It's now been just over a year since I found your programme online, following my diagnosis of post viral fatigue. I can’t express how grateful I am to have found your Energy Excellence Course, it has quite literally saved my life and I cannot thank you enough. I’m sharing my story below that you’re really welcome to use on the website or for any body of evidence you’re gathering.
I became ill in January 2018 with the flu, but I’d felt pretty unwell for 6 or more months prior to that with episodes of fainting and dizziness, having gone to the GP several times they couldn’t find anything abnormal.
I was severely ill with the flu, the fatigue was completely debilitating and I ended up in A&E with heart palpitations and difficulty breathing. I gradually got a bit better but the fatigue was still terrible, I was so weak and was struggling to get around the house let alone outside and I wasn’t able to work – I also couldn’t sleep at all, I felt completely wired at night and was extremely stressed about taking so much time off work.
I had sensitivity to light and sound, hypoglycaemia, brain fog and couldn’t hold long conversations – the fatigue seemed to come and go seemingly at random with terrible crashes a few hours after I’d eaten. I had no idea what was happening to me and was terrified of making it worse. My GP kept saying it was post-viral fatigue but I knew I hadn’t felt right for a long time prior to the flu so I was convinced something else was going on.
I was very fortunate to be referred to a doctor of functional medicine but while I waited for this referral, I found your online Energy Excellence Course in March 2018 and gave it a go – within a day my mental clarity had improved (which honestly felt completely miraculous!) and within a week I was going for half hour walks a day, I was much stronger and my sleep had improved.
I had had a strong feeling all along that my illness was linked to being completely burnt out with work (I held a high stress job for 6 years), as I’d felt so detached and not right for a long time, and through your training I got complete clarity over the area of my life that had damaged my health, and it gave me confidence to change this.
I had a bumpy recovery unfortunately as alongside your training I was put on a paleo diet and series of supplements by my doctor which I reacted very badly to resulting in histamine toxicity (a rare reaction)! This made me severely ill for 8 weeks in May-June 2018 and I lost a large percentage of my muscle mass and weight – I couldn’t take more than a few steps and could barely use my arms because my muscles had withered, so since last summer I have been gradually improving my fitness, stamina and strength after I'd come through that. Your training helped me to combat the stress of being severely ill and gradually move on.
I’m now on a diet that suits me, more whole foods and no sugar or dairy, and a few supplements prescribed by my doctor to address deficiencies and improve my gut health – and although this has improved my health I can completely say that your training was the turning point – It meant that I was no longer living in fear of ‘crashing’ or over doing it and causing myself fatigue, so the adrenaline symptoms slowly subsided over time by using the Energy Excellence Process and other tools, and I’ve been able to slowly get fitter and fitter without being afraid of appropriate exercise. I’m now sleeping well, have lots of energy and I haven’t been this content and happy in life for many years! I very occasionally get that adrenalised feeling again if I'm triggered by a memory/situation from when I was ill, but I use the process and move on with my day :)
Because I had become so poorly and weak in the summer of 2018, it took me much longer than 6 weeks using the tools to get better. I’d say within 3 months the majority of my symptoms had subsided (including all fatigue and cognitive issues), and now 10 months on – I’m almost back to my normal level of fitness and I still have some environmental sensitivity but that is slowly fading too. It has been slow and steady progress the whole way, and each milestone getting back to health has been so rewarding.
I’ve now quit my job and I’m retraining to be a nutrition and health coach, alongside personal training. It is a huge leap that I would not have had the confidence to do prior to my illness and to finding your training, but now I’m so excited to be on this new direction and living the life I want to be.
If anyone reading this is thinking about doing the online Energy Excellence Course, PLEASE DO IT! It’s not a magic bullet, and you really need to commit to using the process which is hard work to begin with - but it works, and if I could get better from being so ill – anyone can. I can’t believe that just under a year ago I could barely move from the bed and couldn’t brush my own teeth because I was so weak. This course has helped me completely get my life back.
It makes me incredibly sad to think how many people suffer from this debilitating illness when there are solutions – I really hope that your work will be accepted by the NHS as a formal training or treatment. If there is anything I can do in support of your work please let me know.