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The New Totally Updated 5th Edition Is Loaded With the Latest Health Breakthroughs for Reversing Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue/ME.


I’m putting the finishing touches to the 5th edition of “Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.” I anticipate my publisher having paperback copies in bookstores by early September and the eBook sometime this summer.



This will be the last week to get a free eBook of my 4th edition Treating and Beating book – to do so, see the link at the bottom of this page.

My labor of love and love does hurt, is almost finished. I’m looking forward to sleeping late and not waking at 4 am to write or do research for 5th edition book, four or five days a week. The happiest days of many a writer is the very beginning, the idea of writing and the end, a finished product. The middle can be painful.


“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” — Earnest Hemingway

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” — Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt



Here is an excerpt from Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 5th edition:



By James McMinn, M.D.


Looking back, it almost seems like a past life regression to remember my days and nights in the Emergency Room. After finishing my residency in Detroit I spent most of the next 20 years of my medical career as an ER physician at various locations around the country, including stints on the faculties of Harvard University School of Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine, and I currently find myself as an Assistant Professor at the UAB School of Medicine.  So many times, in those emergency rooms, especially in the middle of the night, when I had a moment to escape from the chaos, it occurred to me that many of the sick and miserable people in their moments of crisis did not have to be there if they just had a good wellness doctor (like Dr. Rodger Murphree) to take care of them, and guide them down the path of wellness. Perhaps because of these very thoughts my professional pendulum has swung to the far other end of the spectrum, and for the past 6 years I have been completely dedicated to integrative medicine and the practice of wellness medicine.


One of my first, and most lasting influences in this new phase of my career was my discovery of Dr. Rodger Murphree’s excellent book “Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.”  In many ways, this book was transformative for me. Without a doubt, it changed the way I practice medicine.  I still have my original copy, with many underlined, highlighted, and dog-eared pages.  I keep this copy in my office right beside my chair where I see my patients, and I refer to it frequently as a resource to help my patients with fatigue and fibromyalgia understand their disease, and to show them the path of recovery.


Over the many years of my career, I have seen and heard the spectrum of opinions on fibromyalgia. Many providers don’t understand it, and some medical professionals (doctors and nurses) don’t think it exists.  Others are quick to assume that anyone who claims that they have “fibro” is “drug seeking.”  Even for those doctors who believe in it, it’s the last thing that they want to see. Mainly because these patients take so much time to deal with, a commodity which doctors rarely have these days, and because they are frankly not properly trained to manage these patients. However, Dr. Murphree has taught me to embrace this disease, and he has given me the tools to deal with it.  His “Treating and Beating” book lays out a straightforward, step-by-step plan for doctors and patients alike to turn the ship around, get their energy back, and stop living a life of constant pain.  After reading Dr. Murphree’s excellent book, and applying his therapeutic approach to thousands of patients, I can testify that the vast majority of patients get much better with Dr. Murphree’s approach, and for many patients the results are miraculous.


I have learned in my practice of integrative medicine that millions of Americans suffer with fatigue and fibromyalgia.  This disease drastically affects their lives, their jobs, and their families. They can’t be the person they want to be, the parent they want to be, or the spouse they want to be.  Sadly, these people often slip through the cracks of traditional medicine, which doesn’t understand them, often can’t help them, and sometimes doesn’t believe them.  I can testify from my practice that Dr. Rodger Murphree, though his book “Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue” gives these people realistic hope of a brighter future.


If you or your loved one has fatigue/ME or fibro, or if you are a medical provider who treats people with fatigue and fibro, then this book should be an indispensable part of your medical library. Get it and read it!


More exerts and updates on the 5th edition to follow. Don’t forget to tune in and get your questions answered each week through the month of June.


After this week the 4th edition will no longer be available for free. Don’t delay, get your free copy today! Please feel free to pass this email on to others so they can download the 4th edition of ‘Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” while it is free (


11 replies
  1. Karen Stone
    Karen Stone says:

    I tried to order the ebook but it says I’m already subscribed. Does that mean I can’t get the ebook??

  2. Shelly Dixson
    Shelly Dixson says:

    I also tried to order and it said I was already subscribed.
    please send it to my email also.


    DEBRA NEMETH says:

    I hope I am not too late to get your E-Book. Sir, I THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your information. If need be I WWILL TRAVEL to see you in your office. Thank you,
    Debra Nemeth


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