Author Archive for Cort Johnson

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 [...]

Tapping The Experts: The Solve ME/CFS Foundation Gathers Insights of Top ME/CFS Practitioners

Tapping Intuition What do you do if you have a disease which has few clinical trials but lots of patients needing help, and 30 or so practitioners with decades of experience under their belts? Instead of waiting for a clinical trial to get underway (or not) you 'tap their intuition'; i.e. you Read more [...]

“I Think I Have A Meditation Disability” : The Last Best Cure #IV

“I think I have a meditation disability” Donna Jackson Nakazawa Donna’s going to start her year of using mind/body techniques and acupuncture to return joy to her life (and hopefully improve her health) with an 8-week mindfulness-based-stress-reduction (MBSR) course. First, though, she’s Read more [...]

Fermenting Health: How A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient Reversed Decades of Gut Problems – From Home

Audrey's Story In 1984 I was diagnosed with Epstein Barr Virus after sudden onset of symptoms and tested positive for herpes zoster and Coxsackie.  I suffered severe gut issues (candida from years of antibiotics, acid reflux, cramping, bloating) as well as severe brain fog that I have lived with Read more [...]

Stanford Geneticist Suggests Unusual Type of Epstein-Barr Virus May Be Triggering Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The renowned Stanford geneticist, Ron Davis Phd, who's son Whitney has a very serious case of ME/CFS has opened a research foundation at Stanford to find answers to ME/CFS.  He's als0, on the foundations Facebook page, supplying answers to one question a week  from the ME/CFS community. He's Read more [...]

Repurposing II: A Natural Killer Cell Enhancing Drug and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In conclusion, our findings indicate that mifepristone may play a pivotal role in the control of inflammatory responses and suggest a new clinical application for mifepristone -- Chen et. al Natural Killer Cells In the last blog we looked at the potential for an antibiotic called minocycline to Read more [...]