“A functional symptom is a medical symptom in an individual which is very broadly conceived as arising from a problem in nervous system 'functioning' and not due to a structural or pathologically defined disease cause.” - Wikipedia
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]