Important Discovery Exposes Autoimmune Nature of ME/CFS – HERVs Implicated

by Joel (Snowathlete) Some dates you remember forever.  Yesterday, on Wednesday 20th February 2013, a paper was published that may represent a major breakthrough in understanding the underlying mechanisms and cause of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). The paper, from long-time ME/CFS researchers Dr Kenny De Meirleir, Vincent Lombardi and other colleagues in association with the Whittemore Peterson Institute, reports

Nancy Klimas presenting

A Celebration of Hope and Progress

In the first of a series of articles by Phoenix Rising writers on the Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine’s Patient Conference at Nova Southeastern University, Vonnie Kennedy gives an overview of the morning session. I was lucky enough to attend the morning session of the 2013 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Gulf War Illness (ME/CFS and GWI) Patient Conference at NSU

Prof Dr Kenny De Meirleir

The De Meirleir Experience

Joel (snowathlete) explains why he decided to consult Dr Kenny De Meirleir and describes his journey to De Meirleir’s clinic in Belgium… I was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) in the summer of 2009 by an ME/CFS clinic run by the National Health Service.  The UK is about as backwards as it gets when it comes to


The Giardia ‘Syndrome’ Strikes: Norwegian Studies Suggest ‘Minor Bugs’ May Commonly Trigger …

by Cort Johnson “Other patients suffer a severe, long lasting illness, for which treatment is ineffectual, and even after the parasite has finally been eliminated, some sequelae persist, affecting quality of life and continuing to cause the patient discomfort or pain” (LJ Robertson et al, 2010) Giardia is an interesting bug. Perhaps the most common intestinal parasite in developing areas,


Dr. Klimas Talks – on her new CFS Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University

Posted by Cort Johnson  I can promise we will be providing cutting edge research and care, and educating providers like never before.  Dr. Nancy Klimas Dr. Klimas recently left the University of Miami to head up a new Institute dedicated to researching chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and Gulf War Illness  at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Klimas worked at the Univ.


Pt. III: The Success Stories: Dr. Klimas’s Heart Rate Based Exercise/Activity Management Program …

Posted by Cort Johnson “The Month Of ME’ – in response to a challenge and in recognition of the important role the term myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) has played and continues to play in this disorder, August, 2011 will be the‘Month of ME’ on Phoenix Rising. We will examine ME’s role in this disorder throughout the month. All articles, blogs and posts produced