Thursday, 24 December 2009

Truth in Labeling - Monosodium Glutamate

Many people with ME have problems with additives found in foods, with the flavour enhancer monosodium glutamate often being a particular problem, and it is not always easy to work out which foods contain MSG. I have found the following webpage which lists "hidden" sources of MSG very helpful, and other pages on the website contain much useful information -

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

More Wedding Photos!

I make no apology for posting a few more photo's from Tim (my brother) and Lois's wedding, as follows -

Tim and Lois at the church. This one shows the full extent of Lois's dress!

Still at the church, this shows Tim and Lois with both sets of parents.

A close-up taken at the church.

Tim and Lois with members of Dad's side of the family, taken at the reception. Back row: Gareth (cousin) and his wife Sarah; Mum and Dad; Rowena and Nigel (Dad's brother).

Dad, Mum and Tim, also at the reception.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Statements of Concern about CBT/GET provided for the High Court Judicial Review of February 2009

Following on from the disappointment of the unsuccessful Judicial Review brought in February by two ME sufferers against NICE, this article by Margaret Williams contains statements that were provided by ME experts to the lawyers but which were sadly not used during the JR. They clearly provide further evidence that the usual recommendations of Graded Exercise Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are at best unhelpful and can be positively harmful for those suffering from ME, a neurological disorder. To read the article click on

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Wedding Photos

Tim (my brother) and Lois were married on Thursday 26th November. I was not well enough to be at the wedding, but was kept fully up-to-date with all that was going on via phone calls, text messages and email! I thought you might like to see the following lovely photos -

Mum and Dad

Mum, Tim, Dad

Left to Right: Jane (flower girl), Amanda (bridesmaid), Lois, Tim, Jeff (best man) Lucy (flower girl) - taken at the church

Lois and Tim at the church


Tim and Lois leaving the church

Left to Right: Dad, Lois, Tim, Mum - taken at the reception

Left to Right: Margaret and Ivan (Lois's parents), Lois, Tim, Richard and Ruth (Lois's brother and sister-in-law)

Tim and Lois cutting the cake

Tim and Lois