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Toxic & hazardous chemicals found in top selling scented laundry products and air fresheners Toxic & hazardous chemicals found in top selling scented laundry products and air fresheners - All six products tested gave off at least one chemical regulated as toxic or a carcinogenic 'hazardous air pollutant' under federal laws (one contained seven of them) - but none of those chemicals was listed on the product labels. READ MORE   [ 08/24/08 ]

E-mail Based Study of Neuroliminal (Mind-Body) Training for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Now Recruiting E-mail Based Study of Neuroliminal (Mind-Body) Training for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Now Recruiting - Individuals with ME/CFS are invited to participate in this study of an intriguing mind-body technique whose effects in other conditions such as depression and ADHD the developer compares to those of EEG biofeedback. READ MORE   [ 08/17/08 ]

Dr. Fortanasce Explains the Alzheimer's Disease Crisis and a Protocol to Prevent or Delay It - at Any Age Dr. Fortanasce Explains the Alzheimer's Disease Crisis and a Protocol to Prevent or Delay It - at Any Age - Alzheimer's doctor and innovator Vincent Fortansce, MD (author of The Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription) provides useful information on Alzheimer's and its diagnosis, his view that a cure is unlikely any time soon, and the science-based protocol he rec ... READ MORE   [ 07/26/08 ]

Vitamin D Deficiency - 'A Disease of Neglect' and Its Unrecognized Toll Vitamin D Deficiency - 'A Disease of Neglect' and Its Unrecognized Toll - “Who is at risk of vitamin D deficiency? Everyone is,” says Dr. Michael Holick, PhD, MD, in his fascinating presentation - “The Vitamin D Pandemic and Its Health Consequences" - offered free online to all. READ MORE   [ 07/25/08 ]

Dr. Mark Pellegrino, MD, Offers Insights on Motherhood and Fibromyalgia Dr. Mark Pellegrino, MD, Offers Insights on Motherhood and Fibromyalgia - Pregnancy can be a daunting decision and a challenging experience for women with fibromyalgia. Dr. Pellegrino offers a host of insights, drawing on his extensive experience advising and managing patients in their childbearing years. READ MORE   [ 07/20/08 ]

National ME/CFS Genetic Risk Factor Study Needs 400 Participants National ME/CFS Genetic Risk Factor Study Needs 400 Participants - Researchers at Tufts University, Boston, and the University of Illinois at Chicago are issuing a national call for ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) patients in the U.S., ages 13 through 64. READ MORE   [ 07/11/08 ]

A clinician’s guide to the implications of ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) for women during their childbearing years – current science and expert opinion A clinician’s guide to the implications of ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) for women during their childbearing years – current science and expert opinion - This outstanding guide for women with ME/CFS and their clinicians draws on the knowledge and thinking of the most trusted names in ME/CFS/FM care. It includes an education about the illness based on the latest research, and in that context outlines clinic ... READ MORE   [ 07/11/08 ]

FDA accepts antiviral drug Ampligen<SUP>R</SUP> for review as first-ever ME/CFS (‘chronic fatigue syndrome’) therapeutic FDA accepts antiviral drug AmpligenR for review as first-ever ME/CFS (‘chronic fatigue syndrome’) therapeutic - After 30 years in development and testing, the experimental “antiviral/immune modulatory” drug AmpligenR has been accepted by the FDA for review as potentially the first prescription drug approved in the U.S. for treatment of ME/CFS – specifica ... READ MORE   [ 07/08/08 ]

Dr. David Bell Reports “Snippets of Wonderful Science that Caught My Attention,” from the 2008 International HHV-6 Conference Dr. David Bell Reports “Snippets of Wonderful Science that Caught My Attention,” from the 2008 International HHV-6 Conference - What’s HHV-6? A ubiquitous herpes virus that is integrated into the chromosomes of nearly 1% of all newborns, causes roseola in small children, can infect/reside in many types of cells including the lining of blood vessels, can re-activate with stress, an ... READ MORE   [ 06/28/08 ]

FM and ME/CFS  – The Same, Related, or Different? FM and ME/CFS – The Same, Related, or Different? - A concise summary of fibromyalgia and ME/CFS ('chronic fatigue syndrome') symptoms, similarities, differences, and current realities regarding diagnosis & treatment. READ MORE   [ 06/23/08 ]

FDA Approves Cymbalta (Duloxetine) for Fibromyalgia FDA Approves Cymbalta (Duloxetine) for Fibromyalgia - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved this prescription drug for treatment of Fibromyalgia pain, according to an announcement today by the Indianapolis-based drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. READ MORE   [ 06/16/08 ]

Improving Patient-Doctor Communication Improving Patient-Doctor Communication - Why 57% of survey respondents with ME/CFS or FM said they don't feel safe talking truthfully about their illness or symptoms with their doctor - and some tried & true things patients can do to gain the most benefit from their office visits. READ MORE   [ 06/02/08 ]

Chemical Sensitivities - Smell, Immunity, and the Brain Chemical Sensitivities - Smell, Immunity, and the Brain - This excerpt is from a book on multiple chemical sensitivities – Killing Us Softly - that Environmental Medicine specialist Dr. Mark Donohoe has offered online for free download and sharing. READ MORE   [ 05/26/08 ]

Fibromyalgia - Ultimately a Disease of Amplified Pain Fibromyalgia - Ultimately a Disease of Amplified Pain - Fibromyalgia may not cause destruction along the pain pathways, but it does cause chronic abnormal changes all along the pathway components, and this results in chronic pain via both peripheral and central neurological mechanisms. Dr. Pellegrino explains ... READ MORE   [ 05/26/08 ]

A Profile of ME/CFS Patients - How Many Years and How Many Doctors? A Profile of ME/CFS Patients - How Many Years and How Many Doctors? - Results of a ProHealth ME/CFS patient survey provide a community profile of age, length of illness, and years/number of doctors required to receive a diagnosis. READ MORE   [ 05/16/08 ]

Online Resources for Checking Drug & Supplement Interactions Online Resources for Checking Drug & Supplement Interactions - A list of searchable online databases that consumers can use to do their own detective work on drug, supplement, herbal medicine and food interactions. READ MORE   [ 05/14/08 ]

ME/CFS as a Mitochondrial Disease ME/CFS as a Mitochondrial Disease - ME/CFS is a disorder involving the cells’ energy-producing mitochondria – but it’s a mitochondrial disease like no other, Dr. Bell believes. He explains why it hasn’t been diagnosed, classified, and studied like other kinds of mitochondrial diseases - and ... READ MORE   [ 04/26/08 ]

Q&A (held Apr. 25) with Dr. William Collinge, PhD - Mind-Body Medicine Researcher Answers Questions about Self-Care & Healing Therapies Q&A (held Apr. 25) with Dr. William Collinge, PhD - Mind-Body Medicine Researcher Answers Questions about Self-Care & Healing Therapies - Topics covered in this special Q&A ranged from the problems of depression and social isolation to strategies for coping with sleep, cycle & flair management, and stress. READ MORE   [ 04/26/08 ]

Your Immune System and How it Works Your Immune System and How it Works - A clear and simple explanation of the immune system developed by Dr. William Collinge, PhD, a world authority on the healing benefits of complementary therapies for ME/CFS and FM patients. READ MORE   [ 04/18/08 ]

The Vitamin B-12 - ME/CFS/FM Connection: A Key to Improved Health for Many? The Vitamin B-12 - ME/CFS/FM Connection: A Key to Improved Health for Many? - Research shows that a connection between biochemical abnormalities in ME/CFS/FM, Lyme disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Gulf War Syndrome - and an equally complicated and misunderstood vitamin - may be a key to improved health for many. READ MORE   [ 03/30/08 ]

Q&A Session (held Mar. 7) with Cort Johnson – Phoenix Rising Founder & ME/CFS/FM Sleuth Q&A Session (held Mar. 7) with Cort Johnson – Phoenix Rising Founder & ME/CFS/FM Sleuth - Cort lived up to his reputation as a mine of information, as host of a Live Chat in the ImmuneSupport.com Community Chat Room. READ MORE   [ 03/21/08 ]

Q&A Session (held Feb. 1) with Charles W. Lapp, MD - a World Authority on ME/CFS/FM Evaluation and Management Q&A Session (held Feb. 1) with Charles W. Lapp, MD - a World Authority on ME/CFS/FM Evaluation and Management - Chat participants worldwide joined ProHealth's Live Chat Q&A with Dr. Lapp. Based on his wide knowledge as a hands-on physician, researcher, and educator, he answered as many questions as he could, and promised a return engagement to answer more. READ MORE   [ 02/24/08 ]

Q&A Session (held Jan. 11) with Nancy G. Klimas, MD – A Central Figure in International ME/CFS/FM Research and Treatment Q&A Session (held Jan. 11) with Nancy G. Klimas, MD – A Central Figure in International ME/CFS/FM Research and Treatment - Welcome to ProHealth's Live Chat Q&A (held Jan. 11, 2008) with Dr. Nancy Klimas, MD - a noted immunologist and a world leader in ME/CFS/FM/Gulf War Illness research, treatment, education, and advocacy. READ MORE   [ 01/28/08 ]

Q&A Session with R. Paul St. Amand, MD – December 7, 2007 Q&A Session with R. Paul St. Amand, MD – December 7, 2007 - Welcome to ProHealth's Live Chat Event with Dr. R. Paul St. Amand, MD. To many Fibromyalgia patients and the doctors who treat them, Dr. St. Amand needs no introduction. As director of the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center (FTC) in Marina Del Rey, California, ... READ MORE   [ 12/11/07 ]

How I Survived Chronic Illness – One Woman’s Story of Resilience How I Survived Chronic Illness – One Woman’s Story of Resilience - Pat Gurnick is a Psychotherapist and Certified Lifestyle Counselor practicing in Boulder, Colorado – with a specialty in ME/CFS, FM, and MCS patient education. Pat’s stronger health status today, after years of debilitation with these illnesses, is built ... READ MORE   [ 12/10/07 ]

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry) – A specialty particularly suited to diagnose and treat Fibromyalgia Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry) – A specialty particularly suited to diagnose and treat Fibromyalgia - Numerous medical professionals and specialists treat Fibromyalgia. But one specialty in particular - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - is especially skilled at diagnosing and treating this chronic condition. READ MORE   [ 11/18/07 ]

Karen Lee Richards – Making a difference in the lives of those living with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Karen Lee Richards – Making a difference in the lives of those living with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - A profile of Karen Lee Richards – part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of ME/CFS Fair Name Implementation Committee (FNIC) members. READ MORE   [ 09/04/07 ]

Leonard Jason, PhD - ME/CFS Researcher and Bridge Builder Leonard Jason, PhD - ME/CFS Researcher and Bridge Builder - A profile of Leonard Jason, PhD - part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of ME/CFS Fair Name Implementation Committee (FNIC) members READ MORE   [ 09/03/07 ]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Exercise Conundrum Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Exercise Conundrum - Dr. Lucinda Bateman, director of The Fatigue Consultation Clinic in Salt Lake City, explains how primary care physicians can help ME/CFS patients improve their physical conditioning while avoiding post-exertion "payback" - considering the indivi ... READ MORE   [ 08/28/07 ]

Medical Revisionists Threaten Effective Lyme Treatment - a leading Lyme doctor's statement Medical Revisionists Threaten Effective Lyme Treatment - a leading Lyme doctor's statement - Dr. Stricker, a noted Lyme expert who contributed to the ILADS Evidence-Based Guidelines for Lyme Management, warns the healthcare community of "Lyme denialists" who reject what ILADS terms a chronic-Lyme epidemic. READ MORE   [ 08/27/07 ]

“Problems with the New CDC CFS Prevalence Estimates” – ME/CFS researcher Leonard Jason, PhD, describes his concerns. “Problems with the New CDC CFS Prevalence Estimates” – ME/CFS researcher Leonard Jason, PhD, describes his concerns. - Is the higher incidence estimate owing to a broader case definition including cases with primary psychiatric conditions? If so, this "will have detrimental consequences for the interpretation of both epidemiologic and treatment efficacy findings,&quo ... READ MORE   [ 08/22/07 ]

UK Issues Guideline for Diagnosis & Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Encephalopathy) UK Issues Guideline for Diagnosis & Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Encephalopathy) - "Doubting doctors are ordered to take ME patients seriously," stated a headline in the London Daily Mail on August 22, 2007. That was the day the UK’s National Health Service publicly launched a clinical guideline for CFS/ME. READ MORE   [ 08/21/07 ]

'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' Challenged 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' Challenged - A grass roots effort to change the name 'chronic fatigue syndrome' is gaining momentum, giving patients the opportunity to vote on a new name. READ MORE   [ 08/14/07 ]

The Fibromyalgia Spectrum -  Part of the Big Picture in Understanding Fibromyalgia The Fibromyalgia Spectrum - Part of the Big Picture in Understanding Fibromyalgia - "Today I’m convinced Fibromyalgia is indeed a 'broader' condition with various subsets," writes FM specialist Dr. Mark J. Pellegrino, MD. He outlines a Fibromyalgia Spectrum model, which he finds helpful in organizing and educating patients. READ MORE   [ 08/04/07 ]

Richard Podell, MD, explains shingles – a herpes virus activation that may affect a significant proportion of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients Richard Podell, MD, explains shingles – a herpes virus activation that may affect a significant proportion of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients - If you ever had chicken pox - and especially if you're a Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patient with immune vulnerabilities - you're at risk for the pain of a shingles attack. Dr. Podell explains shingles, its signs and complications, and a wide ... READ MORE   [ 08/01/07 ]

Lyme Disease & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - A Patient-Researcher's Perspective Lyme Disease & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - A Patient-Researcher's Perspective - A UK-based patient-researcher who was first diagnosed with ME/CFS, but subsequently with borreliosis (Lyme disease), offers information about Lyme and a personal perspective on the difficulty of accurate testing for its presence. This is a particular issu ... READ MORE   [ 08/01/07 ]

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) - a problem for many Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia patients, but treatable Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) - a problem for many Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia patients, but treatable - UK-based CFS/FM specialist Sarah Myhill, MD, says chronic low blood sugar has been a common cause of fatigue, disturbed sleep, and stress among her patients. She outlines a cause, test, and remedy. READ MORE   [ 07/24/07 ]

Why ME/CFS? A perfect name isn't necessary, but a respectable name is essential Why ME/CFS? A perfect name isn't necessary, but a respectable name is essential - Since early February 2007 when the CFS Name Change Advisory Board announced its decision to call for changing CFS to ME/CFS, there has been a flurry of comments, both pro and con. Acknowledging that there is no perfect name, in my opinion they made the be ... READ MORE   [ 07/10/07 ]

Live Chat with Martin L. Pall, PhD – July 6, 2007: Professor of Biochemistry Explains Mechanisms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia & Suggested Protocol Live Chat with Martin L. Pall, PhD – July 6, 2007: Professor of Biochemistry Explains Mechanisms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia & Suggested Protocol - Martin L. Pall, PhD, answers scores of probing questions from patients and healthcare professionals about the "new disease paradigm" he has defined - as detailed in his acclaimed new book Explaining "Unexplained Illnesses". READ MORE   [ 07/09/07 ]

Nitric Oxide Cycle Theory: Will It Explain CFS, FM, and Other ‘Unexplained’ Illnesses?  -  Q&A with Martin L. Pall, PhD Nitric Oxide Cycle Theory: Will It Explain CFS, FM, and Other ‘Unexplained’ Illnesses? - Q&A with Martin L. Pall, PhD - Dr. Pall explains his nitric oxide/peroxynitrite (NO/ONOO-)cycle theory, which he believes may be the cause of "a stunning array" of previously unexplained symptoms and illnesses - and if so is truly revolutionary. READ MORE   [ 06/22/07 ]

FDA Approves First Drug for Treating Fibromyalgia FDA Approves First Drug for Treating Fibromyalgia - The FDA announced on Thursday, June 21, that it has approved Pfizer’s pain drug LyricaTM (pregabalin) as the first prescription treatment for Fibromyalgia. The drug "reduces pain and improves daily functions" in some FM patients, but ... READ MORE   [ 06/21/07 ]

A Primer on Physical Therapy for Fibromyalgia Patients A Primer on Physical Therapy for Fibromyalgia Patients - What FM patients and their healthcare providers should understand about Fibromyalgic muscle pain and therapy, from the new book Fibromyalgia: The Complete Guide from Medical Experts and Patients, by Sharon Ostaleki, PhD. READ MORE   [ 06/21/07 ]

Tips on How to Start a Fibromyalgia Support Group in Your Area - From the Tillamook County, Oregon, FM Support Group Tips on How to Start a Fibromyalgia Support Group in Your Area - From the Tillamook County, Oregon, FM Support Group - "Our first meeting had only me and one other person," says Marie Ritzel, founder of the Tillamook Fibromyalgia Support Group. Now they're growing constantly. READ MORE   [ 06/20/07 ]

Flat on Your Back and Moving On Flat on Your Back and Moving On - Mark Pullinger was a promising young musician when Chronic Fatigue Syndrome struck. It turned his whole world upside down… READ MORE   [ 06/08/07 ]

Fibromyalgia Myth Busting Fibromyalgia Myth Busting - Despite new research that has begun to unravel the mystery of Fibromyalgia, several myths about FM are still being repeated today. It’s time to clarify the facts. READ MORE   [ 05/30/07 ]

Natural treatments for depression, anxiety, and stress - Dr. Podell's Protocol Natural treatments for depression, anxiety, and stress - Dr. Podell's Protocol - The "Functional Medicine" approach Dr. Podell employs combines alternative with traditional modes of treatment to maximize support for the body's natural healing systems. READ MORE   [ 05/27/07 ]

Live Chat with Author Dorothy Wall - April 19, 2007 Live Chat with Author Dorothy Wall - April 19, 2007 - Welcome to our online chat with CFS patient Dorothy Wall, author of the acclaimed book, Encounters with the Invisible: Unseen Illness, Controversy, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – the only book on CFS to blend a vivid personal story with an investig ... READ MORE   [ 05/02/07 ]

Prescribed Medications for Fibromyalgia: By Mark Pellegrino, M.D. - 2007 Update Prescribed Medications for Fibromyalgia: By Mark Pellegrino, M.D. - 2007 Update - Prescribed medicines are an important part of fibromyalgia treatment - for pain relief and improved sleep, energy, and mood. Presently there are no FDA approved medicines for FM treatment, but many studies have shown how numerous prescribed medicines can ... READ MORE   [ 04/27/07 ]

Rich Carson Talks about Treatment, Research, and Righting a Wrong: Live Chat April 17, 2007 Rich Carson Talks about Treatment, Research, and Righting a Wrong: Live Chat April 17, 2007 - ProHealth founder Rich Carson's wide-ranging live patient Q&A session ended with a preview of emerging plans for the next, patient-led, phase of the Campaign for a Fair Name. READ MORE   [ 04/21/07 ]

Dr. Clauw's Grand Rounds Update on Fibromyalgia Science & Theory Dr. Clauw's Grand Rounds Update on Fibromyalgia Science & Theory - Dr. Daniel J. Clauw, MD, has written an update for physicians on new research and concepts regarding Fibromyalgia’s nature and treatment - in language that patients as well as their healthcare providers can understand. READ MORE   [ 04/16/07 ]

Why Doesn't My Doctor Know This? Why Doesn't My Doctor Know This? - Studies have found that many physicians aren't keeping up with new research that might point to updates in their evidence-based patient diagnosis and treatment practices. There are several reasons for this. READ MORE   [ 04/09/07 ]

Dale Guyer, MD, Discusses the Integrative and Molecular Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Dale Guyer, MD, Discusses the Integrative and Molecular Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia - Holistic treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia READ MORE   [ 04/05/07 ]

Kent Holtorf, MD, on Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia - An Update Kent Holtorf, MD, on Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia - An Update - Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD, is Medical Director of the Holtorf Medical Group Center for Hormone Imbalance, Hypothyroidism and Fatigue in Torrance, California. He specializes in treatment of CFS and FM patients. READ MORE   [ 03/27/07 ]

Tips for Winning a Fibromyalgia or CFS Disability Case...and...What actually happens at a Social Security Disability Hearing? Tips for Winning a Fibromyalgia or CFS Disability Case...and...What actually happens at a Social Security Disability Hearing? - Tips for Winning a Fibromyalgia [or CFS] Disability Case READ MORE   [ 02/21/07 ]

Pacing for ME/CFS: The Facts Pacing for ME/CFS: The Facts - What’s pacing? It is an evidence-based strategy for physical activity “that will limit the number and severity of relapses and avoid at least some of the complications of inactivity,” says Dutch expert Ellen Goudsmit. “Thousands of patients have found it ... READ MORE   [ 01/17/07 ]

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities - What do they have in common? Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities - What do they have in common? - FM, CFS and MCS: They are common poorly understood chronic multi-system illnesses that are newly recognized by the medical community and mainly affect women. Men and children can also be affected. They occur in 1.5 percent to 3.0 percent of people, accord ... READ MORE   [ 01/10/07 ]

First FDA Approval for FM Treatment Drug Expected by 2008 First FDA Approval for FM Treatment Drug Expected by 2008 - Pharmaceutical companies are “racing” to gain regulatory approval for their drugs to serve the virtually untapped Fibromyalgia market, according to an industry update from Reuters news dated January 7. READ MORE   [ 01/10/07 ]

A Disease in Search of a Name: The History of CFS and the Efforts to Change Its Name A Disease in Search of a Name: The History of CFS and the Efforts to Change Its Name - Much of the history of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome revolves around the efforts to define it and the debates over what to call it. Other diseases that started out being called by one name were later renamed, either for the sake of medical accuracy or for poli ... READ MORE   [ 01/03/07 ]

CFS Psychological or Physical? CFS Psychological or Physical? - Is CFS psychological or physical? This seemed such a stupid question that I never bothered to consider it. I estimate I must have now seen more than 4,000 patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and it is clear CFS is primarily a physical disorder. READ MORE   [ 01/03/07 ]

Tea Polyphenols - Antioxidants or Prebiotics? Tea Polyphenols - Antioxidants or Prebiotics? - The polyphenols in tea may preferentially suppress the growth of pathogenic bacteria in the gut, but not the growth of “friendly” bacteria, says a new study from Singapore. READ MORE   [ 01/03/07 ]

Common Painkillers Blunt Immune Response, New Research Indicates Common Painkillers Blunt Immune Response, New Research Indicates - Using a common painkiller such as aspirin or ibuprofen (AdvilR, MotrinR, etc.) "might not be a good idea" around the time of a flu shot or other inoculation, according to a new report from vaccine researchers at the University of Rochester (New ... READ MORE   [ 12/20/06 ]

“Overwhelming” Evidence Legitimizes Fibromyalgia Pain “Overwhelming” Evidence Legitimizes Fibromyalgia Pain - Inability to point to test-verified evidence of their pain or its cause has been a harsh reality for patients with Fibromyalgia and other pain syndromes. Aside from FM specialists, the medical profession and the public in general often do not believe that ... READ MORE   [ 12/20/06 ]

Garlic – the immune support natural Garlic – the immune support natural - Many folks with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia suffer from chronic infections. Garlic is a remarkable food source with an incredible spectrum of activity against bacteria, fungal infections, and viruses. Now, with new and stable formulations av ... READ MORE   [ 12/13/06 ]

Correcting Disordered Sleep in CFS Correcting Disordered Sleep in CFS - Inadequate sleep quantity and quality are well known to cause a variety of different biochemical and physiological changes, and are a key part of the vicious cycle of CFS. It is imperative to do everything possible to optimize sleep quantity and quality. READ MORE   [ 12/13/06 ]

The Role of Infection in Initiating ME/CFS The Role of Infection in Initiating ME/CFS - While the question of what causes ME/CFS is logically the first question on people’s minds, it is almost an inappropriate question. It has occupied many years of research on the illness, and has caused enormous confusion, yet now fades to the background b ... READ MORE   [ 12/13/06 ]

Many FM & CFS patients in D-ribose study report quality of life improvements Many FM & CFS patients in D-ribose study report quality of life improvements - The natural dietary supplement D-ribose - a form of sugar essential to fuel cellular energy generation - "significantly reduced clinical symptoms in patients suffering from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," a Texas-based research group ... READ MORE   [ 12/06/06 ]

Dr. David Bell on Dr. David Bell on "Intravenous Fluid as a Treatment for ME/CFS" - The newsletter today is my first discussion of intravenous saline as a treatment agent for ME/CFS. I have now been using this treatment for nearly six years and wish to share my thoughts. While I plan to be open, honest and even blunt about this treatment ... READ MORE   [ 11/29/06 ]

The Danger in Sleeping Pill Advertising: Reading Beyond the Lines The Danger in Sleeping Pill Advertising: Reading Beyond the Lines - Some American consumers, encouraged by increasingly heavy advertising of prescription sleep drugs, may be assuming unnecessary risk because they're ill informed about the pro's and con's of these "sedative/hypnotics" versus other means of coping ... READ MORE   [ 11/29/06 ]

Major Late-Round Ampligen® Trial Recruits in Seven States Major Late-Round Ampligen® Trial Recruits in Seven States - An open label Phase III “intervention” study of the antiviral drug AmpligenR 511 - the most recent step in Hemispherx Biopharma’s decade-long quest for FDA approval - is recruiting subjects with “severely debilitating” CFS/ME at centers in seven states, n ... READ MORE   [ 11/29/06 ]

National Conference to Feature “Unifying Theories” of CFS and of FM National Conference to Feature “Unifying Theories” of CFS and of FM - National Conference to Feature “Unifying Theories” of CFS and of FM READ MORE   [ 11/27/06 ]

The “Invisible Elephant”: What Our Friends Might Like to Know The “Invisible Elephant”: What Our Friends Might Like to Know - An excerpt reproduced with permission from the journal of Karen Dickson, a CFS/ME patient in the UK October 2006 READ MORE   [ 11/27/06 ]

Major Trial Concludes Pregabalin (Lyrica®) Promising FM Pain Therapy Major Trial Concludes Pregabalin (Lyrica®) Promising FM Pain Therapy - Many FM Patients Report Pain "Much or Very Much Improved" In Lengthy Pregabalin Trial READ MORE   [ 11/22/06 ]

The Marshall Protocol for Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: Hopeful Results Emerging The Marshall Protocol for Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: Hopeful Results Emerging - A number of patients with CFS, FM, and other chronic illnesses such as lupus and Lyme disease are reporting success with the experimental Marshall Protocol, originally developed for relieving the symptoms of patients with the "Th1" inflammatory ... READ MORE   [ 11/22/06 ]

CFS as Heart Failure Secondary to Mitochondrial Malfunction: A Nutritional Support Protocol CFS as Heart Failure Secondary to Mitochondrial Malfunction: A Nutritional Support Protocol - Do CFS symptoms stem from a sort of “heart failure” associated with inefficient energy production at the cellular level? UK-based preventive medicine specialist Dr. Sarah Myhill, MD, believes that it is. Her “patient handout” – based on the work of severa ... READ MORE   [ 11/15/06 ]

Chronic Fatigue “Not Just for Women” Chronic Fatigue “Not Just for Women” - Women are no more likely to get Chronic Fatigue Syndrome than men, nor are neurotic types more prone, according to new myth-debunking Australian research.* Scientists from the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have discover ... READ MORE   [ 11/15/06 ]

Guilty Until Proven innocent: Dealing with a Flawed SSDI Application Process Guilty Until Proven innocent: Dealing with a Flawed SSDI Application Process - The Social Security Disability Insurance system, which is supposed to protect workers from suddenly losing all sources of income with an unexpected disability, is seriously flawed and becoming more so. READ MORE   [ 11/08/06 ]

Derek Enlander, MD: Update on the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Derek Enlander, MD: Update on the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia - Derek Enlander, MD, is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and is Physician-in-Waiting to the British Royal Family and to several members of the British government during their visits to New York. He is presently in private practice in New York whe ... READ MORE   [ 11/08/06 ]

CDC Launches Chronic Fatigue Syndrome “Get Informed. Get Diagnosed. Get Help” Awareness Campaign CDC Launches Chronic Fatigue Syndrome “Get Informed. Get Diagnosed. Get Help” Awareness Campaign - CDC Launches Chronic Fatigue Syndrome “Get Informed. Get Diagnosed. Get Help” Awareness Campaign READ MORE   [ 11/03/06 ]

Faces of CFS Traveling Photo Exhibit – In California Faces of CFS Traveling Photo Exhibit – In California - The exhibit, which is drawing media attention and generating public understanding at every stop, will visit three cities in Calfornia over the next four weeks. The exhibit’s huge banners feature people of all ages and different walks of life, to demonstra ... READ MORE   [ 10/18/06 ]

Interview With Fibromyalgia Pain Specialist Dr. Daniel Clauw, MD Interview With Fibromyalgia Pain Specialist Dr. Daniel Clauw, MD - The 2006 Pain Awarenesss Month campaign site is featuring free access to audio recordings of a series of interviews with pain specialists, at http://www.painawarenessmonth.org/ READ MORE   [ 09/30/06 ]

ProHealth Founder Recipient of “Outstanding Advocate Award”  from Nevada ME/CFS Groups ProHealth Founder Recipient of “Outstanding Advocate Award” from Nevada ME/CFS Groups - Santa Barbara, Calif----Rich Carson, founder of ProHealth, Inc., will be honored with the Outstanding Advocate Award for ME/CFS at a fundraiser on September 15 called “I Hope You Dance” to benefit the future Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease and the HHV- ... READ MORE   [ 09/15/06 ]

Group Self-Help Program Online Group Self-Help Program Online - The next online CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help discussion program, held four times a year, will start soon - on September 11, 2006. READ MORE   [ 08/25/06 ]

Minnesota Public Radio Site Offers Audiofile of Program on CFS Minnesota Public Radio Site Offers Audiofile of Program on CFS - You can listen to an audiofile of a one-hour Minnesota Public Radio program on CFS, originally broadcast Wednesday, August 9. This program was featured in conjunction with the appearance of the Faces of CFS Traveling Photo Exhibit at the Mall of America i ... READ MORE   [ 08/18/06 ]

An Open Letter on Hope An Open Letter on Hope - I suffer with CFS and FM. I have been a member of the [ImmuneSupport.com] CFIDS/FMS and Worship message boards since October 2005. I will admit that at the beginning I did not have a clue what a tremendous impact this would have on my life. Joining the Pr ... READ MORE   [ 08/15/06 ]

Four Top National Magazines Boosting CFS Awareness This Month Four Top National Magazines Boosting CFS Awareness This Month - Look for full-page CFS Public Awareness Campaign ads in the August Ladies’ Home Journal and Better Homes and Gardens, going out to 20 million readers. This is the second month these publications have run ads for the campaign. READ MORE   [ 08/08/06 ]

CDC’s New Numbers on CFS Prevalence Should Hit the Street Soon CDC’s New Numbers on CFS Prevalence Should Hit the Street Soon - As we reported in June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has informed the CFS community that it has new numbers on the incidence of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but prefers to keep them confidential until publication of its recent study explain ... READ MORE   [ 08/08/06 ]

CFS Advisory Committee to Update Federal Health Agencies July 17; Public Invited CFS Advisory Committee to Update Federal Health Agencies July 17; Public Invited - For almost three years, an 11-member committee of experts has been updating and advising the Department of Health and Human Services on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome issues. READ MORE   [ 07/18/06 ]

First Large Population Analysis Puts Incidence of Fibromyalgia in New Light First Large Population Analysis Puts Incidence of Fibromyalgia in New Light - The first-ever large population-based analysis of U.S. Fibromyalgia incidence, just released, indicated an occurrence rate of about 4.2 percent. READ MORE   [ 07/03/06 ]

Cable Network Running Fibromyalgia Public Service Announcement Cable Network Running Fibromyalgia Public Service Announcement - Thirty-second public service announcements to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia started to run Monday, June 26 on the Adelphia cable TV network, the nation’s fifth largest with a presence in 31 states READ MORE   [ 06/27/06 ]

CFS Expert Nelson Gantz, MD, Dies CFS Expert Nelson Gantz, MD, Dies - Nelson Gantz, MD, passed away on June 20, 2006 of cancer. Dr. Gantz, a noted epidemiologist and expert on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, was Chief of Infectious Diseases at Boulder (Colorado) Community Hospital. READ MORE   [ 06/27/06 ]

Fighting To Raise AWARENESS Fighting To Raise AWARENESS - If there's one message Rich Carson would like to get across to fellow sufferers of the hard-to-diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, it's that the disease is real and treatable. READ MORE   [ 05/26/06 ]

Press Briefing on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Interview Press Briefing on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Interview - Press Briefing on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Interview with Dr. Julie Gerberding, Dr. William Reeves and Dr. Suzanne Vernon. READ MORE   [ 05/23/06 ]

<B>Fibromyalgia Coalition International's 6th Annual Conference</B> Fibromyalgia Coalition International's 6th Annual Conference - The Fibromyalgia Coalition International is hosting their 6th Annual Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Awareness Conference. READ MORE   [ 05/19/06 ]

<B>CDC - New Research about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)</B> CDC - New Research about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) - CDC scientists will be discussing results from the largest clinical study of CFS patients to date published in the April issue of Pharmacogenomics. READ MORE   [ 05/17/06 ]

Research: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Brain Injury Link Research: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Brain Injury Link - Some cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome could be due to brain "injuries" caused during the early stages of glandular fever, scientists suggest. READ MORE   [ 03/20/06 ]

My Secret Weapon: Pre-Emptive Rest for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My Secret Weapon: Pre-Emptive Rest for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Bruce Campbell, Ph.D., writes, "If there was a secret to my recovery, it was my use of planned rests...when I was first ill [with CFS], I often experienced the cycle of push and crash, swinging back and forth from too much activity to periods of rest ... READ MORE   [ 02/06/06 ]

Research: Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels and Immune Function in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research: Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels and Immune Function in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - The results of this study show that a decreased availability of omega3 PUFAs plays a role in the pathophysiology of CFS and is related to the immune pathophysiology of CFS. READ MORE   [ 01/09/06 ]

Research: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a Legitimate Medical Condition Research: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a Legitimate Medical Condition - Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may be rooted in distinct neurological abnormalities that can be medically tested. READ MORE   [ 12/12/05 ]

Q & A with Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.: Treating the Pain and Fatigue of FM and CFS Comprehensively Q & A with Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.: Treating the Pain and Fatigue of FM and CFS Comprehensively - According to respected physician Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., "I do not view CFS and Fibromyalgia as the enemy. Rather, I see them as attempts on the body’s part to protect itself from further harm and damage in the face of any of a number of overwhelmin ... READ MORE   [ 11/16/05 ]

Q & A: Dr. Gloria Gilbere on Treating Immune and Digestive Disorders Naturally Q & A: Dr. Gloria Gilbere on Treating Immune and Digestive Disorders Naturally - Gloria Gilbere, N.D., D.A.Hom., Ph.D., is a traditional naturopath, homeopath, and doctor of natural health. She is internationally respected for her work with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and chemically-induced immune and digestive disorders. READ MORE   [ 10/17/05 ]

From From "Ten Keys to Successful Coping": Minimizing Relapses with CFS and FM - According to Bruce Campbell, "Relapses are an inevitable part of chronic illness, but their causes can be understood, and their frequency and severity reduced through the use of self-help strategies." READ MORE   [ 10/10/05 ]

The Heart of the Matter: Dr. Cheney on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Cardiac Issues The Heart of the Matter: Dr. Cheney on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Cardiac Issues - CFS patient Carol Sieverling writes, "The following is my interpretation of transcripts and tapes of conversations that took place between Dr. Paul Cheney and two different patients, including myself, during September and November of 2004. Any treatm ... READ MORE   [ 09/12/05 ]

New Research: Chronic Fatigue Gene Signs Found New Research: Chronic Fatigue Gene Signs Found - Scientists believe they have pinpointed biological markers of chronic fatigue syndrome which could help develop a test and treatment for the condition. READ MORE   [ 08/01/05 ]

Research: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to HHV-6 Virus Research: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to HHV-6 Virus - The HHV-6 Foundation, an association formed to raise awareness, funding and further research for human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), has today announced that some cases of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may be linked to human herpesvirus 6 A variant (HHV-6A). READ MORE   [ 02/28/05 ]

Nutritional Supplement Creatine Linked to Increased Metabolic Energy Nutritional Supplement Creatine Linked to Increased Metabolic Energy - A Temple University researcher seeking physiological evidence of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has found a link between creatine and metabolic energy. READ MORE   [ 08/25/04 ]

Diet & Nutritional Supplement Recommendations from Leading Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Physicians Diet & Nutritional Supplement Recommendations from Leading Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Physicians - We’ve all heard the expression “you are what you eat.” While there is no question that diet and nutrition have a significant impact on overall good health, the extent to which this is true in people suffering from disease is a subject of much debate and h ... READ MORE   [ 01/23/04 ]


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