A new epidemic of iodine deficiency has occurred. And it's bringing a lot more than goiters with it. Fatigue? Pain? Weight gain? Breast cysts or tenderness? In this blog post I'll tell you why you might be at risk for an iodine deficiency, what it might be doing to your health - and an easy way to protect yourself.
A recent government report showed that an astounding 25% of Americans aged 45 and older take statins, compared to only 2% in 1994. Yet recent analysis of research suggests statins may not provide the benefit we're led to believe.
I'm being sarcastic, right? The official health wisdom--the wisdom everybody knows is right (because all the top health officials repeat it over and over again)--is that if you "restrict" the salt in your diet, you'll live longer. But is this true?
Brain fog in people with CFS can be very severe and even frightening, leaving them concerned that they are developing Alzheimer's. But they're not. CFS brain fog is when you keep forgetting where you left the keys - Alzheimer's is when you forget how to use the keys!
New research suggests that statins might have a very helpful antiviral effect at high dose, and they may even hold promise as an effective new treatment for CFS and fibromyalgia if special (and simple) natural precautions are added in.
Pelvic pain is common in the public in general, but especially common in those with CFS & fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, many patients are embarrassed to bring these up at their doctor visits and even when they do, physicians are often unfamiliar with these problems.
A new study is out this week in the Journal of Virology, done by researchers I respect from the University of Utah, Fatigue Consultation Clinic, and ARUP Laboratories. The study was well done and did not find XMRV present in CFS patients.
If you're received a serious medical diagnosis, you should consider seeing another physician for a second opinion. Not because you shouldn't trust your first doctor, but because you need to become as informed on your illness as possible and different points of view can help you in considering your options for treatment.
Feeling like they can't be there for their children is one of the hardest things many women with fibromyalgia fear. But I have found in my practice that having fibromyalgia actually results in closer and very loving relationships with kids.
By now, many of you have heard news reports about the PACE study out of the UK, suggesting that cognitive behavioral therapy and exercise could cure chronic fatigue syndrome,and "proving" that the illness is all in people's minds. Understandably infuriating - and about on par scientifically as news reports about space aliens making Lindsay Lohan pregnant!
Though research continues to show mixed findings, several more studies have shown positive for XMRV in CFS, including two in Europe (Spain and Norway). This suggests that the key is proper testing technology.
Have you ever realized how much sugar is hidden in many of the common foods people eat each day? Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D shares his cutting edge program to address sugar addiction and its causes ranging from adrenal fatigue, candida, PMS, poor sleep and more.
Clinical experience, as well as research in nerve pain conditions such as pancreatic cancer, has shown that magnesium can be an effective treatment for pain. Although it is clear why magnesium can decrease muscle pain (it makes muscles relax), why it would help nerve pain was less clear. A new study on rats to be printed in The Journal of Physiology confirms our clinical experience that magnesium decreases nerve pain — while also pointing to how it works.