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Stress By Any Other Name: Inflammation, ‘Stress’ and Chronic Fatigue and Fibromalygia: An Inquiry

“Sometimes I think I'm so overwhelmed that the little, simple things that other people do or say really set me off emotionally, which we know only makes the pain worse.“ Person with Fibromyalgia One of the most puzzling aspects of my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyaglia has been my body's Read more [...]

Twin Proteome ‘Study’ Finds Evidence of Inflammation and Metabolic Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Sets the Stage for Round Two…

Proteomics, the study of the proteome, is important because proteins represent the actual functional molecules in the cell. When mutations occur in the DNA, it is the proteins that are ultimately affected. Drugs, when they have beneficial effects, do so by interacting with proteins….. Proteomics Gene Read more [...]

Small Fiber Nerve Study Suggests New Era in Fibromyalgia (and Perhaps Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Could Be At Hand

I think that this is such big news because it gives proof that this disease is not in peoples heads. I really hope that we can get the word out to patients and even more importantly… the primary care docs and rheumatologists. These studies are “game changers” because they make an incredibly elusive Read more [...]

From Mood Disorders to MCS: A Neuroinflammatory Model Takes on the Symptoms in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

 NEUROINFLAMMATORY MODEL OF ME/CFS Part IV – SYMPTOMS, HETEROGENEITY AND ONSET -PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER? B - CAN THE NEUROINFLAMMATORY STATE EXPLAIN THE CARDINAL SYMPTOMS OF ME/CFS? - SYMPTOMS - FROM MOOD DISORDERS TO TINNITUS Firstly, it must be acknowledged that this line of inquiry started Read more [...]

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Part of an Inflammatory Disorders “Epidemic”?….Autism, Inflammation, Autoimmunity and ME/CFS

I remember thinking Rich Von Konynenburg had gone off his rocker when he proposed, years ago, that  autism and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) were somehow related.  Looking at autism's  severe cognitive, communication and emotional issues, the male gender bias, the vastly younger age of the Read more [...]

Study Suggests Retroviral Activation/Autoimmunity Possibly Linked in ME/CFS: Dr. Lombardi of WPI Talks

This study looked at broken up bits of old retroviruses called  Human Endogenous Retroviruses (HERV's) that have been collected over time in our DNA and probably used successfully. (Did you know you were part retrovirus?). Most of these old retroviruses are too broken and mangled to do anything Read more [...]

The Best Diet for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?

What could a bunch of overweight, cigarette smoking, high blood pressured or diabetic Spanish people tell about a diet for chronic fatigue syndrome? Perhaps a lot. No one diet will be right for everyone with ME/CFS but a  very large recent Spanish dietary study that was called  a 'watershed Read more [...]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Deconditioning, Exercise and Recovery: the Klimas CDC Talk

Aware she was treading into  treacherous waters Dr.  Klimas  quickly reminded everyone as she began her talk on 'Exercise and CFS' during a recent CDC sponsored tele-webinar that she's been at the forefront of biological research into chronic fatigue syndrome. That was a good idea because Read more [...]
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