On another forum, "Vancerd" is cured. Energy is high, brain fog gone, sleep wonderful. His story is long, but 8 years of CFS. The root cause: a clogged liver. He had gallstones. The green chlorestol type. He used a gallbladder flush (epsom salts, grapefruit juice and olive oil and stones came out of the rectum. 20 the first time. Some very small BB size, others the size of almonds. The GI doc has just removed his gallbladder last year, it was "sluggish" so he yanked it out. No one did an ultrasound on his liver. The pain was so bad he went to the ER, terrible pain on his right shoulder and right hip. Xray didn't show anything and his heart was OK so they sent him home. No ultrasound. He googled the symptoms and gallstones came up... a lot. The liver has no pain receptors. So if its swollen, the surrouding area is what hurts. A clogged liver will certainly slow down your vitality. The liver makes < 2000 enzymes. Filters the blood. Turns fat into glucose, glucose into fat. www.liverdoctor.com Dr. Sandra Cabot MD is an excellent resource on all things liverish.