Author Archive for Cort Johnson – Page 3

HIV, Heart Disease, Diabetes… and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? The Unutmaz Project to Decode ME/CFS

Dr. Derya Unutmaz is one of those  researchers we want in the ME/CFS field;  he’s well-published, he’s an ace in immune system  functioning, he has his own laboratory, and he’s doing cutting  edge work.  Suzanne Vernon described meeting in San Francisco with Esther Dyson, a technology Read more [...]

Low Dose Naltrexone Report: Engineering LDN Effectiveness, Free App and the Conference

Engineering Better Health With Low Dose Naltrexone One Size Fits All Approach Fading “ We envision that the concepts presented in this paper will lead to novel individualized treatments where treatment dosages can be assigned by a mobile device at the disposal of the participant.” Dr. Jarred Read more [...]

AHRQ Report – Excluding Progress? The Exclusionary factors and Missing Studies

My assumption has been that the AHRQ knows what it’s doing and is doing its job well. That assumption is based on the fact that the AHRQ appears to be thriving as an institution. The AHRQ notes in its report, however, that “divergent and conflicted opinions are common” even among experts Read more [...]

Controversial Report Provides Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advocates Powerful Weapon For Change

“Because of limitations in the evidence base, we did not have high confidence in any of the findings from this review.” The reports from ME/CFS advocates are in. The AHRQ report is “appallingly bad”, “scientifically indefensible and irresponsible”, and is “fundamentally and irredeemably Read more [...]

“End ME/CFS” Mega Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Project Begins

Now this is exciting. The Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) has announced it has created and is raising funds for a huge "End ME/CFS" project.  They're looking for five million dollars a year to  fund it -- about double the NIH's current annual spending on all ME/CFS research. That's a really ambitious Read more [...]

Dr. Craig on a Nutritional Approach to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In the third of our blog series on using  supplements to treat Chronic  Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia, Dr. Courtney Craig talks about testing and her approach An Interview with Dr. Courtney Craig You noted that you'd spent thousands of dollars on supplements before you found the approach Read more [...]

Small Fiber Neuropathy Fibromyalgia Study Raises Questions

At least five studies have found significantly increased rates of small fiber neuropathy (SFN) in the skin of people with Fibromyalgia. SFN refers to the damage or destruction of the small unmyelinated sensory and/or autonomic nerve fibers. It’s believed that damage to these nerve fibers may cause Read more [...]

Creating a Supplement Program for Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS That Works: the Fundamentals

Creating a Supplement Program for ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia That Works  - Pt.  II In the first part of a three-part series on  supplements and Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue  Syndrome we looked at Five Supplement Mistakes You Don't Want to Make With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. In Read more [...]