Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising.
By Cort Johnson, June 28, 2015
Health Rising’s neuroinflammation emphasis continues. The next couple of years may indicate that neuroinflammation and microglial activation play key roles in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. If that turns out to be true the attention will probably quickly shift to something called the kynurenine pathway.
Kynurenines in CNS disease: regulation by inflammatory cytokines. Brian M. Campbell, Erik Charych, Anna W. Lee and Thomas Möller. Frontiers in Neuroscience.... [Read More]
Reprinted with the kind permission of Dan Neuffer and The Community of Hope for Recovery from M.E. / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A couple of years before my ME/ CFS started, I made a major career change from my science wo...
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...
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]