Deepak Chopra - apparently a good friend of Michael Jackson (and everybody else?) - has weighed in on Michael's plight. His skin problems were caused by an autoimmune disorder. Interestingly stress in childhood is also linked to autoimmune disorders in adults apparently Michael Jackson had a lot of stress in childhood. But what about CFS? The CDC is absolutely convinced that stress in childhood is linked to this disease. I disagree with this - my childhood had normal levels of stress - but it's an interesting question given how clear I am at least at my stress response has, to put it mildly, gone completely off kilter. But check this out - cortisol is a key immune regulator. Maybe stress in one person causes their immune system to attack their own body. Maybe in another person it causes the innate immune response and the NK cells to fold up (ME/CFS). Anyway this blog "Childhood, Michael Jackson and You' is a good one written by a good ME/CFS blogger. Check it out.