An Australian friend since high school, Gusto Cohen, has been battling this terrible condition for quite some time now. Through his YouTube channel, “WithGustoTV” Angus hopes to raise more awareness. Week by week Gusto has been eating chili peppers on his program #MEchillichallenge. In each video, he explains this misunderstood and sometimes misdiagnosed illness. The challenges facing researchers including having a lack of access to funding, and sharing his own personal battle with the illness. At the end of this discussion and for our viewing pleasure Gusto then eats a chili pepper! Each time the Scoville ( a measure of a chili peppers hotness) increases until the finale episode where he will eat the worlds hottest chili!
To learn more about the #MEchillichallenge simply search the hast tag or check out Angus’s youtube channel What is M.E & can it be CURED? – #MEchillichallenge Ep. 1/10
You can also keep up to date with the action on his social media sites.
Good luck Gusto!
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a long-term (chronic), fluctuating, a neurological condition that causes symptoms affecting many body systems, more commonly the nervous and immune systems. M.E. affects an estimated 17 million people worldwide. While an estimated 300,000 people are affected in by M.E in Japan.
“Many CFS patients are in their twenties to forties with a good percentage of these being women,” points out CFS leading authority Kansai University of Welfare Sciences Professor KURATSUNE Akihiko. He guesstimates there are over three hundred thousand patients in Japan.