Friday, July 18, 2014
These non-cardiovascular symptoms can be seriously debilitating and include sleep disturbances, fatigue, headaches, brain fog (a form of altered cognitive functioning), temperature intolerance, and bladder or bowel problems."
Thursday, July 17, 2014
ME/CFS has been described as a medical mystery, but Dr. Bateman believes
that's wrong. In fact, she believes, for the first time, she has a good
idea what it is.
The light bulb went on for her during the Stanford Symposium and when it
did the puzzle pieces finally starting fitting together for her.
She shared her insights in a recent video presentation. Check out what she
believes is the root cause of ME/CFS in
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Dear Team Canary,
I'm thrilled to announce that Canary in a Coal Mine has been chosen as a Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program grantee. We are one of 44 projects selected from over 600 applications from 69 countries around the world.
The Sundance Institute is non-profit organization that provides creative and financial support to filmmakers and independent artists developing original stories for screen and stage. Among its many events, it hosts the Sundance Film Festival each year in Park City, Utah, one of the country's premiere venues for independent film.
With this grant comes the opportunity for a working relationship with Sundance throughout the rest of the production of the film, as well as opportunities to participate in fellowships and workshops with leading filmmakers.
We who have been made voiceless and invisible for too long know the power and importance of our story. To change minds in the larger world, however, we must reach beyond our community to inspire and motivate to action an even wider circle of allies. The support of the Sundance Institute will greatly help our efforts to bring Canary to the widest possible audience.
My thanks to all of you for believing in this film. We still have a very long way to go, but I am amazed at how far we have already come, together.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
To understand how this works, you first need to understand what mitochondria are. They are the tiny organelles in your cells that convert the sugar and fat you eat into the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) that your cells use to power the chemistry of life.
Mitochondria are, in essence, the engines of your cells, and by extension, the engines that power you. If your engines aren't working efficiently or run out of fuel, your cells will run out of energy, and so will you. The end result: fatigue.
To make ATP, which is so essential for powering your cells, you require B vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and co-enzyme Q in sufficient amounts.