Progress on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Richard Stanley

Well-Known Member
It appears some progress has been made on the mechanism of causing CFS, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

I had moderate CFS for 4 years in the late 1980's immediately after typically having had a strange debilitating sickness (lasting for 1 month). In my case, the symptoms disappeared upon having my 13 mercury amalgam fillings removed and replaced.

Mercury is a severe neurotoxin, as is fluoride, and at the time I used the bad toothpaste and got the fluoride treatment at the dentist. No more.

Why is the USA one of the only advanced countries that permit fluoride to be so used? This is what we put in pesticide to kill insects. Perhaps some want us to have "brain fog"?

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Believed to affect at least a million people in the U.S., the condition is now increasingly termed myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME/CFS for short.

Many patients see the name "chronic fatigue syndrome" as trivializing and misleading, giving the impression that they're simply tired or depressed. In fact, they're experiencing profound exhaustion that isn't relieved with sleep, flu-like symptoms, muscle pain, "brain fog" and various other physical symptoms, all of which characteristically worsen with even minor exertion. (A 2015 Institute of Medicine report proposed the name "systemic exertion intolerance disease," but it hasn't really stuck.)

The symptoms can range from mild to extremely severe, with about a quarter of patients so ill they're mostly or completely confined to bed. Now, the Stanford researchers have linked ME/CFS to variations in certain cytokines, immune-signaling proteins, that track with illness severity. The study results were published online Monday in the the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ...

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/31/540565526/scientists-edge-closer-to-elusive-lab-test-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
 

Richard Stanley

Well-Known Member
Thx James, I'll check it out soon.

In any case, one of the points made in the video I posted was that she discusses the coincident(?) timing of the massive acceleration of chronic disease conditions, including obesity and diabetes, with the onset of air conditioning, allowing moderns to spend too much time inside during the day. Thus massively depleting their vitamin D stores. Vitamin D is much like a hormone, and it is turning out to have a much wider range of health benefits than just helping our bones by helping us adsorb calcium.

And, separately, now it is known that one must take vitamin K2 along with vitamin D to make sure calcium goes to the right places and not to the wrong places, like clogging our arteries. Most of us are no longer able to obtain adequate K2 from our modern diets.
 

jameslaroche

New Member
Thanks for recommending the YouTube interview with Dr. Gominak
Vitamin D, Deep sleep & Gut Bacteria w/ Dr. Stasha Gominak

She bases some of her results on
The Vitamin D Solution (2011)
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/The+Vitamin+D+Solution?_requestid=579778
by Michael F. Holick
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_F._Holick

Also - an eye opener about the pervasiveness of mercury in many food manufacturing processes:
Unsafe at Any Meal: What the FDA Does Not Want You to Know About the Foods You Eat
by Dr. Renee Joy Dufault
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renee_Dufault

Dr. Rob Knight (formerly at Knight Lab, U of Colorado, The Human Microbiome Project)
http://americangut.org/
Gut bacteria affecting brain function

Related:
The Second Brain
The Scientific Basis of Gut Instinct & a Groundbreaking New Understanding of Nervous Disorders of the Stomach & Intestines
by Michael D. Gershon, MD.

Dr. J. Daniels explains -
Each Internal organ repairs at cellular level at specific times/hours nightly - an important consideration for synchronizing awake & sleep time to circadian rhythm.
 
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