Saturday, May 11, 2013

Listen to Dr. Peterson

Listen to Dr. Peterson, who has treated an astounding 9,000 ME/CFS patients, as he implores FDA to speed treatments to patients who have waited 30 years for the first FDA-approval. We have 25 years of science identifying low Natural Killer Cell function as a worldwide marker and clinical endpoints to measure treatments. We need FDA's leadership.

http://simmaronresearch.com/2013/05/dr-petersons-call-for-a-therapeutic-strategy-at-fda/

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Metabolism Math: Why Counting Calories Doesn't Add Up

 
A body dealing with chronic illness is already compromised. Among other things, the inflammation we experience affects our ability to process, absorb, and put the nutrients we consume to use. Because of this, many of us are (unknowingly) malnourished. Due to an unhealthy digestive system, we may not be able to efficiently absorb the healing nutrients we need. This contributes to a cascade of systemic (throughout the body) problems including immune system dysfunction, hormonal dysfunction, and an inability to effectively eliminate toxins from the body.

I remark in my book, FibroWHYalgia, that fibromyalgia should be referred to as "Systems Gone Berserk Syndrome." While I was poking fun at the inability to define our condition in just one word, the fact is that fibromyalgia does affect every part of the body. The fibromyalgia body reveals significant imbalances within each body system. Restoring balance is therefore not easy, but oh-so worth it.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I Remember Me Movie Review & Film Summary (2001) | Roger Ebert

 
 
Film convinces Ebert that CFS is real.
 
"TV comics still joke about the disease as a form of laziness. Ironic, isn't it, that Kim Snyder wasn't too lazy to make this film--while the CDC and the medical establishment are only now stirring into action."
 
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Ironic, isn't it, that patients aren't too lazy to write books and blogs and letters to elected officials begging for research funding, while doctors are too lazy to think beyond "depression" in looking for a diagnosis.......
 
 

Monday, May 6, 2013

DCAD -- May 22, 2013

Don't miss Disability Capitol Action Day on May 22, 2013 in Sacramento! http://www.scnetca.org/news-topics/?id=261 #dcad

Facebook Link: http://www.scnetca.org/news-topics/?id=261

 

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

How to Reduce Inflammation

 
 
Many CFS patients have elevated C-Reactive Protein, evidence of infection or inflammation.