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The The first videos of the series are now available in the new section:
" . . . impressive and inspirational. I thought (the severe limitations) video was particularly useful for me and I practiced right along with the teacher."
"Good job! A successful video, accessible to those with various levels of expertise, and professionally presented. The music is wonderful, Priyanka's voice is divine, and I feel soothed and ready for the rest of the day."
This first section of each video is critical to understanding how yoga affects one's health and well being as well as understanding the underlying concepts of a safe and healthy approach to its practice.
Additional practice sessions are now in production. The first of a series of video practice sessions for those with great physicality is nearing completion.
Join in the discussion on the series as well as the practice of yoga itself.
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A new section has been created at Tips for Life w/ ME/CFS. Read 10 tips from Dr Hyman and two others who have made significant progress in alleviating their symptoms from ME/CFS.
Join in with the others to comment or add tips of your own.
The theme of this little book is that the way to fight ME is not to fight! The author, Nancy Blake, encourages the reader to claim the right to the rest that is essential for ultimate recovery. She challenges contemporary public attitudes and medical practices, which she believes are making people with ME worse instead of better.
To buy the Kindle version, or the paperback version, from Amazon.com click HERE.
Noted expert, Dr. Kenneth J. Friedman, discusses various aspects of ME/CFS in very clear and direct terms in this unique series of video created by cfsKnowledgeCenter. View all of them in our Video section. Download them from our Facebook page or from our YouTube page.
Kenneth Friedman, Ph.D., is a member of the Board of Directors of the IACFS/ME, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, New Jersey Medical School (retired) and a member of the Board of Advisors of cfsKnowledgeCenter.
We've re-organized our Continuing News Stories by giving each of the following articles their own page. You'll find the links to each within the InTheNews section as well as those immediately shown below.
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View them as many times as you like. Tell your friends, and physician, about them. Both patients and medical professionals will find them an excellent, and frequently referenced, source of valuable information.
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Please sign a petition to the Minister of Health of Canada to Fund research for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis whether a resident of Canada or not. Link to sign or click on flag above.
The ME/CFS & FM Patient Survey is a blind (names withheld) research study to gather data from around the world from those afflicted with ME/CFS & FM to further research into the disease. Everyone who is afflicted with ME/CFS or FM is encouraged to take the survey.
Over 450 people have completed the study thus far. Have You? It's important that we assist the research on ME/CFS in every way we can. Please help, it takes just a few minutes of your time.
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The ME/CFS Case Definition Survey is a standardized guide for clinicians and research scientists for the evaluation of the impact of various specific symptoms upon those afflicted. It is presented in conjunction with the ME/CFS research team at the University of Miami.
Dr Nancy Klimas is delighted that so far over 675 people from around the world have taken the survey. Won't you please join them?
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