Perfectly healthy until 32, then my immune system went off the rails.
I have found that eating only meat or fasting stabilize my condition, and remove the immune cytokines that cause flares. I was told I had Lyme’s, I have POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), and other autonomic damage due to inflammation.
I had brain damage and memory loss, and was disabled for years. I use doxycycline as an anti-inflammatory and nicotine gum to suppress my immune response and those help a lot, but if I eat anything other than meat I have edema all over my body.
I’m not entirely sure Lyme’s is the answer to CFS and the all meat improvement, but I do know my immune system is overreactive. My fasting experiments prove that. All the symptoms are from inflammation, long term. Going back to the 1970s you’ve got people with auto immune diseases who go into remission when put on an elemental diet, meaning pure glucose, amino acids, fats, but no proteins that could flare them. No fibre.
We’re all on this spectrum, and unless people go through it, or their spouse goes through it, they will never understand the freedom eating only meat gives. It saves our lives. I need to be more consistent, I’m tired of being tired and nauseated all the damn time.