Author Archive for Cort Johnson

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 [...]

Unrestrained: Dr. Peter Rowe on Neuromuscular Strain in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Dr. Peter Rowe has been treating and studying young people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for over twenty years.  Dr. Rowe was one of the first to validate the problem of orthostatic intolerance in ME/CFS.   His recent publication on impaired 'neurodynamics' in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Read more [...]

‘Strained’ – Are Neuromuscular Problems Causing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

A Different Kind of Neurological Disorder Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is sometimes described as a neurological disorder - as if that term described something discrete. When people first spoke of ME/CFS as a neurological disorder they probably meant a central nervous system condition - problems Read more [...]

Norwegian ‘Woulds’ (and ‘Wouldn’ts’): The ME/CFS Survey

We rarely get country-wide surveys and it's definitely worthwhile taking a look at one when they occur. Norway, of course, is an interesting place these days with strong advocacy efforts getting significant media attention and pushing the Norwegian government to fund the Fluge/Mella Rituximab  trials. Read more [...]