I first read about Dr Martin Pall from CatherineWO at Breathez. Dr Pall is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University. His research has shed new light on the causation of MCS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His research also applies to Gulf War Syndrome which he says has been shown to be a combination of the four.
I was first intrigued by his study for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve always suspected that, somehow, all of these diseases were related, though I had no idea how they were related. And second, it explains some of my own observations regarding the additive effect of products that trigger problems for me. As my disease has progressed, I’ve developed sensitivity to many things, including many foods. A prime example of additive effect is pecan pie. Nuts, for whatever reason, are often a migraine trigger. (Migraines are the primary symptom that I have, and I’ve long suspected that many migraine sufferers have a form of MCS.) Two years ago on Thanksgiving, I had pecan pie with our meal – around noon. No migraine. But, later in the evening I had a second piece (hey, it only happens once a year) and a migraine resulted. Hence, the additive effect theory.
As you read through Dr Pall’s website, you’ll find that he has developed a regimen of vitamins and supplements to treat these diseases. He lists this information in detail and mentions that there have been many who have benefited from his regimen.