(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 [...]
(In part two of our series on BDNF and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Dr. Courtney Craig looks at natural ways to increase BDNF levels.)
A Modifiable Piece of the ME/CFS Puzzle: BDNF
Leading ME/CFS researcher Lenny Jason and his group just released a novel study showing that the protein Brain Derived Read more [...]
The microglia surround and protect the neurons in our brains and spinal cord. As the main immune defenders in the brain, they spew out an array of inflammatory and neurotoxic substances when activated. When we have a cold these substances cause the symptoms associated with ‘sickness behavior’ Read more [...]
Maija Haavisto is a Finish writer and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patient who wrote the massive ME/CFS and FM compendium "Reviving the Broken Marionette: Treatments for CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia". Maija's health improved greatly with low dose naltrexone (LDN) and other treatments but pituitary damage Read more [...]