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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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The Triumph of Hope over Experience by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I must be a recalcitrant optimist. No matter how often life shows me that ME-CFS is a progressive illness, I keep believing I can shift the progression towards recovery. ... Read on »
Detox (ugh!) by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When Rich told me to introduce the protocol slowly because of detox, I joked that I'd like to have some detox so that I'd know the protocol was working. Well here it is ... Read on »
Early Memories: Falling Ill and Recovering (almost) by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I came down with ME-CFS in 1987. I remember the precise day: the first Saturday in May, the day after classes ended, just a week after my boyfriend moved in. I woke with a ... Read on »
Drunk on Mercury by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Drunk: "being in a temporary state in which one's physical and mental faculties are impaired by an excess..." For years, I've been patting myself on the back for not h ... Read on »
IMPROVEMENT! by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The results of my second methylation panel from Vitamin Diagnostics Lab came screeching through the fax this afternoon, announcing that I am making excellent progress. ... Read on »
Dosing Do's and Don'ts by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome There has been a lot of discussion about how much or how little of a particular supplement to take. In the field of natural healing, one often hears that people don’t take ... Read on »
How am I doing? by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A friend asked last week: "Forget all the technical stuff. How are you doing?" No easy answer. "Fine" for acquaintances. "Discouraged for the doctor. "Cosi co ... Read on »
Sulfate pathway under control by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hurray! My sulfate pathway in under control. How do I know? I bought sulphate test strips and tested my urine. I’ve done the test twice so far. The day the stri ... 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 »
Ribose or comatose by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Nearly comatose with fatigue last week, an article crossed my desk entitled “D-ribose, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.” The author, Tori Hudson, is a noted naturopath, a ... Read on »