Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Pennie, talks about how she is battling ME/CFS with a ketogenic diet.
Pennie Malone is a 32 year old Brit from Lincolnshire who is currently living in sunny Crete. She is a student at the University of Worcester and is studying Human Biology, with an interest in Reproductive Science and ME/CFS epidemiology. In her spare time she likes to swim, paint with watercolour and listen to and narrate short story podcasts.
The book that Pennie mentioned:
Dr Sarah Myhill Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis 2nd Edition: It’s Mitochondria, Not Hypochondria
ME Association Booklet – Long-Covid and ME/CFS
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