winner of Kenneth J. Friedman Vermont CFIDS Medical Student Scholarship Award
Alex Folki, a student at the Vermont College of
Medicine, is the winner of the first Kenneth J. Friedman Vermont
CFIDS Medical Student Scholarship Award. The scholarship is made possible
through a grant from P.A.N.D.O.R.A. to the Vermont CFIDS Association. Dr.
Friedman is Director of Public Policy for P.A.N.D.O.R.A. and
board member of the Vermont CFIDS Association.
|P.A.N.D.O.R.A. YouTube video advocate returns with
Two years after entering her short films in
video advocacy campaign to raise awareness for Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, young artist Leia Jobe is back with an update on how
things are going in her personal battle against these "invisible"
(click on image to watch video)
|A strategy to prevent colds & flu|
Dr. Albert F. Robbins D.O.,MSPH
These proven wellness tips can strengthen your immune system, helping you
combat the many viruses you may encounter this season:
extra vitamin D, up to 5000 units daily. Low vitamin D levels make one
more susceptible to viruses.
turmeric supplements at the first sign of inflammation. Turmeric (or
Meriva-SR, a curcumin preparation derived from turmeric) is a natural
a daily lifestyle plan to minimize your reaction to stress that includes a
healthy diet, an exercise program, and adequate rest. Don't exhaust
yourself or you'll be more susceptible to viruses.
for fresh air walks daily, or exercise at home or gym. Do some yoga daily.
Try to get fresh air every day.
your hands frequently and don't share foods or drinks with others.
smoke cigarettes, cigars, or marijuana.
binging on sweets.
a healthy Mediterranean diet.
a comprehensive probiotic (such as Therbiotic by Klaire) daily.
selenium 200 mcg (such as Selenomet) daily. It improves immune function.
fish oils daily or eat more fresh ocean fish; vegetarians should find
other sources of omega-3s.
1000 mg to 3000 mg vitamin C powder or capsules daily.
Zinc Supreme, a specially formulated preparation. Zinc is the master
mineral for immune protection.
smelly fragrances and fabric softeners.
more ginger, curry, and garlic in cooking. If you choose to take the
regular flu shot it may partially protect against the H1N1flu virus.
Have a happy, healthy winter!
This article by Dr. Albert F. Robbins D.O.,MSPH, a member of
P.A.N.D.O.R.A.'s medical advisory board and founder of The Allergy Center, first
appeared in the ACN's online newsletter. It is reprinted with their permission.
|P.A.N.D.O.R.A. testifies at CFS Advisory Committee
Marly Silverman, founder of P.A.N.D.O.R.A., and
Dr. Kenneth Friedman, Director of Public Policy for P.A.N.D.O.R.A, testified at
the recent CFS Advisory Committee, US
Department of Health and Human Services meeting held last October 29-30
in Washington D.C.
The Purpose of the meeting was to discuss (1) progress in HHS agencies'
response to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), (2) progress in research on and
understanding of CFS, and (3) Advisory Committee structure, past
recommendations, and charter.
(click on images to view video)
|P.A.N.D.O.R.A. and Lanford Foundation Applaud
"Under Our Skin" for Making Oscar Short List|
|P.A.N.D.O.R.A. and the Lanford Foundation-Lifelyme™
applauded the recent announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
that "Under Our Skin" was selected as one of the 15 finalists competing for "Best
Documentary Feature" in the 82nd Academy Awards®.|
Photo: Lanford Foundation-Lifelyme™, Inc. directors
Josephine Cavallaro and Danette Whelan shown here with "Under Our Skin"
producer Andy Wilson at a recent gala in New York hosted by Turn The Corner
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Don't Dump It! Donate It!
P.A.N.D.O.R.A. is going "Green"!
you ever wonder what to do with your old cell phones? How about
your ink toners and ink cartridges?
Through the assistance of Dade Recycling,
we are participating in a fundraiser recycling program that will benefit
our environment by reducing some of the excessive and toxic waste found
in our landfills.
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|"Inspiring Hope Through Awareness"
P.A.N.D.O.R.A. Annual Conference in partnership with Lifelyme™.
May 14-16, 2010
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