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About Dr. Teitelbaum

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is a board certified internist and Medical Director of the national Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers and Chronicity. He is author of the popular free iPhone application "Cures A-Z," and author of the best-selling book From Fatigued to Fantastic! (Avery/Penguin Group), Pain Free 1-2-3 (McGraw-Hill), Three Steps to Happiness: Healing Through Joy (Deva Press 2003), Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! (Fairwinds Press, 2010), and his newest book Real Cause, Real Cure (Rodale Press, July 15, 2011). Dr. Teitelbaum knows CFS/fibromyalgia as an insider — he contracted CFS when he was in medical school and had to drop out for a year to recover. In the ensuing 25 years, he has dedicated his career to finding effective treatment.

Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr. Oz Show and Oprah & Friends.

Dr. Teitelbaum lectures to patient, physician and research groups internationally. He is the lead author of groundbreaking “gold standard” research on effective treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, which was published in the Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, volume 8, number 2 in 2001.

In April 2002, he was editorialized in the Journal of the American Academy of Pain Management, where his integrative treatment protocol was recognized as “standard of practice” for chronic pain conditions.

His latest study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine focused on the effects of a unique 5-carbon sugar called D-ribose for Fibromyalgia patients. The research found that 2/3 of the patients studied showed improvement after only 12 days of therapy. The average increase in energy was 45 percent, with an average 30 percent improvement in well-being. Corvalen, a proprietary D-ribose product of Bioenergy Life Science, Inc., is designed to improve the metabolic health of hearts and muscles and is used to provide nutritional support to sufferers of fibromyalgia, CFS and cardiovascular disease.

His website provides a free, patented, symptom analysis program that can create a complete medical record of a patient's case and a treatment protocol to help patients and physicians determine the best course of treatment to get well.

Dr. T lives in Kona, Hawaii.


1969 -1972
B.A., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Medical School
1972 -1977
M.D. Degree, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Board Certifications

September 1980 Board Certified, Internal Medicine
December 2000 Founding Diplomate, American Board of Holistic Medicine

Professional and Society Memberships

1982 to 2000 ACP
1979 to 2000 ASIM
1980 to 1996 AHHA- Annapolis; Board of Trustees
1980 to 1990 ASCH
1980 to 2000 State Medical Society, Maryland
1980 to 2000 County Medical Society; Anne Arundel County, Maryland
1982 to 1984 Served on County Medical Society executive committee
1995 to 1998 Health Awareness Board member
1995 to Present Peer reviewer and physician supervisor for BPQA
1995 to 1997 Served as State Medical Society appointee to the Governor’s Commission on Complimentary Medicine
1999 to Present International society for Neuroimmune modulation
1999 to Present American Association for CFS
1999 to Present International MyoPain Society
1999 to Present Advisor to various groups; including IMEGA (umbrella organization for M.E. groups in England), TYH and ProHealth

Civic Activities

1991 to 1994 Founder & president of a private Annapolis day school (ABJDS) and Chairman of the fundraising committee
1980 to Present Numerous lectures (over 100) given to the public on medical and health issues including over 75 radio and television shows internationally
1995 to 1998 On hospital physician team providing free medical care at a homeless shelter (on rotation basis)

Publications: Journals

2006 Effective Treatment of CFS and Fibromyalgia with D-Ribose
2001 Effective Treatment Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia — A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study: 2001 (Vol. 8) Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
1995 Effective Treatment of Severe Chronic Fatigue States — A Report of a Series. Winter 1995 (Vol. 3, Issue 4); Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, p91-110
February 1978 "First Reported Case of Idiopathic Dilation of the Nonprimary Pulmonary Artery," Chest

Publications: Books & Newsletters

2011 Real Cause, Real Cure
2010 Beat Sugar Addiction NOW!
2007 From Fatigued To Fantastic! (3rd edition)
2006 Pain Free 1-2 3!
2003 Three Steps to Happiness! Healing Through Joy
2001 2nd Edition book From Fatigued To Fantastic!
1997 to Present Vitality 101! (newsletter)
1996 1st Edition From Fatigued To Fantastic! — A manual for moving beyond Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & fibromyalgia. The best-selling book on effective treatment of CFS/FMS with over 250,000 copies in print.

Presentations at National Meetings

1994 Annual CFIDS Research Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1995 AHHA National Conference; led 2 workshops on CFIDS/FMS
1995 Myopain ’95; an international myofascial pain conference held every 3 years, San Antonio, TX
1996 Frontiers of Pain Management, Phoenix, Arizona (invited again to make presentation 12/97)
1996 Annual CFIDS Research Conference, San Francisco California.
1997 NFRA (Fibromyalgia) Research Conference, Oregon
1998 Keynote address at AHMA Annual Conference
1999 International Myopain 1998 Conference - Italy
1999 AACFS Research Conference, Boston, MA
1999 ACAM, Reno, NV
2000 IAACN – Las Vegas, Nevada
2000 On faculty ABHM Board review course – Denver, CO
2001 AACFS Research Conference – Seattle, WA
2001 American Academy of Pain Management – Arlington, VA

Intramural Presentations

1980 to Present

On staff at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Currently emeritus member to allow time to pursue research and teaching activities. Many presentations given over the years including:

Preventing CNS injury post CPR
Evaluating for and treating magnesium deficiency in acute cardiac injury & arrythmias
Evaluation and treatment of chronic Myofascial pain and Fibromyalgia

Nutritional assessment and treatment of patients

Committee positions included:

Chairman of Medical Records Committee (1980’s)
Dietary Committee (1990’s)


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Some information on this site is from the book From Fatigued to Fantastic! Third Edition by Jacob Teitelbaum MD, copyright 2007 by Jacob Teitelbaum MD. Used by permission of Avery Publishing, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.