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Stories by Paul Mountjoy

Paul Mountjoy is a Virginia based psychotherapist and writer.

Are food and environmental toxins the cause of Fibromyalgia?

VIRGINIA, March 21, 2014 — Fibromyalgia research is now focusing on toxins from the environment, foods and manufacturing as accomplices of central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) damage that wreaks havoc with hormone balance, immunological system (IS), chronic inflammation and disrupted physiological homeostasis. READ ALSO: Fibromyalgia Part 1: The final frontier The problem ...

Fibromyalgia Part 1: The final frontier

VIRGINIA, March 15, 2014 — There seems to be a great deal of “fibro-speak” on the internet, resulting from a proliferation of studies and research, as well as a great deal of opinion. Most of the accurate information deals with how to treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Studies and research findings of possible causes tend ...

When death is imminent and doctors lie

VIRGINIA, March 7, 2014 — Sherrie Black had a hard 2013-14 winter, with repeated pneumonia, unexplained weight loss and chronic pain. After her pneumonia cleared up, she went for another chest X-ray followed by and MRI then told she had a mass in her left lung. Sherrie wasn’t worried because she had a lung x-ray ...

Hepatitis C: gone for good?

WASHINGTON, February 4, 2014—Dr. Mitchell Shiffman of the Bon Secours Liver Institute of Virginia has declared, “there is no doubt we are on the verge of wiping out Hepatitis C.” Dr. Arthur Rubens entered into a clinical trial to test a new pill against Hepatitis C (Hep C) saying “taking it was a piece of ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman and heroin: silent suicide

NEW YORK, February 3, 2014—Philip Seymour Hoffman probably had no clue he overdosed or an intent to die. Yet he, as so many others in the last 45 years, either scored too pure a quality of heroin or “booted” to much in one sitting. Even seasoned abusers get taken by surprise. Unfortunately, they are unaware ...

The over-diagnosing of ADHD

“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life thinking it’s stupid” –Albert Einstein WASHINGTON, February 1, 2014—The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, The Psychiatric Times and The American Psychological Association, among many other studies and reports, suggest Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention ...

17 facts about our dreams

WASHINGTON, January 30, 2013—Back in the early 1960s, the songwriting/singing sensation The Everly Brothers scored a major hit with a song that opened with the lyrics; “Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream.”  Listeners had a good clue as to the topic of the song. The Everly Brothers certainly were not the first to ...

Getting ripped off on generic drug prices?

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2014—You may be paying far too much for your generic prescription if you did not price shop prior to getting the prescription filled. Savings by price shopping for prescriptions may yield similar results as shopping around for cars, shoes or anything else. PBS NewsHour reporter Megan Thompson interviewed her own mother, Carol, ...

Boston Hospital claim in Pediatrics magazine: Is SIDS resolved?

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2013–A December 13, 2013 Boston Hospital press release claims infants that suffer sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the name given to a condition or series of conditions that causes sudden death in infants, have brain stem abnormalities regardless of environment. A report in Pediatrics cites research by an investigative team led by ...

Fibromyalgia: The critical importance of REM sleep

WASHINGTON, January 26, 2013—As research reveals fibromyalgia (FMS) to be a physical syndrome and not from a psychological source, many sufferers feel substantial relief after having been told by physicians (PCP) that the affliction is “all in the mind.” Now research is finding that REM sleep may be important in controlling FMS symptoms. Unfortunately, erroneous ...

Fibromyalgia: The stigma and the truth

WASHINGTON- January 24, 2013—Those suffering from fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) now have undeniable proof that their illness is not psychogenic or psychosomatic (in the mind), thanks to a plethora of new and current findings from the most respected medical research facilities in the U.S.A. After years of being ignored and told that it was all in ...

Conversations with Charles Manson

WASHINGTON, January 22, 2014—Four hours of recent telephone conversations with Charles Manson over a three-month period was not only a visitation with a dark history, but also an interesting insight into the man who single-handedly ended the 1960’s antidisestablishmentarianism, make-love-not-war, tune-in-turn-on-and-drop-out hippie era. The peace, love, dope society went out with savagery as the so-called ...