Four patients, all with chronic pain, and all with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS): which of these patients is actually suffering from this disorder?
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) remains an elusive condition of unknown etiology, in which patients report chronic widespread pain (allodynia or hyperalgesia) and a variety of other complaints including fatigue, sleep disorders, cognitive deficit, irritable bowel and bladder syndrome, headache, Raynaud’s syndrome, bruxism, atypical patterns of sensory dysethesia, and other symptoms.
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.
A substantial portion of the nation’s working population has jobs that involve lifting and carrying heavy objects. Muscles metabolize carbohydrate stores to accomplish such work. Little is known about how muscles replenish carbohydrates from day to day during the workweek
Autoimmune disorders have been on a steep rise in the industrialized countries over the past several decades
The genesis of this article is as a follow-up to a presentation delivered at the 2011 American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) annual convention on the topic of autoimmune disease
The genesis of this article was a presentation delivered at the 2011 American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Convention (Phoenix, Arizona) on the topic of autoimmune disease, which resulted in a substantial amount of inquiry and requests for further exploration of the topics presented.
Question: How does the controversy about Vioxx, and other selective COX-2 inhibiting anti-inflammatory medications, change the recommendations on the use of anti-inflammatory agents?
There is great concern in the medical community over the excessive use of nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including COX-2 inhibitors, and steriodal anti-inflammatory medications, as well as narcotic pain relievers, due to potentially serious side effects and dependency.
This article will review the evidence for the abilities of myoinositol (MI) and D-chiro-inositol (DCI) to improve dysglycemia and related characteristics of metabolic syndrome (MetS), type 2 diabetes (T2D), gestational diabetes, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) by acting in critical metabolic pathways of insulin resistance (InsR).
For those of you with your nerves still frayed and hearts broken over the horrific act of violence in Newtown, the holiday season was a very difficult one this year, and particularly so for those of us here in the neighboring communities of Connecticut.
Within the past five years, many nutritionally and holistically minded chiropractors have embraced "functional medicine" treatment concepts in dealing with the management of many commonly encountered chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis.
Thyroid disorders are among the most commonly encountered metabolic disorders in private practice. The strong tendency for thyroid disorders to cause musculoskeletal symptoms make the understanding of these disorders even more critical to the practicing chiropractor.
This article will discuss why adrenal hormones, digestion, and diet must be addressed. Specific therapeutic strategies will be discussed.
In the March 20 issue, I explored hypothyroidism in detail. In this second and final part, I'll discuss hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disorder without a known cure. Conventional medicine typically approaches the disease with a treatment plan that includes the use of corticosteroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), antimalarial drugs, and chemotherapeutic agents.
The intestinal flora is a complex ecosystem consisting of over 400 bacterial species that greatly outnumber the total number of cells making up the entire human body. These metabolically active bacteria reside close to the absorptive mucosal surface and are capable of a remarkable repertoire of transforming chemical reactions.
The population of the microbiota of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is widely diverse and complex with a high population density.
There is general, if not universal, agreement among objective nutrition scientists that the vast majority of foods typically consumed by Americans are best described as fraudulent foods.