Original CME publication and validation in 2008: Monograph commissioned and accredited for continuing medical education (CME) by the Institute for Functional Medicine, titled "Musculoskeletal Pain: Expanded Clinical Strategies."
Updated in 2011 as "Fibromyalgia in a Nutshell" and then completely revised in early 2016: Now available in beautiful full-color as Pain Revolution for Migraine and Fibromyalgia: The Paradigm-Shifting Guide for Doctors and Patients Dealing with Chronic Pain and also in discounted black-and-white printing as Brain Inflammation in Chronic Pain, Migraine and Fibromyalgia; both books are available via the free Kindle platform for reading on phone, iPad, and computer, thereby making the information available to nearly everyone worldwide. The digital ebook versions are exactly identical and also available under the title Fibromyalgia Solution.
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Migraine and Headache Revolution
Learn by low-cost videos: Video tutorials for more explanations and the addition of new information: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/braininflammation
This video series will continue to be expanded.
Pain Revolution for Migraine and Fibromyalgia: The Paradigm-Shifting Guide for Doctors and Patients Dealing with Chronic Pain
Protocol book for doctors:
Functional Medicine Clinical Protocols for Inflammatory Disorders (grayscale)
Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Vol. 2: Protocols for Common Inflammatory Disorders (beautiful full color samples)
Inflammation Mastery, 4th Edition (beautiful full color samples)
BRAIN INFLAMMATION BLOG #2: The Hijacking of Fibromyalgia
I was right in 2008 and 2011: In 2008, I published the first (to my knowledge) integrated model of fibromyalgia in a CME monograph commissioned by the Institute for Functional Medicine. In 2011 I created the video immediately below based on the book I had just published titled Migraine Headaches, Hypothyroidism, and Fibromyalgia which has now been replaced by the full-color Pain Revolution in Migraine and Fibromyalgia (digital ebook available) and the cheaper grayscale excerpt Brain Inflammation in Chronic Pain (same digital ebook); that information is excerpted from the much larger Inflammation Mastery 4th Edition (complete work, Chapters 1-5) and Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine (Chapter 5 only, because many people told me they wanted the work available in two volumes).
VIDEO 1) Broader diagnostic criteria = more patients = more drug sales: What I proposed then was that the re-writing of the diagnostic criteria was funded by the drug companies who wanted to make the diagnosis 1) available to more people, 2) for longer periods of time, and 3) without the need for a doctor's exam so that patients could diagnose themselves over the internet and then demand drugs. I am still quite sure that is what happened.
VIDEO 2) Drug-company funding of review articles pushes more drugs on more patients: Selling drugs requires convincing doctors that drugs are the best treatment. That is exactly what has happened.
VIDEO 3) Drug companies continue to manipulate the science on fibromyalgia: See Brain Inflammation Blog #1 reprinted below and be sure to see the video from 2016 recorded in Paris (introduction).