Author Archive for Cort Johnson

Mady Hornig on the “Petersons Subsets”, Immune Declines and Gut Findings in ME/CFS

Mady Hornig came for tea at the Simmaron Research Foundation. While she was there she talked about how the "Peterson subsets" changed her approach to ME/CFS, immune exhaustion and the first findings from her and Ian Lipkin's gut study. Check it out on Simmaron's website ▪ Tea-Time Read more [...]

How Walking to Bathroom Can Be Harder Than Running a Marathon: A Doctor’s ME/CFS Case Study

Talking about taking research into your own hands. Mark Vink is a physician in the Netherlands who suddenly fell ill with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). He wasn't just your typical physician; he also happened to have a brown belt in judo, was the former captain of a Dutch national field hockey Read more [...]

Spinning Fibromyalgia: Brain Findings Suggest Dopamine May Be Key

Everyone comes to a disease with their own preconceptions. That fact never seemed more true than in this Canadian fibromyalgia brain study.  The researchers asked a good question and got a good answer and then made an interesting interpretation. Although the interpretation may leave something Read more [...]

Do People Really Recover From ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia? An Inquiry

  The ME/CFS and FM recovery stories that have been popping up more and more lately are triggering hope - and questions. In this blog Dan Neuffer asks some fundamental questions regarding "recovery".  What constitutes a true recovery? Do people with with ME/CFS/FM really recover, and when they Read more [...]

From Autoimmune Drugs to Tai Chi: the NIH’s Approach to Fibromyalgia

The National Institute of Health (NIH) is easily the biggest funder of medical research in the world. Many research groups depend on the NIH for the majority of their funding. Health Rising's recent review of NIH funded studies on chronic fatigue syndrome revealed a small (14 studies underway) Read more [...]

A 30 Year Learning Curve: A Naturopathic Doctor on Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

First it was Epstein-Barr virus, then it was Candida, then it was Lyme disease, heavy metals, hormonal problems, gluten, etc. The alternative health medical field, has come up with answer after answer to ME/CFS for decades. Meanwhile the problem persists. Wayne Anderson ND has been taking shots at ME/CFS Read more [...]

Post Ebolavirus Disease Syndrome (PEVDS) – the new Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Fibromyalgia? The Post-Infectious Syndromes Pt I

The Post Infectious Syndromes Pt I They came down with infection and never got over it. They're experiencing fatigue, dizziness, abdominal pain, muscle and joint aches, headaches, sleep problems, weight loss and vision problems.  They're not ME/CFS or fibromyalgia patients - they're Ebolavirus survivors Read more [...]

Why the CDC’s Funding for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Was Slashed

We now know why the Senate Appropriations Committee zeroed out the CDC's $5.4 million budget for chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) for next year. It wasn't because someone was out to get ME/CFS. (It also wasn't because someone was trying to help ME/CFS :))  It was for the most banal of reasons. It Read more [...]