Archive for bacteria

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 [...]

Study Suggests Gut Bacteria May Be Able to Trigger Autoimmune Disorders

The mysterious microbial world within us is beginning to reveal its secrets, but many mysteries remain to be solved in the years to come. Dr. Diane Mathis The  gut continues to surprise. This study is on rheumatoid arthritis, but you might want to just replace RA with the term 'autoimmune disorder' Read more [...]

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Part of an Inflammatory Disorders “Epidemic”?….Autism, Inflammation, Autoimmunity and ME/CFS

I remember thinking Rich Von Konynenburg had gone off his rocker when he proposed, years ago, that  autism and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) were somehow related.  Looking at autism's  severe cognitive, communication and emotional issues, the male gender bias, the vastly younger age of the Read more [...]

The Pain of it All: Science For Patients Video Series #5 – De Meirleir on Pain in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Highlights From the Talk In this fifth video of ME/CFS Associations 'Expert Science' series, Dr .De Meirleir looked at why he believes pain is so common in ME/CFS and what can be done about it. He noted that fatigue usually comes before pain in this disorder and as with sleep  cites the cytokines Read more [...]
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