The Last Best Cure Blog Series For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)


We’re following author and journalist Donna Jackson Nakazawa as she engages in three approaches over a year  in her search  for her “Last Best Cure” from an autoimmune disease that has left her riddled with pain and fatigue and numerous medical issues and leading a largely joyless life.

The four approaches she’ll take are meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and acupuncture.

Blog Series

  1. “The Last Best Cure”: An Exploration of One Woman’s Quest For Healing – Beginnings
  2. The Past WAS Prologue: An Autoimmune Patient Searches For Health
  3. Alps to Climb: Lab Tests and Clinic Workup Suggest Big Trials Ahead 
  4. “I Think I Have A Meditation Disability”
  5. Telomeres, Wandering Minds, and Creating Cellular Health
  6. Lovingly Rewiring the Immune System
  7. “Gimme Some Loving”: Mindfulness in the Midst of Illness
  8. Playing Catch With Your Thoughts – In Mid-Air
  9. The Human Condition: Hijacked by Disaster
  10. Being Here Now


Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning medical journalist, author and public speaker.  She tweets often about breaking medical news. Follow her tweets and check out her Facebook site and website and blog. 

She is the author of the The Last Best  Cure, The Autoimmune EpidemicDoes Anybody Else Look Like Me? A Parent’s Guide to Raising Multiracial Children as well as a contributor to the Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Library book, Integrative Gastroenterology, (Oxford University Press, April 2010).

Among others she is the recipient of the 2010 National Health Information Award, the 2012 international AESKU Award from the International Congress on Autoimmunity for her lifetime contribution to autoimmune disease research with the book The Autoimmune Epidemic.

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