Dr. T's Health Blog (Recent Posts)

Battling Your Disability Insurer for CFS/Fibromyalgia Benefits? You're Not Alone!

Published: July 10, 2012
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Although most insurance companies at least try to do the right thing, it seems that to some insurers "right" means whatever saves them money. This has especially been the case in CFS and fibromyalgia, as insurers find they can pay experts to say the illnesses are in your mind. This will change as new testing (including XMRV) becomes proven for CFS/FMS. Meanwhile, here is an excellent article by a disability attorney that may help you and your lawyers in your insurance battle. It also lists 4 of the worst insurance company offenders, which have been named in about 5,000 lawsuits as they try to avoid paying the money they owe.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Podcast: Breaking News for Addressing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome!

Published: July 10, 2012
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Dr. T recently shared his analysis of new research that suggests that statins (cholesterol medication) may present an important new treatment opportunity for chronic fatigue syndrome.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Five Common "No No's" for People with Fibromyalgia

Published: July 10, 2012
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Here are five common "no no's" people mistakenly do when trying to manage fibromyalgia. Do any sound like you?

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Fish Oil May Prevent Type-1 Diabetes

Published: July 9, 2012
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In a large study, researchers looked at the diets of 1,770 young children at high risk of developing type-I diabetes. They found that a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids lowered the children's chances of developing the condition by around 55%.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

New Research Shows Energy Crisis in CFS/FM Patients

Published: July 9, 2012
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CFS and fibromyalgia represent an energy crisis in our bodies. New research shows that antibodies against the energy producing mitochondria (anti-cardiolipin antibodies) are present in 95% of CFS patients.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Chocolate Lowers High Blood Pressure

Published: July 9, 2012
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Dark chocolate may sweeten the way to health. Taming high blood pressure may be downright delicious. A small study recruited 10 men and 10 women with high blood pressure that had never been addressed. After consuming dark chocolate, 24-hour systolic blood pressures (the top number) dropped 12 points; diastolic blood pressures dipped 8.5 points.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Men Choose Romance Over Success

Published: July 9, 2012
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Surprisingly, men may be more willing than women to sacrifice achievement goals for a romantic relationship, according to a new study from Duke Medical Center and the University of Albany. Their findings challenge our preconceptions that women are more likely to prioritize people and relationships while men are more focused on themselves and their achievements.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Armour Thyroid's Spring 2009 Reformulation Causing Problems

Published: July 9, 2012
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Some Patients Switching to Nature-Throid and Westhroid

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Water Exercises and Arthritis

Published: July 9, 2012
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In some sufferers, knee and/or hip arthritis is so severe that it hurts to walk - even though walking would help decrease the pain in the long term. This study showed that walking in a pool (and many communities with a local pool, fitness club or YWCA offer low cost swimnastic programs) was even more effective at reducing pain than regular walking, so this offers a way to get well even if you are in too much pain to walk.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Relaxation Training Highly Effective for Addressing Anxiety

Published: July 9, 2012
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This review of 27 studies suggests that relaxation training is an excellent alternative to valium - and will put you back in control! In recent years, there is increasing awareness that anxiety disorders are very common in the general adult population. Approximately 10% of the population suffers with anxiety disorder, and the drug companies are quick to pounce on their fears with a host of addictive tranquilizers. Sometimes these medications are needed. I recommend, however, that even in people already taking these medications, natural remedies for anxiety be added.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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