Talking about taking research into your own hands. Mark Vink is a physician in the Netherlands who suddenly fell ill with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). He wasn't just your typical physician; he also happened to have a brown belt in judo, was the former captain of a Dutch national field hockey Read more [...]
“These results will be clinically useful, because we provide a new opportunity for mechanism-based treatment for chronic, widespread muscle pain resulting from recurrent acid insults possibly associated with symptoms of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.” Chen et. al.
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The Lights are ploughing new ground - not just in ME/CFS - but in how post-exertional malaise and fatigue occurs after exercise in humans (and, one must say mice.). In this third blog in a series of blogs exploring PEM and ME/CFS. we take advantage of a chapter in a book they wrote that explains how Read more [...]
The "Fatigue" Disorders
Multiple sclerosis (MS) ranks amongst the most fatiguing disorders known. The most common symptom found in MS (75-95% of patients), fatigue is a major research topic with ten studies in the last five months featuring fatigue in their titles.
Like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Read more [...]
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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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 [...]
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