Monday, November 9, 2009

New Swine "Cryptovirus" Identified in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy

Seems like every time you turn around the medical establishment is finding a new "cause" for chronic fatigue syndrome. (See the article below in which a "swine" virus is now implicated in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy.)

I'm not against research into the cause of chronic fatigue sydrome. In fact, as someone who's suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome since well before they ever had a name for it (I literally collapsed from unrelenting fatigue in college, back in 1977, and have never been the same, since), I applaud such research. I am perhaps more interested than anyone in finding the cause for this most debilitating of maladies.

Is Looking for "THE" Cause the Right Approach?

My suspiscion, however, is that looking for "the" cause -- such as a single bacteria or virus or toxin -- is going to end up being a misguided approach.

Why? Because the likelihood is that there are multiple agents -- including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and perhaps a variety of toxins -- that cause the same general set of symtpoms common to victims of chronic fatigue, i.e., overwhelming fatigue, malaise, depression, pain and other neurological and neurocerebral symtoms.

So rather than focusing solely on the agent or agents of cause, researchers should be also focusing on what can be done for the body nutritionally to help victims of this insidious disease overcome the symptoms.

Nutritional Support for Beating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

As Dr. Brian McCoy, ND -- the doctor who finally diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome back in 1994, after 17 years of being bounced from doctor to doctor -- told me:

"The human body lives with hundreds or even thousands of pathogens on a daily basis. When conditions in the human body become ripe for one or more of those pathogens to take hold and spread, and to do their damage, the only way to resolve the situation is to change those bodily conditions. You have to get the body back up on top of the pathogen. Period. Give the body the right nutrition, for the right reasons, and your immune system will find a way to suppress the pathogen and eliminate the debilitating symptoms."

Dr. McCoy and others taught me how to use nutrients to strengthen my body and my immune system in order to overcome the most debilitating of the symptoms of chronic fatigue. And over the years I've done my own research on nutritional support, learning even more.

Today, instead of suffering debilitating bouts of chronic fatigue syndrome on a regular basis, I suffer them only rarely, particularly when I allow my body to get out of whack, which is to say, when I allow myself to get overly stressed, over-worked, or over-tired, and I fail to pull back, relax, and give myself the nutritional support needed.

As I said, that happens only rarely now, because I've learned to do the following:

  • I make sure my body gets plenty of vitamins and minerals by taking a good daily multi-vitamin/mineral supplement.

  • I make sure my brain gets the extra nutrition it needs by taking a good Omega 3 fish oil supplement (pure Salmon oil works best for me), often in high doses of 7 to 10 one thousand milligram capsules a day, whenever needed.

  • I make sure my body gets the immune system support and antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal support it needs by taking small daily amounts of colloidal silver.

  • If I'm feeling "toxic," or know I've been doing things I shouldn't such as taking over-the-counter drugs for pain, or drinking alcohol, or breathing in smog or other chemicals, I'll take a good antioxidant and detoxifier such as n-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) each day for a few days, or even for a week or more if needed.

  • If I'm experiencing "brain fog" or any serious decline in mental clarity, then I take my Vinpocetine in order to boost blood flow, oxygen and glucose to the brain, and enhance ATP production within the brain.

D-Ribose: Energy Booster Extraordinaire

But the chief weapon in my anti-chronic fatigue syndrome arsenal is D-Ribose, the amazing energy-boosting nutrient that revs up the cellular mitochondria in your body's 100 trillion cells, allowing every cell to start producing the prodigious quantities of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) your body needs for energy.

As Dr. McCoy explained to me some 15 years ago, it's very easy for your cells to become damaged or worn out by viruses, or other pathogens, or by exposure to chemicals or other toxins. And as a result your cellular mitochondria may fail to produce enough ATP to keep your body moving.

But if you can give your cellular mitochondria the specific nutrition it needs to start producing its own ATP in sufficient quantities again, then often you can "jump start" your body's entire energy system, which in turn boosts immunity, mental clarity, physical dexterity and puts that bounce back into your step that you always had before the chronic fatigue struck.

My Not-So-Secret Weapon

I used to call D-Ribose the "secret weapon" in my battle against chronic fatigue syndrome. But I haven't been keeping it much of a secret since I found out how potent it is at revving up my body's energy systems and defeating most chronic fatigue symptoms. In fact, I've been shouting from the rooftops about it for over a decade now.

I no longer worry about whether or not they'll ever find "the cause" of chronic fatigue syndrome. I hope they do. I'm definitely rooting for them. But what's more important for me is that I know how to deal with chronic fatigue syndrome, and alleviate most of its awful symptoms from my life, naturally.

-- Spencer

New Swine "Cryptovirus" Identified in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy

National CFIDS Foundation

Needham, MA May 31, 2006

Recent independent scientific research funded by the National CFIDS Foundation, Inc. (NCF) of Needham, MA provided preliminary confirmation of a new virus identified in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The Foundation’s medical research dovetails with that completed to date by Cryptic Afflictions, LLC *, a private company.

Dr. Steven J. Robbins, virologist and Chief Executive Officer of Cryptic Afflictions, LLC has discovered a major neuropathogen identified as an RNA virus designated as Cryptovirus. Substantial clinical and molecular evidence indicates that this virus is involved in the development of neurological disorders that include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) by the World Health Organization, Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) and Idiopathic Epilepsy of unknown cause.

According to the company, “This previously undetected virus appears to be of significant importance to researchers looking for a cure to Multiple Sclerosis and many other neurological illnesses. Antibodies to the newly discovered virus were found in the cerebrospinal fluid and blood of over 90% of the patients tested with Multiple Sclerosis. It is believed that this newly discovered virus may prove to be responsible for a host of neurological disorders. Tests are currently being prepared for tissue samples of lesions within the brains of patients with Multiple Sclerosis. This will be the final round of tests before approaching the FDA for approval of the diagnostic tests.”

Dr. Robbins’ evidence includes the presence of virus-specific antibodies in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid of patients suffering from these disorders, the ability of the virus to cause virtually identical disease in experimentally-infected animals, and nucleotide sequence data that indicates that the virus is pandemic and represents a single virus species much like measles.

A recently published medical journal article suggests that Cryptovirus is most similiar to Parainfluenza Virus-5, a rubulavirus in the paramyxovirus family. Another rubulavirus related to Cryptovirus and Parainfluenza Virus-5, that has gained national attention for its large outbreak, is the mumps virus. Rubulavirus infections have been associated with encephalitis, meningitis, orchitis, inflammation of the testicles or ovaries, spontaneous abortion, and deafness.

The NCF has conducted its own preliminary research into the potential role of Cryptovirus and Parainfluenza Virus-5 in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Professor Alan Cocchetto, Medical Director for the Foundation stated, “Our own funded research first confirmed the lack of a vital protein, known as Stat-1, in the blood of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Stat-1 plays an indispensable role in immunity.

Without this protein, patients are unable to effectively fight viral and bacterial infections. Thus, the next logical question to be answered was ‘Could a virus be causing this Stat-1 depletion?’ Cocchetto continued, “Parainfluenza Virus-5 is a virus that had to be seriously considered as a possible piece of this medical puzzle because it directly targets and destroys the Stat-1 protein.

Gail Kansky, President of the NCF stated, “Once we determined the status of Stat-1 in patient blood samples, we knew that we had to look for possible evidence of Parainfluenza Virus-5 infection. It was during this phase of our own research that we actually learned of Dr. Steven Robbins’ discovery of Cryptovirus specific antibody reactivity in patients with CFS.”

Dr. Robbins had tested fifty-six serum specimens from patients who had been diagnosed with CFS along with eleven matching cerebrospinal fluid samples obtained from physicians in Brisbane and Southeast Queensland.

Dr. Robbins had determined that 96% of the blood samples and 91% of the spinal fluid samples tested positively for Cryptovirus specific antibodies in these CFS patients.

The National CFIDS Foundation’s own research began to dovetail with that of Dr. Robbins. Scientists funded by the Foundation performed numerous tests for Parainfluenza Virus-5 that included antibody as well as PCR specific probes. Antibody testing provided some initial hints, however a PCR specific probe picked up the infection in a former patient of David S. Bell, M.D. and Paul R. Cheney, Ph.D., M.D., both considered well known specialists in the field of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Kansky commented, “Though our funded research continues in diagnostic testing, our findings have served to highlight the important work of Dr. Robbins and the role of Cryptovirus and Parainfluenza Virus-5 infection in CFS.”

NCF scientists utilized the NIH Genbank database to find the nucleotide sequence for a specific viral protein of Cryptovirus that matched 100% to the porcine (swine) strain of Parainfluenza Virus-5 known as the SER strain. In 1994, scientists at Bayer AG in Germany first isolated the SER strain from swine with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.

“This may represent a zoonotic process since zoonotic viruses are those that can be transmitted between animals and people” stated Cocchetto. Kansky commented, “Here we have what appears to be the same viral strain of Parainfluenza Virus-5 on two continents and in two different populations, swine and humans. Given that the NCF found Parainfluenza Virus-5 in one CFS patient in the United States certainly raises the bar.” The Foundation is currently funding further research.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has several ongoing grants in the Parainfluenza Virus-5 field. Currently, however, there is only one U.S. scientist specifically funded for research on the SER strain of Parainfluenza Virus-5 by the NIH.

Founded in 1997, the National CFIDS Foundation has grown to become the largest, all-volunteer patient organization of its type in the United States. The Foundation has no paid employees and is funded solely by individual donations for the primary purpose to fund medical research into the cause and treatment and/or cure of Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS/CFS).

* “Limina Biotechnologies, Inc. is a recently formed subsidiary of Global Medical Technologies, Inc. that was established for the purpose of merging Cryptic Afflictions LLC and Global Medical Technologies, Inc. It is the intent of management to spin off this newly formed corporation once the merger is completed so Limina can raise capital through its own IPO,” according to the company’s website.


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  1. Dear Steve,
    I read your article about Chronic Fatigue. Our experience suggests that Chronic fatigue is due to a microorganism called Mycoplasma, sometimes
    in combination with other parasites like Babesia, or Erlichia, or spirochetes. Mycoplasma is an organism not much bigger than a virus, with a deficient cell wall. It is also lacking in necessary sterols, so it recruits cholesterol
    from the host cells. In so doing, the cells collapse, the discarded material clings and compacts over time, and this creates the amyloid plaque that is observed in Alzheimer's. We found that with adequate zinc, the plaque doesn't form. But if it does, there may be a remedy that can remove it.

    Mycoplasma is neither bacteria nor virus, but the smallest known creature that can reproduce, We believe that it is dispensed by chemtrails, among many other pathogens, toxic metals and substances that are also included
    in the chemtrail aerosol plumes, as US Army "bioweapon research."

    Along with chronic fatigue, mycoplasmic infections can cause chronic lung congestion, some varieties attack the muscle fibers and produce painful acidic residues, (fibromyalgia) others attack the myelin sheaths and cause M.S., others eat cartilage and live in synovial fluids of the joints causing rheumatoid, some cause lupus, others cause itchy skin rashes, some create neurological disasters like ALS, or set the stage for developing AIDS.

    We have found some remedies that have been helping people with this. Many are from the Amazon rain forest. Others come from other places. Without their permission I am not at liberty to reveal these suppliers
    publicly, but in private consultation with you, Steve, I am happy to do so. Contact me at, and check the website, Sincerely, Priscilla

  2. Colloidal silver also works well against mycoplasmas infection -- so well in fact that most mycoplasmas testing labs ask you to quit using colloidal silver before you come in to have the DNA/PCR testing done to see if you have been infected.

    As you may know, it's been widely reported that Dr. Darryl See, M.D., former co-director of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Clinic at the University of California at Irvine has had incredible success using micro-particle colloidal silver to treat patients with chronic degenerative diseases suspected of being caused by the mycoplasmas pathogens.

    In published reports Dr. See says he has witnessed the DNA-PCR tests of patients with known mycoplasmas infections turn from positive to negative with the use of ultra-small particle colloidal silver (see Arthritis and Infections: The Hidden Link, Health Sciences Institute, Vol. 2, #10, April 1998.)

    This, of course, offers profound hope to millions who suffer from such debilitating hidden infections and the subsequent chronic degenerative diseases these insidious microorganisms can cause.

    That's why we have long recommened the brand new Micro-Particle Home Colloidal Silver Generator, which is designed to produce minute silver particles with dramatically better penetration capabilities than standard colloidal silver. (See, or go to

    Micro-particle colloidal silver can be used for everything standard colloidal silver is used for. But because of its dramatically smaller particle size and deeper penetration capabilities, it is most effective in situations where it is suspected that deep-seated infections caused by "stealth pathogens" such as those from the mycoplasmas family may be contributing to acute, long-term chronic degenerative disease.

  3. Dear Steve - I own one of your generators and your book and I thank you for all your contributions to the community of sound health. In addition to that I have been enjoying your blog entries but am
    frustrated that I can not print them off. Given all that you offer I
    don't understand your copy concern on this.

    Best Regards and Warmest wishes


  4. Hi Ed,

    I don't understand why you can't print the blog posts. I just went and tried it, and the blog post I selected printed just fine.

    I don't have any restrictions on printing off the blog posts.

    Here's how it worked for me:

    I went to the blog site ( and scrolled through the articles until I found one I wanted to print. Then I clicked on the headline of that article. This brings the article up on a page of its own, so that when you go to print it, you don't end up printing all of the other articles on the blog, too. Once the selected article was up on its own page, I went to "File" in the tabs at the top of my computer page, and then selected "Print." The article printed just fine.

    Please not you can also email the articles. Just go to the very bottom of the selected article, down where it says "Posted by S. Spencer Jones." (That's my pen name.) You'll see a small white envelope icon with a black arrow in it pointing to the right. Just click on the icon of the envelope, and it will open into a page allowing you to fill in email addresses of your friends so the particular article you've selected can be sent to them.

    I hope that helps.