An article by Cort Johnson in Health Rising on September 25, 2015
Talking about taking research into your own hands. Mark Vink is a physician in the Netherlands who suddenly fell ill with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). He wasn’t just your typical physician; he also happened to have a brown belt in judo, was the former captain of a Dutch national field hockey championship team and was a marathoner and triathlete.
In other words, the guy was a stud who loved to test himself physically – the last person anyone would ever expect to get ME/CFS, or end up bed bound, or end up using a six yard tramp from his bed to the bathroom to test his exercise capacity.
But that’s what happened. Mark Vink’s ME/CFS story – like many stories – is so striking in its suddenness and so devastating in its comprehensive that it beggars the mind to think that anyone could believe his downfall could have other than a physiological cause.
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