Author Archive for Cort Johnson – Page 2

Fatigue Explained? Japanese Assert Brain Damage Causes Fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A Central Nervous System Hypothesis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome “... neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies in combination with subjective or a newly developed objective evaluation method of chronic fatigue have begun to clarify the  mechanisms underlying chronic cognitive fatigue ...” Deciding Read more [...]

Simmaron Researcher Probing Cause of Immune Holes in ME/CFS

Studies suggest a significant genetic component is present in ME/CFS and we know the immune system is involved. Now Simmaron Research Foundation Research Director, Dr. Isabel Barao is combining genetics and the immune system to try and uncover the cause of immune holes in ME/CFS. Check out what Read more [...]

System Reset: New Way To Reduce Fight or Flight Response Found

We just saw that some Japanese ME/CFS researchers believe they may have developed an objective test to measure post-exertional fatigue.  Heart rate variability tests indicated that fatigue after a cognitive test is associated with reduced parasympathetic nervous system (PNS or 'rest and digest' Read more [...]

Obstacles and Inspiration: Jen Brea of the Canary in a Gold Mine Talks

When the collapse came, I had to see this for what it was: a long battle with an uncertain outcome.  Jen Brea describes her agonizing course of ME/CFS from it's beginnings as chronic  fatigue syndrome (weakness, sore   throats, dizziness) and her depression  diagnosis, to a complete collapse and Read more [...]

Biomarker for Fatigue Could Help Validate Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Measuring Fatigue Finally? How to objectively measure fatigue has dogged Chronic Fatigue Syndrome field  for  decades. Until researcher can tell how fatigued a person really ispeople with ME/CFS and FM will always have to deal with the "I'm tired, too" response from both their friends and from Read more [...]

The ‘Insulted Midbrain’ in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

“The Insulted Mid-Brain” – A Look Back at a Seminal Study Recently Dr. Lucinda Bateman proposed that neuroinflammation in the middle part of the brain could explain many, if not all, of the symptoms found in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. With that intriguing hypothesis in mind we take a look back Read more [...]

Epigenetics Study Highlights Immune Issues in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Will the Real Immune Issue Please Step Forward? Patrick O. McGowan, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough. He starts off his paper by listing the array of immune problems found in ME/CFS – some of which seem almost at odds Read more [...]

The Fibromyalgia Mimics – When Your Pain is Not Due to FM:  How Stress Becomes Real Pain #3

As we continue our series on Dr. Martinez-Lavin's book "Fibromyalgia: How Stress Becomes Real Pain", he  takes us on a tour of pain and fatigue disorders that look like Fibromyalgia and are often misdiagnosed in people with FM (or vice versa). Being given heavy duty immune suppressants or undergoing Read more [...]
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