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Now, working with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from my wife’s illness in 1982, working with this whole disorder from that time, the fight that’s going on out there about the adults and about your children is really – is it psychosomatic or is it real? The sad fact is that when you look at NeuroSPECT scans on these adults, these children, what you see is the decrease of bloodflow in the temporal lobes. One of first questions I asked Dr. Mena was why the temporal lobes? Why should we have this common finding if we’re talking about some general neuroimmune problem or even the possibility of a virus? It’s notorious that herpes viruses go to the temporal lobe. Why should that happen? Well, it turns out that the temporal lobe includes some very critical structures called the amygdala and the limbic system that are actually, as I have gotten a whole new level of education in neurology, are part of the higher evolution of the human species. They are part of what separates us from other animal species. So what you’re really looking at is a vulnerability of the most critical part of our brains. The common denominator to all of this is going to be the immune system.

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