Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Your Route to Recovery: Solutions to Lift the Fog and Light the Way

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Hodder & Stoughton, May 4, 2023 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages

'A brilliantly comprehensive book, packed with genuinely helpful information to assist all those needing to heal.' -- Liz Earle MBE

With expertise from both a patient and practitioner perspective, this is your go-to toolkit for all things Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) / ME.

Over 17 million people worldwide live with CFS, 250,000 of which live in the UK, and Lauren Windas knows the feeling of being a medical enigma all too well after becoming unwell with CFS whilst at university. Ever since, she has devoted herself to reclaiming her health and now lives a full life, having gained expertise in this area after recovering from this mysterious, debilitating illness.

Now a nutritionist and naturopath, Lauren works in her clinic to help others with CFS, inspiring hope and providing solutions to lift the fog and light the way. This is the book that Lauren wishes she had at her fingertips during her own health journey. Written in a CFS-user-friendly format, she contextualises what we know so far about CFS and how to get well by:

1. Recounting her own health and recovery journey.
2. Simplifying the science of what CFS is and how it affects the body, alongside an in-depth look at the symptoms and causes.
3. Outlining the road to recovery, comprising of nutritional advice, testing, recipes and lifestyle tools and strategies, providing patient case studies and clinical expertise

This is a highly accessible and practical evidence-based guide for anyone living with CFS/ME/long covid, loved ones of those affected and medical and healthcare professionals seeking to expand their knowledge. She covers everything from energy management and exercise to sleep, stress and your mindset - empowering you with the belief that recovery is possible.

'As a previous CFS sufferer myself, Lauren has covered everything in this book to give readers the best chance of finding their own path to recovery.' -- Healthy Living James



Title Page Copyright Dedication Introduction
A Personal Journey
What We Know So
The Nervous System
The Neuroendocrine System
The Immune System
Nutrition I Your Diet and the 5R Plan
Nutrition II Recipes for Recovery
Lifestyle I Energy Management
Lifestyle II Exercise Physical Activity and Recovery
Lifestyle III Detoxification
Lifestyle IV Sleep and Stress
Conclusion Out of the Fog and Into the Light

Mitochondria and Energy Metabolism
The Digestive System
Deficiencies and Toxicities
First Steps
Is Recovery Possible?
Dealing with the Root Cause
Complementary Approaches to
Further Support and Advice
Recovery Checklist
Recipe Index

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About the author (2023)

Lauren Windas runs a clinical practise (based both online and on Kings Road, Chelsea) involving working with clients who suffer with CFS / M.E and post-viral fatigue-related conditions, IBS and digestive concerns, as well as those struggling with their weight or poor relationships with food (disordered eating).

Lauren has appeared on various health and nutrition podcasts, including The Medicinal Chef's "Nutrition Nuggets" podcast and CNM's Natural Health podcast. She has contributed writing and comments towards various publications including Women's Health, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan, whilst having various recipes featured in publications such as Red, Psychologies and Natural Health Magazine, as well as writing a monthly column in Yoga Magazine.

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