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Her Brain Was On Fire: A Neuroinflammation Story

A Neuroinflammation Story Who knows how it started? Did those two mysterious red dots on a vein on her arm mean anything? Could that businessman who sneezed on her in the subway triggered her illness? Or did her biological stars just suddenly align in the strangest configuration ever? Nobody Read more [...]

17 Years: A Naturopathic Fibromyalgia Story – Part II

Edith is back with Part II of naturopathic treatments that have helped her with fibromyalgia. See 17 Years: A Fibromyalgia Naturopathic Story – Part I The Miracle of Amino Acid Therapy "Amino acid therapy has been the most beneficial treatment I've received in the past 20 years living with FM" Amino Read more [...]

Excluding Factors: Jason Critiques the IOM Definition for ME/CFS

Clearly, issues concerning reliability of clinical diagnosis are complex and have important research and practical implications. Jason et. al In the beginning of his overview on the IOM definition and name change Jason notes the numerous false starts and botched definitions that have plagued chronic Read more [...]

17 Years: A Fibromyalgia Naturopathic Story – Part I

17 Years Under the Care of a Naturopath Doctor for Fibromyalgia My purpose in sharing my experiences with a Naturopath doctor is to inform and empower all sufferers of FM & ME/CFS in not ever giving up hope.  As we wait for the cure, my experience is that I've found many treatments available Read more [...]

The Neuroinflammation Man: Jarred Younger on Inflammation, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(This blog is taken from three sources. A radio interview with Jarred Younger, information on the University of Alabama at Birmingham website and an interview I did with him. Thanks to Jarred for his time.) Unlike others, Younger was never phased by the lack  of attention given fibromyalgia and chronic Read more [...]

Lyme Induced Immune Suppression May Bring Lyme Tests into Question

There has been a growing consensus  that whatever chronic Lyme disease is it's not due to the bacteria. This concensus has been based on studies indicating that short term antibiotic treatment following an infection, causes a dramatic reduction in antibodies. That drop in antibody levels is believed Read more [...]

Predisposed to Inflammation? CDC Zeroes In on Innate Immune System

Thousands of small alterations in our genes exist.  This propensity for genetic experimentation has helped the human race adapt and thrive.  Many never have an impact. Others may be helpful in some situations and problematic in other situations, and some, often in combination with other gene variations Read more [...]

Childhood Disrupted – How Biography Becomes Biology: the Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS ACE Poll

“My goal is to help those suffering from chronic conditions better understand the intersection between our neurobiology, immunology and the deepest inner workings of the human heart — and to use that understanding to embark on a transformation to healing.” —Donna Jackson Nakazawa Donna Jackson Read more [...]