DATE: Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 92ND STREET Y, 1395 LEXINGTON AVE., NYC
SPEAKER: Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, Director of the Center for Effective CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Therapies in Annapolis, Maryland 410-573-5389
TICKETS: $22 ($11 FOR MAY CENTER MEMBERS), CALL 212-415-5500
SUMMARY: Board certified internist Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, author of From Fatigued to Fantastic! (Avery Penguin Putnam), published a landmark, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study as the lead article in the Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 8:2:2001. The research showed an average 90 percent patient improvement rate in 2 years and 76 percent improvement in 3 months (p<.0001 vs. placebo). Close to 50 percent of those studied experienced a 133 percent increase in energy and a 58 percent reduction in pain after 3 months. This is 25 to 30 times more effective than any treatment previously shown to be effective in long-term placebo controlled studies. TWENTY-SIX MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM DEBILITATING FATIGUE. That's over 11 percent of the population walking around in a fog. Six million+ have actually been diagnosed with CFIDS/Fibromyalgia in the U.S. Eighty percent are women who are routinely misdiagnosed and told, "it's all in your head." Dr. Teitelbaum knows the disease as an insider. He contracted Chronic Fatigue Syndrome when he was in medical school and had to drop out for a year to recover. In the ensuing 25 years, he dedicated his career to finding effective treatment. His research traces the cause of CFIDS/Fibromyalgia to suppression of the hypothalamus, a major control center in the brain. That would account for the plethora of disconnected symptoms—exhaustion, brain fog, insomnia, weight gain, low libido, and achiness, to mention a few. Dr. Teitelbaum’s latest book, Pain Free 1-2-3 (Deva Press), provides a comprehensive understanding of major pain conditions (including Fibromyalgia), their etiology, and effective treatments—both pharmaceutical and natural. FIFTY MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN. “Pain is like the red light that flashes on your dashboard to let you know something is wrong a needs immediate attention,” says Dr. Teitelbaum. “There is no magic cure for conditions like Fibromyalgia and its disabling counterpart Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which manifest as complex syndromes with an array of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Fibromyalgia and CFIDS are best treated through an integrative medical approach.” His medical protocol brings results 90 percent of the time by focusing on four broad areas of treatment: insomnia, hidden infections, hormonal imbalances and nutrition.