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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 [...]

In Pain? Symposium Suggests Immune Therapies Might Be Able to Help

It's no secret. The medical profession is lousy at treating chronic pain. Some doctors and researchers think there's a better way, however, and at a recent Symposium they strongly urged the medical profession to get out of its rut - and give immune therapies a chance. Check out a very different Read more [...]

Unfulfilled Expectations – Wyller’s Sustained Arousal Hypothesis Takes Another Hit

"Sustained Arousal" Wyller’s “sustained arousal” hypothesis proposes that a persistent stress response is causing many of the symptoms found in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In particular,  Wyller believes this persistent stress response is mucking up autonomic nervous system functioning in the Read more [...]

Five Supplement Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

"Over the past fifteen  years I've spent thousands of dollars on supplements, most of which had absolutely no effect on my symptoms." Dr. Courtney Craig - Youtube video To take or not take supplements is a big question in disorders like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia where the list of Read more [...]

21st Century Cure? Fed Initiative Provides Hope For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Drugs

There are not too many subjects you can get Democrats and Republicans working together on, but finding cures for disease faster and more effectively is one of them.  Diana Degat, a Democrat from Colorado and Fred Upton, a Republican from Michigan are partnering together in an attempt to make the Read more [...]

Dopamine, the Basal Ganglia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #II – Treatments

This is the second blog to focus on Miller's recent basal ganglia findings in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. First  a  quick review of the first blog. Review  “Recent evidence indicates that the basal ganglia and dopamine (DA) may be primary targets of inflammatory cytokines leading to cytokine-induced Read more [...]