Genetic Thick Blood Tests for CFS.

Back in 1999, Dave Berg (Hemex Labs) publised “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) &/or Fibromyalgia (FM) as a Variation of Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS): An Explanatory Model and Approach to Laboratory Diagnosis. and stated “We have found that 3 out of 4 CFS &/or FM patients have a genetic deficiency”. A reader wrote yesterday: “I have APS.  […]

Increasing Alistipes Putredinis

Another low bacteria from  Ian Lipkin et. al [2017] study  [Index to all posts on Study] was Alistipes putredinis was formerly known as Bacteroides putredinis (Weinberg et al., 1937) [2003]. Like the prior two bacteria, it is a butyrate producer. It is in the the lysine pathway [2014] “There was one isolate of Bacteroides putredinis resistant to chloramphenicol” [1999] […]

Series on Ian Lipkin Research Results

I am starting a series, similar to the last two posts, looking at the highs and lows bacteria reported by Ian Lipkin — and what can be done to correct them. As always, I will be using publications on PubMed to list the research followed by my Bottom Line summary for the brain fogged. I will be […]

Addressing High Streptococcus: Bioscreen Report

From a reader: “Bioscreen result. I have seen a few other CFS patients’ Bioscreen data. Almost always have high streptococcus. Also, X…(… on Phoenix Rising) in 2013 had similar scores to what I currently have, when he was ill. Trying to get in touch with X… as well. Once again, thank you Ken I gather […]

In memory of Silvia – a last note from a CFS Suicide

Below is an English translation of her last email (original Spanish version is here): Aimed at all and in particular who is responsible for reading this: I, Silvia González Rodríguez in full mental faculties and lucidity (which is to my misfortune, since suffering would be much less if I lacked them) decide to seek my […]

Acid Reflux

A reader asked about heart burn / excessive acid stomach / acid reflux / reflux esophagitis.  This is a common symptom for a subset of CFS patients. “Dysbiosis, consisting of enrichment in some Gram-negative taxa (including Veillonella, Prevotella, Haemophilus, Neisseria, Campylobacter, and Fusobacterium), has been reported in association with gastroesophageal reflux disease” [2016] “the study found Veillonella(19%), […]

Updated Model and Treatment Suggestions

Since I started this blog, some 530 posts ago, there have been significant changes in probiotics available and information available (for example uBiome results). My original model favored the reports from the University of Newcastle in Australia in 1998. The uBiome results from a sample of over a dozen readers of this blog confirmed parts of […]