People who have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) often struggle with a kind of mental “fog”. We don’t understand why and there’s been little research on how to think more clearly. Mild Cognitive Impairment or MCI presents with a different kind of cognitive “fog” but it’s form might feel familiar. MCI affects some 15-20% of Americans, aged 65 and older. While anyone can develop MCI, the risk is higher among people who have a high blood level of the amino acid homocysteine. High homocysteine also predicts a higher risk for developing full-fledged Alzheimer’s Disease.
Exercise is the BEST REMEDY—but only if you do it not too much, not too little, but JUST RIGHT!
If you have Fibromyalgia (FM) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)—you know it’s not easy to do just right. This post is part of a three-part video series focusing on when and how to exercise. Our expert in the video, is Kim Jones, RN, PhD associate professor at the School of Nursing of the Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Jones is one of the world’s leading experts on Fibromyalgia. She has published more than 50 research papers and worked closely on FM research with Robert Bennett, M.D., former chairman of the division of arthritis and rheumatology at the affiliated medical school. Dr. Jones also serves as President of the Fibromyalgia Information Foundation. Although Dr. Jones’ main focus is on Fibromyalgia, patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome should also benefit from her advice.
Part 1 of 3:
Part 2 is coming soon!