Recommended Reading

In addition to our website, there are a few books that we would like to recommend!

Hope and Help for CFS and Fibromyalgia

Dr. Alison Bested, FRCP (C), is a hematological pathologist who specializes in M.E./CFS, fibromyalgia, and multiple chemical sensitivites. Dr. Bested is an internationally recognized expert and researcher and was a member of the Expert Review Panel for the Canadian M.E./CFS Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols.

Dr. Bested co-authored Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia with Dr. Alan Logan, Naturopath, and lawyer Russell Howe.

Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is an uplifting, informative, patient-oriented book that provides readers with a detailed and comprehensive understanding of coping strategies, research, legal issues and nutrition. This book truly offers hope and help for an improved quality of life.

ALISON C. BESTED, MD, FRCP (C) is a graduate of McMaster University Medical School, a hematological pathologist who specializes in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and multiple chemical sensitivities. In addition to private practice, she teaches medical students and residents at the Environmental Health Clinic at Women's College Hospital, Toronto. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

ALAN C. LOGAN, ND, is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. He graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and completed his training in Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the Nutrition Editor of the International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. He lives in Westchester, New York.

RUSSELL HOWE, an attorney who specializes in medical disability cases, lives in Aurora, Ontario.

The book is available in stores or may be purchased at or

Living with M.E.: The Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome
by Dr. Charles Shepherd

Running on Empty
by Katriana Berne, PhD

A Complete and Compassionate Guide
by Katrina Berne and Daniel L. Peterson

Coping With CFS: Nine Things You Can Do
by Fred Friedberg

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Comprehensive Guide to Symptoms, Treatments, and Solving the Practical Problems of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
by Gregg Charles Fisher

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Victim's Guide To Understanding, Treating and Coping with this Debilitating Illness
by Gregg Charles Fisher with Stephen E. Strauss, MD, Paul R. Cheney, MD, PhD, and James M. Oleske, MD

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Hidden Epidemic
by Jesse A. Stoff and Charles Pellegrino

From Fatigue to Fantastic
by Dr. Jacob Teiltebaum

How To Advocate for Your Child with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
by Dr. David Bell

Faces of CFS
by Dr. David Bell

This book may be purchased by sending a cheque or money order for $25.00 US to D.S. Bell, MD, Box 335, Lyndonville, NY 14098 USA.

Stricken: Voices From the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
by Peggy Munson

Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness
by Paul J. Donoghue, PhD, and Mary E. Siegel, PhD

The Clinical and Scientific Basis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
by Dr. Byron Hyde
This book is available for purchase on the Nightingale Foundation website