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Eleanor Stein, MD FRCP(C)
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Meet Dr. Neil Nathan, MD me/cfs help Jan 17, 2022

About Neil Nathan MD

Dr. Neil Nathan is one of few physicians who enjoys the challenge of learning how to help patients with complex chronic diseases, diseases most other physicians don’t...

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fMRI Evidence - Neuroplastic Intervention Is Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain chronic pain neuroplasticity Oct 19, 2021

Hot off the Press! Research Update

If you have read my blog posts or attended my online course Pathways to Improvment, you will know that I have become increasingly interested in the power of...

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How Do You Know If Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia or Environmental Sensitivities Information Is Legitimate? me/cfs research Oct 16, 2021

When False Ideas Cost Lives - Scurvy and ME/CFS

In any young field and in the absence of gold standard tests and treatments theories about what causes and what cures diseases abound. This has been...

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What’s New in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research for 2021? covid-19 me/cfs Oct 11, 2021

From the IACFS/ME Virtual Conference 2021

Attending the IACFS/ME Second Virtual Scientific Conference, I was left with hope for the future. The number of serious biomedical researchers in the field...

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Research Update on Fibromyalgia, 2021 chronic pain fibromyalgia Oct 11, 2021

The Third International Virtual Congress on Fibromyalgia

On June 24 - 25 I attended  the Third International Virtual Congress on Fibromyalgia. Many of the presenters were from Europe and were...

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How to Sleep Better at Night Naturally sleep Aug 16, 2021

Sleep research is advancing by leaps and bounds. The most exciting information to me is understanding what is happening in the brain during the various sleep stages. Understanding the biology of...

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Should people with ME/CFS, FM and Environmental Sensitivities get the COVID vaccine? covid-19 fm me/cfs Mar 19, 2021

With very few exceptions - YES.

 

August 22, 2021: Updated COVID information: The effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines on the delta variant.

 

How are people with ME/CFS, FM and ES...

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Summary of IACFS/ME Online Conference August 21, 2020 iacfs/me me/cfs research Sep 02, 2020

The IACFS/ME conference  scheduled for June 2020 was cancelled due to COVID and a mini-version was presented online on Aug. 21, 2020. This blog covers some of the highlights.

Research...

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Risks of Wifi Exposure During Prolonged Videoconferencing- What are the dangers of EMF exposure? electromagnetic frequency (emf) Apr 20, 2020

It is likely that during the COVID-19, you have been using videoconferencing way more than you used to as a way of staying in touch with your friends and family. I am no different. I have taken my...

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Mental and Psychological Effects of Covid 19 covid-19 Apr 20, 2020

During my group psychotherapy sessions this week and last, we spent lots of time discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people's lives. Ironically, many patients report that they have...

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Metabolic Features and Regulation of the Healing Cycle (The theory of everything expanded) chronic illness me/cfs research Dec 15, 2019

To provide context for this new information, please re-read my blogs on Naviaux’s work from May 2016 and October 2016.  In the May 2016 blog, I summarize Naviaux’s 2014 paper on...

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Fibromyalgia and Central Sensitivity chronic pain fibromyalgia Dec 01, 2019

This is a review of a 2015 paper by Dr. Muhammad Yunus who was a key Fibromyalgia researcher since 1983 (the start of the modern era of FM). He is now retired. Throughout this time, he has...

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