Thanks. I've had a lot of time (and increased capacity) since I got better to research and think about these issues we've been discussing, especially the theme of this thread. I was a big believer in drug-only interventions prior to my amazing improvement, now besides Nutrient Therapy I also see the power of psychotherapeutic, lifestyle, and nutritional treatments. I'd say it's because of the last two that the NT worked so well, and because of this the first one is now really bearing fruit.Thanks for all that, very cogent. Speaking of research, I recently found this statement on one of your Australian practitioner's websites, suggesting that recent researchers believe 40 is a more accurate test threshold (in which case at around 20 I don't have it at all, makes my head spin).
"Previously Australian labs reported any result >15 as elevated pyrroles. There has been a lot of research recently into benchmarking Pyrrole results and the new criteria (which I agree with based on clinic experience) is a positive result for Pyroluria is >40."
I was going to caution on the need for you to seek treatment for this. In one of the articles I linked to in my own article I wrote when I got better there is the finding that as a marker of oxidative stress, HPL will be elevated in anyone who has some physical or even psychological stressor in their life. It's this stress which is now thought to be the cause of the zinc/B6-responsive bag of symptoms which are labeled "Pyrrole Disorder" (PD) and the highest levels are associated with the Mental Health/brain disorders which are the focus of the WRI. My own were above 40 initially.
It's quite possible your moderately high HPL levels are due to whatever else is also associated with the ME/CFS. Treating the PD may provide some relief but I think the best approach is to treat those root issues. It may all well turn out to be related to the lifestyle/nutrition/stress/toxicity/etc issues expressing themselves in ways as individual as the particular circumstances involved. I wish you the best of luck in that quest.
The cut-and-paste jobs are a phenomenon I observe a lot in the Alternative world of anything, due to poor understanding of the scant research which does exist. I find that happens among both proponents and detractors. It's why I wrote my article. https://sites.google.com/view/nutrient-power-group/faq/pyrrole-disorder-aka-pyroluria