12 June 2020

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Do you suffer with many different aches and pains? Are your main complaints chronic fatigue and muscle aches? Do you feel like you have the flu? Do you also suffer with any of the following:

Anxiety, back stiffness, candida, can’t concentrate, depression, difficulty or inability to learn new information or skills, digestive disorders, dizziness, frequent skin rashes, more frequent bruising, hair loss, heart palpitations, hot flushes, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) low blood pressure, low body temperature, migraines/headaches, multiple sensitivity to foods, pollen, molds, medicines or alcohol, nerve pain, numbness or tingling sensations, pain in jaw area (TMJ), tinnitus, frequent ear infections, PMT, sensitivity to noise, bright lights, sensitivity to weather changes, sore throat, stiffness and aching in muscles, tender lymph nodes, struggle to absorb information, substantially impaired memory and concentration, thick foggy head, un-refreshing sleep or insomnia.

In my book ONE STEP AT A TIME, I explain how in May 2002 I became ill with the “flu” and went downhill from there. Its taken me six years to get my health back. I read everything I could get my hands on and spoke to many different therapists. FM and CFS is a serious and real illness – you can’t just leave it and take drugs – that does not work - you have to make lifestyle changes. Fortunately there are many things you can do and many professionals are there to help you.

This is  a drug free way to natural healing - sure its fine to take drugs to help now and then, but no good only relying on these and adding more and more to  the mix when you keep on having more side effects from them.

I diarised everything from the beginning and the book is written in a month to month form. Remembering how confused, brain fogged and anxious I felt, I hope it helps to motivate, uplift and inspire you – even when some people may be negative or disbelieving (because they don’t actually have a clue about this illness) do not let this stop you in trying your very best to improve your health. Maybe you won’t have to do everything that I have, perhaps yours will be an easier and faster improvement – we are all different. This book will hopefully give you a broader and very general understanding of health problems – not only FM and CFS.

It is a 380 pg book and the price is R150- plus R30 postage in South Africa. PDF format is R120-
Discount offered if both print books are ordered together. 
If you would like one please email Barbara Shepherd at:- barbshepherd@mweb.co.za
If you are overseas you may find it easier to order and pay through:  www.publisher.co.za - my books are listed here, also available in PDF.



phone 021 7822098 or 072 437 2810


Website: http://www.onesteplifecoaching.co.za

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

i will buy your book. thank you love margaret

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara
it seems like i have finally found out what is wrong with me. i really enjoyed rreading this blog - it suddenly becomes clear to me what has been going on for the last 3 years!!
i will email or phone you soon regarding your book. My ister i think also has this - i will show it to her!!
thanks so much
from
Michelle

Anonymous said...

Dear Barbara
I am shocked that I may have FM and CFS - been hard to believe this if you know what i mean!! sooner or later, have to get real though and start treating it. Am interested in the support group - is it in Claremont?
I just dont know if I can stick to that diet of yours - wow - but I am getting desperate!!
Regards
Marlene

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info - i think i need your book to help me, I will phone you next week to come and collect.
thanks Jane

Anonymous said...

Hi read your book preview in the health encounters magazine, but I am in jhb, can you post me a book? Please give me your bank details and what I must do.
thanks Thomas Brady

Anonymous said...

thanks for all the info - this all makes sense to me regarding all my problems!!
all the best
Susanna

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this blog and can understand what you say - I agree - I wil try and make the next group meeting, but living in simonstown, it is a bit of a schlep, maybe when there are enough of us , we can just go through together?
I will hopfully buy your book end of next month - bit broke now, just been to the homeopath - loads of things - crikey!! hope it all helps!!
Best wishes Natalie

Anonymous said...

hey! I like this blog - saying it like it is!! I am so sick of gps that have no clue and are not interested!
I will email you my address etc, need your book most urgently!

Anonymous said...

dear Barbara
I also live in the deep south and would like to meet you to look at your book.
I am not sure if ai can buy it, have another 2 already, but just want to see how different yours is if I may!
What is your address?
I have an auntie also suffering with things - they just say it is "old age".
Regards
Rene

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms Shepherd
thanks a lot for this site - very interesting - it explains a lot very simply. I know I need your book - just getting up the courage to give you a ring. It will be hard work on the diet etc etc, but will be woerth it in the end!!
I am tired of being sick and sick of being tired!!

Anonymous said...

hi there, thanks for your blog and the book.
It helped me a lot - much more than the doctors who dont know anything it seems! i will be starting a detox diet soon and going for reflexology!
Love and best wishes Mandy

Anonymous said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL BOOK - BRILLIANT!! i have learnt such a lot - cant we give it to the gps as well so they have an inkling of what is happening?? Please tell me when your second book is out.
PS am doing my first liver flush and going for a colonic afterwards.
I think my candida is much improved already with the 30 days strict diet, but know from your book i still have a way to go, but i realise now there is hope and even if it takes me anotehr year - it took you 6 - i wont give up now because i understand it takes a long time to get your body healthy again! Am also just starting to look into past issues now as well - going to be interesting I know!
Thanks for yor book - saving my life!
Keep well and look after yourself
Suzie Jones
Cape Town

Anonymous said...

Hello there,
really enjoyed your book - great - wow what willpower you had - dont know if I can do all of that, but as you say its one step at a tiime!!
Patience is a virtue.
thanks such a lot
- please email me when you have finished your second book...
Regards
Wayne

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
thanks for the book, i really enjoyed it - i think I will show it to my doctor ha ha....
Have started the dreaded colonics now with someone in my area and I do like her a lot which is important.
Also starting to work on emotional side - just getting into it slowly.
Will keep you informed.
Best wishes
Lee Van Zyl

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms Shepherd
thanks for your book, really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. Just makes me realise how little the doctors know, no disrespect to them! They should read this to get a good overall picture of it.
I look forward to your new book.
thanks
Hans

Anonymous said...

Dear Miss shepherd
i read about your book in the rennaisance mag, and i would like to buy it.
I will phone you at the end of the month. I think my cousin is also suffering with this sort of thing, so will check if he will want one too!!
thanks for this website as well!
Maurice

Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs shepherd,
thanks for such intersting and inforamtive blogsite.
I can learn a lot from you I think as the GPS know nothing!
I need to start doing something positive soon as I will only get worse if I dont!!
I will give yo a ring over the weekend when I am in your area to get the book.
thanks
Sherri

Anonymous said...

Hi there, thanks for your book, my friend is also reading it and then we will strat detoxing together!
I dont suppose you know anyone in the durban area? Like a homeopath etc etc??
Will look out for your second book, but maybe you could just give me an email when ready?
thanks Monica Sterns

Anonymous said...

I am in Durban an donly saw your health article now in the mag at doctors rooms!!
Been sick for years, and they cant figure me out!
Im not around the bend please believe me, and when I read your blog, I see that you may have an inkling of what is going on!
I have another pal also who is having some funny symptoms and is very stressed, not sure what came first??
Anyway, i think i will email you my address and if you could please give me your bank details, i will like to get this book.
thanks a stack
John

Anonymous said...

Dear Barbara
i enjoyed reading this blog - thanks but really want your book. I live in Claremont (cape), but will come down your way over the weekend - say saturday around 11am unless something goes wrong!!
Could i phone you on friday for your address and directions.
Thanks for everything
best wishes
Jane

Anonymous said...

thanks for the book - i read it non-stop (except for sleeping) over 2 days!
AMAZING......great stuff, i really enjoyed it!
I would be interested in your next continuation one, let me know when it is ready.
thanks Marie

Anonymous said...

Dear Barbara
I was wondering if you would come to our small group of ladies with FM/CFS in durbanville and just chat a little about yourself and of course your book!
You say you are bettter now? This gives us hope. Some of us have tried so many things, and some things help for a while, but we just can tseem to get it all together if you know what i mean?
I heard you were studying to be a life coach, this would also be helpful with FM people seeing you know about it first hand?
Anyway, please email me back....
Best wishes
Ziggy

Anonymous said...

hi hi hi!!!
found you at last! Great book - look forward to the next one and good luck with the life coaching!
love Soozie

Anonymous said...

thanks for this infomative site. have gleaned lots of interesting stuff.....answers that my gp could not give me, although i duppose he did not have time really!
I need to start with a plan as i am so tired of all these symptoms an di am only 33 years old!?
Will start with the diet first, then supplements, then water, then stop smoking --ahhhh!!!
Its a new year, so i say to everyone lets all make it a good one!!
cheers Derek

Anonymous said...

hello there,
I also have FM and have since started going to a support group in PMburg! Would like to get some more info though and just get your thoughts on certain issues!
Could I email you some things?
Cheers
Sharon

Anonymous said...

Dear Barbara
thsnks for everything and yes, i would be most interested in a session of life coaching with you.
But only in Late March - is this OK or too late?
I am feeling better these days and am managing to stick to the diet!!
all the best
John

Anonymous said...

hi, enjoyed your blog and have also gotten well again from cfs etc
quite interested in your life coaching sessions, will contact you soon thanks mary jane

Anonymous said...

hi Barbara
i have enjoyed reading all about this fm etc here. Good stuff - more than the doctors know Ha ha!!
i think you should go teach them a thing or two!!
me being a kinesiologist - perhaps we can get together and help people
with this?

tell me what you think! I myself of course am much improved - soon also up the mountains!!
bye now

Anonymous said...

hi, my name is Tim and i have enjoyed reading your blog info.
It seems there are a few men with these problems too!
It seems you are well again - would love to personally hear your story - could also perhaps put an article in the magazine i work for? I am a lot better but still battling with some things....
give me a buzz and let me know what you think?

Anonymous said...

really enjoyed the book, has helped- doing serious detox now and then on to the fast then bemer bed.
also going for reflexology and doing some meditation.
please email me when your new book is ready.
thanks
Marion

Anonymous said...

hello Mrs Shepherd
well so far so good,
am over the worst now I think. My daughter also going onto the dietand soon we will see about the candida as well.
Just been to a chiropractor like your one - brilliant!!
Keep up the good work - thanks a lot for this site.

Anonymous said...

hi there,
thansk for this site and your book, it si all very intersting.
My mom has this sort of problem and I thinkI am also getting fatigue lately - maybe worrying about her?
How much is stress causing this do you think?
I will probably start off with seeing my GP and take it from there.
All the best

Anonymous said...

good evening
Thanks for this blog and your book.
My aunt is interested in a copy of your second book.
My friend is interested in the life coaching but needs to know more about it!
Please email me
John Murray

Anonymous said...

dear Mrs Shepherd
I have enjoyed meeting with you and reading your book. good luck with your next one! Its a pity the support group is net meeting any more, perhaps in the future.
My FM is a lot improved, but hard sticking to everything in the begin, easier now!! I am also seeing this doctor you recommended and he hopefully will help me further!
I will keep in touch and order anotehr 2 books for friends overseas!
all the best
sandra

Anonymous said...

good evening Barbara
I saw your book review in the Odyssey Mag - well done you!!
You have given me renewed hope-i will show this to my husband when he comes home and hopefully he will understand that this does exist! i mena why would anyone want to make it up??
I'll convince him to buy both your books for me - are you in cape town? I'm so tired of being sick if you know what I mean!!
all the best ann-marie jordan

Anonymous said...

dear Barbara
i saw the book review by Chris Erasmus in the Odyssey magazine was was impressed. when i phoned him, he said you had self published both of them and were selling them from home, then he gave me all your details!
Would love to get both books - just what I need right now!
Will phone you next week and am coming to fish hoek to collect.
all the best
Sharon VDL.

freesvea said...

Hi Barbara,

Just came across your blog and have added it to my links list on my blog. I have a personal blog about CFS. Feel free to visit.

Regards
Olivia Svea
freesvea.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Dear ms shepherd
thanks so much for all the info - am going to see if i can find a library book on similar stuff - but will also get your first book when can afford it - things are bit tight at the moment.
Have loads of headaches, stomach problems, feeling nervous etc. My reflexologist says it is similar to FM and CFS, but she does not know so much about it or how serious it can actually be. My physio gives me treatment for the horrible trigger points which helps for a little while.
I am soing exercieses and get lots of fresh air/walk each day.
Trying to think positive things etc. Will get onto strict diet soon and delve into the herbs as well!
all the best and I'm happy for you getting so well again!
Sammy

Anonymous said...

hi Barb
looking forward to reading your book.
thanks for chatting on phone last week and helping me thru a tight spot - was feeling rather down. Now i know so many others go thru this stuff as well!
All ok today and raring to go.
Trevor thinks I'm bonkers, but thats OK?
love Mirille

Anonymous said...

super site - love it all!
loads of good info - please keep it up!
charmaine

Anonymous said...

hi Ms Shepherd
how's the next book coming?
give me a shout when it is ready please as my aunty has such problems and does not know where to turn.
thanksGerald.

Anonymous said...

well done coach! looking forweard to hearing all about it!
love Marge

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,
congrats to you on your life coach achievement!! a year of much hard work - i know you gave 200% so all the very best for the future.
Will give you a ring and thanks for the books as well..
i am looking differently at things nowadays.....
best wishes Susan and Sam

Anonymous said...

hey there,
congrats on your life coaching acheivement - well done to you!
thanks so much for chatting on the phone the other day for half an hour - you helped me so much and set me on a good path - also nice to know there are genuine people like you out there, not just trying to make money, but also showing empathy and love!
best wishes for a wonderful future...
hugs Megan

Anonymous said...

dear Ms Shepherd,
an intersting and informative blog - i am impressed - thanks a lot - also nice chatting other day - i have changed my sleeping pill to some herbal thing and am going to try listening to relaxing meditational cd at night.
will also start detox soon!
will keep in touch as promised
all the best David

Anonymous said...

hello Barbara,
thansk for this site, very intersting, and i have learnt a lot.
cheers
sue

Anonymous said...

good day
thansk a tone for this blog, so relieved to see all this good info here.
can i get your book at the shops in Durban?
best wishes
May

Anonymous said...

hello Barbara
i really enjoyed this blog and thanks for chatting the other day with me. was feeling very low, but now am more determined etc to make a start and you have inspired me!!
thanks so much
you are a star!
love Meg

Anonymous said...

hi there Barbara
thanks for this informative blog.
am copying it all and showing my homeopath and GP.
would like to order your book too next month.
so glad you are well again!
cheers Cary

Sandra said...

Your book sounds very interesting and I definitely will check it out. I am always looking for ways to help cope with my fibromyalgia symptoms. A great website that has been helpful with my pain management has been http://onlineceucredit.com/edu/social-work-ceus-pain. I hope this is helpful for other out there suffering from fibromyalgia.

Anonymous said...

hi Barbara
enjoyed the books, very helpful, my friend wants to buy too.
keep up the good work.
love Sheuila

Anonymous said...

Dear Barb
thanks so much for the best book on FM i have read, and ive read a few - all the things you have done make complete sense to me - although others may think its weird, i have read lots of general health books, so have a broad understanding too.

My niece is over the moon with her improved health and continues to fight to get her health back as you have done.
super
best wishes
Amanda Farrel JHB