Hi all I've always struggled relating our fatigue and slowness or inability to recover to healthy people because our issues isn't their tiredness nor do we recover as they do with rest. However watching (as us bedridden people do in boredom with mush brains) those "stranded on island survival" programs recently I was struck by how much hunger caused no energy weakness was much more relatable. One narrator even said, when hunger sets in the metabolism shuts down, then doing simple activities exhausts them quickly and they don't feel like getting the food they need (or something similar). Seeing people spread on the floor after collecting a bit of wood looked much more ME type energy issues and also fuel deficiency would explain why no matter what rest the body can't exercise or recover. Their brain function suffered too. My questions are 1) despite the absence of other symptoms does this similarity seem fair to you 2) with the research now, is acquired cellular dysfunction in terms of the cycle of energy & fuel usage or such where it's now pointing to? 3) could this area have been looked at before given our debilitation? Was it thought that because we don't share signs of mitochondrial disease, they couldn't be dysfunctional? Was research deterred by the psychological/deconditioning narrative, unluckily missed because the Drs interested didn't have this specialism or is it that only in 2018 we have the technology? Edit I don't know how to make my title right when I can't edit it?