This book is about a lot more than Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / M.E (Myalgic Encephalopathy or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). There are implications for a whole variety of ailments which have viruses as a trigger, but as the book mostly sticks to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome therefore I will too.
Viruses are sneaky little devils as Professor Basant K. Puri points out. Some viruses prevent the body producing the very thing which will kill them – which are various “fatty acids”. Unfortunately these fatty acids are essential to the bodies’ general health. The lack of these fatty acids, owing to their production being blocked by a virus, then triggers the various symptoms which we call Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This is the basic underlying theory of the book.
What makes Prof Puri very different from others who are looking at natural ways to cure Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is that a) he a Professor in the medical field and B) he has access to an MRI scanner – one of those big scanning machines used to scan and analyse the brain.
It is fascinating as Prof Puri, owing to the MRI scanner, is able to link the benefits which patients report from treatment with changes in the brain. In pages 66/69 of his book a patient, Elizabeth, was in treatment for 16 weeks and in that time went from needing to use a wheelchair to get the 20 metres to the MRI scanner room to being able to walk there. Here brain scan from the MRI showed her brain had increased in size by around 18% (yes, eighteen percent)!
Elizabeth reported significant improvements in her health and wellbeing and these were in essence backed up by the results of the MRI scan. There was obviously something very significant going on.
By now you are wondering how Prof Puri treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so you can rush off and buy it. Please read the full explanation below (and even better buy the book) as it is not just a matter of getting some Omega 3 capsules. Lots of people try that and don’t usually get such dramatic results.
You need to get capsules which meet these criterea:
+ contain Pure Virgin Evening Primrose Oil
+ contain EPA
+ do NOT contain DHA.
According to the book, nobody knows yet why capsules without DHA work much better, but the evidence is that they do. Most capsules with EPA do contain DHA so you may need to hunt around. One option is Vegepa E-EPA 70 capsules. Search the web and you will find them (they are available here on amazon).
This leads us to a bit of a down side of this book. There is only one source cited for the capsules which can make the book seem rather like an advert. However, it may simply be that the Professor managed to persuade a supplier to offer the capsules to the market in exchange for mentioning them in his book a number of times. The book makes no secret of what is in the capsules so it is possible for any supplier to make them if they chose to. If you happen to know of other capsules which match the above criteria please reply via a comment so that others can benefit.
I imagine it would also work to find capsules just with EPA (ie no DHA) and other capsules just with Pure Virgin Evening Primrose Oil and take them together. Please also reply with a comment if you have any experience of this.
Prof Puri’s book also goes into what vitamins and minerals support the recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and also which foods will help provide these.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to help themselves, or a loved one, or anyone whose health has never been quite the same after a virus infection. Especially suffers from:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or “CFS”.
Myalgic Encephalopathy or “ME” (a term which The ME Association feels is more appropriate than the original, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome or “PVFS”
Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome or “CFIDS”