Health Rising

The Time Is N.O.W. – National Women’s Advocacy Organization Joins The Fight For ME/CFS


By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   This one action demonstrates why it’s so important to have a full-time professional advocate for chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) is not a small organization; it has 550 chapters in all 50 states. It’s a natural ally for a disease that’s a) dominated […]

Facts: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is.. A Major Disorder


From Health Rising:   “I split my clinical time between the two illnesses, and I can tell you if I had to choose between the two illnesses I would rather have H.I.V.” Dr. Nancy Klimas, 2009 The name “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” has long obscured the serious nature of the disorder. Centers For Disease Control (CDC) studies […]

The Scientist, The Seahorse And The Nanoneedle – Catching Up With Ron Davis On ME/CFS

Ron Davis

      By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   The “most famous scientist in the world” visited Ron Davis and his End ME/CFS group a couple of weeks ago and gave the project a thumbs up. James Watson and Francis Crick produced arguably the single most important breakthrough in science in the past 100 […]

Regular Use Of Saline May Reduce Symptoms, Boost Energy In POTS (and ME/CFS ?)


    By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   ME/CFS and POTS patients have used saline for years to feel better and recover from relapses. That’s really no surprise. The documented low blood volume in both groups suggests that saline would be an excellent temporary help. One chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) patient suffered a relapse […]

A Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) ? Immunosignature Provides Another Possibility


  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   A Different Look at the Immune System The ultimate goal of this work is the development of a non-subjective clinical tool for diagnosing patients with ME. Lombardi et. al.  Last month Health Rising looked at a potential ion channel biomarker coming out of the NCNED in Australia. […]

Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): The IACFS/ME Conference Overviews Part V

Cort Johnson

    By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   Treatments are, of course, where the rubber meets the road. The Oct 2016 conference featured a different chemotherapy/autoimmune drug that appears to be helping, a drug that helped one ME/CFS/POTS patient to fully recover, how exercise tests may be uncovering drug combinations to prevent PEM, a […]

The IACFS/ME 2016 Conference Overviews #1: Energy And Exercise To The Fore

Cort Johnson

  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   The wind blew like mad all four days of the conference. Maybe those are winds of change… A sense of excitement and hope I hadn’t seen before pervaded this conference.  More than anything else, this was a conference of possible beginnings. Fields of inquiry such as metabolomics are being […]

The “Starvation” Disease? Metabolomics Meets Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Down Under

Cort Johnson

    By Cort Johnson in Health Rising. “The pathological nature of the fatigue experienced by ME/CFS sufferers is its inexplicable persistence, severity and its inability to be sufficiently relieved by rest.” Armstrong et. al. The Naviaux metabolomics study with its findings suggesting that a hypometabolic state is present in chronic fatigue syndrome was thrilling, […]

Researchers Call For More In-Depth Mitochondrial Testing In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)


  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising. A letter to the editor of the BioMed Central Journal urged more in depth mitochondrial testing than has been done be done in ME/CFS. The letter referred to a study done by an ME/CFS researcher, Maureen Hanson, and funded by the Chronic Fatigue Initiative. The CFI is very […]

The PACE Trial Takes ANOTHER Hit

Cort Johnson

  From an article by Cort Johnson, founder of Health Rising. Just when you thought the PACE trial couldn’t get any worse it has. In an new analysis David Tuller and Julie Rehmeyer – show that not only were the recovery findings untrustworthy – so were the graded exercise results. Rehmeyer published on the PACE […]

Are Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Fibromyalgia Related To Parkinson’s Disease?


By Cort Johnson in Health Rising. The Chronic Pain Connection. From “hand-warmers” to ion channel blockers to magnetic field generators more and more different approaches to get at the chronic pain are being tried. Now comes an entirely different approach. First, studies indicated that in rodents in chronic pain neurons thought to be associated with […]

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