Now, working with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from my wifes illness
in 1982, working with this whole disorder from that time, the fight thats 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 were talking about some general neuroimmune problem or even the
possibility of a virus? Its 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
youre 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.