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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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Live from Phoenix by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I’m writing live from the new Trivedi center in Scottsdale Arizona.  The energy here is tremendous, infused with joy and truth.  It’s an amazing experience to feel so goo ... Read on »
Metals, Minerals, and Bowel Detox by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Last Friday, I started a regimen of colonics and immediately started feeling better.  I have since done one almost every day, skipping only those days that I've travelled ... Read on »
Mind over matter: who's the boss anyway? by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I saw Doc this morning for N.T. and also did an i.v. without chelation agents.  Here's what he said: the trigger (the chemical burn in my eye that led to adrenaline rush) b ... Read on »
Mold and other biotoxin hits in Costa Rica by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In this beautiful 'paradise', dangers lurk for those of us with ME/CFS.  I've been here since Tuesday night and have been hit with multiple toxic exposures, the most devast ... Read on »
Mold Hit by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I was really stupid.  But my lax act was also due to the impact of mold on my brain. Let me explain. It rained.  I had a plastic tarp under my tent, s ... Read on »
More on metals by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Very signficant news today!  My hair analysis results arrived and showed that I am dumping lots of metals -- more than I've ever done in 10 years of testing!  I have ... Read on »
More ramblings of a detox skeptic by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My blood tests are in, and guess what? Just about everything is normal, and the physician doesn’t have any recommendations. Déjà vu. Again and again and again. P ... Read on »
More Tired Less Wired by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I had a few wonderful days last week.My cold lingered, but it wasn’t getting me down.I was sleeping long hours – usually 9 and sometimes 10 each night.Walking around with ... Read on »
My Best Week Yet by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I had a few extraordinary days this week.  Can you see the big smile on my face?  It is exhilarating to realize that I am REALLY making progress! Last Saturday I did m ... Read on »
My first three days alone by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day One (Saturday) I dropped David at the airport at 3 pm and soon felt a mix of emotions, turned off the radio, and tried to stay present as I drove through town look ... Read on »
My pounding heart by Janis Bell Facebook 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My heart pounds, blub blum blub blum, as I lie in bed with closed eyes. A few minutes ago it seemed normal, quietly doing its job while I went about mine. Now its beat is ... Read on »
My two most disabling symptoms by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I look fine to most people, and since The Worst Illness Ever is called chronic FATIGUE syndrome, people assume the worst of this illness is being tired. It’s not My mo ... Read on »
Neural Therapy and Naltrexone -- not for the faint of heart by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "Ouch!"  My neural therapy doc really knows where the find the tender spots.  Each time I see him I get about 30 needle pricks, sometimes more.  He finds points on the hands ... Read on »
Obsessed with Housing by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I think I could live in this Cahuilla Indian house made of palm fronds, set alongside the shore of a clear stream of water bubbling up from the San Andreas fault where ... Read on »
On Gratitude (But Be Careful What You Wish For) by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Full of gratitude last night, I celebrated a Hindu holiday called Mahashivaratri by eating an Indian dinner and then chanting with a group of friends. Just before the chant ... Read on »
Oops! I am increasing the variables by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Last week I promised myself I'd make a change.  One change.  Instead of taking huge amounts of hydroxo B12, I'd substitute adenosyl B12, sold as Dibencozide through Source N ... Read on »