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Chronic Fatigue

10 Reasons Why I Love Menopause

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 07.31.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

Menopause is a fact of life, and how you handle it is all in the attitude. It's known as "the change of life," not the END of life, which means that i...

10 Fabulous Reasons To Love The Midlife Years

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

I'm not afraid of aging. I've been looking forward to my retirement years since I was in my thirties juggling four children and working two, part-time jobs. While others bemoan the toll that aging takes on their bodies and their lifestyle, I'm pouring over travel sites and counting down the days until I can pull out of the driveway in a brand spanking new RV.

When Life Isn't Working According to Plan...

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

We all have dreams -- dreams for love, for career, for our bodies, for our finances, for our health, for "fill in the blank." But often our beliefs, theories and thinking get in our way of having full on happiness and living into our dreams.

Feeling Tired and Achy? Here's Another Perspective to Think About

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Despite how common symptoms seem, there is no such thing as cookie-cutter medicine and each patient needs to be evaluated as though each case is in fact different, even if the symptoms seem common.

Feel Bad? It Could Be Lyme Unless Proven Otherwise

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Most physicians agree that tick bites can transmit Lyme but many dismiss you unless a bullseye rash occurs at the site of the bite. But how silly (and potentially deadly) since only 50 percent of people ever get that rash and most people never even see a tick!

How Does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Affect Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Over the past two decades, chronic fatigue syndrome has won acceptance by the medical establishment. But much about the disorder -- its causes, its mechanisms in the body -- remain largely unknown.

One Last Chance for the APA to Make the DSM-5 Safer

Allen Frances | Posted 02.16.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

Is there a last-minute way for the DSM-5 to restore some of its lost credibility? A great deal of irrevocable damage has been done, but I have four simple suggestions that would help reduce the harm done by the DSM-5 and demonstrate that the APA has regained its integrity.

Mislabeling Medical Illness As Mental Disorder: The Eleventh DSM-5 Mistake

Allen Frances | Posted 02.10.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

The golden rule: an underlying medical illness or medication side effect has to be ruled out before ever deciding that someone's symptoms are caused by mental disorder. And the underlying medical illness may take time to declare itself.

Plug Into Your Lower Self!

Doug Binzak | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Of course most of us have a vague understanding that for our own safety, when it comes to dealing with high-voltage situations, it is critical to "ground" the electricity. The primary purpose of this is, in fact, to reduce the risk of serious electric shock.

System Failure: Adrenal Fatigue

Brooke Siler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Brooke Siler

Adrenal fatigue is often cloaked in a veil of "busy-ness," and so fatigue is to be an "expected" consequence, but where are the edges of that veil? And how do we lift them to see clearly?

The Soft Overcomes the Hard: Walking the Spiritual Path with Excruciating Humility

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2012 | New York
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

We convince ourselves that we are practicing heroically by setting up routines and disciplines that are ultimately unsustainable -- emoting and meditating so intensely that we are actually distracted from a subtler and softer level of feeling.

Follow The Boomer Money: End Of Sarcopenia, Compression Of Morbidity

Brent Green | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Brent Green

Strong muscles mean stronger, sometimes longer lives. Through sarcopenia mitigation, Boomers can compress their morbidity -- thereby lessening the burdens of old age illnesses by compressing an unwanted time of life into the shortest period possible before the final exit.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- A Treatable Autoimmune Disease

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

The argument that CFS is not related to the immune system may now be less stridently asserted. That would be real progress.

7 Ways To Beat Mental Fatigue

Leslie Davenport | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Davenport

As the old Zen saying goes, "If not now, when?" There is no better time to start or revive a practice to nourish your body, heart and spirit, actively shaping your vital life.

Exciting New Discovery In Treating CFS And Fibromyalgia

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

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.

Mouse Virus Link To Chronic Fatigue 'Seriously In Question'

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Two new studies say a link between a virus and chronic fatigue syndrome probably was a false alarm caused by laboratory mistakes, yet an...

Five Common 'No No's' for People With Fibromyalgia

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

Here are five common 'no no's' people mistakenly do when trying to manage fibromyalgia.

To What Extent Can The Mind Heal The Body?

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

By now, many of you have heard news reports about the PACE study out of the UK, suggesting that cognitive behavioral therapy and exercise are helpful for chronic fatigue syndrome, and misguided and misinformed media reports suggesting that this shows that the illness is all in people's minds.

How To Treat Chronic Fatigue And Fibromyalgia

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

Low thyroid, which reflects as fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance and even unexplained infertility, is especially common in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

Genetically Modified Soy Diets Lead to Ovary and Uterus Changes in Rats

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/235 If you're still eating genetically modified (GM) soybeans and you plan on having kids, a Brazilian study...

Mouse Virus Link To Chronic Fatigue Looked At

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A U.S. government study has uncovered a family of mouse viruses in some people with chronic fatigue syndrome, raising still more qu...

New Suspect In Gulf War Syndrome

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

The Veterans Affairs Department announced that it will re-examine the disability claims of thousands of Persian Gulf War veterans suffering from the mysterious Gulf War illnesses decades after the war ended

My Friend has 500 Jobs...

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arjuna Ardagh

Today there is really only one thing on my mind that I want to talk about with you more than any other, and that is: my liver.

Want To Be Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? Be A Better Napper Than A 2-Year-Old

Amy Hertz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Hertz

I was a year old when I stopped napping. They say I wouldn't sleep because I didn't want to miss anything. Truth is I didn't trust the adults to handle things without me. My parents had just turned 22, can you blame me?