Dr. Garth Nicolson, a highly credentialed and published medical scientist, became interested in what is now known as Gulf War Syndrome after his daughter came from serving in the US military in this 1991 war in Iraq with mysterious symptoms. Dr. Nicolson believes that perhaps 250,000 US military members suffered from this syndrome, which include chronic fatigue, digestive problems, neurologic problems, skin disorders and breathing difficulties. At first the US military denied that there was a problem, but eventually it became widely accepted.
Dr. Nicolson believes that some of the reasons for this syndrome were chemical exposures, radiation exposures (particularly to depleted uranium which is both chemically and radioactively toxic) and exposure to about 30 different vaccines given over a few days, something that he believes overwhelmed the immune system.
He believes that one of the common denominators is mitochondrial damage, something that we’ve heard about in other disorders, with a variety of causes. His institute, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, has researched the area of lipid supplements for a variety of chronic diseases.
You can find out more about Dr. Nicolson’s research and lipid replacement therapy at http://immed.org. His research has used custom lipids from Nutritional Therapeutics http://ntfactor.com/#&panel1-1, although there are other sources of similar lipids.