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    Thank You Jane Brody for Giving Recognition to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    [blog updated April 2019] Jane Brody, the well-known New York Times science writer, has done more to advance public health information than anyone in the past twenty-five years. I should know, I’ve been reading her column religiously since I started medical residency over 25 years ago. She is fair and careful to present the facts […]

  • Could Gluten Sensitivity Be Causing Your Chronic Fatigue?

    Gluten is a sticky protein that is found in wheat that can cause inflammation in people who are sensitive to it. If you see a doctor for fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, or chronic fatigue, he or she may recommend that you reduce your gluten intake. Watch this video to find out why your holistic doctor in New York, […]

  • Risk Factors for Candida

    If you suffer from candida in New York, NY, you know firsthand just how uncomfortable the symptoms can be. Candida is a particular kind of yeast or fungus that can cause gastrointestinal problems, genital itchiness and discharge, and skin rashes. Candida is also linked to sinus infections and can exert serious pressure on your sinuses. Finally, […]

  • An Overview of Serious Allergies

    A physician who offers chronic fatigue treatment near New York, NY, is also well-equipped to help relieve your allergy symptoms. As you will learn in this video, serious allergies can adversely affect your daily life. Along with conditions like candida and fibromyalgia, a doctor who practices homeopathic medicine also treats allergies. Treatment for candida and allergies […]

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    A Look at Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    [updated August 2019] Are you frequently tired or dealing with insomnia or low energy? You may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. This condition mostly affects women in their 40s and 50s, and chronic fatigue treatment typically relies on extensive blood work to identify the problem’s source. And, unfortunately, most doctors are not equipped to accurately diagnose chronic […]

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Disease Doctors Must Recognize

    A Disease Doctors Refuse to See, an article by Julie Rehmeyer in The New York Times, describes how patients with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) feel they are treated as second class patients because their diagnosis has no specific test or treatment. Therefore, this disease is not recognized by the medical community. In fact, the article […]

  • Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Tick Diseases: The Ticking Time Bomb

    Spring is here, and naturally, after our long harsh winter, we can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. However, my patients who suffer fromChronic Fatigue Syndrome andFibromyalgia are not quite as happy because their symptoms prevent them from enjoying being active and outside. When treating patients with both of these conditions, I am […]

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Renamed Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID): What does that mean for Patients?

    The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee just announced they are recommending changing the name of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID). Why the name change and what does it mean for patients suffering from this condition? Essentially, experts caring for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients felt their patients were being labeled as malingerers or fakers. The […]

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    Intravenous Vitamin C for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue…. and Hangovers?

    We take IV therapy very seriously I just read inThe New York Times thatIV vitamin therapy is the newin thing to do to recover from hangovers. Apparently, there are now companies which provide home IV’s by nurses to help you get over a night of heavy partying, so you are in better shape the next […]

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    “Unbroken” Author Laura Hillenbrand: The Face of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    It wasn’t all in her head Laura Hillenbrand is theNew York Times best-selling author of both Seabiscuit andUnbroken. Her feat of being such a great writer is even more fascinating and complicated considering she has been suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 27 years. I loved Seabiscuit the movie (I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t read the book) and […]

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    What’s Causing Your Fatigue: Pt. 2 – Hidden Viruses

    COULD YOUR CHRONIC ILLNESS BE A MASKED INFECTION? We’ve all had a viral infection. It can be as mild as a rhinovirus that causes an annoying runny nose. It can be as severe as the Influenza virus, which can put you in bed for three weeks with coughing and weakness. The type of viruses I […]

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    What’s Causing Your Fatigue: Pt. 1 – Hidden Infections

    Chronic FatigueSyndrome andFibromyalgia are two of the most complex medical conditions that a patient can live withor that a doctor can face.Fatigue is a vague complaint to a physician because so many illnesses can present this symptom. Chronic generalized pain is also a diagnostic dilemma that sets patients off running to neurologists or pain management […]

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    Nutrition for Chronic Fatigue: Antioxidants = Pro-Vitality

    I recently presented in my “Medical Library” seriesThe Color Code by James Joseph, Daniel Nadeau and Anne Underwood. The premise of the book is that eating from a plate filled with colorful fruits and vegetables is the way to optimum health. It sounds like advice your grandma would give you, and you wouldn’t need medical […]

  • Vitamin C & Chronic Fatigue

    VITAMIN C IS ESSENTIAL FOR HUMAN HEALTH. PERIOD. A severe deficiency of Vitamin C leads to scurvy, which is a fatal disease, and one we don’t hear about much these days. Historically, scurvy was the disease of sailors and sea travel. Back in the day, many sailors on long voyages would die of this mysterious […]

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    “Why Am I so Tired?”: Causes of Chronic Fatigue

    PART 1: THYROID IMBALANCE Our practice specializes in treating patients withChronic Fatigue diseases. Chronic Fatigue cases are the most challenging for a physician because there are so many possible medical causes that may be involved. Chronic Fatigue is equally challenging to the patient because no obvious organ in their body is involved. THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM […]

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    Chronic Fatigue Symptoms: Are You Vitamin Deficient?

    There is no food shortage, and yet much of the population is overweight, so how can someone today be vitamin deficient? The answer is two-fold: our food today does not contain the nutrients it once did, and many people today require medications that lower our absorption of vitamins and essential minerals. OUT OF BALANCE In […]

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    Insomnia and Heart Disease: What Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia patients need to know!

    I am often reminded of an Irish proverb “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” Unfortunately, in these times, they are hard to come by. Many patients who suffer fromChronic Fatigue Syndrome orFibromyalgia have associated sleep disorders. Trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and multiple nighttime awakenings have […]

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    Infections and CFS and Fibromyalgia

    I am always asked by patients “what causes CFS?” Or “What causes Fibromyalgia?”The answer is a complicated one. We know that in patients withChronic Fatigue Syndrome have sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances, especially thyroid dysfunction, mitochondrial dysfunction, and viral infections. The infectious component of the disorder is debated amongst the medical community. I believe, as do […]

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    Thyroid Conditions-The Connection to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    This past week I have had 2 patients with undiagnosed thyroid disease. Both of these patients had multiple symptoms consistent with a low thyroid and had been to several different physicians. One of these patients suffered fromfibromyalgia. Patients and colleagues alike often ask me about the connection between fibromyalgia and thyroid disease. I tell them […]