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Dr. Lucinda Bateman's Theory of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

If you have not already seen Dr. Bateman's video regarding her thoughts on the IACFSME conference and her unified theory this video is worth watching.

Whoever created the video really messed up the slides... they are only on the correct slides for about the first half, so just listening is best for the 2nd half.

She is absolutely correct that pretty much all doctors are seeing at most a few puzzle pieces of this disease and do not have the big picture. This is mostly due to the fact that ME is far more complex than any disease we have ever studied before, but also because medicine is a highly sub-specialized field (medical research is even worse).

I hope that she and others will pursue validating this theory. Personally, I think it is a very good theory and hope more research is done on CNS autoimmunity and inflammation, but my own "unified theory" is a bit different. Perhaps more on that later...


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