Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Gut, 2

Guilt has to be hidden if at all possible. But why do I think that there is medical guilt associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

There is much evidence that antibiotics damage the gut, yet these drugs often get off the hook because most people are not seen to sustain gut damage. Gut flora is not measured or monitored and therefore the effects of antibiotics are not seen. It is thought that the more antibiotics a person takes, the greater the risk to ongoing gut ecology damage and that for those with the predisposition of gut flora imbalance, the risk is higher. But antibiotics are given to patients without regard for their history and without concern for any possible resulting illness, let alone a professional reporting of ensuing illness to any medical body. Of course, this is all very alarming, but still more so is the fact that doctors really do not want to have the cause and effect monitored.

Of course there are exceptions within mainstream medicine. Some G.Ps, mindful of the risks, will advise patients to take probiotics during and after antibiotic use to minimise risk.( If there is no link at all between antibiotic use and deleterious consequence to health, why would they do this?) And of course some few doctors in the N.H.S. know what is happening and just keep quite. Let`s do a double take on this: "some doctors know what is happening to people and keep quiet"? Well, yes, there are an enlightened few, but as always within groups, there are things that have to be done in order to maintain one`s position within the group organism. Group rewards don`t come gratis, they come at a price. Doctors who overstep the mark, even if this is to try to help patients, risk, at worst, losing their job, but there are lesser consequences too. In short, there are some things that doctors with conscience just cannot speak up about.

So with some doctor`s awareness of the dangers of antibiotics, some keeping shtum and some quietly advising their patients, we can see that the medical profession is carrying a lot of guilt, suppressed guilt, unconscious guilt sometimes, but enough to account for a less than adequate response to some illnesses, illnesses where there is medical guilt. Okay, so I think at this point we need to look at A.D.H.D........

Once again many doctors within general medicine will steer a parent towards the managing or fixing of A.D.H.D. in their child upon the basis that it is a gut disorder. A dietary program, supplements, all to minimise the "hyperness" resulting from foods that feed a likely candida overgrowth.

I wonder why this has not been the standard approach, though? Why do doctors feel, and let`s emphasise the word "feel" here because it is indeed a subjective diagnosis, that a child should be medicated with a psychiatric drug like Ritalin for a gut disorder? Doesn`t this sound like the worst kind of evil ? Well, in my view, it sounds like a very serious and unethical perversion of medicine. I so much feel that it is an outrage to treat a child as if it has a psychiatric illness when it in fact has a physical illness, but we have seen this before haven`t we? (Sarcasm intended here!!!) M.E., even with a half-hearted recognition as a physical condition, still incurs the disrespect of psychiatric interventions. Can we believe that this is happening in the 21st century? Well, it is almost beyond belief I know, and this is why we need to know how and why this should be so. Why would doctors who, after all, are supposedly all about wanting to help people, get caught up in pushing physical illness into the psychiatric sphere? Could it be that vaccinations cause allergies and autism, A.D.H.D. and the like, and doctors are fleeing from their involvement in it?

Contd. in the next blog. Please do join me.


N.B. For those of you with C.F.S., please check out the Specific Carbohydrate diet, S.C.D.

and Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride`s treatment protocol.

Parents with concerns about A.D.H.D.or autism please see:

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