Author Archive for Cort Johnson – Page 2

Report From San Fran IV: Moving Forward – Exercise Findings Pointing To The Mitochondria

Central Findings Only maximal  (exercise to exhaustion) exercise tests reveal the problems with energy production  in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Weakened muscles that move the lungs may, because of oxidative stress/mitochondrial problems, be stopping people with ME/CFS from getting oxygen to Read more [...]

Tying the Blue Ribbon – The Filming for the ‘Other’ Big ME/CFS Film is Almost Finished!

Meet the Last Great Disease to Conquer!  The Canary in a Coal Mine film has  gotten most of the attention lately but the other big ME/CFS  Film project, the  Blue Ribbon Documentary, has been moving steadily forward. Nine months, nine states,  nine trips and 70-80 hours of film later they're Read more [...]

Better Sleep for Fibromyaglia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Using the FibroMapp App

“Eighty percent of my patients make their sleep worse.” Dr. Lucinda Bateman Do you have problems with your sleep?  (Too much or too little?).  Ever wonder how much your sleep/sleep debt is affecting your pain?  Your concentration levels?  Brain fog? Depression? Sleep can play a Read more [...]

Report From San Fran III: Taking the Initiative – the Chronic Fatigue Initiative Reports

Taking the Initiative From Simmaron to Mt. Sinai to Dr. Montoya's Stanford group we've been more and more blessed with privately funded initiatives on ME/CFS in recent years, but no one is doing it on the scale of the Chronic Fatigue Initiative. Just two years after they showed up on the scene, Read more [...]

Report From San Francisco II: Dr. Komaroff’s Video Summary of the IACFS/ME Conference

Dr. Komaroff's summary of the IACFS/ME conference is always a highlight. Traditionally the last official presentation of the conference, Dr. Komaroff uses his decades of experience to put the findings of the conference into context. This is is the first time, to my knowledge, Dr. Komaroff's Read more [...]

Magnetic Effect: New Brain Technology Reduces Pain in Fibromyalgia

Numerous studies have found that altered activity in several parts of the brain correlates with pain and fatigue in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. rTMS, which uses a magnetic coil to alter brain activity levels, has  been found to improve the symptoms of a wide variety of neurological Read more [...]

Ten ME/CFS/FM Doctors – 1 Question: Health Rising’s Monthly Ask the Doctors Project Begins

Got an health issue you'd like ten of the most experienced ME/CFS/FM doctors on the planet to take a jab at? Here's your chance. Once  a month we will ask the community for  questions (make them tough ones!) regarding a personal health issue they would like answered. I or the Read more [...]

Pridgen Reports Fibromyalgia Antiviral Trial Results “Very Positive” : Predicts New Approach Will Be “Game-Changer”

"We ...feel this is a real game changer" Dr. Pridgen With 90% of the data from their big Fibromyalgia antiviral study in, Dr. William "Skip" Pridgen reported in  the Tuscaloosa News  that the results were 'very positive'. Pridgen enthusiastically stated, "We feel we are on the right track and feel Read more [...]