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The ME-CFSCommunity is a creation of cfsKnowledgeCenter, Inc., a member supported, Not for Profit, 501 (c) 3 organization.

Our members may come from many countries but we are united in our determination to learn from, and to assist, one another in moving beyond the obstacles imposed upon us by our illness.

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Rachel updated their profile
yesterday
CFS Boston posted a blog post

***** AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ***** HOUSE OF NUMBERS

“In House of Numbers: Anatomy of an Epidemic, an AIDS film like no other, the HIV/AIDS story is being rewritten. This is the first film to present the uncensored POVs of virtually all the major players; in their own settings, in their own words. It rocks the foundation upon which all conventional wisdom regarding HIV/AIDS is based. House of Numbers could well be the opening volley in a battle to bring sanity and clarity to an epidemic gone awry.”3-minute movie trailer -->…See More
yesterday
David Kolodney updated their profile
Wednesday
Rachel commented on Dan Moricoli's blog post Beyond ME/CFS: The IOM Report and It's Aftermath
"Dan, if we would like to thank the members of the IOM committee for their hard work and dedication, do you know how we might get in touch with them?  It must take a great deal of commitment for these clinicians and researchers to continue…"
Sunday
Rachel commented on Dan Moricoli's blog post Beyond ME/CFS: The IOM Report and It's Aftermath
"I love this new name!  It much more accurately describes what I experience on a daily basis and I look forward to sharing this information with my internist."
Sunday
ZeroPoint Manatee replied to Sara Froelich's discussion Mother of Teen With ME/CFS
"Hi Sara,I would be the child in your story who developed symptoms after a move to the country.  One of the trails I would follow in this story is a possible correlation between the move to the farm and onset of symptoms.My condition was likely…"
Feb 20
Catherine Berger replied to Paula Last's discussion Wearable technology for people ME/CFS: request for your input in the group The Exercise Group
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Feb 20
Paula Last replied to Paula Last's discussion Wearable technology for people ME/CFS: request for your input in the group The Exercise Group
"Hi everyone,  First I want to apologize for being absent for so long on this topic! I really should have been updating you all more. There have been developments! In the midst of researching my project, I discovered a software developer who was…"
Feb 20
CFS Boston posted a blog post

Free Viewing of new documentary "BOUGHT" (02/20 - 03/06/15)

"...Is Your Family's Health Being Traded For Profit?New BOUGHT Documentary Exposes Ugly Truth Behind Vaccines, GMO's and Big Pharma...You're about to see how Wall Street has literally "BOUGHT" your and your family's health.The food, vaccine, drug, insurance and health industry are a multi-BILLION dollar enterprise... focused more on profits than human lives. The BOUGHT documentary takes viewers deep "inside the guts" of this despicable conspiracy...Featuring exclusive interviews with the…See More
Feb 20
CFS Boston posted a blog post
Feb 19
Keithcfs commented on Dan Moricoli's blog post Beyond ME/CFS: The IOM Report and It's Aftermath
"A step forward.  The change from syndrome to disease is very good.  However in another point of view it is just another description of ONE of my symptoms. Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease.  Yes, when I over do it I crash and burn…"
Feb 16
Keithcfs posted a discussion

Walk for ME May 12 Huntington Beach California USA

I am going to attempt to stage a Walk for ME on International ME/CFS Awareness Day May 12 at Huntington Beach California USA.  It all depends on if I can get some healthy people interested in helping. I have a severe case of ME/CFS and will do what I can.  Of course most of the walkers will be friends, family of ME/CFS sufferers and ME/CFS Advocates.  If you or anyone you know would be interested in attending and or helping with organizing please email me at, keithcfs@gmail.com.  The city of…See More
Feb 16
Susan E. Cunningham commented on Dan Moricoli's blog post Beyond ME/CFS: The IOM Report and It's Aftermath
"At first I was skeptical, but it is accurate and I like the fewer manifestations that have to be present.  And the word SYNDROME is gone, YAY!  I'm interested in seeing how the international community accepts it; if it were called the…"
Feb 16
Dan Moricoli commented on Dan Moricoli's blog post Beyond ME/CFS: The IOM Report and It's Aftermath
"http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-... Chronic-Fatigue Syndrome Gets Controversial Redefinition An HHS panel recommends changing the condition's name to "systemic exertion intolerance disease"February…"
Feb 15
Dan Moricoli commented on Dan Moricoli's blog post Beyond ME/CFS: The IOM Report and It's Aftermath
"http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2118591 Viewpoint | February 10, 2015 Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:  An IOM Report on Redefining an Illness Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD1 1Center for Biomedical…"
Feb 15
Dan Moricoli commented on Dan Moricoli's blog post Beyond ME/CFS: The IOM Report and It's Aftermath
" The outstanding ME/CFS and fibromyalgia journalist, Cort Johnson, is writing an excellent series of articles on the IOM report which may be accessed at http://www.cortjohnson.org/ "
Feb 15
 

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Should you only be interested in learning about severe fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) or fibromyalgia we invite you to visit: www.cfsknowledgecenter.com. It is an open access website.

The ME-CFSCommunity is reserved for those individuals who wish to learn from, and directly communicate with those who are afflicted with ME/CFS. Access to the various sections and features of the ME-CFSCommunity beyond the Main Page is limited to registered members only to protect their privacy. 

Our mission is to help members move beyond the obstacles imposed upon them. We seek to facilitate the free and open exchange of information on ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and related illnesses among those who know the most about the true impact of these afflictions.

Members easily communicate with one another individually, or in groups using FREE Live Video Chat, Instant Text Messaging, Blogs and Forums as well as other features. 

Membership is FREE and PRIVATE. Our member roster is held in the strictest confidence. It is not shared with any other organization nor used for any commercial purpose. 

You are welcome to join us. You'll find us warm and welcoming. Our community interesting, informative and supporting.

Check out InTheNews for daily updates on the latest medical news releases and other news items which may be of particular interest.

At the request of the National Institute of Health and other U.S. governmental agencies the IOM has released its landmark proposal which is a major step forward in advancing research and medical practice for those with ME/CFS.

Among other things, the report recommends a new name for the illness, Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease' (SEID) and new diagnostic criteria. 

Learn more about the report as well as comments and articles from major magazines in our Blog section.

Click on art above or go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/MECFSCommunity

All Profits to ME/CFS Research & Services

YogaOnthePath.com was developed to raise money for ME/CFS research and in-home services. The website features personal stores of people with debilitating disorders (including Katherine's, far left above, who has ME/CFS) who are advancing their recovery through the proper practice of yoga.

The website also features instructional videos for sale by renown healing instructors. The YouTube channel was created to help drive traffic to YogaOnthePath.com. Please take a moment and visit both sites. Click on the photo above to go to the YouTube channel.

The entire ground breaking video series is now available online for viewing or downloading in its entirety. The one hour video is also now available in DVD format (shipping worldwide included) for only $19.99. All profits are used to support this website.

To preview the series, click on the image above or click HERE. To receive a DVD copy of the series click on the PayPal logo or link below.

To see previews of the other videos available check the listings below the InTheNews listings.

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The transition from being housebound, often bed bound, to a very near normal life has been a remarkable journey. Dr. Nancy Klimas' disciplined exercise program based upon VO2 Max testing provided the first great physical catalyst for improvement.

An equally disciplined and careful approach to gentle yoga provided the second to bring mind and spirit in balance with the physical gains. 

A new series of videos is now available to help you on your path towards wellness. These new videos may are available for preview at YogaOnthePath.com where they may be Rented for unlimited viewing over a 24 hour period or Downloaded to your computer or mobile device for unlimited viewing.

For a donation of just $40, or more as you can spare, you will receive DVDs (with FREE worldwide shipping) of the entire set of 7 videos from the Seated Yoga Series.

For a donation of just $20, or more as you can spare, you will receive DVDs (with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING) of your choice of either the two video Reclining Yoga Series or the entire three video Wheelchair Yoga Series.

To make a donation in support of our ME-CFSCommunity, please click on the PayPal logo below or send a personal check or money order to: cfsKnowledgeCenter, Post Office Box 334, West Palm Beach, FL 33402, USA

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Loving Kindness, A Healing Journey for CFS has won wide acclaim from around the world. This video, also produced by cfsKnowledgeCenter features Tracey O'Hara leading a very different healing modality to address the body, mind and spirit. To view a preview, click HERE.

A DVD of Loving Kindness, or any other of the DVDs shown below, will be sent to each person who donates $25, or more, to support this website. To purchase, click on the photo above or see the Special Offer below.

A Gentle Beginning was produced by cfsKnowledgeCenter specifically for ME/CFS sufferers. It features the nationally known Hatha yoga instructor Priyanka Shanbag in a very gentle, and brief, seated practice session. It can be practiced on the floor or even in bed. View a preview HERE.

Short n Sweet is a complete, yet brief yoga practice session of just 15 minutes for those with limited endurance and physical mobility. It's a perfect starter practice session for those who are not bed bound and want to begin to adopt a gentle yoga practice on their path towards wellness. View a preview HERE.

Easing In is a slightly more challenging yoga practice session of 24 minutes duration. It is designed for those who have the strength and endurance to get about however carefully. Priyanka's soothing voice and affirmations will gently help you further along your path towards wellness. View a preview HERE.

As far too many of us have experienced, often seeing a doctor who is uninformed about ME/CFS is to be diagnosed as depressed and be prescribed heavy medications. This heavy handed misdiagnosis hides a sad truth. A common result, not cause, of our condition is one form or another of depression.

Into the Light is a practice created specifically to help heal those of us who experience some form of depression. To view a brief video of Katherine, a member of our community, talk about Tracey's sessions, click HERE.

Whether you experience any form of depression or not, you're sure to find that this wonderful video will make you feel better and more confident in dealing with life's challenges.

A single copy of a DVD of any of the DVDs will be sent to each person who donates $25, or more, to support this website. No matter where in the world they live.

In appreciation for a donation of $65, or more, any three videos will be sent, postage paid, anywhere in the world.

In appreciation for a gift of $100, or more, all five of the videos will be sent, post paid, anywhere in the world.

Please indicate your choice of videos in the PayPal check "Special Instructions" message when making your donation or send an email with your choices to info@cfsknowledgecenter.com.

To make a donation to support our ME-CFSCommunity, please click on the PayPal logo below or send a personal check or money order to: cfsKnowledgeCenter, Post Office Box 334, West Palm Beach, FL 33402, USA

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 Instead of asking for donations or grants, maybe, just maybe, the money can be raised from people who only want, or can only afford, to take care of themselves . . . and in the process of taking care of themselves, the profits go to fund research for ME/CFS.

That's the basic idea behind the video series "Yoga On the Path Towards Wellness".

Want to learn more? Go to YogaOnthePath.com. While there, check out the Your Stories section.

Silly idea? Maybe . . . maybe not $1,000,000 or more annually for ME/CFS research seems doable . . .  on paper at least. 

Shouldn't you tell your friends and neighbors to check it out as well?

And by the way, please "Like" the website and videos while you're there. With a little help, this idea just might pay off for us.

What have you learned from your affliction with ME/CFS and/or fibromyalgia that you'd like to share with others?

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.

 

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.

Clear insights and actionable information from widely recognized authorities are the hallmarks of the Expert Assistance series of videos produced specifically for those afflicted with ME/CFS and related illnesses.

The entire Expert Assistance video series is now available AT NO CHARGE.

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.

When viewing the series, we hope you will also take a moment to consider their value to your pocketbook as well as your path towards wellness. We hope that you will respond in kind and support this effort to provide you with Expert Assistance with a contribution to keep the community up and running and able to continue to produce these ground breaking videos for you.

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.
Learn more about and take the ME/CFS & FM Patient Survey

 

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 800 people from around the world have taken the survey. Won't you please join them?


Learn more about and take the Case Definition Survey

 

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Won't you please Help Us to Help You?

A click on the PayPal icon below and a willingness to help yourself and others is all it takes. Those who prefer not to make payments online may send a personal check or money order to cfsKnowledgeCenter, Post Office Box 334, West Palm Beach, FL 33402

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