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Janis Bell

I've had ME-CFS since 1987. Over the course of 22 years, I've tried numerous conventional and alternative therapies. I brought myself to near wellness three times (able to put in a full day and go biking and running), and each time had unusual stresses that sent me spiraling downhill into a more... Full Bio
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A Dream Come True by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 5 1/2 months after meeting Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, my dream of a happy, fulfilling life is coming true. I have received so much from the Divine energy that Mr. Trivedi ... Read on »
A Radical Decision by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In the wee hours of the morning, I lay in bed unable to fall back asleep.  This is crazy, I thought.  Something must be disturbing my sleep -- something I'm taking. ... Read on »
A reply to comments by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I thought I’d take up the challenge of answering Karen J.  She wrote, in comments to my most recent blog, You "felt the lethargy and fatigue of" your "WORST CFS", ... Read on »
A revolving door (or the ME-CFS stress response) - part 1 by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I remember the automatic revolving door at the main entrance to Wanamakers, a big department store in center city Philadelphi where my grandmother took me when we came to ... Read on »
A revolving door - part 2 - and more blessings by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It’s getting a bit old, this current relapse.  I documented its start with a fear/stress trigger on March 26, its development through April with cardiac symptoms like che ... Read on »
After the first treatment by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome At 5 am, I lie in bed doing viloma pranayama listening to the crickets and a lone bird. Viloma pranayama is a yoga breathing practice that deepens and steadies the breath. I ... Read on »
An unexpected blessing by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "My autonomic nervous system doesn't regulate properly," I said to the Indian man sitting across from me.  He looked like a normal man in his lavender oxford shirt an ... Read on »
And the winner of the debate is.... by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Last week I started the Altwaters Technology  drops with a mixture of doubt, skepticism, and optimism.  Doubt arose from my long journey with three relapses and many ... Read on »
Are metals making us sick? by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "We'll prepare the injection while you void," he said and directed me to the rest room. I closed the door, and was immediately assaulted by the whirr of the vent fan an ... Read on »
Assaulting CIRS and ME-CFS by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Whew!  After months of testing, my doctor (Alan Vinitsky) has determined that I have quite a number of infections.  While this is no surprise in ME-CFS, I'd always been one ... Read on »
Back at home, fading like an old flower by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome As soon as we got into humid Arkansas, everything shifted.  At first a tiny bit.  But soon I could feel my good state of health slipping away. We camped at huge Lak ... Read on »
Back to Baseline by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It took about two weeks to recover from the debacle with the house I tried to rent in Tucson.  In retrospect, I should not have stayed and slept on the porch.  I should h ... Read on »
Better than a view: more Hawaii experiences by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome What could be better than a view of the ocean? I love views.  Ocean views, mountain views, panoramic views over hillsides and farms.  I grew up with a moth ... Read on »
Blessed Healing by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The Trivedi retreat last weekend in Chicago was an amazing experience.  I am still bubbling with joy and excitement about it.  It is transforming my life in a wonderful w ... Read on »
Bowel indicators and biofilms by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have a long history of bowel issues starting from childhood, but the first time I actually got tested was in 1997.   A doctor who ran a business called Intestinal Success ... Read on »
Bumbling around Methylation by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are you wondering whether you should try methylation support, and if so, whose protocol to follow?  If so, this blog might help you get a handle on what to avoid and how ... Read on »
CFS, Viruses, and Toxins by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A couple of French researchers discovered exactly what I’ve been thinking about viruses and CFS.  When I clicked on the link http://www.intechopen.com/books/an-internatio ... Read on »
Challenges and Disappointments during week one by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Our first destination in Oklahoma was Osage Hills State Park.  It turned out to be a wonderful choice.  The park was clean, our site was spacious, and the air was good.  ... Read on »
Change: Welcome and Unwelcome by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Change.  Yes, I resist it sometimes (even though I want things to change, and BTW, I voted for 'change.')  Lots of things are a-changing these days and I find myself judging ... Read on »