy to do that.” 
  • “Core temperature is a very useful measure of the sum total of energy delivery mechanisms.” 


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