Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum

Bio

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD is a board certified internist and best-selling author of From Fatigued to Fantastic!, Beat Sugar Addiction Now!, and Pain Free 1-2-3. He is the author of landmark research on effective treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, illnesses he knows as an insider, having contracted CFS in medical school. “Dr. T” dropped out for a year to recover and in the ensuing 35 years, he has dedicated his career to finding effective treatment.

Specialties:

  • Integrative Medicine

Affiliation:

  • Fibromyalgia Research Center

Location:

  • city, AK

Activity

  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    Is there a link between depression and fibromyalgia?

    Although one out of eight people with fibromyalgia also have depression, these are two very different illnesses. Biochemically, for example, adrenal stress cortisol levels tend to be lower in fibromyalgia, but elevated in depression. Basically these are two very different illnesses. Read More
  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    Is there anything I can eat to help me manage fibromyalgia pain?

    A low sugar, high protein diet can be very helpful. Natural remedies include things like curcumin (the yellow spice in Indian food) and even cherries have an anti-pain effect. Interestingly, a supplement called ribose which looks and tastes like sugar and can be used as sugar in food, taken at a...Read More
  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    What is type 2 diabetes?

    In type 2 diabetes, your body gets overwhelmed by the demands of processing excess sugar. Eating sugar can also make you overweight, a key risk factor for type 2 diabetes. When you are a type 2 diabetic, you manufacture plenty of insulin, but it just doesn’t work. This is what’s known as “insulin...Read More
  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    What is sleep apnea?

    Sleep apnea is associated with loud snoring, followed by gasping for breath as the airway closes, during which time the person is unable to breathe. This is similar to having a pillow over your head thirty to fifty times a night until the lack of oxygen wakes you up enough to force you to breathe

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  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    What is fibromyalgia?

    Chronic fatigue syndrome and its painful cousin fibromyalgia represent an energy crisis where the body is spending more energy than it is able to make. When this occurs, the person "blows a fuse" called the hypothalamus - a major control center in the brain which regulates sleep, hormonal function,

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  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    What causes fibromyalgia?

    Chronic fatigue syndrome and its painful cousin fibromyalgia represent an energy crisis where the body is spending more energy than it is able to make. When this occurs, the person "blows a fuse" called the hypothalamus - a major control center in the brain which regulates sleep, hormonal function,

    ...Read More
  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    What causes interstitial cystitis?

    There are a number of theories about the cause of interstitial cystitis (IC).

    One theory is that the coating that lines the inside of the bladder wall and protects the cells is weakened and therefore the cells become very vulnerable.

    Another theory is that yeast overgrowth contributes to the IC (which

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  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    What is plantar fasciitis?

    Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of pain by the heel and sometimes along the entire bottom of your foot. It occurs when you have a tightness/irritation of the muscles and tissues that form the "suspension bridge" on the bottom of your foot.

    This is also very common in fibromyalgia patients.

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  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    What are the health benefits of edamame?

    Women in menopause who have low estrogen can benefit from eating a handful of soybean pods (edamame) daily. It’s a good source of natural estrogen. You’ll also get a host of vitamins, minerals, and fiber from them, and they taste good. You'll find them in the frozen vegetable section in most supe...Read More
  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    How can lack of sleep affect my appetite?

    When you don’t get between seven and nine hours of sleep a night, you feel tired and crave sugar to artificially generate energy.

    A lack of sleep has also been shown to directly increase appetite and weight gain. As researchers at Laval University in Quebec City, Quebec, found, if you aren’t getting...Read More
  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    What are the treatment options for fibromyalgia?

    Effective treatment is available for 91% of cases. This doesn't mean a cure in all cases (although this does occur in some cases, including in my own case) but rather marked improvement in 50% and significant improvement in another 41%.

    My book (From Fatigued to Fantastic! - reading this can make

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  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    What is coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)?

    Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring substance created by your body to facilitate energy production in your cells. Some people's bodies do not produce enough Coenzyme Q10 for cells to function properly, so adding this substance as a supplement may help treat muscle-wasting diseases, such as mito...Read More
  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    Can medicine and alternative therapy be combined to treat my fibromyalgia?

    Absolutely!. Research has shown that by combining the best of natural and prescription therapies, 91% of patients with this illness can improve. The treatment has been called the "SHINE protocol" standing for sleep, hormonal support, infection elimination, nutritional support, and exercise as able. Read More
  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    How does eating fish help my memory?

    If you suffer from depression, poor memory or a number of other conditions, there's a good chance that you suffer from omega-3 deficiency and would benefit from adding fish oil to your diet.

    With most of the brain being made of fatty acids (such as DHA), it's not surprising that consuming fish oil...Read More
  • Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum - city, AK - Integrative Medicine

    What is a possible side effect of consuming sugar alcohols?

    The only downside of most of the sugar alcohols is that they can have a laxative effect, causing gas and loose stools in some people. If this occurs, and is problematic, simply eat less of it. Read More