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Dr. Weil finally chimes in on XMRV

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by _Kim_, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    December 4, 2009

    Chronic Fatigue Virus? (you can leave comments about this on his website)

  2. Eric Johnson from I&I

    Eric Johnson from I&I Senior Member

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    Some of our allies have recommended graded exercise. I'm not saying they did it rightly or wrongly; I dont know.

    His comment is reasonable at least -- more than many a public comment on this.

    But yeah I am something of a vitamin supplement skeptic (except vitamin D) myself, and an alt-med skeptic. So I'm not saying the guys generally a genius or anything.
  3. Samuel

    Samuel Bedbound with NO DOCTOR

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    He took breatharians semi-seriously.
  4. gracenote

    gracenote All shall be well . . .

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    Dr. Weil and CFS

    Here are quotes from Dr. Weil's own website on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Maybe we should start an "educate Dr. Weil campaign."

    http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00702/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-CFS.html
  5. Hysterical Woman

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    Dr. Weil

    If I remember correctly (and there is no guarantee of that :(), I believe Weil was pretty tough on CFS several years ago - believing it to be just stress related that could be relieved by exercise. He later "apologized" in not believing it was a real illness. However, years ago when I was still trying to work, a couple of co-workers who were big believers in Weil asked me about his recommendations regarding CFS & exercise.

    About the same time, another co-worker heard about Dr. Rowe's work regarding neurally mediated hypotension issues including low blood volume. He said he had heard that Rowe commented that CFS people could be a lot better if they just ate a pickle a day (which I believe Rowe said he never said).

    As a result, for years my co-workers didn't understand why I was still ill since all I had to do is go out running every day with a pickle in my mouth.:)

    Take care,

    Maxine
  6. fresh_eyes

    fresh_eyes happy to be here

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    I (perversely?) *love* hearing stories of all the stupid things people have said to us over the years. They're just so hilarious! Maybe we should start a thread?
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    Samuel Bedbound with NO DOCTOR

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    Good idea, Fresh Eyes. I have lost track, and could use them as a sort of appendix to my long list of denigrated diseases.
  8. Lily

    Lily *Believe*

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    HA!!!

    I agree - they are hilarious and I think that's a great idea! We can never have too many laughs around here. In fact, it is a requirement - good medicine!::D:p:D
  9. fresh_eyes

    fresh_eyes happy to be here

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    Reminds me of a wonderful piece on "Advice" by my friend Lily, who is a writer and has CFS. I'm going to start a thread and share that. :D

    ETA: Done! Y'all come on over to the Community Lounge and share that stupidity!

    ps Hey, Samuel - I'd like to check out those denigrated diseases of yours, too!

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