Taking the Next, er, Step
First you document the problem, then you try to figure out what's causing it. At least three research groups have decided it's time to move past documenting a messed up energy production system in ME/CFS and to begin figuring what's causing it. Over the next couple Read more [...]
Is the Two Day Exercise Test Ready for the Big Time?
The results I described above are quite foreign and illogical to those who are accustomed to predictable physiological responses to physical activity stress- so skeptics abound, particularly when they know nothing about ME/CFS. Dr. Betsy Keller
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In July, eleven ME/CFS groups and thirty-one advocates requested the CDC use the two-exercise protocol in phase two of their multi-site study. Their letter stated:
The two-day CPET regimen known as the Stevens Protocol provides gas exchange and other objective and measurable Read more [...]
A Case Report
Do exercise programs developed using the results of exercise tests results really work in chronic fatigue syndrome? The folks at the Workwell Foundation use exercise tests to determine the heart rate at which your body begins to rely heavily on anaerobic energy production - and spew Read more [...]
Car Wreck on ME/CFS Patients 'Oxygen Highway'...
Clean vs Dirty Energy Production
Keep your eyes on the oxygen molecule. Your body thrives on it. It's at the heart of your aerobic energy production system. When it's working correctly you're filled with clean, abundant energy. When its not you're Read more [...]
WORKING WELL FOR ME/CFS
Our goal is to facilitate an understanding of the biological basis for fatigue and provide objectively determined therapeutic interventions that will improve quality of life for this population. Staci Stevens, Program Director for Workwell
The' Pacific Fatigue Lab' - Read more [...]
The Pain of Exercise
Chronic fatigue syndrome is not the only disorder featuring post-exertional malaise. Widespread pain may be fibromyalgia's main symptom but exercise problems, while not as severe as found in ME/CFS, are common.
Most studies suggest that 'exercise' is generally Read more [...]