Category: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Promise of Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Over the weekend, I read a great little article about the potential applications of fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) in treating a huge variety of diseases.[i]  Of course, we are sorely lacking in clinical trials for almost all but still, there is hope to be…

Probiotics for Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia? Probably, but the Science Isn’t Yet There

As regular readers know, I’m always on the lookout for “things you can do now.”  I’m especially happy then when actual clinical trials happen as we can get some idea of the effectiveness of treatments.  About 18 months ago, a paper was published reviewing…

Fibromyalgia: Yet Another Biome Related Illness

I’ve written before about recent findings that alterations in the gut bacteria are associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which is closely related to fibromyalgia.  For those of you unfamiliar, the symptoms of fibromyalgia include wide spread body pain, fatigue, impaired sleep, potentially cognitive…

Dysbiosis, Fibromylagia (and Chronic Fatigue)…and Me

As many of you may know, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is thought to be  closely related to fibromyalgia… and as someone who suffers from the latter, any news on these two illnesses is near and dear to me. Inspired by the d-lactate findings I…

A Follow Up: Treating D-lactate Acidosis

For those of you who made it through my mammoth post of last week, re:  d-lactate acidosis…well done!  (For those of you who skipped it, you’re going to fail the pop quiz.) I have spent even more time on this, looking more into studies…

D-lactate Acidosis, SIBO, Autism, Chronic Fatigue or…What Happens When Judy Can’t Stop Reading

Because I know how to have fun, I have spent hours and hours over the last 2 days reading about d- lactate acidosis.  I’m not even sure why. It was one of those things, I guess, that suddenly struck me as interesting – and…

Helminths and Mental Health – Research Desperately Needed

I was very excited to see  a new paper[i] by Dr. William Parker and his colleague, Henry Kou, at Duke University, looking at the effects of the loss of our helminths and the relationship to mental illness.  The paper is, in some ways, a…

Chronic Fatigue and Inflammation

I’ve written before about the times years back when people with chronic fatigue syndrome were vilified as “lazy.” In that post, I talked about recent research looking at alterations in the gut bacteria as being associated with the disease. Yesterday, the big health news…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Microbiome

A few days ago, I got a great email from a woman suffering from ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) with 5 links to information on the relationship of the gut bacteria to the illness.  For those unfamiliar with the term “myalgic encephalomyelitis: it is…