Posts Tagged ‘illness’
BY GARRY F. GORDON, MD, OD, MD(H)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating and frustrating illness affecting millions worldwide. There is no cure for CFS. Having similar symptoms to viral infections, like headache, fever, sore throat, muscle and joint pain and severe fatigue, there is much controversy about whether CFS is a “real” physical illness. Although the origins are not fully agreed upon by the experts, and studies linking CFS to Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) are being discounted as a result of contaminated blood samples, XMRV has also been linked to autism, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and prostate cancer. Interestingly, CFS sufferers are found to possess elevated levels of antibodies to many organisms that have infectious components, such as Lyme disease, candida (yeast infection), herpesvirus type 6 (HHV-6), human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV), Epstein-Barr, measles, coxsackie B, cytomegalovirus, or parvovirus.
Most all of us have some chronic infection present. Regardless of the type of pathogen or related disease, we know we are all susceptible. It is more important to focus on total body detoxification and restoration of cellular function so our bodies may better handle any pathogen they are exposed to.