• SHINE Protocol SHINE Protocol
    A resource developed by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum to guide patients and practitioners in establishing an effective treatment program for CFS/FM. SHINE is an acronym that stands for Sleep, Hormones, Infections, Nutrition, and Exercise.
  • Marshall Protocol Marshall Protocol
    Controversial, demanding protocol originally developed to treat the symptoms of the "Th1" inflammatory disease sarcoidosis, and now being used by patients with CFS, FMS, lupus, lyme disease, and other chronic diseases.
  • Shoemaker Biotoxin Illness Protocol Shoemaker Biotoxin Illness Protocol
    Using various tests, Dr. Ritchie C. Shoemaker has mapped out the Biotoxin-Related Illness Pathway that helps identify and correct dysfunction for those made ill by neurotoxins from mold, lyme disease, spider bites, and other bacteria and fungi.
  • Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
    FDA-approved naltrexone, in a low dose, can boost the immune system — helping those with HIV/AIDS, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and central nervous system disorders.
  • FOCUS ON: Fibromyalgia (FMS) FOCUS ON: Fibromyalgia (FMS)
  • Are fertility problems more prevalent with FM? Are fertility problems more prevalent with FM?
    Dear Dr. T, Are fertility problems more likely to occur with fibromyalgia than in the general population?
  • Health Challenged Celebrities Health Challenged Celebrities
    Life as a public figure isn't always a bowl of cherries. See our list of celebrities, politicians, athletes, and others in the public spotlight who have been challenged by health issues.
  • Long-term side effects of D-ribose? Long-term side effects of D-ribose?
    Dear Dr. T, I recently began taking Corvalen for energy. Could it potentially create too much ATP, placing extra demands on the body for nutrients and/or causing hormone imbalances? I am especially concerned about its impacts upon insulin/cortisol levels.
  • MCS-TV MCS-TV's extensive on-demand video library and 24-7 live TV broadcasting station for Environmental Illness and related conditions.
  • CFS, chlamydia pneumoniae and porphyria CFS, chlamydia pneumoniae and porphyria
    Dear Dr. T, Have you worked with chlamydia pneumoniae, and do you know of herbal, nutritional or homeopathic treatments? Do you know anything about natural treatment for porphyria?
  • Stop medications before conceiving? Stop medications before conceiving?
    Dear Dr. T, Should women with FM/CFIDS stop all medications before trying to conceive?
  • What's helping you rise? What’s helping you rise?
    I just discovered a wonderful website for a wonderful reading/study group: They are a unique health book club for people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FMS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), and related conditions.
  • Healing words Healing words
    Five Canadian women suffering from fibromyalgia, CFS, MCS and other related conditions started a health book club called Health Pursuits Reading/Study Group in 1996 which now has over 60 members.
  • Ashok Gupta Explains the Amygdala Retraining Program for ME/CFS/FM and Associated Illnesses Ashok Gupta Explains the Amygdala Retraining Program for ME/CFS/FM and Associated Illnesses
    Ashok Gupta's self-recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome gave him the insight needed to develop his Amygdala Retraining™ Program that helps those with CFS, ME, Fibromyalgia, MCS and related conditions.
  • Is hydrocortisone safe? Is hydrocortisone safe?
    Dear Dr. T, Is it at all possible to follow your protocol without taking the hydrocortisone and would it be less effective?
  • Why don't alternative medicine doctors accept insurance plans? Why don’t alternative medicine doctors accept insurance plans?
    Dear Dr. T, Why is it that Alternative Medicine centers and doctors do not accept patient's insurance plans?
  • Florinef not helpful for CFS if you are over 20 years old Florinef not helpful for CFS if you are over 20 years old
    Dear Dr. T, Why do you not recommend anyone over 20 yrs old try florinef for Neurally Mediated Hypotension (NMH)?
  • Taking strontium away from calcium Taking strontium away from calcium
    Dear Dr. T, Every article I've read says to take strontium away from calcium or it won't be absorbed, yet your Bone Health formula puts them both in the same product. So, which is true?
  • Muscle, joint and bone pain Muscle, joint and bone pain
    Dear Dr. T, I'm writing to you not only on my own behalf but for so many breast cancer patients who are suffering from the same chronic pain I am.
  • Elavil and weight gain Elavil and weight gain
    Dear Dr. T, I noticed that you talk about Elavil. I have so many clients that take it and the weight gain is horrendous. Can you comment on that as a side effect and how you would recommend to manage it if Elavil is the med of choice?
  • Natural sleep methods, improving muscle mass Natural sleep methods, improving muscle mass
    Dear Dr. T, What do you suggest for sleeping, natural wise - L-Theanine? Someone recommended GABA and Inositol—300mg each. Melatonin doesn't seem to be working—maybe because my hormones are out of whack.
  • Testing for lyme Testing for lyme
    Dear Dr. T, I am still going crazy trying to figure out what I have after 5 months of suffering. As my illness came on suddenly and really hit the nervous system and lowered the white blood cells I am interested in this link about lyme from your website.
  • Severe body burning, lyme, candida Severe body burning, lyme, candida
    Dear Dr. T, I am having total body burning pretty severe and this total body burning is fairly recent AND getting worse—long standing burning in legs but not total body, so desperate for relief.
  • Severe pain relief Severe pain relief
    Dear Dr. T, I just feel so badly and I feel there is no reason to continue to live. I am 71 years old, have been disabled since birth. My problem now is suffering so much severe pain. My pain is so bad that I cry so much day after day. Please help me.
  • Liver pain and viral infection Liver pain and viral infection
    Dear Dr. T, Since I first became sick I have had tenderness around the area of my liver. It also feels quite hard or swollen as well and pretty painful when pushed firmly.
  • Sensitivities to supplements Sensitivities to supplements
    Dear Dr. T, A friend is hesitant to do any of the meds, supplements, and IVs because she has sensitivities to everything. What advice would you give someone with this concern?
  • Interactions with Coumadin Interactions with Coumadin
    Dear Dr. T, I am a pharmacy student on rotation in an anticoagulation clinic. Is there any research on how your products affect other medications, specifically Warfarin (Coumadin)?
  • High copper / chelation High copper / chelation
    Dear Dr. T, Recent blood tests show excessive copper at cell level: can you suggest a good chelator?
  • Green tea supplement Green tea supplement
    Dear Dr. T, I heard you on Conscious Talk and wondered what the green tea supplement is that you were talking about. I couldn't quite get the name of it.
  • Medical profession and CFS Medical profession and CFS
    Dear Dr. T, Why are CFS patients wronged by the medical profession?
  • Practitioner list Practitioner list
    Dear Dr. T, How do I find a doctor who can treat me - do you have a list of recommended physicians?
  • Pituitary tumor removal Pituitary tumor removal
    Dear Dr. T, I had a pituitary tumor removed ten years ago and have never been the same. Have had some sort of fibro/exercise intolerance thing ever since but no pain and very random.
  • Benfotiamine to increase TPP? Benfotiamine to increase TPP?
    Dear Dr. T, My doctor has recommended Benfotiamine to increase Thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP). Is this an effective therapy?
  • Are you profiting from the supplements you sell? Are you profiting from the supplements you sell?
    Dear Dr. T, Are you paid by the vitamin supplement companies you promote?
  • Gaining weight too fast Gaining weight too fast
    Dear Dr. T, My daughter has CFS. She eats very healthy but gains weight if she eats like a normal teen. She watches everything that she puts in her mouth. And once the weight is on it never comes off.
  • TSH levels / Mayo clinic TSH levels / Mayo clinic
    Dear Dr. T, HELP! I am finding how behind and rigid Mayo Clinic is here in Scottsdale. I'm there because of 5 sclerotic lesions that have been found in my right shoulder, 2 in my right knee and in both hands.
  • Positive IgG Positive IgG
    Dear Dr. T, I read on your site that you said to ignore IgG readings in blood tests - does this mean these are not significant?
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
    Dear Dr. T, Is Proboost Thymic A contraindicated in chronic lymphocytic leukemia?
  • Need to gain weight Need to gain weight
    Dear Dr. T, My mother has a bacterial infection of her lungs and she is severely underweight. How can I supplement her diet with nutrients and vitamins to help her out so she can gain some of her weight back?
  • Graves disease Graves disease
    Dear Dr. T, I was diagnosed several years ago with Graves and was given Rai. I was doing okay until around January.