One thing I'm discovering is that those of us with chronic infections and illnesses (CFS/FMS, anyone?) have issues with METHYLATING! Meaning, we don't produce enough glutathione, cysteine, taurine, methionine, B12, B's etc (the sulfur-based amino acids and methyl-donating compounds). Methylation is vital for immune function, HCl production, detoxification, muscle repair (anyone else here experiencing cachexia, despite eating loads of protein?), tissue repair, enzyme production, synthesizing protein, emotional regulation...and just about every single vital process in the body. When we have defective methylating systems, we are prone to chronic infections, illnesses, metals, etc...and our body starts to break down.
here are some great links to explore:
treatment of CFS/FMS with restoring methylation http://aboutmecfs.org.violet.arvixe.com/Trt/TrtMethylStudy09.pdf
Very good article on glutathione and some protocols and products.
Good site on methylation and how it relates to CFS/FMSm etc. http://aboutmecfs.org.violet.arvixe.com/Trt/TrtGSHIntro.aspx
Glutathione and oxidative stress (MMS probably lowered my glutathione levels even more than before.... great) http://aboutmecfs.org.violet.arvixe.com/Trt/TrtLRTKony.aspx
Have u heard of "NT Factor?" It's supposed to also help with methylation AND leaky gut syndrome and CFS/FMS
Also, info on enterovirus and CFS/FMS:
More on non-polio entervirus. Also causes CFS/FMS, which I have been struggling with for years. I think I might have contracted this in 2008, for I got sick with flu-like illnesses in succession over the course of a 4 month period. Do u think this might be another infection I have?
Symptoms (I make nearly every one of these)
More on Dr Chia's findings