Archive for the ‘FMS Scientific Studies & Latest Research’ Category

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Adrenal Dysfunction in CFS/FM

Treatment of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Dysfunction in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) Points addressed: A review of the literature regarding evidence of significant hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) dysfunction in CFS andFM. Indications and efficacy of treatment with physiological doses of cortisol Expected risks and benefits of such treatment Abstract: There is clear evidence that adrenal […]

Commentary: Differential Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Syndrome

COMMENTARY: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OFFIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME: PROPOSAL OF A MODEL AND ALGORITHM FOR PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH THEPRIMARY SYMPTOM OF CHRONIC WIDESPREAD PAIN By: Michael J. Schneider, DC, PhD,a David M. Brady, ND, DC,b and Stephen M. Perle, DC, MSc Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) remains an elusive condition of unknown etiology, in which patients report chronic widespread pain […]

The History of Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a relatively new diagnostic entity that surfaced in the rheumatology literature in the late 20th century. Certain patients  experienced widespread aches and pains not confined to any specific muscle or joint. At first it was assumed that these patients had early signs of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, or some other […]

Dietary Modifications and Fibromyalgia

By: Alan C. Logan, ND, FRSH Fibromyalgia (FM) is a rheumatic disorder characterized by chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness in the absence of well-defined  musculoskeletal or rheumatic disease. The finding of tenderness in 11 of 18 specified soft-tissue points on digital palpation confirms this diagnosis. In addition to  pain and tenderness, patients often present […]

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The Vital Link between Fibromyalgia, Beneficial Bacteria & Probiotics

Bacterial overgrowth and yeast infections are thought to be one of the triggers that cause fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.   As the standard American diets (SAD) have grown increasingly focused on processed foods, sugars and refined grains, and our environment is full of chemicals and pollution, this has led to a substantial increase in harmful […]

Metabolic Toxicity and Neuromuscular Pain, Joint Disorders and Fibromyalgia

By: Alan H. Pressman, DC Note: The information on this website is not a substitute for the advice of & treatment by a qualified professional. Alan H. Pressman, MS, DC, DACBN, CCSP, is past president of the Council on Nutrition of the American Chiropractic Association; former chairman, department of nutrition, New York Chiropractic College, and, associate professor of biology, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.  He is currently […]

Fibromyalgia – Nutritional Support Protocol

Lifestyle Recommendations: 1. Avoid stress and extra obligations. 2. Work with your doctor on a balanced exercise program that includes wearing a pedometer to ensure that you collect steps and move more, putting in high intensity short bursts (20-60 seconds) of activity during the day to enhance growth hormone release and engaging in resistance training […]

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Increasing Cellular Energy in Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Studies show that poor cellular energy production due to poisoning of the energy-producing machinery of the cell (the mitochondria) is a common characteristic in both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.  In studies at the Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania, rheumatology researchers found that fibromyalgia patients suffer from a condition that could be described loosely as […]