CHESTERFIELD: M.E. group hears how diet change can improve symptoms

Several Chesterfield members of Sheffield M.E. Group attended the AGM & Social at The Circle, Sheffield.

Guest speaker was Norah Wickerson, chartered physiotherapist and nutritional advisor, who gave an interesting and informative talk on how changes in diet can bring about improvement of ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia symptoms.

Norah, who practices in Derby told the meeting how she recovered from Fibromyalgia in 2000 using her 10 Point Combination Approach which puts together a whole host of simple, effective, non-invasive techniques which as well as diet includes exercise, sleep improvement and re-training breathing techniques. Adopting this plan has had a very positive outcome for many sufferers of these disabling illnesses.

After the tea break the audience was entertained by the very talented Chesterfield folk duo ‘Penny Bun’ who as well as singing, played a variety of unusual musical instruments such as Appalachian Dulcimers and a bowed psaltry.

The afternoon ended with the AGM where the current chair, Ute Elliott, gave a comprehensive report on the successful work and achievements of the group during the last year which is all carried out with the underlying aim to provide support in a variety of ways to people affected by ME/CFS.

Ute then looked at the way forward and aims for 2013/2014.

The management team for the next year was elected.

Upcoming events are: Thursday, Jun 27, 1.30pm-3.30pm Summer Network Gathering at Frederick’s Queen’s Park Cafe; Wednesday, July 24, 12.30 onwards Network Meeting & Summer Lunch/snack at Nona’s Cafe next to the newly restored section Chesterfield Canal, Hollingwood Hub.

The group is hoping to run a further series of Tai Chi classes in the autumn.

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