Author Archive for Cort Johnson

Methylation, Post-exertional Malaise, Disproportionate Immune Responses and Unique Science -the Solve ME/CFS Webinar Series Begins

A Unique Biobank - and Its  Work The Solve ME/CFS Initative's webinar series is back. Their research director, Suzanne Vernon, Ph.D, will start the series off with an update on the SolveCFS research efforts and the SolveCFS's 'unique' Biobank. The SolveCFS Biobank was one of the first biobanks Read more [...]

“How Stress Becomes Pain in Fibromyalgia” Pt. II: the Autonomic Nervous System

“The Autonomic Nervous System is the interface between the mind and body.” - Martinez-Lavin This is the second in our series of blogs overviewing Doctor Martinez-Lavin’s short primer “Fibromyalgia:  How Stress Becomes Real Pain”.  (Note that Dr. Martinez-Lavin has a very specific view Read more [...]

Measuring Blood Volume in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – the Daxor Way

“For the first time, physicians have access to technology which enables them to obtain blood volume measurement rapidly and with a high degree of precision.” - Daxor Corporation Some people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)  have been doing a bit more travel lately. It used to be that Read more [...]

A Muscle Brain Connection in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Revealed

People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have weakened muscles and, let's face it, weakened brains as well. They can't exercise worth a darn and their ability to focus, to process information quickly and to retain it, is shall we say, blunted. One would think those two problems are not  related, Read more [...]

Seeds of Hope For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and FM Plus OFFERS Big Move : Dr. Bateman Talks

“We are on the brink of an explosion of scientific progress.” In the last blog we focused on Dr. Lucinda Bateman's belief that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is finally beginning to reveal its secrets.  She feels like the big picture--i.e., the cause of  this disease--is finally emerging in  a Read more [...]

A Mystery No Longer? The Big Picture Emerging In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Dr. Bateman Talks

Puzzle Pieces Coming Together “There have been some things that have really helped me … to move my thinking forward....The picture is coming together." Dr.. Bateman from a talk at OFFER Take the pieces of a big puzzle – piece a few together, scatter some of the rest on the floor, and then Read more [...]

Dr. Craig on Fasting For Better Health in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Intermittent fasting has been crucial in my long-lasting CFS recovery. -  Dr. Courtney Craig The pleasure of eating good tasting food is undeniable, but food can have a dark side for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM). Digesting food, for one thing, takes work Read more [...]

From A Brain Asleep To Leptin to Inflammation – Watch the Stanford Symposium on ME/CFS on Video

Stanford did it right. They produced video's of the March 2014 Stanford  Symposium  on ME/CFS and now they're giving us access to them - for free. Some of the most exciting findings in years came out in the Symposium. They include Dr. Unger's excellent introduction to epidemiology in Read more [...]