Courtney Craig

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Doctor Courtney Craig is a Nutritionist and Chiropractor who has a special interest in treating patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM). She became ill with ME/CFS in 1998, at the age of 16, but greatly improved in 2010 utilizing both conventional and integrative medicine.[1][2] She is featured in the 2016 documentary film, Unrest, which is about myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.

Dr. Craig hosted a podcast called Spoonie Radio for two years in which she interviewed doctors, researchers, and patients within the ME/CFS community.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Undergraduate study in exercise science at the College of William and Mary, Virginia
  • Graduated with honors from the University of Bridgeport’s Human Nutrition Institute Master's program.
  • Clinical training at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida
  • Visiting Scientist at Cornell’s Center for Enervating Neuroimmune Disease
  • Master Student in Nutrition and Biomedicine at Technical University Munich in Germany.
  • Member of the American Nutrition Association, the American College of Nutrition, and the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2015, Mitoprotective dietary approaches for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Caloric restriction, fasting, and ketogenic diets[3] - a paper hypothesising that ME/CFS could be treated by improving mitochondrial function using fasting, caloric restriction and a ketogenic diet. - (Abstract)

Clinic location[edit | edit source]

She has relocated to Germany and consults with patients via phone or Skype.

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

  • 2015, Personal interview on the Intelligent Medicine Podcast: Part I and Part II
  • 2019, Second personal interview on the Intelligent Medicine Podcast: Part I and Part II

Books[edit | edit source]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.healthrising.org/blog/2014/05/10/closer-look-natural-killer-cells-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-three-natural-ways-boost/
  2. "About Dr. Craig". 
  3. Craig, Courtney (November 2015), "Mitoprotective dietary approaches for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Caloric restriction, fasting, and ketogenic diets", Medical Hypotheses, 85 (5): 690-693, doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2015.08.013, PMID 26315446 

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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