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How Eating Vegan Helped One Woman Manage Her Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Tuesday 12 February 2019

 

From UK newspaper the Brighton and Hove Independent:

 

Jessica Michael
Jessica Michael
 

How eating vegan helped one woman manage her chronic fatigue syndrome

By Charlotte Harding
Monday 21 January 2019
©2019 JPIMedia Ltd. All rights reserved.

Lying in bed aged 19 Jessica Michael knew that to combat her ME she was the one who had to make a difference.

Jessica said: “I couldn’t believe it they basically told me that I would just be in bed all the time, but also that I may have points where I would feel fine but it wouldn’t last.”

Known on social media as Miss Superfood she assessed her lifestyle choices, having been vegetarian since the age of eight she admits that she lapsed at various points in her life by eating animal products.

“I found that once I cut out all the animal products from my diet I started to have more energy and feel better.

“I didn’t know at the time it was vegan I just saw how it made a difference to me and I found I slowly was able to do more things.”

ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome is described by the NHS website as ‘a long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms. The most common symptom is extreme tiredness.’

 

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