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Diet, Drugs, Herbs and SIBO: One ME/CFS/FM Finds Relief with the Pimental Approach

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth or SIBO is a chronic condition or infection of bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. Normally the small intestine has low numbers of bacteria and the large intestine has high numbers of bacteria; however, Read more [...]

Getting Older: A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient Faces a Difficult Decision

It’s the Bones, Stupid The endocrinologist and gynecologist both gasped at the results of my latest bone density scan. “If you don’t do something, you’ll wind up in a nursing home soon,” warned  the endocrinologist. They insist that I take either Prolia or Reclast, heavy duty medications Read more [...]

A Muscle Brain Connection in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Revealed

People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have weakened muscles and, let's face it, weakened brains as well. They can't exercise worth a darn and their ability to focus, to process information quickly and to retain it, is shall we say, blunted. One would think those two problems are not  related, Read more [...]

Seeds of Hope For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and FM Plus OFFERS Big Move : Dr. Bateman Talks

“We are on the brink of an explosion of scientific progress.” In the last blog we focused on Dr. Lucinda Bateman's belief that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is finally beginning to reveal its secrets.  She feels like the big picture--i.e., the cause of  this disease--is finally emerging in  a Read more [...]

A Mystery No Longer? The Big Picture Emerging In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Dr. Bateman Talks

Puzzle Pieces Coming Together “There have been some things that have really helped me … to move my thinking forward....The picture is coming together." Dr.. Bateman from a talk at OFFER Take the pieces of a big puzzle – piece a few together, scatter some of the rest on the floor, and then Read more [...]

Fighting Pain in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis with Trigger Point and Myofascial Therapy

ME is a painful condition.  Phillida, who has had ME in the past, trained in various physical therapies such as massage and reflexology and took an MsC in Complementary Therapy at Westminster University in the UK as a way of using the respite care she was provided while caring for her daughter who Read more [...]

Challenging Loss in Chronic Illness: An Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient Finds Grace in Small Things

(As we've seen in past blogs and as we'll see with Donna in the Last Best Cure blog series, mindfulness practices - such as the gratitude practices Sue writes about below, if engaged in regularly - can bring benefits both to the quality of life and sometimes even the health of people with chronic Read more [...]

Dr. Craig on Fasting For Better Health in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Intermittent fasting has been crucial in my long-lasting CFS recovery. -  Dr. Courtney Craig The pleasure of eating good tasting food is undeniable, but food can have a dark side for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM). Digesting food, for one thing, takes work Read more [...]