It's an answer like this that makes me question Dr. Chia. And I'm not just referring to this question/answer, I mean for all I know he looked at all the labs and interpreted them correctly as all past infections.How much do you think the CBV2, EBV, HHV-6, Echovirus, and CpN titers are contributing to my illness in comparison with the CBV4 titers?
Not much if at all, it's the CBV4. The other titers are likely past infections.
But I've seen enough on Dr Chia to know that he is oddly dismissive of other possible CFS causes. Seems like he's always like "No, it's enterovirus.". Um, okay.....?
I for one, have fully active enterovirus and EBV infections. And there's no way I could reach 100% just treating one or the other.
That's the case w/ everyone though. Everyone and every virus and every condition.Of course, there is aways the issue that once patients recover, they may lose interest in the ME/CFS community, and just get on with their lives.
Probably not. But aside from the money, it's about his lifelong research. And I have a theory that in the past 10 yrs, he's realized that his theories and research weren't as important as he initially had thought. Which might be why we don't hear a ton from him these days. And I also believe he qualifies his patients, which could skew results. Think about all the things he said about that...But then how to explain Chia's claims? I don't think he's actively misleading people to promote a supplement he sells at cost. That doesn't seem to be in his character. I also don't think he's blind to his own patient population's level of improvement.
He's also said it's better in people that are fatigued w/out pain. He clearly has looked into this a lot and knows who it will and will not work on, which could skew the success rates.66% effectiveness against coxsackie B. Better in younger patients (considered 30 young), better for men, people early into the illness, and African Americans / Hispanics.
Sorry to criticize something you wrote 3 yrs ago Hip. But.. that's a bit of a stretch...Switching into brainstorming mode for a moment, the first crazy idea that springs to mind is that because Dr Chia is based in Southern California, then assuming many of his patients are locals, they are going have higher sunshine exposure, which leads to higher levels of vitamin D, which effects Th1/Th2 in complex ways.