Ectopic colonization of oral bacteria in the intestine drives TH1 cell induction and inflammation http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6361/359 This is interesting to me for multiple reasons. I got CFS from tonsilitus (caused by bacteria in the mouth?) and very soon after getting ill my teeth got massively worse. I remember about maybe 3 weeks after getting ill, looking in the mirror and being very shocked at how my gums had gone from normal to very receded in a couple of weeks. The only reason it took me so long to notice is because my gums kept bleeding when brushing so I decided to eventually look in the mirror. My oral health has remained very bad throughout this last 6 years, my gums very inflammed, my tounge always very coated, breath sticks, teeth sensitivities, etc. So could it be possible that I got some bad bacteria in my mouth from tonsilitus which keeps reinfecting my gut causing bad gut bacteria and then CFS? Could this be why some benefit from anti-virals yet others do not. For some virus is the issue (and thus TH2 dominant) so taking a TH1 stimulant/antiviral/etc helps, for others bacteria is the issue so a TH2 stimulant/antibiotic/etc helps, for other cause is different so niether would help. My teeth got worse about a month ago so I started oil pulling with coconut oil. My oral health has improved slightly and tongue coating is less (but still present), however I cannot say what difference this has had on my health (presumably very little). What do you guys think?