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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 [...]

Models Suggesting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is “Amenable to Intervention” Provide Hope: Dr. Broderick Talks

"The objective is to deliver relief as quickly as possible but to keep working on the problem until we find a cure." - Gordon Broderick Dr. Gordon Broderick of Dr. Klimas' Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was in a loquacious mood. He likes what he’s seeing Read more [...]

 Telomeres, Wandering Minds, and Creating Cellular Health: the Last Best Cure V

(A continuing  series of blogs on "The Last Best Cure"; one woman's attempt to find joy and improve her  health while battling  an autoimmune disorder.) “The good news is that we are not our thoughts.” - Clifford Saron, PhD, Center for Mind and Brain, UC Davis People with Chronic Fatigue Read more [...]

Where Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Part Ways (and Where They Don’t)

Lately we’ve seen what appears to be a great deal of similarity in muscle issues in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. We know that Dr. Bateman and others believe ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia occur on a fatigue-pain continuum – that they are similar disorders that differ in the amount of fatigue Read more [...]

Orthostatic Intolerance, Pain and the Mitochondria in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Dr. Newton Talks

Highlights from Dr. Newton’s Video on Blood Flow “I would suggest that abnormalities of the autonomic nervous system are the underpinning phenomena that explain most if not all of the symptoms that people with ME experience.” Dr. Julia Newton Orthostatic Intolerance Dr. Julia Newton started Read more [...]

The Cortisol, PEM and Stress Management Link in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Stress management skills, cortisol awakening response, and post-exertional malaise in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Daniel L. Hall a,∗, Emily G. Lattie a, Michael H. Antonia, Mary Ann Fletcherb, Sara Czajac, Dolores Perdomoc, Nancy G. Klimasb. Psychoneuroendocrinology (2014) 49, 26—31  “Given Read more [...]