An estimated one million men, women and children in the U.S.suffer from the debilitating neuroimmune disease, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). A quarter of them are so ill as to render them bedbound, unable to care for themselves. To date, there is no known cause, no implicit pathophysiology, no FDA approved treatment and no cure.
Since the 1985 outbreak of the disease in Reno, Nevada, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has attempted to bury the reality, history and severity of ME. They repeatedly tried to rebrand the... [Read More]
Reprinted with the kind permission of Simmaron Research.
By Cort Johnson, June 3, 2015
“The discovery of the central nervous system lymphatic system may call for a reassessment of basic a...
Motivation is a funny thing. Sometimes it is there in abundance and other times it up and leaves you completely. I think being motivated is very important when you have a chronic illness such as fibromyalgia. It is the drivin...
Reprinted with the kind permission of Russell Logan and Shoutout About ME.
By Russell Logan
Norwegian researchers have commenced phase II trials of the anti-cancer drug cyclophosphamide on ME patient...
Dr. Lapp has written numerous articles on diverse subjects and has spoken widely, especially concerning Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
What’s this gene defect in folic acid metabolism all about (the MTHFR gene Q: What’s this gene defect in folic acid metabolism all about (the MTHFR gene mutation), and should I be tested? Does insurance cover that test?
A: MTHFR (or methylenetetrahydofolate reductase) is an enzyme required to convert folate to methionine, which is then used in the production of necessary amino acids and other compounds. When MTHFR genes are mutated, then MTHFR is not produced well,... [more]
The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability Insurance Benefits
People with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) face many challenges when pursuing their claim for long term disability insurance benefits, and the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is one of them. The Functional Capacity Evaluation is a bad test for anyone who is disabled – but for people suffering from Fibromyalgia or CFS, it’s often a complete disaster.
Disability insurance companies have terminated benefits based on the results of the FCE, so... [more]