Rebecca Cotterall developed the first symptoms of CFS at 13. Unable to continue her normal life, she had to stop attending school and gravely reduce her social interactions. After a lucky chance, Rebecca met Dr. Sarah Myhill who helped turn her life around.
After being monitored in hospital for three weeks, Rebecca was diagnosed with CFS and given a wheelchair to get around. “There was nothing much they could do for me,” said Rebecca. “I just had to live with it.”Rebecca’s life radically changed. She attended a “special school” for an hour three times a week, and only saw her friends at home for just 20 minutes at a time. Remarkably, Rebecca managed to complete her schooling with five GCSEs and went on to attend college. But just three weeks into her course, she suffered a relapse, and ended up having to quit and move back in with her parents.
One of these causes is diet, specifically high in allergens, artificial additives and foods with a high glycaemic index (GI). This is why she recommends a Stone Age diet, which is low-GI, avoids common allergens like grains and dairy, and is as natural as possible.
Besides a change of diet, Myhill also has a number of other must-dos for treating CFS: