Jill Lorraine~artist~writer~designer
How I Have Better Health

Introduction: You Can Improve Your Health!

Chronic Ills Can Go to Hades; anecdotal sharing about finding management and recovery remedies for MD diagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME), a MRSA Blood Infection, & POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)...

Chronic Pain, Chronic Mental & Physical Fatigue, & Chronic Vertigo. Yep, I was really sick!

As of 01/22/2020, I'm ready to start light work outs and regular restorative yoga!

Upcoming short story book: CHRONIC, Part 1


Here are links to products that help me huge amounts... If you're bedridden like I've been on and off since 2013, or just wanting to get into better shape, this company has products you'll love.

Most are just the 1 ingredient; whey powder, collagen, etc. No fillers, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial or synthetic anything.

There are 100s of easy to search supplements and plant remedies. Even powdered spinach! You can make your own powdered mix!! This very exciting... Click on any link here to start searching and buying:

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Crystalized Powder

D-Ribose Powder

Curcumin 95% Natural Turmeric Extract Powder

Vitamin B12 1% (Cyanocobalamin) Powder

Vitamin B12 (Pure Cyanocobalamin) Powder

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) Powder

This company has great prices, great shipping options, & gives you a free sample when you leave a review! Scroll down for more products, & save this page for easy access, updates, and sharing.

They have loads of workout recommended supplements, too.

Most are available in 100 grams for the smallest, try it out size, & up to a pound, kilo, or larger sizes.

Grass-Fed Whey Protein Isolate Powder

Horny Goat Weed Powder

Maca Root Extract 4:1 Powder

Moringa Leaf Powder

Psyllium Husk Powder

Psyllium Husk Capsules 

Spirulina (Organic) Powder

Spirulina Powder

Whey Protein Powder Isolate 90% - CLEAN

Xylitol Crystals

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If you don't see what you want in these few links, they have easy to search pages, and are so easy to order from.

All links here are in powder form, so much easier to take. Some are available in capsule form.

I just mix into water, drinks, food, smoothies, etc.

I'd have to take 6-12 capsules of turmeric alone to get the daily dose I've used. Yep.

You can scroll down past the book link to see my list of daily supplements.

I'll be sharing a very short book for free about my progress & experience with CFS/ME & POTS. It will be a 3 book series, the first titled Chronic, part 1. I'm keeping it the length of an article, with short paragraphs, & lots of bullet lists. I know how hard it can be to read a whole book with these conditions!

Also, I've got to share this link to an amazing book I found for CFS/ME, written by an MD trained in functional medicine. It helped me with my own discovery process so much.

This book was key to motivating me to investigate what went wrong with my body, how to have relief, improvements, & how to manage it.

CFS Recovery, Hardcover

CFS Recovery, Kindle


Current supplements and vitamins. Please keep in mind I let myself be very flexible with amounts of most vitamins, minerals, and supplements (except the must have list). The daily intake is an average.
D-Ribose Powder, approximately 32 grams. 8 grams 3 X a day, slowly, throughout the day. For cellular energy
Essential Oil Diffuser (I also use as a salt air device, message me for details). For improving air quality
Frankincense Oil, 3-6 drops with my moisturizer (natural, various oils, like coconut oil), and 1 drop internally, 1-3x's a day. For aches from inflammation
Grapefruit Seed Extract, 1 a day, tablet. 2-3 months, then off a month. For immune system boosting, protection against pathogens, parasites.
Huperzine A, 1-2 tablets a day. Memory, brain energy & function
Lugol's iodine 2% (several), 1-3 drops a day on my wrist. Immune support.
MCT oil, 1-2 tablespoons a day. Energy stability.
N95 Face Masks, Washable, many other colors and patterns, too! Great for allergies, mold mycotoxins, and pathogens protection
Probiotic, 20 strains, 1 capsule at night. This brand is amazing! Super affordable and effective. It includes a strain linked to serotonin production
Salt Air Purifiers, for air quality improvement, great for allergies, mold biotoxin recovery
Thrive Oil, traditionally known as 5 Thieves Oil; 3-6 drops occationally, w/ my moisturizer (natural, various oils, like coconut oil), and 1-2 drops internally, 1-3x's a day when feeling sniffles
Turmeric Powder; 1 tablespoon a day, w/ 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, 4-5 tablespoons water, afternoon and evening (cheaper but intense to chuggalug)


Turmeric Caplets, even Turmeric PM Caplets

Sugar free tonic water, 1/2 cup a day for frequent muscle cramps
Vitamin C powder, 3 1/2 teaspoons a day in water (I add lemon extract sometimes, too)
Vitamin C Tablets, 2-4 tablets a day
Vitamins, Multi, a favorite brand! Affordable, high quality
After 2.5 years of experimenting with the above, I am certain they help greatly and I should not run out of them, or cut back on them. If you decide to try them, do so under the supervision of a licensed medical professional. Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page. These lists are what I personally use, and are anecdotal. You can scroll down more to read about what I've experienced with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Postural Orthostatic Intolerance.
All supplements below link to Amazon, and qualify for free shipping at $25 or more (to the best of my knowledge), even without a Prime membership! I've tried all these brands, and find the low prices and quality to be excellent.
These I can occasionally run out of for a week or two. I do use capsules instead of powders at this time, but plan to experiment with power mixes mentioned above.
I also let myself stop for many for a few months, then restart 1 at a time to note any changes. I've truly been my own guinea pig!
It's not necessary to buy them all at once, in fact I find it better to try 1 or 2 at a time time.
Please note charcoal can interfere with prescription drugs, so allow 2-3 hours between charcoal and medications, and again, consult your doctor before using any of these:
A.M. 1
1 Astragalus, 500mg.
   Adaptogen. Energy. Immune system support.
1 Charcoal, activated, 560mg.
   Adaptogen. Energy. Libido.
1 Rhodiola, 500mg.
   Adaptogen. Energy. Immune system support.
   Nervous system support. Muscle support.
A.M. 2
1 Astragalus, 500mg.
   Adaptogen. Energy. Immune system support.
1 American Ginseng, 500mg.
   Adaptogen. Energy. Immune system support.
1 Butterbur, 500mg.
   Migraines, headaches.
1 Eleuthero, 500mg.
   Adaptogen. Energy. Immune system support.
   Nervous system support. Muscle support.
   Prevents vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
1 Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium), 750 mg.(includes 150mg of Maca, too!).
   Nervous system support. Energy. Libido.
P.M. 1
1 Astragalus, 500 mg. Now Foods
   Adaptogen. Energy. Immune system support.
1 Butterbur, 500mg. Now Foods
   Migraines, headaches.
1 Charcoal, activated, 560 mg.
1 Vitamin D, 5000 IU.
   Good for bunches of stuff.
1 Probiotic, 30 billion, 12 strains.
   Gut health.
   Nervous system support. Muscle support.
1 Mushroom Immune Support Blend. 200mg, plus 200mg Astragalus.
P.M. 2
1 Ashwagandha, 450 mg.
   Adaptogen. Calming energy. Immune system support.
1 Boswellia, 500mg. (Boswellia is the same as Frankincense).
   Anti-inflammatory. Joint pain reduction.
1 Mushroom Immune Support Blend. 200mg, plus 200mg Astragalus.
   Nervous system support. Muscle support.
3 Magnesium Citrate, 600 mg total.
   Nervous system support. Muscle support.
Temporary, additional
1-2 Candida Cleanse. Seemed to help my gut health, less bloat. I took a probiotic and charcoal, spaced, about 2 hrs between each.
1 Acetyl-l-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid, 650mg, 1-2 times a day, or 4-6 times a week. I plan to reorder this and keep it on hand for flare ups of nerve pain. At my worst pain and neuralgia levels, 2 a day helped a lot, but changing my diet temporarily to ketogenic and the 6 grams of turmeric a day means I no longer need as much. Yay on saving money!

My Own Journey with  improving the Symptoms of CFS/ME

This is an introduction to food changes, lifestyle changes, and spiritual changes that have literally saved my life. I'm starting with the food list because it brought the fastest physical results. I had a little more mental energy, clarity, and focus within 24 hours.

I'll be adding articles about supplements as well, info about my own health concerns, and sharing more about improvements over time. You can subscribe to free email alerts in the future, as I share new articles about all I've found.

You can soon download the Paleo based, ultra low FODMAP (low sugars and carbs), simplified food list for free, but please contribute at least $1.00. Being as sick as I was brought me to the verge of full disability, so if you can contribute more, it will enable me to share more and more, rebuild my life, and help others rebuild theirs.

Of course, if you're as sick as I was and can't contribute, I understand! The helpful information I've found and used while frequently bedridden and exhausted is tough to find in one place, so I am eager to continue with quick effectiveness. For now, it's posted for you to copy and paste, screenshot save, etc. Thanks so much for your contributions!

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THE LIST: Chronic Ills Can Go to Hades




Always consult a medical professional before changing your diet, adding plants traditionally used medicinally, or supplements.  Please read the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page, which applies to the entire website. 


This food list is from my own personal experience in having improved health; I started with using it in repetition for 3-8 weeks. First, I made a 1 week commitment, and felt so much better, I didn't want to stop. :) I reintroduce a food every 3-4 days, then note any return of symptoms. If symptoms worsen after eating a food not on the list, I follow the list for 1 week or more to reset. This simplified, Paleo, ketogenic based food plan is temporary. I started with what I could, and it still helped, enormously. Remember, THIS IS TEMPORARY, but I personally feel so much better, 1.5 years later, I continue to use it as my guide


For a vegan ketogenic diet, click here:




And of course, you can eliminate any potentially pain or allergy triggering foods, like nightshades or soy, at as you choose! 


I now eat a variety of nuts and seeds, and only small portions of meat, mostly fish. I've cut most dairy again (only 1/2 and 1/2, and occasionally butter) at this time. Cutting but not eliminating added oils seems to make my liver happier, because my energy increases. I've tried to reintroduce higher carbveggies and grains, but stupifying brain fog returns and vertigo worsens. Pain and neuropathy get worse again as well. Grains are out long term, probably for good.


I temporarily excluded all grains, legumes (including soy), dairy, eggs, nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant), nuts, seeds, spices (seeds or pods), starchy/higher glycemic veggies (potatoes, parsnips, beets, sweet potatoes, yams), and fruits, except lemon and lime. I also eliminated food additives as much as I could/entirely when possible, such as preservatives, fillers, sugar, corn syrup, and weird stuff I can't pronounce! Lol.


I ate/eat only these foods when eliminating symptom trigger foods, and eat up to 5-6 times a day (4-5 usually does it for me):



All seafood, all poultry, beef, pork, lamb, mutton, goat, venison, bison, elk. 2-4 oz. per meal, depending on your size and activities. Grass fed, unprocessed is best.


Fats, oils:

All animal fats (recommend Epic brand), butter, ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon per meal (adds flavor and calories in place of carb foods; less if you want to loose weight).



All leafy herbs, no spices (seeds, pods).


Condiments, other stuff:

Balsamic vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (moderate, 1 teaspoon a day).


Coconut yogurt, unsweetened

(use like sour cream)


Coconut milk, fresh (or coconut cream made with a juicer).

Coffee, tea, water

Sea salt (sparingly).



Lemon, lime (moderate).




Bok choy





Choy sum



Green beans

Leafy herbs

Lettuces, all



Parsnips (limit, omit if your belly bloats [OIYBB])





Squash (Kabocha, acorn, pumpkin, OIYBB)

Turnip OIYBB



Veggie, Moderate, 1/2 cup a day:



Savoy cabbage



Kale (1 cup)

Green onion or leeks

Please note:


I was sure to very temporarily exclude garlic, onion, ginger, alfalfa sprouts, echinacea, St John's Wort, Asian ginseng, or anything known to affect the immune system. This temporary diet is a chronic illness protocol diet. 


As of 06/2017, a specific diagnosis had not been found for my condition. These foods or herbs can cause flare ups of symptoms in some people if over consumed. 


As of 12/07/2019, I'm blessed to be seeing three specialists (a neurologist, an infectious diseases specialist,  and a DPT) who are further offering insights to other actions to improve my health. I also go to a wonderful new clinic in Honolulu for my PCP/GP.


One of my #1 contributors to being so ill was MRSA. Most likely, long term colonization with persistent, intermittent infection/ co-infections, without full sepsis (I've had symptoms on and off for over 13 years, the worst being the last 3, as of 09/2015). Dr Evan Hirsch mentions this bacteria and other pathogens in his book Fix My Fatigue. That book helped me stay persistent in finding remedies that have helped me improve enormously.


I'm receiving treatment/evaluations every 4-6 months from an infectious diseases specialist, Dr Francis Pien in Honolulu, since 07/2018. He's Stanford educated. My last blood work was excellent, I'm healing. I had one course of antibiotics, and now plant remedies plus food remedies are bringing me back from feeling 1/2 dead.


Still symptomatic (rebuilding), but much, much improved. God's medicine is bringing me back to life! Lots of breath work; modified Tibetan Tummo (non sectarian or calling on the Holy Spirit), brief cold shower exposure to increase immunity and circulation, and 4/8 breath everyday. I've be writing articles about my progress with this method. Getting the Medical Medium book next to use the 28 day detox....


PTSD. That condition God has healed much, and is healing further. Every trigger I've given to Him to destroy. I asked Him to help me name each trigger, my unconscious sufferings. Feeling forgiveness (toward self and others) for what cannot be undone is the best liberty I think one can know. Now, amends are a must, both giving and receiving when possible (without causing harm).


Prayer works! It's asking, believing, receiving. Faith without works is dead, which means faith with works is life. Speak life! Then that's where action comes in. I've had moments of spontaneous relief from symptoms in prayer, but I've realized moving through this has helped me revise and heal the action/works parts of my life, which I am so grateful for.

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