This website disseminates my research over the past 25 years. I developed IBS in the 1980s and several years later discovered the link with magnesium deficiency. A methodical search of the causes of magnesium deficiency pointed to hypothyroidism which doctors denied because my blood test results were ‘normal’. During the next two decades I came to realise how a great deal of medical research is sloppy and lacks scientific rigor. Studies are designed to achieve results preferred by the authors, motivated by profit or even worse by prejudice. When researchers fail to understand an illness they put the blame on the patient who is ‘DMOd’ (told they are depressed, menopausal or overweight). I try to use good science supported by logical reasoning. Some content is hypothesis which of necessity involves speculation which I try to back up with evidence and sound reasoning.
We aim to discover the links between IBS, Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME along with the root causes, using good science. The objective is not to better manage these conditions but to find causes and cures.
IBS, Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME are ‘functional disorders’ which became prevalent during the 1970s and 1980s when the diagnosis of hypothyroidism shifted from clinical assessment of signs and symptoms to reliance on laboratory assays of blood hormone levels.
A lot of medical research is sloppy, there is a need for good science. Chronic disorders are assumed to be untreatable and blame is assigned to the patients who are told they are depressed, menopausal, overweight or neurotic.
Some of this content is quite advanced. I remember how difficult I found it to concentrate for more that fifteen or twenty minutes without getting a fuzzy brain, yawning and feeling very tired. The content is broken up into a series of specific topics which can be revisited as and when necessary. New topics will be added every few weeks, allowing time to assimilate the information. Topics can be printed by using ‘Ctrl+P’ which is useful for those of us who like to scribble notes over documents.
I suggest you have a glance at the Functional Disorders page before going onto a topic.
Please browse through the website and feel free to make any comments or suggestions in the Contact page.