Over maybe the last year or so, the Veteran's Affairs Hospital and the War Related Information Study Center (WRIISC) have begun to admit to more cases of "Gulf War Illness" (Operations Desert Storm 1990-1991), and umbrella term for admitting to exposures to oil well fires, vaccines, medications, feces burning, radiated rounds and Lord knows what else.
I received an 8-page letter after 6 full days of testing stating I had Gulf War illness as I hit every biomarker for the illness. The symptoms include chronic fatigue, lower testosterone levels, fibromyalgia, sleep disorder, Irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
The protocol to help alleviate the symptoms includes the following and it is here that I'm hoping BBI'ers pay attention and consider making lifestyle adjustments:
-remove all toxic cleaners, shampoos, soaps, detergents, sprays from the household and replace with organic products
-drink clean, distilled & purified water. If possible, even install a house purification system so showers have clean water rather than chemical fluoride tap water
-try to eat clean, organic as much as possible
-get some movement every day (walk, jog, weights, what works for you but try and sweat a bit 5x a week)
-try and sleep 7 or more hours, so critical to the body
-meditation 20 minutes at least once a day but twice is better
-consider getting a gene test and an Organic Acids and/or DUTCH lab test to see where your body fairs
My protocol is fairly new. I just ended a two-week bout with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, sleep disorder, etc., and I can tell you that based on doctor conversation, more and more people are suffering from fatigue due to exposures and lifestyle which don't help one to detox or recover.
I pray this note helps others on this board, whether they realize they may be subtly suffering or are actually suffering and don't know why. Amen.