Hello Dear Kim,

You wrote - without including the great MEdical mind you're so unfairly discussing with:

I don't know why, but I decided to click on the link to the press release of the book (above in i.f.'s post) and then onto Amazon where I took a look inside.

The first few chapters deal with helping you, the sugar addict, figure out which type of addiction you have. Dr. T includes handy quizzes so that you don't have to rely on expensive unreliable diagnostic tests, because as Dr. T. says "Standard blood testing for hormonal deficiencies will not reveal the problems until they are very severe, sometimes leaving people deficient for decades". Who needs labwork when you can just take a quiz?

Here are some of the claims he includes about CFS/FMS <---- which he mentions in tandem every time, as if they are one and the same illness.

Sure it was. And recovery had nothing to do with finding a place to live (he claims he was homeless at that time).

Yup, that's exactly how CFS happens. You stop eating AllBran, start downing the Twinkies, food starts to putrefy in your gut and whammo - you've got CFS or FM.

What did you say? You don't fit into the low fiber/Twinky profile? Ah well, it must have been all that sweetened coffee you drank that caused your CFS.

Oh, it's the candida-leads-to-CFS theory due to Twinkies or Starbucks consumption. But you're right doc. CFS doesn't stop there. It goes on to cause cardiac myopathy, organ damage, and maybe even lymphoma.

Wow!! He covers all bases here. If you have CFS and kept eating Twinkies, you may have developed all four types of sugar addictions. You need to read the whole book.

Going out on a limb for this claim, he assumes that the initial infection that started your CFS was treated with antibiotics and that is what promoted your yeast problems. So, now we are up to three possible causes of CFS: 1) low/fiber + Twinky diet 2) Starbucks addiction 3) Antibiotics

I think you've got it backwards, doc. CFS impairs your immune system which subsequently impairs your digestion.

And we believe this because???

Big leap of correlation here. But we trust you Dr. T. No need to cite any science.

Diflucan for XMRV??? Am I reading this right?

It's so UNFAIR to do battle with this genius by using LOGIC and PROBABILITY theory.... just listen to this wacko, quoted by another wacko:

-- http://www-biba.inrialpes.fr/Jaynes/prob.html

"The actual science of logic is conversant at present only with things either certain, impossible, or entirely doubtful, none of which (fortunately) we have to reason on. Therefore the true logic for this world is the calculus of Probabilities, which takes account of the magnitude of the probability which is, or ought to be, in a reasonable man's mind."
-- James Clerk Maxwell (1850)

Maarten.

P.S. :Innocent1: :Tongue: (all virtual as you see...)

xxoo

(And Jaynes is as good as yodeling with you... virtual :Cheeky Grin: ...( but a LOT of text).
O, and standard deductive logic is logically speaking included in probability theory.)