ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Is a Good Night's Sleep at the Top of Your Wishlist?

Ashwagandha Helps Hormones - Aids Arthritis

A Breathalyzer for Disease?

Why You Should Be Eating More Porcini Mushrooms

Tryptophan's Possible Effects for Your Health

How Bacopa Can Help Improve Your Cognitive Function

Black Tea Is Great for Your Gut

Magnesium Reduces Diabetes and Helps Keep You Young

Lavender Aromatherapy Can Ease Pre-Op Anxiety

Mint: Learn More About This Refreshing and Invigorating Herb

 
Print Page
Email Article

VIDEO: National Press Club Conference on MECFS

  [ 7 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • February 11, 2014


On January 24, 2014 Llewellyn King held a National Press Club conference in Washington, D.C. Speakers included Dr. Andreas Kogelnik, of the Open Medicine Institute, and Ryan Prior, who is making a documentary about the illness, The Blue Ribbon: ME/CFS and the Future of Medicine.

Llewellyn King, whose political commentaries can be found on the White House Chronicle, hosts interviews with prominent figures in the ME/CFS community through his YouTube video series, the ME/CFS Alert. He is a veteran journalist, and he has applied his years of experience to help disseminate information about ME/CFS. 

In his brief introduction, Llewellyn King presented an overview of the disease. He stressed the seriousness of the illness and how little attention had been paid to it by media and by the government. "What is needed," said Mr. King, "is to comfort the patients, educate the doctors, and, because of its lack of funding, shame the government."

Dr. Andreas Kogelnik was the first speaker. He explained that his initial involvement with ME/CFS stemmed from his experience as a clinician, in which he saw several patients with the illness, but had no way to treat them. His clinic discouraged treatment of CFS because it wasn't a "real disease," but this was not enough to discourage him. Over the course of seven years, his knowledge of the illness grew, as did his experience treating it.

Dr. Kogelnik described how the current practice of medicine cannot deal with complex multi-system illnesses, such as ME/CFS. (Throughout the talk, Dr. Kogelnik referred to the illness as "chronic fatigue.") "The breadth of the disease is tremendous," he said. "But the understanding of physicians is appalling." 

For the journalists present, he had three take home messages:
  1. We need a tremendous re-engagement and re-education of physicians
  2. We need more funding for research
  3. We need a lot more support for patients
The second speaker was Ryan Prior, who contracted acute onset ME/CFS as a high school student. Ryan echoed Dr. Kogelnik's sentiment that "ME/CFS is the poster child for the kind of research we finally have the technology to sort through." His plans for his film, The Blue Ribbon, include using it to attract medical students, and train them as interns. "Patients have to wait two or three years," he explained," to see a specialist." If more doctors can be educated about the disease, while they are still medical students, then Ryan hopes this will take some of the burden off ME/CFS specialists, and help invigorate the field.

The remaining time was spent answering questions. Dr. Kogelnik specifically addressed how patients are diagnosed and treated. He also raised a very important point, which is that data about how the illness presents, the course it takes, and which treatments are effective already exists, but physicians are not keeping track.






Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Energy NADH™ 12.5mg


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History
The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol
Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery
Cocoa's Polyphenol Riches - All the Health Benefits without the Sugar, Calories or Guilt Cocoa's Polyphenol Riches - All the Health Benefits without the Sugar, Calories or Guilt
Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants. Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants.

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map