Author Archive for Cort Johnson

Dr. Teitelbaum Talks on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Dr. Teitelbaum has been studying and  treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia since he came down with ME/CFS over thirty years ago. The author of the best selling ME/CFS treatment book, "From Fatigued to Fantastic', Dr. Teitelbaum talked for 48 minutes on his basic approach talk Read more [...]

The Fatigue and Pain Producers: Could Glial Cells Be ‘It’ in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia?

It became evident that glial activation was not merely just correlated with pain, but that it was critically involved in inducing pathological pain. Suddenly glial cells are turning up in spades in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.  The Japanese neuroinflammation study found widespread Read more [...]

The Patient Advocate on Dr. Chia’s Long, Long Road With Enteroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Dr. Chia is nothing if not impressive at conferences. The facts and ideas spill out like they were shot from a funnel and his studies have gotten top drawer, yet all the interest has lead to nothing; no one - not one lab, not one researcher has attempted to validate his results in the seven years Read more [...]

Problems Standing? Studies Suggest Autoimmunity Causes Orthostatic Intolerance: Implications For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

"In conclusion, these data support the addition of POTS to a growing number of cardiovascular entities with an autoimmune pathophysiology." Authors The Rituximab findings, the female predominance, the increasing evidence of heritability, the inflammatory component, and the common infectious trigger Read more [...]

Low Dose Naltrexone, Inflammation and Pain: A Different Approach to Fibromyalgia

A 'Novel' Anti-inflammatory "We discuss the concept of using low-dose naltrexone (LDN) as a novel anti-inflammatory treatment for chronic pain conditions that are suspected to be associated with inflammatory processes." Low dose Naltrexone is one of the more intriguing treatment options to emerge Read more [...]

Does Sympathetic Nervous System Dysfunction Underlie Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Related Disorders

J Clin Rheumatol. 2014 Apr;20(3):146-50. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000089. Sympathetic nervous system dysfunction in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and interstitial cystitis: a review of case-control studies.Martínez-Martínez LA1, Mora T, Vargas A, Fuentes-Iniestra Read more [...]

A ‘Different World’: A Mold Avoidance Success Story From Giles Meehan

We rarely put mold in the 'pathogen' category, but mold is an organism - a fungus - that produces toxins that can evoke strong inflammatory responses in our bodies and even in our brain. Earlier this year we heard how extreme mold avoidance helped Joey Tuan.  (I saw and shook hands with Joey at Read more [...]

Pick the Question of the Month: The ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Doctors’ Poll for April

The ten practitioners from Health Rising's ME/CFS and FM Experts Panel has agreed to answer one question a month from the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia community. We got about 50 questions and I winnowed them down to nine.  (It wasn't easy) Find out more about Health Rising's ME/CFS Read more [...]