Lex was antipathetic towards the MEA: "If Dr Shepherd and the ME Association are so keen on having research done on these supposedly ineffective treatments why don't they put their l/4 million worth of research funds into proving or disproving the nutritional approach?"
"Blaming illnesses on mysterious viruses is very much in vogue these days. But it's becoming very clear to us that 'hunting the bug' ie, blaming ME exclusively on a virus is an incomplete, if not hazardous approach to medicine."(sic)
"One need only look at the many AIDS patients being made more ill by taking AZT, with its myriad of side-effects…"
"Until we do root out the cause of ME, isn't the best approach to be open to all possible causes and not to pour cold water on complementary approaches, particularly if they are making patients better?"