FEATURE ARTICLES – August 6, 2003:
* NIH CFS Workshop Report: Dr. Sternberg on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Dysregulated Stress Response
* Book Excerpt: End Sleepless Nights from “The Fibromyalgia Handbook: A 7-Step Program to Halt and Even Reverse Fibromyalgia”
* Green Tea
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NIH CFS Workshop Report: Dr. Sternberg on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Dysregulated Stress Response
As reported by Rich Van Konynenburg, Ph.D., “Dr. Esther Sternberg gave a talk at the NIH CFS workshop on June 12, 2003 in Bethesda, MD on the subject of ‘Health Consequences of a Dysregulated Stress Response.’ Dr. Sternberg is the Director of the Integrative Neural Immune Program and Chief of the Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology & Behavior of the NIH’s National Institute for Mental Health. She is an expert on the interaction between the brain, the endocrine system and the immune system.”
Book Excerpt: End Sleepless Nights from “The Fibromyalgia Handbook: A 7-Step Program to Halt and Even Reverse Fibromyalgia”
In this excerpt from “The Fibromyalgia Handbook, 3rd Edition: A 7-Step Program to Halt and Even Reverse Fibromyalgia,” Dr. Harris McIlwain writes, “[FM] patients complain that no matter how long they sleep, it is never restful…Most patients tell of waking up day after day feeling exhausted. They feel more tired in the morning, and many have great difficulty in concentrating during the day, just as in other situations where sleep is disrupted.”
RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Green Tea
Researchers have discovered that chemicals in green tea appear to shut down one of the key molecules that tobacco relies upon to cause cancer. It’s a find that could help explain why people who drink green tea are less likely to develop cancer. The finding by scientists at the University of Rochester’s Environmental Health Science Center appears in the July 21 issue of Chemical Research in Toxicology, published by the American Chemical Society.
Graduate student Christine Palermo and adviser Thomas Gasiewicz, Ph.D., set out to measure the effects of the chemicals found in green tea on a molecule known as the aryl hydrocarbon (AH) receptor, a molecule that frequently plays a role in turning on genes that are oftentimes harmful.
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While scientists do know that green tea contains chemicals that are antioxidants and quench harmful molecules, its effects on the AH receptor have not been thoroughly evaluated until now. To read more about this research, click on the link below:
Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner!
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Got Questions? Here Are Answers…
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CFIDS Lobby Day 2003
Congressional Activities: Lobby Day
Personal contact from voters who care about CFIDS is the secret weapon in the CFIDS advocacy arsenal. To facilitate contact with elected officials, The CFIDS Association of America sponsors an annual Washington, D.C., Lobby Day event. This year, Lobby Day will be held September 17-18, 2003.
On Lobby Day, CFIDS advocates from around the country, including persons with CFIDS (PWCs) and their family members and friends, come together on Capitol Hill to personally educate Congress about CFIDS and ask for help in securing an improved federal response to the illness.
Lobby Day participants are trained on effective meeting strategies and provided with materials to share with elected officials so they will feel confident and prepared before their first meeting.
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