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About This Site

Founded in 2006, this web site is a free, non-profit, independent information resource for sufferers and researchers of what is termed 'Multi-System Illnesses' (MSI) or 'Environmental Illnesses' (EIs), and in particular, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS or CFS). It is also geared to those interested in holistic health, (sports) nutrition, anti-ageing and general wellbeing.

Rather than examine generic classifications of disease, the focus of the site is to examine specific identifiable underlying problematic physiological processes, pathways and issues; ways in which they can be imbalanced or deficient; and potential avenues for their individual treatment. The relevance of the material on this site will thus vary from MSI patient to MSI patient, depending on the condition and specific underlying issues.

This site draws on a variety of sources, including information documented in medical literature (directly and indirectly in the form of reports from accredited laboratories); theoretical models, backed by varying amounts of study data, by some of the leading specialists in the fields of Integrative Health, Ecological Medicine, CFS and Multi-System Illnesses; discussions with Medical Doctors and Biochemists; elements of orthomolecular medicine and naturopathy; and personal observation and experience of various diets and protocols.

I have attempted to integrate the theoretical models into a wider framework and to present the material in as generic form as possible. Such models includes Dr John McLaren Howard, PhD's laboratory work on cellular membranes; Dr Martin L. Pall, PhD's Peroxynitrite model; Dr Patricia Kane, PhD's Detoxx phospholipid therapy; Dr Richard A. Van Konynenburg, PhD's work on methylation; elements of Dr Paul Cheney, MD, PhD's theories on cardiology; Andrew H. Cutler, PhD's theories on chelation therapy; and Dr Nyjon Eccles, MD's involvement in studies on magnetic stimulation. Where applicable I have cited the relevant source (journal, laboratory report or web site). No formal list of citations/references is included unfortunately, so the site may not be suitable for academics.

A new version of this web site will be launched in 2022, even if it means it is 'under construction'. Most of the work of splitting up the content into individual pages, re-editing and rewriting was completed in 2014 but a few pages are outstanding. I had been too busy to finish it and put it into a proper html or Wordpress template thereafter.

Sorry but I am not accepting any medical or health related enquiries or questions as I do not have time. If I do start offering questions or phone calls in the future, it will be on a consultancy basis only and will not be free. This web site will always remain free however.

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About the Author:

My name is Patrik Askert. I have suffered from Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome since the early 1990s, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since 2002, and have been informally researching CFS since 2005. I have a BSc (HONS) in Anthropology and Geography, which included some Medical Anthropological content, and A-Levels including Chemistry and Physics. My background is in the chemical industry. I am not medically trained. I first tried Acupuncture in 1992 and have been interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine since then, combining this with my knowledge of nutrition and fitness, and later, biochemical knowledge of CFS.

Thank you for your time and I offer you a warm welcome to this site and hopes that you enjoy it or find at least something of value here.

Patrik Askert, BSc

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