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Phoenix Rising: The Cortisol Edition

Thursday 16 October 2008

CFS Phoenix Phoenix Rising is an informative newsletter put out monthly by American CFS suffererCort Johnsonon his website CFS Phoenix.

You can subscribe to the newsletter as well as download each issue.

The latest from Cort is the September 2008 edition which focuses on cortisol:

Phoenix Rising: The Cortisol Edition

Here is Cort’s introduction to The Cortisol Edition:

Welcome to the Sept. edition of Phoenix Rising. This month we focus on cortisol - the most studied substance in the disease. Because cortisol plays a role in so many facets of the body from the stress response to immune regulation, abnormal cortisol levels could cause alot of mischief. But do they in ME/CFS?

In this newsletter we go from Dr. Holtorf's claim that cortisol levels are lower than we think to CDC findings suggesting that low cortisol may be the straw that breaks the camel back in women with CFS (but not men!). But what to do about these low cortisol levels? That's where the real controversy begins.

http://phoenix-cfs.org/PR08SepCortl.html

A new section appears in this edition; Snapshots of Success - these are quick takes on whats working for individual ME/CFS patients.

There's a lot coming up; interviews with Dr. Chia and Dr. Friedberg, a focus on the Whittemore Peterson Institute and a special edition: "Cracking the Foundation" on the startling and groundbreaking work the Pacific Fatigue Lab is doing.

 


Phoenix Rising in the news:

14/09/09: The Conference Edition III
22/07/09: A remarkable story of recovery
29/05/09: March 2009 Edition
17/01/09: December 2008 Edition
15/12/08: The News Edition
17/10/08: The Cortisol Edition
15/09/08: Interview with Dr Ken Friedman Part III
10/09/08: Treating Orthostatic Intolerance
25/08/08: Congressional Briefing etc
15/08/08: The Symposium on Viruses in CFS
06/07/08: Interview with Dr Ken Friedman Part II
18/06/08: Nancy Klimas on the Immune System, Treatment and the Future
24/05/08: Interview with Tom Hennessy
08/05/08: The Advocacy Month Part II
25/04/08: Interview with Dr Ken Friedman
16/04/08: February 2008
26/03/08: Interview with Martha Kilcoyne
12/03/08: January 2008
29/01/08: End of year ‘Story Edition’
22/12/07: 2006 Year in Review
27/11/07: Interview with Dr Suzanne Vernon
02/11/07: Interview with Rik Carlson
15/10/07: The Autonomic Nervous System Edition
25/09/07: The CDC Prevalence Definition Edition
07/07/07: First Advocacy Edition
07/06/07: March/April 2007 issue
21/04/07: Special Edition: Pat Fero interview
10/04/07: January/February 2007 issue
08/03/07: Special Edition: IACFS Conference report, part 2
30/01/07: Special Edition: IACFS Conference
19/01/07: January 2007 edition
05/01/07: The IACFS Conference Edition
14/12/06: Special Edition: Dorothy Wall interview
05/12/06: October 2006 newsletter
25/10/06: September 2006 newsletter
04/10/06: August 2006 newsletter
26/07/06: June 2006 newsletter
16/06/06: May 2006 newsletter
02/06/06: March & April 2006 newsletters
28/03/06: January & February 2006 newsletters
04/02/06: December 2005 newsletter
04/01/06: November 2005 newsletter
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