The Gut Microbiome

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IamCurious
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   Posted 6/30/2016 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
The gut microbiome may be a major factor for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

/www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/06/30/new-study-shows-chronic-fatigue-isnt-just-in-your-head-it-may-have-to-do-with-your-gut/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories-2_fatigue-905a-stream%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Cornell University researchers looked at stool and blood samples of 48 people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (or more formally, myalgic encephalomyelitis) and at 39 healthy volunteers.

They found two main differences: Through DNA sequencing, they found the stool samples in the patients with the condition had less diversity in bacteria present in the gut and that there were fewer that were anti-inflammatory. The blood samples were also distinct: There were markers of inflammation that the researchers theorized may be due to a "leaky gut from intestinal problems that allow bacteria to enter the blood."

Male, born 1951, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo. When needed powdered psyllium seed mixed with VSL3DS and blueberries is very helpful.

Two(2) Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242) and two(2) Culturelle each morning. Fish oil, curcumin, extra D3, magnesium, multivitamin.

Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.
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ladybugdreams
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   Posted 7/1/2016 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have been reading about this but we will just have to wait & see where this goes. Hard to tell at this time which came first, the chicken or the egg. Does CFS/ME cause this problem in some people or is it the other way around? I was dx'd with IBS about the same time I was dx's with CFS/ME. It will be interesting to see what happens. Hugs, Denise
Fibromyalgia-dx'd: 2006, ME/CFS-dx'd: 2006, Holt-Oram Syndrome dx'd 1975, reduced lung capacity dx'd 2009, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression (lifetime problem) IBS, neuropathy in hips

I have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.

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