Archive for Gut

Lipkin Project Gutting It Out

Ian Lipkin thinks the gut holds the key to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (and who are we to disagree with him? ). His study will identify microbes that are associated with immune activation in ME/CFS, then find ways to knock them down using probiotics, antibiotics followed by probiotics, restriction Read more [...]

The Kitei-Lipkin Interview: Missing Pathogens, Psychosomatic Directors and Serving the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Community

Mindy Kitei just posted a long interview with Ian Lipkin, the renowned 'virus-hunter' leading the Chronic Fatigue Initiative's ME/CFS pathogen discovery project. Dr. Lipkin has also begun a crowdfunding effort to raise the funds to do comprehensive microbiome analyses in people with Chronic Fatigue 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 [...]

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 [...]

The Gut-Wrenching Effects of Exercise: Could Exercise Be Wiping Out the Gut in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Tomorrow in a webinar the  CFIDS Association of America will provide the results of Shukla's study looking at the effects of exercise on gut flora and gut permeability in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). We know the gut is affected in ME/CFS; we just don't know how much and what role it Read more [...]

The Gut in Fatigue, Pain, Mood and ME/CFS/FM: Part II – The Emerging Story

  Two medical practitioners/researchers, Dr. Bested and Alan Logan, with a long history of involvement in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), have written a series of three review papers suggesting gut flora and gut issues impact the fatigue, pain and mood issues present in ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. Read more [...]

The Gut, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia – the Emerging Story

Dysbiosis - The condition that results when the natural flora of the gut are thrown out of balance The gut has not received alot of research in either fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome but it's becoming more and more clear that the gut is a player and the only question is how big of a role Read more [...]