(A continuing series of blogs on "The Last Best Cure"; one woman's attempt to find joy and improve her health while battling an autoimmune disorder.)
“The good news is that we are not our thoughts.” - Clifford Saron, PhD, Center for Mind and Brain, UC Davis
People with Chronic Fatigue Read more [...]
Stress management skills, cortisol awakening response, and post-exertional malaise in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Daniel L. Hall a,∗, Emily G. Lattie a, Michael H. Antonia, Mary Ann Fletcherb, Sara Czajac, Dolores Perdomoc, Nancy G. Klimasb. Psychoneuroendocrinology (2014) 49, 26—31
“Given Read more [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]
What do you do if you have a disease which has few clinical trials but lots of patients needing help, and 30 or so practitioners with decades of experience under their belts?
Instead of waiting for a clinical trial to get underway (or not) you 'tap their intuition'; i.e. you Read more [...]
“We conquer not in any brilliant fashion – we conquer by continuing” – author unknown
Current Medication Protocol:
IV saline twice a week (a total of 3 to 4 liters per week); Epogen injection every other week (4,000 units); Valtrex 500 mg twice a day; Klonopin at bedtime Read more [...]
I suspect many you are like me: there is something dramatically wrong with your body and it has been that way for quite a while. You surf the ups and downs of your symptoms and occasionally wonder, "What does this symptomatic change mean?"
If you are like me, you have learned that most medical Read more [...]