LOL. I didn't want a balanced view on CFS, I wanted a view on the parasite component of it.
WHere did you hear bifido is "nasty" besides from the author of Breaking teh Vicious Cycle (I forget her name right now). I heard that from her too but nowhere else. I have papers here from Pubmed which show bifidobacteria (in adults) is inversely correlated to endotoxins in the blood. And endotoxins in the blood can severely affect gastric motility, hydrochloric acid, pancreatic output and peristalis. I have papers here for that too. I would think this would set one up for all kinds of problems.