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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Brain Inflammation

An article in Scientific American, May 16, 2014, discusses potential changes in the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, based on more evidence that inflammation in specific regions of the brain may distinguish those with CFS versus controls.  This has long been suspected to be the case, but this new data is making a more solid argument.  This then brings up the question, at least in my mind, as to what might cause this low-level brain inflammation.  My guess would be low-level infections (strep, viruses, etc.), low-level environmental toxins (particularly metals), and for some people things like food sensitivities, especially gluten.  To read an interesting article on gluten sensitivity and it's potential impact on the brain (by David Perlmutter, MD), click here.
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