Julie Rehmeyer's 'Through the Shadowlands'
Writer Never Give Up talks about Julie Rehmeyer's new book "Through the Shadowlands: A Science Writer's Odyssey into an Illness Science Doesn't Understand" and shares an interview with Julie ...
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Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Marky90, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. andyguitar

    andyguitar Senior Member

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    I get what many say about immune system defects. No doubts in my mind that unusal immune responses are common in both ME and CFS. But I just dont buy into the idea that sufferers are genetically predisposed to have those sort of problems. I think the problems with the immune system are acquired and are caused in most cases (of CFS) by an adverse drug reaction and, in some cases, adverse supplement reaction. The idea that because something can be bought from a health food store it must be "healthy" is cobblers. Supplement manufacturers in the UK get away with far to much when it comes to not having to prove the safety and effectiveness of their products.
     
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    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    Thx @Learner1 and I bookmarked the video to watch it later. And enjoy your conference!
     
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    Learner1 Professional Patient

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    Thanks, I did!
     
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    Learner1 Professional Patient

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    At the conference I went to, doctors from the University of Washington enumerated over 300 genetic defects leading to immune system irregularities, which seems to fit with what Neil McGegor had found in Australia. They are also piloting gene editing techniques in more severely ill patients.

    No doubt there also are many of us who have had environmental factors like infections, toxins, or drugs trigger ME/CFS.

    And, there are likely some of us that have all of the above.
     
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