Chronic fatigue syndrome and your gut; The NY Times shows a connection between gut health and the way we feel.
For those who suffer from chronic fatigue, and its inflammatory effects, the loss of energy and drive is a horrible problem to have.
Many doctors have dismissed chronic fatigue sufferers as people with psychological problems, however, new information may shed some light on this frustrating condition.
Apparently, scientists have found that those with chronic fatigue have different flora in their gut that causes inflammation that most of us do, and the data is consistent enough to link the condition with the health of the gut, a subject that has gotten a lot of attention lately. Perhaps, the alternative providers who have been talking about leaky gut and gut health have been right all along, and perhaps the healthcare community needs to be more open minded about approaches to care that are not considered main stream, but people are finding effective.
Check out this report from the NY times
Gut Bacteria Are Different in People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Nicholas Bakalar July 7, 2016 4:12 pm
A new study has identified a bacterial blueprint for chronic fatigue syndrome, offering further evidence that it is a physical disease with biological causes and not a psychological condition.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that causes extreme and lasting fatigue, preventing people from taking part in even the most routine daily activities. There are no tests to confirm the diagnosis, which has prompted speculation that it is a psychological condition rather than a physical illness.
In a study published in Microbiome, researchers recruited 48 people with C.F.S. and 39 healthy controls. Then they analyzed the quantity and variety of bacteria species in their stool. They also searched for markers of inflammation in their blood.