The watchword in most of the chronic disease circles these days is “autoimmune”. Lyme disease, for example, may simply be the infectious portal through which the “reactivated” Epstein-Barr virus of our adolescence (mononucleosis) can rather profoundly change the function of the immune system. Rheumatoid disease, lupus, and many other ill defined autoimmune processes that mysteriously emerge to cause arthritis, chronic fatigue, brain fog, mood disorders, etc. might simply be the result of this reactivated herpes family virus. If A new illness doesn’t make sense, this needs to be addressed. It needn’t be treated like some kind of “mystery” as it often is.