Author Archive for Dr. Courtney Craig D.C.

“Clean Energy”: Can a Ketogenic Diet Help with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia?

(Thanks to Dr. Courtney Craig for allowing Health Rising to publish her blog on the possible benefits of ketogenic diets for people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Please note the title was changed and the links at the end of the blog were added by Health Rising.) Being a ME/CFS patient Read more [...]

The Folic Acid Controversy, MTHFR and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Folic Acid Story In the 1990’s, the US and UK mandated the enrichment of all grain products with folic acid in hopes of reducing the occurrence of neural tube defects. In the decades since neural tube defects have indeed declined yet little long term research has been done to determine the Read more [...]

Breaking the BDNF Blues: Dr. Courtney Craig D.C. on Natural Ways to Raise BDNF Levels in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(In part two of our series on BDNF and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Dr. Courtney Craig looks at natural ways to increase BDNF levels.) A Modifiable Piece of the ME/CFS Puzzle: BDNF Leading ME/CFS researcher Lenny Jason and his group just released a novel study showing that the protein Brain Derived Read more [...]

A Closer Look at Natural Killer Cells In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Three Natural Ways to Boost Them

What are Natural Killer (NK) Cells? Natural Killer (NK) cells are specialized immune cells of the innate, non-specific immune system. Comprising about 10% of white blood cells they are densest in the liver, spleen, blood, lung, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. In response to an immune threat, Read more [...]