Author Archive for Ken Lassesen

Bacterial Resistance, Infection and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Fighting Infections Pt. I

This is the first of a second series of posts dealing with remission strategies from infections.  The contents will apply regardless of which infection model you believe causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The usual models are: A bacterial infection in the body (tissue, bone marrow, blood) - for Read more [...]

Change Agents: Ken Lassesen on Prescription and Herbal Antibiotics to Alter the Gut Flora in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Part III: Changing the Gut Microflora in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My favorite conference paper is Faecal Microbial Growth Inhibition in Chronic Fatigue/Pain Patients because it identifies both undergrowth and overgrowth in a set of chronic fatigue syndrome patients.  I made a major assumption Read more [...]

Ken Lassesen on Changing the Gut Ecosystem With Probiotics

Changing the Gut Flora II (Recovered ME/CFS patient Ken Lassesen relates his understanding of probiotics and gut bacteria. He is not a doctor. Please consult with your doctor before making any changes in your diet or supplement regimen.) Changing your gut flora is actually not easy.  Think of Read more [...]

Changing Your Gut Flora Pt I: Food to Feed the Good Bacteria in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(Ken's gut series explaining how he recovered from ME/CFS  continues with a focus on food and the gut.  A reminder - Ken is a layman, not a doctor; check with your doctor before altering your diet or your treatment regime.) This is the first in a series of posts of ways to address the stable Read more [...]

Fertile Flora: the Gut Microbiome and the Infection Connection in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

(Ken Lassesen has recovered three times from chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).  In his gut series on ME/CFS/FM he provides his personal prescription for better health through gut flora manipulation. Please note that Ken is a patient, not a doctor; these blogs are for informational purposes only. Read more [...]

Blood, Guts and Germs : The Gut Microbiome in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

(Dave Berg's theory that ME/CFS patients were in a state of hypercoagulation or thickened blood which reduced oxygen and nutrient flow to their tissues appeared around 2000.  The theory, like so many other theories, (eg. Chia's enterovirus findings), received little attention from the research community. Read more [...]

A Person with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recovers and….a Gut Series Begins

(Ken Lassesen's focus on the gut enabled him to recover from chronic fatigue syndrome. Over the next couple of months he'll be exploring his understanding of the role the gut played for him on Health Rising.  Check out his website CFSRemission here. Please welcome Ken Lassesen to Health Rising. ) In Read more [...]