Author Archive for Cort Johnson

Getting “Younger”: Leptin, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

A Different Approach Younger’s been taking a very different approach to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia than most researchers and he spoke about it in Pandora's first webinar of the year. We know that people with ME/CFS and FM regularly leave their doctors appointments with disappointingly Read more [...]

The Human Condition: Hijacked by Disaster – the Last Best Cure #6

“… No matter what our story, we’re all in the same boat, handling upriver, against the swift current of our thinking.” - Donna Jackson Nakazawa In 2001 Donna Jackson Nakazawa - a journalist and mother - was paralyzed in a sudden onset of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, an autoimmune disease similar Read more [...]

Stress Effects on Immune Functioning in “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

Ground Zero for Immune Findings Natural killer (NK) cells are kind of ground zero with regards to immune functioning in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).  Problems with the ability of NK cells to kill pathogens were identified as early as 1987 and those findings have largely stood the test of Read more [...]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Articles Making Waves in the Medical Community

Wrong Name  - Real Illness "... for the scientists and clinicians in the field, the phenomenon (chronic fatigue syndrome) is as real as diabetes or atherosclerosis" - Miriam Tucker Think physicians aren't interested in chronic fatigue syndrome? They may not be good at treating it and many may Read more [...]

The Most Important ME/CFS Treatment Trial Ever Begins: Fluge and Mella on the Rituximab Trial

The most important treatment trail in the history of ME/CFS has begun. Take a close look at the huge Rituximab trial that could change how ME/CFS is treated and viewed as Fluge and Mella tell us about it, the many substudies embedded in it and why they think ME/CFS may be an autoimmune disorder in Read more [...]

Advocates Mostly Laud Committee’s Response to P2P Report

Mary Dimmock noted that CFSAC, the federal advisory committee on ME/CFS, which is generally not especially noted for it's efficiency, nevertheless responded to the P2P draft report "unprecedented speed, focus and decisiveness" in its special session to respond to the P2P draft report. The committee Read more [...]

Looking Back: The Biggest, Best, Least and Most in ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia in 2014

News Most Welcome New Book – Melinda Malott produces a book that explains FM and ME/CFS to kids - How Many Marbles Do YOU Have? A Children’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Book Longest Wait – In a contest between three highly anticipated events: the Rituximab Trial (started Read more [...]

Can Heat Therapy Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain?

 Alternative Medicine Meets Fibromyalgia It was a tough group of fibromyalgia patients that a team of alternative medicine and mind/body practitioners took on. They had not responded well to other therapies and had so many co-morbid disorders (over 700 diagnoses in total) that the authors stated Read more [...]