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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What Are the Symptoms, Causes



Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a controversial condition with no precise definition or single known cause. Various things can cause it and the only way known to diagnose it is through a diagnosis of exclusion of all other pathologies known to cause chronic fatigue such diabetes, depression, anemia, leukemia, malnutrition, etc. However there are some specific terms or conditions associated with CFS such as encephalomyelitis, post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS), Epstein-Barr virus, adrenal fatigue, etc. The condition must also be present for more than 6 months for it to match most diagnostic criteria.

More women than men are said to have this disorder and it has been more commonly diagnosed in young children and especially teenagers. Many other symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening such as cardiac problems, asthma, muscle fatigue, pain, spacey feelings, digestive problems, depression, immune weakness, and oversensitivity have been reported by those suffering from CFS but are not officially a part of this ailment. Some get better over a period of time and some cases do respond to various treatments.


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The main symptom of CFS is an unrelenting tiredness not relieved by rest and greatly exaggerated through even the smallest amounts of exertion. One often feels like one is walking through molasses with weights tied to every part of one's body. Some days are so bad that one may need to stay in bed and sleep all day. Also not only physical body is affected, the mind and emotions are equally thwarted. CFS is an extremely serious and very frustrating condition to deal with as all aspects of one's life are seriously compromised if not ruined. It may take four times as much effort to accomplish one tenth of what the average person can achieve.

I suffered periods of what seemed to be CFS throughout most of my life starting at very early age. I was considered "lazy" and inattentive at school and used to "daydream" during class. I was actually going into deep meditative states even though no one, not even myself, realized it at the time. After a long day at high school I would often feel so exhausted that I would immediately go to sleep the moment I entered my room at 3:00 in the afternoon (school usually started at 8:00 AM and finished around 2:35 PM). I had a tough time finding enough mental energy to get any homework done and needed 14 hours of sleep!

My symptoms were quite worrisome and this problem continued in various degrees of severity throughout my life and had very little sympathy, only accusations of being "lazy" which really upset me. I never was able to overcome this problem until I regularly took the correct amounts of the right combination of certain herbs, vitamins and antioxidants. Like I said in so many other parts of this site, drinking loads of alkalized water also seemed to help. Not surprised because alkalized (negatively ionized) water acts as a buffer to neutralize acidic toxins of metabolism. Quercetin helps because it protects the potency of adrenalin in the body, therefore increasing overall energy efficiency.

If you or someone you care about appears to be suffering from CFS, you are going to have to get a thorough diagnosis to rule out all kinds of possible causes. I was checked and double-checked and it turned out my anxiety-disorder was to blame. I found out that my CFS would tend to get much worse after very stressful days. Depression also greatly effected it. Therefore even though I had definite symptoms of fatigue, they may not been the official, bona fide form of CFS. Instead, my chronic fatigue was most likely a "spinoff" of other problems I was presently suffering from such as my anxiety disorder and depression while developing agoraphobia. But none of this knowledge satisfied my main concern as to how to really get rid of this devastating problem, which alone was making my life miserable.

I proved to myself it was a part of my depression by noticing that when my moods would swing back toward anxiety, I would seem to have more energy. After all, even though high anxiety is not at all a positive energy, at least it was some form of energy nevertheless forcing me to get things done to distract me from the sheer terror of the highly undesirable thoughts and feelings I would often suffer from.

It was not until much later that I came across two books by Patrick Holford: Natural Highs: Feel Good All the Time and Optimum Nutrition for the Mind that I found out I was pyroluric and suffering from a common metabolic disorder known as pyroluria. There is actually a one in ten chance that you, the reader of this article could actually have at least a trace of this condition, however, not everyone reacts to it the same way. Strangely enough, some may actually have no depression, anxiety, or fatigue whatsoever, just a greater tendency toward contracting lung cancer. Anyway, I saw my entire life story written all over the symptoms related to pyroluria. After taking the zinc, B6, niacin, and many antioxidants regularly things got somewhat better. Now I feel much more emotionally balanced, however, it did take a few months and I'm still not 100% perfect. Trying to find complete wellness and maintain it is very tricky business.




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This ebook will not only cover in lurid detail my own horrible experiences with terrifying anxiety attacks, miserable anxiety disorder, chronic fatigue, and severe depression, but all the natural therapies that seemed to work best, while outlining a careful, life-long dietary management system that seemed to be most effective in helping me to cope and in certain ways to eventually fully recover. By reading this book, you will benefit from a lifetime of personal information and spiritual help regarding how to alleviate severe depression, terrifying anxiety and really frustrating chronic fatigue. Learn how to recover from most forms of anxiety and depression using meditation, spiritual knowledge, alternative spiritual diets, ionized water, between meal water fasting, alkaline minerals, powerful antioxidants and supplements. This unique, informative and candid ebook contains 18 chapters or approximately 124 "Kindle" pages based on most of the information that is already on this website yet in a form that is easy and convenient for you to read for an extremely LOW price!





My search never really comes to an end, there always seems to be something more I need to learn and use to improve my condition even further. I recently learned that chronic fatigue syndrome can also be a symptom of one or several endocrine gland disorders involving mainly the adrenal glands, sometimes the thyroid and even the pituitary and hypothalamus. Recent saliva and blood tests revealed that indeed I have adrenal and thyroid insufficiency which is a result of massive emotional stress starting from very early in life.

Sick and tired of everything? Completely burned out? Long-term tiredness, fatigue, anxiety, frustration, low libido, insomnia, and a sense that life is just too overwhelming can be symptoms of adrenal fatigue which is now quite common. Go to this website to learn more about how to find out whether or not you are suffering from adrenal fatigue and how to overcome it. If you are interested, go here to watch numerous "adrenal fatigue" YouTube videos created by various physicians.


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My Own Medicine: The Process of Recovery from Chronic Illness by Diane Kerner - Product Description - People living with chronic illness face many unique challenges. Doctors can hand out pills and potions; can perform manual therapies such as massage, chiropractic or craniosacral work. It has become the norm to rely completely on the medical professionals--to wait passively for the pills to kick in so one can go about their normal business. While helpful, this alone may not work for the chronically ill. Often the quality of life remains low and people are challenged to feel happy and fulfilled. They need more.

My Own Medicine is the story of one woman's illness and her quest to discover how to stay intellectually, spiritually and emotionally alive and fulfilled in spite of a largely uncooperative body. As more people turn to self-education to compensate for the fifteen-minute medical visit, the simple strategies in this book become invaluable. They lead to deeper levels of healing through the discovery of one's own power to impact the experience of illness. Author Diane Kerner leads those feeling buried by the force of unwelcome sickness to recognize where there is choice and to see that by rearranging habits and expectations, one can learn to enjoy life again--even amidst the aches and pains.

About the Author - Diane Kerner lives in the Pacific Northwest under the canopy of her beloved cedar trees with her husband, Keith, and their two canine children, Charlie and Reese. She works as a manager of educational programs for healthcare providers at a major university. Her website: http://www.dianekerner.com/


Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Insights from Practitioners and Patients by Mari Skelly, Andrea Helm, and Paul B. Brown - Product Description - Personal testimony from patients and their medical practitioners frames the resounding message of this book: there are a host of alternative therapies available to help people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, a condition of chronic pain. An important resource for people with these conditions, this book also covers health insurance and disability benefit considerations.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment: A Treatment Guide (Quality Medical Home Health Library) by Erica F. Verrillo and Lauren M. Gellman - Editorial Reviews - "This reference guide is objective, comprehensive, and clear. It will be a valuable tool for all CFS patients. Every health-care professional who treats CFS should also have a copy of this book." --Dr. Thomas Steinbach, CFS specialist and internist, Houston, Texas

"I am going to recommend this book to every new patient I see. It is well balanced and complete. It is the best book I have read on this topic in yeras." --Dr. David Bell, CFS specialist, Lyndonville, New York and author of The Doctor's Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- Review

Review - "This reference guide is objective, comprehensive, and clear. It will be a valuable tool for all CFS patients. Every health-care professional who treats CFS should also have a copy of this book." --Dr. Thomas Steinbach, CFS specialist and internist, Houston, Texas

"I am going to recommend this book to every new patient I see. It is well balanced and complete. It is the best book I have read on this topic in yeras." --Dr. David Bell, CFS specialist, Lyndonville, New York and author of The Doctor's Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Other Invisible Illnesses by Katrina Berne, Robert M. Bennett, and Daniel L. Peterson - Product Description - Revised and expanded, this edition offers the latest findings on chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and overlapping diseases such as Gulf War Syndrome. It includes new information on the interaction of the brain, emotions, and immune system as well.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome For Dummies by Susan R., M.D. Lisman (Author), Karla Dougherty - Product Description - You've been repeatedly poked, prodded, tested and scanned, yet, despite how awful you feel, your doctor, like many of your friends, co-workers, and family members have begun dropping subtle (and some not-so-subtle) hints that they think it's "all in your head." Maybe you're one of the lucky few CFS sufferers who've received an accurate diagnosis but nothing your health care provider does seems to help. Well, you're not alone. According to recent estimates, of the approximately 800,000 Americans with CFS, more than 90% have been misdiagnosed, dismissed, or are not receiving proper treatment.

Don't despair, help has arrived. Written by a national expert who has successfully treated scores of CFS patients in her own practice, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies gives you the knowledge and tools you need to beat CFS and get back to living a normal life. In plain English Doctor Susan Lisman fills you in on:

* What CFS is, how you get it, and how it effects your body
     * Its major symptoms and warning signs
* Getting an accurate diagnosis
* Avoiding situations that might be making you sicker
* Teaming up with the right doctor and crafting a treatment plan
* The most effective drugs, therapies and alternative approaches
* Coping with CFS in your personal and professional lives

Packed with checklists, self-tests, questionnaires, and other powerful tools, and featuring many inspiring real-life stories of patients who've licked CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies puts you on the road to recovery.

From the Back Cover - Tips for getting treatment and getting back to life Here's great advice on controlling CFS at home, work, school, and more If you think -- or know -- that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is affecting you or someone you love, take heart! This upbeat guide helps you assess symptoms, walks you through diagnosis and treatment options, arms you with the right questions to ask the doctor, and provides loads of tips for getting your life back on track, even with CFS.

* Determine if your symptoms are due to CFS
* Find the right physician
* Understand various treatment options
* Manage your CFS in a variety of situations
* Help someone who's living with CFS


Defeat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: You Don't Have to Live with It -- An Eight Step Protocol by Martha E. Kilcoyne - Product Description - An Eight Step Protocol - Developed by the author which enabled her to fully recover from CFS - When I was three months pregnant with my second child, I caught a flu virus that changed my life. For the next four years I lived in the clutches of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. When I realized that most of the medical profession considered my illness to be "in my head", I felt so isolated, struggling to understand what was wrong with me knowing that it was a real physical illness. CFS shut down my life as I knew it and forced me to become a recluse spending most of my time in bed between short lived efforts to have a "normal" life. But slowly, through much trial and error, I began to understand the patterns and the cruelty of CFS. In the end, I defeated Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and now live a full and healthy life - totally free of CFS. This book shares in detail the eight step protocol that I developed and followed as I slowly and steadily regained my health. It s written in a clear, concise format, understanding the struggle that CFS sufferers have with memory and concentration. By consistently following these steps, I hope that you too can defeat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. You don t have to live with it! My motivation for writing this book is to bring a new voice to the Chronic Fatigue dialogue - contrary to the message of a permanently compromised lifestyle which is prevalent in the medical and patient communities, there are many former CFS patients who are fully recovered. I'm one of them! My message to patients, medical practitioners and care givers is that despite the unknowns of CFS, you CAN manage those aspects of CFS that you ARE in control of. My protocol is a proactive, self-management approach implemented 24-7. Decide to defeat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome!

About the Author - Martha E. Kilcoyne, M.P.H., has worked professionally in the healthcare software industry as a writer and manager of technical support. Since recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, she's climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa - see photo - and been a full-time mom and writer. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, John, their two children, Greg and Carolyn, and two cats. To contact the author: Martha@defeatCFS.net


Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (Second Edition) (Hope & Help for) by Russell Howe, Alan Logan, and Alison Bested - Product Description - It has been said that chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia (CFS/FM) are like the old Indian story of the blind men and the elephant. As the men felt various parts of the elephant, they described it as a snake, a brush, a tree, or a wall, depending on which part they had touched. Each thought of the elephant in terms of his own experience, mistaking part of the elephant for all of it. Likewise, everybody working with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia has a piece of the puzzle, but much work remains to be done before a complete picture emerges.

Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is designed to educate patients suffering from CFS/FM about their illnesses and to teach them coping skills that will improve their quality of life. And while the good news is that people who suffer from CFS/FM aren't dying, they bad news is that it's going to take a lot of time and effort to get better since there is no one specific treatment that works for everyone.

Some of the issues covered are:

* Understanding the symptoms and how diagnoses are made
* Causes of CFS/FM and common psychological consequences, including anxiety and depression
* The role of stress and how to manage it
* The connection between the mind and the body in coping with CFS/FM
* The potential of medications, nutrition, and lifestyle changes
* The role of complementary medications and dietary supplements in pain management
* The value and limitations of alternative or complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, homeopathy, and aromatherapy
* Legal issues about how to deal with medical and legal problems that may arise if insurance benefits have been stopped

About the Author - Alison C. Bested, a graduate of McMaster University Medical School, is a hematological pathologist who specializes in the medical problems related to chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and multiple chemical sensitivities. She lives in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

Alan C. Logan, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and nutrition editor of the International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. He lives in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Russell Howe, an attorney who specializes in medical disability cases, lives in Aurora, Ontario, Canada.


Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by James L. Wilson - Product Description - This is an incredibly informative and reader-friendly book about a common debilitating medical condition that goes largely undiagnosed and untreated. ADRENAL FATIGUE: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome is a very empowering work cram-packed with vital information about a condition that very likely affects millions of people.

Defeat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: You Don't Have to Live with It -- An Eight Step Protocol by Martha E. Kilcoyne - Product Description - An Eight Step Protocol - Developed by the author which enabled her to fully recover from CFS - When I was three months pregnant with my second child, I caught a flu virus that changed my life. For the next four years I lived in the clutches of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. When I realized that most of the medical profession considered my illness to be "in my head", I felt so isolated, struggling to understand what was wrong with me knowing that it was a real physical illness. CFS shut down my life as I knew it and forced me to become a recluse spending most of my time in bed between short lived efforts to have a "normal" life. But slowly, through much trial and error, I began to understand the patterns and the cruelty of CFS. In the end, I defeated Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and now live a full and healthy life - totally free of CFS. This book shares in detail the eight step protocol that I developed and followed as I slowly and steadily regained my health. It s written in a clear, concise format, understanding the struggle that CFS sufferers have with memory and concentration. By consistently following these steps, I hope that you too can defeat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. You don t have to live with it! My motivation for writing this book is to bring a new voice to the Chronic Fatigue dialogue - contrary to the message of a permanently compromised lifestyle which is prevalent in the medical and patient communities, there are many former CFS patients who are fully recovered. I'm one of them! My message to patients, medical practitioners and care givers is that despite the unknowns of CFS, you CAN manage those aspects of CFS that you ARE in control of. My protocol is a proactive, self-management approach implemented 24-7. Decide to defeat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome!

About the Author - Martha E. Kilcoyne, M.P.H., has worked professionally in the healthcare software industry as a writer and manager of technical support. Since recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, she's climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa - see photo - and been a full-time mom and writer. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, John, their two children, Greg and Carolyn, and two cats. To contact the author: Martha@defeatCFS.net


Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (Second Edition) (Hope & Help for) by Russell Howe, Alan Logan, and Alison Bested - Product Description - It has been said that chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia (CFS/FM) are like the old Indian story of the blind men and the elephant. As the men felt various parts of the elephant, they described it as a snake, a brush, a tree, or a wall, depending on which part they had touched. Each thought of the elephant in terms of his own experience, mistaking part of the elephant for all of it. Likewise, everybody working with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia has a piece of the puzzle, but much work remains to be done before a complete picture emerges.

Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is designed to educate patients suffering from CFS/FM about their illnesses and to teach them coping skills that will improve their quality of life. And while the good news is that people who suffer from CFS/FM aren't dying, they bad news is that it's going to take a lot of time and effort to get better since there is no one specific treatment that works for everyone.

Some of the issues covered are:

* Understanding the symptoms and how diagnoses are made
* Causes of CFS/FM and common psychological consequences, including anxiety and depression
* The role of stress and how to manage it
* The connection between the mind and the body in coping with CFS/FM
* The potential of medications, nutrition, and lifestyle changes
* The role of complementary medications and dietary supplements in pain management
* The value and limitations of alternative or complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, homeopathy, and aromatherapy
* Legal issues about how to deal with medical and legal problems that may arise if insurance benefits have been stopped

About the Author - Alison C. Bested, a graduate of McMaster University Medical School, is a hematological pathologist who specializes in the medical problems related to chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and multiple chemical sensitivities. She lives in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

Alan C. Logan, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and nutrition editor of the International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. He lives in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Russell Howe, an attorney who specializes in medical disability cases, lives in Aurora, Ontario, Canada.


Living Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know by Mary J. Shomon - Editorial Reviews - "...a thorough and balanced book that will teach you how to get well now." --Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, CFS/FMS researcher/practitioner

"...start changing your life for the better now by reading this crucial book." --Dr. Joseph Mercola

"...when you need it most, she provides you with the tools to craft your own comprehensive wellness/healing plan..." --Hyla Cass, MD, holistic physician

"Mary Shomon has done the homework for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia patients..." --Stephen E. Langer M.D.

"Š[sheds] an incredible light on what matters - from how to get an accurate diagnosis to finding the best treatment." --Marie Savard, M.D.

Product Description - A comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia--vital help for the millions of people suffering from pain, fatigue, and sleep problems

An estimated 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia and 800,000 have chronic fatigue syndrome. Both conditions are characterized by severe and widespread pain, debilitating fatigue, and difficulty with concentration and memory. Getting diagnosed can be particularly difficult, and patients must then navigate conflicting information and the latest fads in order to choose from among dozens of treatment options.

In her trademark accessible, easy-to-follow style, patient advocate Mary J. Shomon explores these often confusing conditions, highlighting the pros and cons of conventional and alternative approaches, giving you tips for developing a recovery plan, and providing clear direction and solutions for sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.


Running on Empty: The Complete Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) by Katrina Berne - Product Description - An updated guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome draws on current medical research, patient interviews, and alternative health sources to provide a detailed study of the history and possible causes of, and effective treatments for, the disease. Simultaneous.

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Seven Proven Steps to Less Pain And More Energy by Fred Friedberg - Product Description - If you're struggling with fibromyalgia or CFS, this book can help you. It offers an evidence-based improvement program that can help you achieve a healthy balance between activity, rest, and leisure-a balance that can significantly reduce pain and fatigue and increase your energy. In this book, author Fred Friedberg, a clinical psychologist and a leading researcher in chronic fatigue, first explains how lifestyle impacts the severity and persistence of fibromyalgia and CFS. He then goes on to show how the seven step lifestyle balance program can help you to function and feel better. In step one, you'll learn how to use active relaxation techniques to lessen ongoing stress. Better sleep, anger management, and activity pacing make up steps two, three, and four. Step five focuses on overcoming worry and guilt, and you'll learn how low-effort pleasurable activities can ease pain and fatigue in step six. Finally, in step seven, the importance of finding and maintaining personal support is covered. This effective lifestyle-focused program has brought relief to many others like you who have struggled with these misunderstood illnesses-illnesses that modern medicine cannot cure. You can start on the path to a better quality of life today!

From the Publisher - The principal investigator behind a landmark study of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia presents a new direction in the treatment of these debilitating conditions--a seven-step program for making lifestyle changes to break the cycles of tress and exhaustion that aggravate these conditions.


Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Definitive Guide For Patients and Physicians by Rodger H. Murphree, Wendy, M.D. Arthur, and Ginger, M.D. Campbell - Product Description - You Can Feel Good Again! Dr. Murphree explains it all in concise, easy-to-understand terms: How FMS and CFS are diagnosed and the underlying conditions that contribute to them. Why traditional medicine alone isn't successful in treating FMS and CFS. Why you can't sleep and how to safely and consistently solve this problem with natural supplements. Why you're in pain and how to reduce or eliminate chronic muscle aches. What tests should be performed and how to interpret these tests. What dysautonomia is and how to effectively treat it. Why you have "fibro fog" and how to correct it. How to accurately and easily test your thyroid at home. And how to feel good again!

About the Author: Dr. Murphree has been in private practice for 12 years, and he has been successfully treating fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome for the past seven years. He is the founder and past clinical director of a large integrated medical clinic staffed with medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and a nutritionist, who combine prescription and natural medicines to treat chronic illnesses. Dr. Murphree is a board-certified nutritional specialist, chiropractic physician, author, speaker and health consultant. He lives with his wife and daughter in Birmingham, Alabama.


The Feel-Good Guide to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Comprehensive Resource for Recovery by Lynette, Ph.D. Bassman - Product Description - A Personalized Approach to Feeling Better Struggling with fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a triple challenge: Not only must you deal with pain, exhaustion, and other symptoms, but you also have to contend with health-care providers who often won't acknowledge that you're actually sick, and a confusing array of health care options. In twenty years of practice, author Lynette Bassman has seen many people with FMS and CFS. She's even struggled with CFS herself. Bassman knows that it's possible to overcome these conditions. She found the right combination of approaches to heal herself--and so can you, if you use the comprehensive information and recovery advice you'll find in this book.

Her book begins with an overview, offering a simple explanation of what is known about FMS and CFS. It then describes and evaluates most available therapies, both conventional and alternative, that can address not only physical symptoms but emotional and spiritual ones as well.. You'll assess your own symptoms and customize a treatment approach that meets your own unique symptom profile. Finally, you'll learn how to chart a course to recovery that will help you feel better and maintain your progress.

Bassman's book is a guide which everyone can utilize when confronting a problem like fibromyalgia. The right coach will help you to combine inspiration and information, and when you do, exceptional results are to be expected. The Feel Good Guide to Fibromyalgia does it all in a style that is easy to read and utilize. --Bernie Siegel, MD author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles and Love, Magic, and Mudpies

Bassman has done a fine job of explaining a complex and disabling group of conditions that are under-diagnosed and inadequately treated by mainstream medicine. The solutions she offers are broad-ranging, thorough, user-friendly, individualized, and above all, in the large majority of cases, successful! --Hyla Cass, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Woman's Take-Charge Program

From the Publisher - People wrestling with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome don't want a bunch of political baloney about how misunderstood and hard to control their condition is--they want to feel good again. This book helps them build a personalized treatment plan that really works, using any and all treatment resources.

It begins with an overview of FMS and CFS, offering a simple explanation of what is known about these conditions. Then describes and evaluates most available therapies, both conventional and alternative. The book even addresses emotional problems that can accompany FMS and CFS and offers ways to overcome them. You'll learn to assess symptoms and customize a treatment approach that meets yourr own personal symptom profile. Instead of "working against the system," you'll be able to use the treatment resources available to them to start feeling better and to stay that way.


Solving the Puzzle of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Michael Rosenbaum and Murray Susser - Customer Review - a very deep and comprehansive book on the subject, - a book that is very much inspiring with the whole immune aproach,and this book will explain to the readers all of the mecanisms of the disease, plus the conventional, and alternative approach, wich he tends more for the natural way.you (the reader) will understand the disease much better after you will learn that book, and also you will understand how and why this disease is happened, and in what ways each nutrients that is sugested in that book is operate in the immune system in order to win that disease.all the sections in this book are interesting in the same level, and i can guarantee that you will not be sorry for buying, and learning from that book.this book is for everyone, for proffessionals and for those who are not.i am a therapist and i kow that this book is a real scientific book on the subject. --By eyal - newman, February 6, 2000 (Tel-aviv, Israel)

Treating & Beating Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Rodger H. Murphree - Product Description - I understand. For most of the world, it's a common little phrase. But for people who have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome (or both), it's amazingly powerful, not to mention rare. Because you have an illness that's hard to "prove," loved ones may secretly accuse you of hypochondria or laziness. You may be told "it's all in your head." Phusicians can be even worse. If they believe that conditions exist at all - and some don't - their first impulse is to mask the symptoms with prescription drugs. Patients often end up on a medical merry-go-round, seeing doctor after doctor after doctor. They end up more confused and disoriented than ever, often concluding, "Maybe I am crazy, after all."

About the Author - Dr. Murphree has been in private practice for 15 years, and is the founder and past clinical director of a large integrated medical clinic staffed with medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and a nutritionist, who combine prescription and natural medicines to treat chronic illness. Dr. Murphree is a board-certified nutritional specialist, chiropractic physician, author, speaker, and health consultant.


From Fatigued to Fantastic by Jacob Teitelbaum - Editorial Reviews - The original, bestselling guide to treating chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia-now completely revised and updated.

For the more than twenty-five million Americans who suffer from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other fatigue-related illnesses, there is only one bestselling guide-From Fatigued to Fantastic. This new, completely updated third edition incorporates the latest advances in science and technology to help alleviate the baffling, often dismissed symptoms associated with severe, almost unrelenting fatigue.

Dr. Teitelbaum's integrated treatment program is based on the clinically proven results of his landmark study and on his more than thirty years of experience in working with patients to overcome their illnesses. Using the most current information, Dr. Teitelbaum helps his readers evaluate their symptoms and develop an individualized program to eliminate them. Specific guidelines for diagnosis and care are clearly and concisely presented, along with supporting scientific studies and treatment recommendations that include the latest and best strategies for using prescription and over-the-counter medications, nutritional supplements, alternative therapies, and/or dietary and lifestyle modifications. In addition to providing cutting-edge research, up-to-date scientific information, and practical advice, Dr. Teitelbaum offers the compassionate understanding of one who has himself battled and overcome these disorders.

About the Author - Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., is a board-certified internist and a leading researcher in the field of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. He is the national medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers, and is director of the Annapolis Research Center for Effective FMS/CFS Therapies, a specialized practice for chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome patients in Annapolis, Maryland. He travels across the world promoting his integrated treatment protocol both to practitioners and to the general public. Dr. Teitelbaum divides his time between Virginia and Hawaii.


Joyful Recovery From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME by Sasha Allenby - Product Description - Most of us have been led to believe that CFS/ME is untreatable, and that those with the condition have to struggle on with no real hope of a full recovery. But you can return to health from CFS/ME, even if you don't currently believe it is possible. Drawing on cutting-edge science, this empowering book will teach you:

* solution-focused approaches to overcoming your condition based on the world-renowned Emotional Freedom Techniques;
* how to identify and overcome your personal blocks to health;
* techniques that you can use to resolve your physical and emotional symptoms.


Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Official Guide of the Cfs/Cfids Network by Karyn Feiden - Editorial Reviews - From Library Journal - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) was defined as a clinical entity in 1988. The disease is characterized by a disabling fatigue and a host of other flu-like symptoms in normally healthy people. While research continues into the cause of CFS, a strong support group of 14,000 American members alone does an admirable job of providing help to CFS victims. This book, for example, is a comprehensive reference work on CFS, covering the range from economics (applying for Supplemental Security Income) to pharmacology to library services. Information is current and well balanced; this book will be of practical value to patients and their families and friends. - Evelyn L. Mott, Palm Beach Cty. P.L., Fla. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Description - This is a timely and comforting book that offers intelligent advice on a previously unrecognized ailment. The book offers extensive advice and information geared toward overcoming the illness. Includes information on warning signs, which medications and alternative therapies can make a difference, and more.


Chronic Fatigue Syndromes: The Limbic Hypothesis (The Haworth Library of the Medical Neurobiology of Somatic Disorders, Volume 1) by Jay Goldstein - Product Description - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is now a recognised major and international medical concern. Neglected for many years because of its puzzling wide range of symptoms and inability to be "slotted" into any single mainstream medical discipline, CFS has gained government, academic and public attention. In this book, Dr. Jay Goldstein provides a medical narrative of an "evolving theory" of how the symptoms of CFS may develop through dysfunction of numerous physiological pathways. He describes the biologic basis of these assumptions, and, based on an analysis of fundamental medical principles, leads the reader to logical conclusions. In addition, he reveals a wealth of clinical experience by describing successes and failures of various therapies and discusses the reasons for the outcomes. Dr. Goldstein's private practice is devoted to patients who fit the profile of a CFS sufferer. As a result, his extensive clinical experience has given him a valuable hands-on perspective.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (The Facts) by Frankie Campling and Michael Sharpe - Editorial Reviews - "This is a comprehensive, well-organised book that combines the current state of scientific knowledge with practical, self-help advice. It will be useful for both professionals and families." Margaret Thompson and Judy Acreman, Ashurst Hospital, Southampton --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Review -`"There is no shortage of self help books dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome. So how does this one compare? The answer is, extremely well."' BBJ --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Product Description - Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains one of the most controversial illnesses, both in terms of its causes, and the best ways to treat the illness. For years, sufferers have had to deal with scepticism from their families, employers, and even health care professionals. The vast amount of conflicting advice that has been published up to now has served only to confuse sufferers, and professionals, even more. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Factsr presents a compassionate guide to this illness, providing sufferers and their families, with practical advice, based solely on scientific evidence. It is unique in being written by both a sufferer and a physician, both of whom have had extensive experience of talking to, and helping, patients. Included in the book is a detailed guide to self-help, written from a patient's perspective, but evidence-based. The book also deals with a number of special issues, advising on how to choose therapies and therapists, and how to deal with CFS in children. The book additionally includes an overview of the history of the illness, looking at the nature and causes of CFS, and the opportunities for the future. The book will be invaluable for sufferers from CFS, their friends and families, and the numerous health professionals who come into contact with sufferers from this illness.

About the Author - Frankie Campling suffers from CFS/ME and provides telephone support for others like herself. Professor Michael Sharpe is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Psychological Medicine at The University of Edinburgh. He runs specialist clinic services for CFS/ME and has published widely on the illness.


Stricken: Voices from the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Molly Munson - Product Description - The first American anthology to contain stories from a diverse range of people with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), Stricken: Voices from the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome offers an intimate look at the political and social issues surrounding CFIDS, told by those who are living through this ordeal. This fascinating collection gives readers an inside perspective on this highly misunderstood epidemic.

Addressing several issues, such as why some doctors still do not believe CFIDS is real, how the disease is mocked in the media, myths about the illness, and the personal fight for medical or public recognition, this invaluable book reveals both the skepticism and hope that is felt by the growing number of CFIDS sufferers.

With contributions from Pulitzer-prize nominated writer Susan Griffin, renowned health writer and radio host Gary Null, well-known feminist activist Joan Nestle, and award-winning poet and essayist Floyd Skloot, Stricken is an eloquent testament to the heroism, defiance, and diversity of the CFIDS community.

"Fact-filled, heartwrenching, and sometimes hopeful. . . .A powerful eye-opener. . . .The single best book I've read that honestly and fully describes the CFIDS experience." - Joan S. Livingston, Massachusetts CFIDS Association

"A raw look at the personal stories of pain, isolation, and ultimately, heroism of the millions worldwide who suffer from this complex illness." - Vicki Carpman Walker, The CFIDS Association of America

"Munson educates the reader with her own informational narrative and through the personal accounts of persons with severe chronic fatigue syndrome. Provides a vehicle for the voices of patients in isolation - their struggles, despair, fears, and simple joys." - Katrina Berne, PhD, Clinical psychologist and author of Running on Empty: The Complete Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

About the Author - Peggy Munson is an award-winning fiction writer, poet, and essayist with CFIDS whose work has appeared in numerous journals, periodicals, and anthologies. She has been awarded fellowships by the MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, and Cottages at Hedgebrook.


The Doctor's Guide To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Understanding, Treating, And Living With Cfids by David S. Bell (Paperback - Jan 17, 1995) - Editorial Reviews - From Publishers Weekly Baptized by the press in 1985 as the "Yuppie Flu," Chronic Fatigue/Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, otherwise known as CFIDS, is a bewilderingly little understood disease which combines severe fatigue with the presence of immune system markers. Bell, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, seeks to "provide an overview of the current knowledge of CFIDS, including history, signs and symptoms, clinical course, laboratory findings and recent advances." The book is organized into five parts: an overview, a description of the disease, diagnostic tests, treatment options and the search for a cause. The author estimates that millions of Americans suffer from CFIDS, 30% of them children. The disease is still considered one of exclusion--a diagnosis of CFIDS is only considered when all other diseases which may cause the same groups of symptoms are ruled out. And diagnosis is difficult; the symptoms are misleading and may range from fatigue or exhaustion, headaches and muscle pain to depression, short-term memory loss and difficulty concentrating. Bell describes the hardships patients encounter when they seek medical help due to the lack of information currently available about CFIDS. He also recognizes the frustration of physicians and researchers who want to alleviate the suffering but have not yet found a way. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal - This text is a physician's primer on Chronic Fatigue/Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), a condition whose hallmark is debilitating fatigue of six months' duration or longer. Initially dismissed as "yuppie flu," CFIDS ("see-fids") is a diagnosis of exclusion lacking a definitive lab test or biological marker. Bell, a leader in CFIDS research, writes clearly and passionately about its history, symptoms, theoretical causes, treatments, and research in progress. For a book from the patient's perspective, see Susan Conant's Living with Chronic Fatigue ( LJ 7/90). Recommended for popular health collections. --Anne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp. Lib., N.Y. - Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Description - Written by the nation's most recognized CFIDS authority and officially endorsed by the CFIDS Association, this book is the definitive, up-to-date guide for the three to five million people who suffer from Chronic Fatigue/Immune Dysfunction Syndrome. Now at last, anyone touched by this illness can have the solid information they need to understand and live with CFIDS.

About the Author - David S. Bell, M.D., an instructor at the Harvard Medical School and a staff member of Cambridge Hospital, is on the board of directors and the scientific advisory committee of The CFIDS Association of America, a national non-profit organization that funds both CFIDS research and advocacy efforts.


Cellular Hypoxia and Neuro-Immune Fatigue by David, S. Bell - Product Description - Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia have severe and sometimes disabling symptoms, yet the affected patient looks well. In this book a mechanism is presented arguing that these illnesses are defined by decreased cellular energy production. This is not a book that describes the signs and symptoms of the illnesses; it is a book that explores mechanisms that lie beneath the complex symptom patterns. Dr. David Bell is a well recognized expert in chronic fatigue syndrome. He is the author of several books and was chairman of the Department of Health and Human Services Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Jesse A. Stoff - Editorial Reviews - From Publishers Weekly - Starting with an impaired immune system, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), we're shown here, poses a diagnostic dilemma because of its multilevel combination of symptomsarthritis, mononucleosis, anemia and extreme tiredness, often accompanied by depression and erosion of the will. According to Stoff, a Massachusetts viral-infection specialist, the complexity of CFS (previously called Epstein-Barr virus) demands a comprehensive, holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment. Following a semi-technical section on CFS's pathology, Stoff and Pellegrino provide guidelines for both physicians and patients. Stoff claims his therapy has been effective with his patients, among them coauthor, friend and astrobiologist Pellegrino. Stoff uses not only traditional drugs, nutrition and exercise, but non-traditional techniques as well, such as vitamins, homeopathy and affirmative mental exercises (including visualization) that are designed to fortify the will and the immune system. The authors make accessible to lay readers a complex medical problem and offer realistic hope to CFS sufferers. Author tour. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (formerly called Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Disease) is an affliction whose symptoms include severe fatigue and flu. The disease has just recently been defined, and its incidence is on the rise. Stoff, a specialist in deep viral infections, discusses the disease, its symptoms, and the virus that causes it and presents a new treatment using traditional and experimental therapies. Entries from the diary of a patient helped by this program are an integral part of the text. Visualization techniques are used to focus the immune system on destroying the viruses, and recipes are provided for the program's recommended diet. For larger health collections only.Robert Schmid, L.R.C., Univ. of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical Sch., North Chicago Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME and Fibromyalgia. The Long Awaited Cure. by David Mickel - Product Description - Extracts from just a couple of Testimonials Miraculously a door of hope was opened for me. 6 months following my initial treatment I am permanently cured and free of the ME. Thank you Reverse Therapy for releasing me from this cycle of negativity. It is one year now since I have been cured from Hypothalamitis. I continue to go about my everyday business like I always used to before my illness. I still cannot believe how lucky I was to have that chance. It really has changed my life. It saved me and my mother says she now has her daughter back. I just dread to think where I would be now if I hadn't picked up the phone that day and made an appointment. Thanks to Reverse Therapy and the dedication of my therapist, I now have a life again.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Your Natural Guide to Healing with Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise, and Other Natural Methods by Michael T. Nd Murray - Product Description - Strengthen Your Body to Combat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome! --Chronic fatigue syndrome can lead to a continual cycle of symptoms including muscle and joint pain, headaches, low-grade fever, and lymph node swelling. If you or someone you love is struggling with chronic fatigue, turn the pages of this book to discover a thoughtful, complete approach that will help lead you to wellness. While traditional medicine treats each symptom separately, this book offers a "host-centered" approach that focuses on natural methods to effectively raise your energy level.

Dr. Michael T. Murray, co-author of the bestseller Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, clearly explains specific measures you can take to improve your stamina, mental energy, and physical abilities. He offers advice on topics such as:

*The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome
*Detoxification purifiers to enhance your immune system
*Methods for stimulating lymphatic flow
*Nutritional support for the immune system
*Adrenal balance and stress management techniques

Now you can take control of your healing process using this completely natural approach. Begin a new, healthful lifestyle today!


The Night-Side: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & The Illness Experience by Floyd Skloot - Editorial Reviews - Anyone who writes about illness must quote Illness as Metaphor, and Skloot (Summer Blue) uses Susan Sontag's book for both the title and the epigraph: "Illness is the night-side of life," says Sontag. "Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick." Before he got Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in 1988, Skloot was, as he often reiterates, firmly a citizen of the former: a runner "with a corkboard of ribbons" and without "an ounce of fat," he became habitually weak, forgetful, flu-ish. He quit his job as a "Senior Public Policy Analyst for a diversified energy corporation" but continued to work on his writing, turning out these essays, many of which have appeared in magazines such as The Antioch Review, Threepenny Review and even JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. One, which appeared in The Best American Essays of 1993, is an affecting description of life with a brain that is no longer agile. Two other early pieces are also worthwhile: his musings on being a research subject ("Here I am with an illness that too many people already suspect as being psychosomatic; what happens if I get better during the clinical trial and it turns out I've been getting the placebo?") and on his memories of his mother's carefully packaged apartment, in which everything was embalmed in Saran Wrap. The pieces that work best approach the illness indirectly. Without a larger philosophy or dry humor (his sections on alternative medicine compare badly with Spalding Gray's), Skloot's writing on his illness, especially one received with so little sympathy by the general public, seems self-indulgent. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal - Devastated by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), award-winning poet, essayist, and novelist Skloot (Summer Blue, LJ 11/15/94) learned how serious illness can strike overnight and quickly rearrange every aspect of life. Over the next seven years, he went to astonishing lengths to find a cure for his incurable disease, undergoing some bizarre remedies: a double-blind experimental drug (ampligen) study, a visit to an Indian avatar in Germany, and Ayurvedic therapy in Vancouver. Skloot looks at his illness straight-on to explore Susan Sontag's "wild conundrum...about the healthiest way of being ill" (Illness as Metaphor, LJ 6/1/78). In the 12 essays reprinted here, which work well as a whole, he includes humor, baseball, poetry, music, and insights from Norman Cousins, Oliver Sacks, and others. An intelligent lay reader's guide, this is interesting but not essential reading. For comprehensive health collections. --James Swanton, Harlem Hosp. Lib., New York - Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.


M.E., Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia - The Reverse Therapy Approach by John Eaton - Product Description - For years people have been looking for news of an effective treatment for M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. At last, here is the book they have been waiting for. Reverse Therapy is the radical new Bodymind healing process that has taken the UK by storm, bringing relief to hundreds of sufferers from these conditions since it was first offered to the General Public in 2003. Dr. John Eaton has now written this short book in order to explain Reverse Therapy in simple terms, accessible to the general reader. He describes how he evolved the ideas for Reverse Therapy and the underlying treatment process. Other chapters explain the nature of these illnesses and what exactly causes the symptoms. Then John goes on to describe how Reverse Therapy works and what sufferers can do to get well again. This may well be the first and last book anyone will need to buy in order to understand M.E./CFS and Fibromyalgia, and find the way to their cure.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Comprehensive Guide to Symptoms, Treatments, and Solving the Practical Problems of CFS by Gregg Charles Fisher, Paul R. Cheney, Nelson M. Gantz, and David C. Klonoff - Product Description - In this enlightening and compassionate guide, one of the foremost specialists in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome--himself a ten-year survivor of the disease--helps victims and their loved ones regain control of their lives. This updated edition includes new information about current medical treatments, related disorders, and strategies for living with the CFS.

If There's Nothing Wrong With Me, Then Why Do I Feel So Bad: The Neurologic Basis of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Related Disorders by Martin A Duclos - Product Description - Much of the current literature describes fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and other related syndromes in terms of anecdotes and sales pitches without benefit of medical fact. Dr. Duclos is a practicing internal medicine physician who treats patients with these conditions every day and has found striking similarities among these conditions.

He uses the latest scientific research to support his theory that the problem common to these disorders lies in the central nervous system. He describes the underlying disease process in clear terms for non-medical professionals and offers hope for treatment. "For years," Dr. Duclos says, "patients have been told that their symptoms are all psychological. Now we know better."

About the Author - Dr. Martin A. Duclos is a practicing internal medicine physician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Duclos is appointed as a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and holds staff appointments at several area hospitals. A graduate of New York Medical College, Dr. Duclos started his medical career at St. George s University School of Medicine in Grenada and finished a residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also holds a bachelor s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester.


The Guaifenesin Guide: For Treating Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Gregory K. Penniston - Editorial Review - "Greg, you have written a very good book. It is easy to understand and has a lot of valuable information." -- Devin Starlanyl, Author of The Fibromyalgia Advocate

Product Description - Treating fibromyalgia and related conditions has been made much easier with the publication of The Guaifenesin Guide For Treating Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Irritable Bowel by Dr. Gregory Penniston. This is not just another book on managing symptoms, but a powerful manual on understanding, diagnosing, treating and reversing these difficult problems.


My Body of Knowledge: Stories of Chronic Illness, Disability, Healing and Life - Including Crohn's, CFIDS, AIDS, RSI, Muscular Dystrophy, Lyme, Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer by Karen Myers and Felicia Ferlin - Product Description - What is it like to live with a chronic illness or disability? How does it feel from the inside? My Body of Knowledge is a collection of personal essays, poetry, and fiction that accesses the wealth of insight and knowledge that people with disabilities have--simply from living in their bodies. My Body of Knowledge includes 34 pieces of writing from both new and established authors, including Molly Ivins, Floyd Skloot, and Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. Honest, raw, humorous, and poignant, the writing captures experiences of those with cancer, Crohn's disease, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, muscular dystrophy, Lyme disease, repetitive strain injury, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, and other conditions.

Treating & Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a step-by-step program proven to help you get well again! by Rodger H. Murphree - Product Description - Over ten million Americans suffer with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and they are continually searching for new information that will help them overcome their illness. This work is loaded with the latest integrative medical breakthroughs for fibromyalgia and CFS. It's a must read for anyone who suffers from these illnesses and wants to feel good again.

America's Biggest Cover-Up: 50 More Things Everyone Should Know About the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic And Its Link to AIDS by Neenyah Ostrom - Customer Review - America's Biggest Cover-Up - By cortezhill

America's Biggest Cover-Up blows the lid off one of the most shocking secrets of our time: the link between the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic and AIDS. Neenyah Ostrom, the New York Native reporter who has devoted six years to investigating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, has written a book that could literally save millions of lives.

Ostrom interviewed most of the major researchers in the field, as well as countless patients and government scientists. She has uncovered so many similarities between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS that she comes to the conclusion that they are the same epidemic, and she argues that until their connection is admitted by top government researchers, there is little hope that real progress will be made in stopping these two expressions of the same syndrome.

Ostrom reports extensively on the virus HHV-6, which infects both AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients. She notes that it makes a better cause of AIDS than HIV, which can not be found in many so called AIDS patients. She also notes the disturbing fact that the government is doing nothing to prevent HHV-6 from being spread through the nation's blood supply.

Among the many disturbing findings in America's Biggest Cover-Up is Osrtrom's report on purple lesions found in the throats of a majority of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients. Ostrom argues that there is a good reason to believe that these lesions are related to Karposi's sarcoma, a cancer that is found in AIDS patients. Ostrom points out that the lesions could also be in the digestive tracts of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients and may explain the severe digestive dysfunction that many patients experience....

Ostrom warns that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects the brains of children and adults. Children who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome often experience precipitous drops in their IQs, and suddenly start doing very poorly in school. Researchers have found brain lesions in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients that look very similar to brain lesions in AIDS patients.

America's Biggest Cover-Up makes a major contribution to our understanding of an epidemic which threatens us all. --escerpts from book's dustjacket


Strategies: A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Journey by Tami Brady - Product Description - It is estimated that 4-8 million people in the United States suffer with Fibromyalgia. Another one million also have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Some statistics state that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia may directly affect 5% of the world's population.

I am one of the individuals in this growing epidemic. In 1997, after a chaotic year of intense medical and psychological testing, I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I spent much of the last ten years in deep denial feeling alone, confused, frustrated, and angry. It has taken me a great deal of soul searching, but I believe that today I am a better, more centered person because of my experiences.

I've never been someone who dictates advice, so my book provides worksheets you can develop to tailor your personal responses to symptoms and crises. It is the good, the bad, and the ugly of my personal journey that I share with you, my fellow Fibromites. My hope is simple, that you will find solace and renewed hope in my words.

What People Are Saying About Strategies

"This book is a passionate, intense account of one person's conquest over suffering. As a psychologist working with chronic pain sufferers, I can endorse Ms. Brady's philosophy, approach and tools." --Bob Rich, PhD, author Cancer: A Personal Challenge

Author info at http://tami-brady.com

Another great self-help book from Loving Healing Press http://LovingHealing.com


How to Reverse Immune Dysfunction: A Nutrition Manual for HIV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Candidiasis And Other Immune Related Conditions by Mark Konlee - Editorial Reviews - How to Reverse Immune Dysfunction is one of the best guides to holistic and natural treatment therapies that I have read. --Dr. Alan Cantwell MD. Los Angeles, CA --Letter from Dr Cantwell to Mark Konlee

Mark Konlee has created a patient friendly system for those facing serious chronic illness; a system that gives personal power back to the individual. How To Reverse Immune Dysfunction is an invaluable aid to persons facing these conditions. --Dr. John Pittman MD, Raleigh, NC --Letter to Mark Konlee

The information you have amassed in your book even surpasses the knowledge of an AIDS physician. This is because you take a broader view and not a restricted one. --Dr. M.L. Nene MD, Niarobi, Kenya. --Letter to Keep Hope Alive --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Description - A self-help guide for persons immune-compromised (HIV, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Candidiasis and other conditions). News insights on immune function, diet, colon cleansing and restoring intestinal health, herbs, bio-oxidative therapies and immune-based therapies. Covers the relationship between low body temperature and its effects on suppressing immune function. Protocols included to normalize body temperature, glutathione levels and maximize immune function for health and well being. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Just for a Season : My Journey With Severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Andrea Rowland - Product Description - "Just for A Season" is a true story about the devastation of a severe illness called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Andrea a young wife and mother went from a strong confident physically fit person to the depths of despair. This tragic illness that is trivialized by family and friend's, is the most crippling disease one could ever imagine.

You will embark on a journey from year to year, until Andrea is so severely affected, she cannot walk anymore. With a bedpan at her side, she cries out to God in sheer desperation, as her faith is tested to breaking point. Finally God answers her prayer, and a new controversial treatment begins.

This fabulously written book cover's every detail and includes photographs, original poetry, helpful hints and more. A book that will inspire you and move you like no other. Does Andrea receive her miracle? Read and find out.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Yeast Connection: A Get-Well Guide for People With This Often Misunderstood Illness--And Those Who Care for Them by William G. Crook and Cynthia Crook - Editorial Reviews - From Library Journal - Crook ( The Yeast Connection , Professional Bks., 1985) has "written this book to serve as a general guide for persons with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and those who are working to help them." He has failed to achieve this goal on almost every point. While CFS may well be connected with food allergies and yeast, as Crook claims, he ignores many other causes of the condition and doesn't even consider any standard medical diagnostic tests or treatments. The book doesn't address even basic information on CFS very effectively and is poorly written and disorganized in content. Libraries would be much better off purchasing Katrina H. Berne's Running on Empty: Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome or Neenyah Ostrom's 50 Things You Should Know About the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic (both LJ 6/15/92). --Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans Hosp., Tampa, Fla. - Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Description - Discusses the role that the body's production of yeast plays in disorders of the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems and details how nutrition and exercise have helped many patients suffering from the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Original. 30,000 first printing.


Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Leonard A. Jason, Patricia A. Fennell, and Renee R. Taylo - Product Description - Complete Coverage of chronic fatigue syndrome

The Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome provides authoritative coverage of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). A leading group of international contributors present up-to-date information and guidance to improve the understanding, proper identification, and treatment of this debilitating disease. The handbook's comprehensive, multidisciplinary format draws on the medical, as well as mental health‹related, aspects of CFS, including:

* History, diagnosis, and classification
* Phenomenology
* Symptomatology
* Assessment
* Treatment and intervention
* Pediatric and community issues

Topics covered include complexity of diagnosis, social effects of chronic disorders, and a variety of treatment techniques, including phase-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, exercise therapy, and nutritional approaches.

An insightful and unique resource, the Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an enlightening book for all mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, and counselors, as well as medical personnel, such as nurses, physicians, and physical-occupational therapists.

From the Publisher - The Handbook of CFS is a valuable anthology of current thought and research. Its list of contributing authors reads like a "Who's Who" in the CFS field and the bibliographies that follow each chapter provide ample evidence to diffuse skeptics who doubt that this complex condition is "real." Readers are presented with varied and sometimes contradicting viewpoints held by the contributors, important in a field where conflicting reports are often the result of methodological incongruities.

The Handbook is as important for the context it creates for understanding CFS as it is for its thoroughness and detail. The sections on diagnosis and treatment do a splendid job of illuminating subtleties that can cloud diagnosis and confound treatment. The diversity of disciplines represented ensures that providers have plenty of tools for symptom management, while CFS patients can use the Handbook to gain insight into their illness and develop effective strategies to maximize function and quality of life in the face of a disabling condition.

K. Kimberly Kenney
President & CEO
The CFIDS Association of America


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Integrative Approach to Evaluation and Treatment by Mark A. Demitrack and Susan E. Abbey - Product Description - New in Paper: Chronic fatigue syndrome--a debilitating disorder associated with fatigue and a range of other constitutional complaints--has been the subject of much controversy in recent years. Originally conceptualized as a persistent viral infection, the disorder is now understood to be a much more complex phenomenon. This acclaimed volume assembles leading experts on CFS from the fields of psychiatry, infectious diseases, general internal medicine, and neuropsychology. Chapters explore the factors that contribute to the development of the disorder and present a multidisciplinary approach to evaluation and clinical management.

About the Author - Mark A. Demitrack, M.D., has been involved in the research and clinical care of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome for over a decade. A recognized authority on the topic, he has lectured widely at national and international conferences, and has published extensively in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. His work on the neuroendocrine correlates of the disorder was one of the pioneering efforts to suggest a role for central nervous system dysfunction in the pathophysiology of this disorder. He is currently working as a Research Physician at Lilly Research Laboratories, and is an Adjunct Associate professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical Center.


Chronic Fatigue Unmasked: What You and Your Doctor Should Know About the Adrenal Syndrome, Today's Most Misunderstood, Mistreated and Ignored Health Problem by Gerald E. Poesnecker - Customer Review - Satisfied reader and patient, By A Customer - Not only have I read Dr. Poesnecker's book, I have been to his facility for treatment and been under his care, long-distance, for over a year. His book & approach have revolutionized my long-term search for relief from chronic fatigue and related "wierd symptoms". He articulates an acute understanding of the myriad symptoms involved... from debilitating fatigue to anxiety & other mental aberrations to just "feeling ill". He explains why those symptoms result from an exhausted adrenal system and helps the reader understand how to properly approach the problem. I took the thru-the-mail saliva test he discusses in his book which pinpointed what stage of adrenal dysfunction I was under. I then began over-the-phone treatment. Within two weeks of treatment with the thru-the-mail supplements he sent me I was significantly better. Since then I've been on a gradual ascent in my energy level and sense of well-being and am experiencing the "slow miracle" that he describes in his book. His angle has been on the mark for me, and I wish I had discovered it years sooner. Best Wishes.

Knowing Me: Women Speak about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Caeia March - Product Description - In this anthology, women affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome recall their experiences being diagnosed and trying to cope with the illness, as well as its effect on their family and friends.

Verity Red's Diary: A Story of Surviving M. E. by Maria Mann - Product Description - Filled with mischievously wry wit, this semiautobiographical narrative is an inspiring and hugely enjoyable day-by-day account of a year in the life of a myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome, sufferer. Privy to the notable events, everyday routine, and innermost thoughts of Verity Red, the skepticism and lack of understanding surrounding this recently recognized condition is addressed, as well as the common symptoms‹boredom, the feeling of low self-worth, exhaustion, and the craving for comfort foods.

About the Author - Maria Mann is a former singer and songwriter. She was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome 14 years ago.




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