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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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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 »
How to Get Started on the Simplified Five by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My friend Bonnie, with Lyme-induced CFS, is intriqued by the methylation protocol. But she is confused about how to get started. So I am dedicating this post to her (and t ... Read on »
Great! I have a headache by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Great! I have a headache. OK, I could be talking in a sarcastic tone, but I'm not. Seriously folks, I'm actually glad. Not that I'm enjoying the feeling of having a ... Read on »
Two B or not two B (12's that is) by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Have I sunk this far? That my thoughts center around how many B 12 vitamins to take? Is this the level of cognition to which this illness reduces us? Last week, after ... Read on »
The Dow Jones Energy Level Average, or How to Tell If I’m Making Progress by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I’m reminded of my erratic energy levels as I watch the Dow climb up 600 points one day and plunge down 800 the next. It is one of the more challenging aspects of my existe ... Read on »
The blue vitamin: B-12 (cobalamin) by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My new protocol (Rich Van Konynenberg’s simplified Yasko) calls for 2-4 gm daily of sublingual B-12 in a form that is difficult to find: hydroxycobalamin. I have found only ... Read on »
Too Many Methyl Groups Spoil the Sleep by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Methyl groups, those CH3 radicals attached to complex molecules used in so many bodily functions, are transferred from one molecule to another in a process called methylatio ... Read on »
SAM-e is not my friend by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Three days later (written in December): I haven’t slept decently for the last 3 nights. The first night I assumed travel disrupted my routine. The second night, awakeni ... Read on »
Post consult blues and Byron Katie's The Work by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Strange. Since my consult with Rich van Konynenberg, I've been feeling pissed off. Not exactly angry but irritable, like I'm carrying a chip on my shoulder, like everythin ... 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 »
What this blog is all about.... by Janis Bell Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I just started a new protocol for improving/recovery from The Worst Illness Ever (also known as CFS, ME, CFIDS, and 1000 other names). I'm also working on recovering from ... Read on »