ALTERNATE EXPLANATION OF CFS/ME/LONG-COVID: Best studies of physiologic commonalities of these disorders have measured metabolism, genetics, hormones, cytokines, mitochondrial respiration, & etc. The only common phenomenon that correlates with occurrence of these disorder is ....
The common thread of CFS/ME/LONG-COVID is the measured intensity of the initial insult; as in days of bedridden status & severe locomotor inactivity. What does this measurement reflect?
Astronauts returning from weightlessness are unable to support their upright musculoskeletal towers. Studies have shown that 2 weeks of strict bedrest result in profound loss of muscle mass and strength.
A body bereft of strength to stand upright becomes beset with widespread muscle spasms in compensatory efforts to support the upright body tower. Widespread muscle spasms generate widespread pain, which induces the organism to seek further bedrest. The process is self-begetting.
A strict sedentary existence exposes the organism to lack of sunlight exposure, nutrient depleted institutional foods, disrupted sleep cycles, attendant CNS dysfunctions, and widespread hormonal dysregulation.
Wasting illnesses of CFS/ME/LONG-COVID might be better studied as to etiology with measurements of SEMG, REM sleep, IGF-1, and Vitamin stores. True healing might occur if peptide precursors of GH, MOTS-c, & other natural dynamic biologicals were rationally employed along with ...
Additional rehabilitation of CFS/ME/LONG-COVID might be possible with musculoskeletal regenerative therapy in warm water, sunlight exposure, and treatment with nutrient dense mostly-proteinaceous foods; coupled with intravenous infusions of key vitamins and minerals.
Let’s not leave out the homeostatic efficacy of Medicinal Cannabis to stimulate appetite, ameliorate pain, induce relaxation and sleep, and to disrupt the hypothalamic-adrenal axis functions that beget anxiety.

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14 Mar
VITAMIN D HOW MUCH? Recent studies in men who work year around without shirts in Hawaii produce 6,000 units of Vitamin D per day; likely a dose selected by Darwinian evolution and likely non-toxic. Maybe even optimum.
My undergraduate biological sciences professor (1963) discounted need for supplemental Vitamin D & firmly proclaimed walking “15 minutes” outdoors “between classes” was sufficient daily sun exposure; a pompous proclamation in retrospect.
Studies in Spain (2020) have demonstrated that early COVID-19 infections relatively avoid the ICU if an IV bolus of ~100,000 units of Vitamin D is expeditiously administered within the early symptom period.
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27 Jan
CFS MYSTERY FURTHER UNSOLVED: CFS is function of “severity” of acute infection, but not of psychologic or measurable physiologic parameters, and for a variety of viral disorders. Huh! How can this be? Impossible! Why?
Well, let’s look at what import “severity of illness” has for a host that evolves chronic fatigue. In the study, chronic musculoskeletal pain was common amongst CFS suffers, but the pain generators were not studied. Soft tissues are the most likely explanation.
Persons beset with musculoskeletal pain commonly seek a sedentary status in order to avoid arousing musculoskeletal pain transducers.
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30 Dec 20
BOTOX FOR MIGRAINES: Key to success is depositing the Botox in the best tissue: mid-body & occipital insertion site of the most spastic Superior trapezius muscle; chronic spasm of which induces chronic muscle tension headaches and reflexive Migraine.
Way to discern spastic unilateral Superior trapezius muscle: look in mirror, view your auto driver license photo, & to pinch leading edge of each Superior trapezius to determine which leading edge is painful to pressure & also thicker; from supporting a chronically tilted head.
Looking in the mirror enables the person to view which shoulder is lower. The head usually tilts toward the lower shoulder side; causing Superior trapezius muscle on the higher shoulder side to be spastic from chronically supporting a tilted head (weighs about 10#).
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28 Dec 20
The exercise program is only for persons with less severe forms of Hypermobility (those who are still physically active) & who have not advanced to Fibromyalgia/ wasting disorders (who should begin an exercise only in warm water & until they are ready for walking on land).
My theory how persons with Fibromyalgia, wasting diseases & severe fatigue should exercise is that they should start with very gentle activities whereat gravity is negated & then through gradations of activities whereby exposure to gravity is gradually increased.
The first phase of exercise for persons with Fibromyalgia & wasting diseases should be similar to what was done with polio in the 1900’s: Warm water relaxes spastic muscles & enables joint range of motion exercises with gravity relatively negated.
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28 Dec 20
CORRECTION OF FUNCTIONAL SCOLIOSIS IN CASES OF HYPERMOBILITY SYNDROME: Recently, I had a young woman with scoliosis and Gastroparesis ask me what to do about her scoliosis.
This followed upon her reading about my theory that functional scoliosis is etiologic for Gastroparesis. Functional scoliosis is my name for a mild scoliosis that seems to occur in young women with Hypermobility Syndrome.
My theory is that a curved spine affects the autonomic nerves that travel next to the spine. I believe
that Gastroparesis is a dysautonomia.
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19 Dec 20
FUNCTIONAL SCOLIOSIS was a post of 12/5/20, & wherein I discussed etiology & exam for what I call “functional scoliosis”. I showed how this disorder, common in women with Hypermobility Syndrome, potentiates evolution of Costochondritis.
Functional scoliosis also underlies etiology of many dysautonomias, such as Migraine, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), POTS, Panic Attacks, Hyperventilation, & Gastroparesis. In this essay, I will describe my views of the pathophysiology of these disorders.
In my opinion, dysautonomias of the lower body, such as Interstitial Cystitis (IC), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), & perhaps Endometriosis, arise from neural impingements affecting autonomic nervous system tracts that regulate the tissues of these organs.
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