ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|

Trending News

Piriformis Syndrome in Fibromyalgia

Sensory Distress: The Other Side of Fibromyalgia

Patient Harm: The Facts and the Effects of Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Criteria

Small Fiber Neuropathy Fibromyalgia Studies Mount: But Does SFN Cause Pain in FM?

Cognitive Dysfunction of Fibromyalgia Does Not Impair Driving Ability

The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability Insurance Benefits

Study Finds Serotonin Decreases Sensitivity to Pain

Connectivity Between Brain Regions May Predict Fibromyalgia Drug Treatment Response

VIDEO: Ken Questions: The Chronically Ill & Disabled Parking

Fibromyalgia-Friendly Turkey Day Recipe Tips and Swaps

 
Print Page
Email Article

Immunostimulation in the treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis

  [ 6 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ]
By A. D. Proal et al. • www.ProHealth.com • April 18, 2013


By A.D. Proal  et al.

Abstract

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) has long been associated with the presence of infectious agents, but no single pathogen has been reliably identified in all patients with the disease. Recent studies using metagenomic techniques have demonstrated the presence of thousands of microbes in the human body that were previously undetected and unknown to science. More importantly, such species interact together by sharing genes and genetic function within communities. It follows that searching for a singular pathogen may greatly underestimate the microbial complexity potentially driving a complex disease like CFS/ME. Intracellular microbes alter the expression of human genes in order to facilitate their survival. We have put forth a model describing how multiple species - bacterial, viral, and fungal - can cumulatively dysregulate expression by the VDR nuclear receptor in order to survive and thus drive a disease process. Based on this model, we have developed an immunostimulatory therapy that is showing promise inducing both subjective and objective improvement in patients suffering from CFS/ME.

SourceImmunol Res. 2013 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print]. Proal AD, Albert PJ, Marshall TG, Blaney GP, Lindseth IA. Autoimmunity Research Foundation, 3423 Hill Canyon Ave, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360, USA.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

summary of article
Posted by: Sandy10m
Apr 28, 2013
Here is a general summary of the article. First, these authors believe that CFS and other disease processes are caused by a combination of infections that interplay with each other and your body. This may be why CFS has such a broad range of symptom sets. However, the bottom line is that some CFS patients have VDR (Vitamin D3 receptor) dysregulation. VDR is a 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3-activated member of the nuclear receptor superfamily of transcription factors. The diseases manipulate the Vit D3 receptors on cells and interfere with the use of Vit D3. Your blood tests may show a low level of 25-D in your blood (the raw material to make 1,25-D) but a high level of 1,25-D (the immediately usable form). One treatment that they are using in this paper is stimulating the immune system to respond. They use Olmesartan to do this. The patients will usually feel much worse for a long time, but then they slowly start to feel better, and some are cured. If you fall into this category of CFS, you might want to talk to your doctor about this treatment.
Reply Reply
 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Immune Support Supplements

Featured Products

Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Fibro Freedom™ Fibro Freedom™
Soothes, strengthens & revitalizes
FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Broad Spectrum Protection Against Brain Aging Broad Spectrum Protection Against Brain Aging
Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound
Shoo Pain, Don't Bother Me - Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life Shoo Pain, Don't Bother Me - Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life
Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH
The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing