I had already completed my nutrition degree in London, more than 20 years ago, from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London, and had been practicing nutrition for some years, when I, of all people, came down with the dreaded Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. (M.E. is the UK term for CFS). Imagine my shock, disbelief, and denial when I got the flu and never got better. It couldn’t happen to me, I was a nutritionist! I ate organic food, drank very little alcohol, I exercised, I took tons of nutritional supplements.

Over the next 7 years I tried everything. First of all, of course, came the orthodox physicians. I heard everything from “You’re hyperventilating, breathe out of a brown paper bag and you’ll be fine” to “Try to get some more rest- here is a prescription for tranquilizers and sleeping pills.“

I also tried, oh, so many alternative practitioners, who, while more caring people, couldn’t seem to help either. I would find a bit of improvement from herbs, a chiropractic adjustment, acupuncture, or whatever, but it would not hold, and I’d sink right back down. I sought out naturopaths, acupuncturists, Chinese herbalists, a chiropractor, a DO, massage therapy. I even tried hypnotherapy, in case I had somehow brought this all on myself and therefore my mind could undo it. Nothing was of much use, certainly nothing lasting. There was no reprieve from the never-ending headaches, body and muscle aches, and inexplicable, all consuming fatigue. Imagine you flew from L.A. to Bangkok, with the flu, and a hangover, and then add the sensation that you’ve drunk 5 cups of coffee so you can’t sleep. When you sleep, it is a light floating semi-sleep full of horrible dreams, and you wake up hundreds of times. You just hurt all over like someone has hit you with a baseball bat about 40 times, and you honestly wish you were dead. That’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

In the end it was homeopathy, to be exact a nosode remedy of the Coxsackie Virus that did it. I got worse for a week, then got better. A few weeks later I was 80%, and 6 months later, after attention to allergies, and adrenal exhaustion, I was back to normal. There was no pain, no foggy feeling in the head, no exhaustion, no swollen glands, no sore throat, no sore muscle points. I felt like the black and white TV of my life had suddenly been given a sharp new color tube. I was so incredibly impressed with homeopathy, and what it could do, from my own experience and others, that I began to study it myself to add to my practicing modality of nutrition

The truth is, no one in the world of homeopathy knows exactly how homeopathy works. But I have helped dozens of people with CFS to recover some or most of their health with a remedy similar to Coxsackie. It might be another flu virus, or Cytomegalovirus, or even the mononucleosis virus. This is not to say that I think everyone with CFS will recover this dramatically with the use of a viral nosode, but it certainly can be a part of the picture. Or at least a viral involvement must be eliminated as a cause.

As a fully recovered Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferer (a rare beast), I have a lot of experience to share, and a lot of understanding and compassion for all those suffering from various illnesses or symptoms. In the last 15 years I have worked with allergies, ADD/ADHD, children’s ear infections, menopausal and hornonal problems, tinnitus, meneire;s, depression, insomnia, and much more.


About solomonhealing

Diane grew up in Oregon, and says she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing. Her father gave her a guitar for Christmas when she was 13, and she taught herself folk and country styles, and started to write songs. At 19, believing her first talent was acting, she headed off to England, determined to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. But life can take some funny turns. Before she could arrange an interview, she was literally “discovered,” playing her guitar and singing to a small, private, New Year’s Eve party at a London hotel. IMG_0005 2A BBC television producer was there, a screen test followed, and the result was a network primetime series of variety specials! “The Diane Solomon Show” of the late 70s, was a great success, and she quickly became a regular on British TV, with other specials of her own, and numerous guest appearances, including several Royal Gala Specials. She recorded 5 albums, appeared on countless radio shows, TV hosting, and musical theater productions. She headed four major UK Theater concert tours of her own, toured with Glen Campbell on three European tours, and opened for a major Kenny Rogers’ tour in 1991. IMGBut then life took another turn, this time not so fortunate. She was diagnosed with the infamous M.E., or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and for the next three years was too ill to walk across the room unaided. For a total of seven years she struggled with half a life. In the darkest hours songwriting was her saving grace, and the title cut of her new CD, “Good Things Don’t Come Easy” was born of this troubled time. With the help a brilliant German homeopathic system of healing, plus nutrition and herbs, she regained her health. Diane was so impressed with these alternate therapies that she has since gained degrees in both nutrition and homeopathy, achieving a doctorate degree from the British Institute of Homeopathy. She practiced nutrition and homeopathy for fifteen years, using a combination of nutrients, herbs, homeopathic remedies, and diet and lifestyle recommendations. She describes dealing with people’s health issues as a kind of “onion layer” experience. Herbs, nutrients, and lifestyle changes are powerful, yet are in some way addressing the outer layers. They help enormously, but she has found that the major changes in people’s health comes from a deep homeopathic remedy, known as the constitutional remedy. Homeopathy is not an exact science, and thought, attention, focus, intuition, and yes, luck are involved in finding this remedy. When the right deep remedy is chosen, improvements in a client’s well being, both physically and psychologically, can be dramatic, even life-changing! Now focusing on writing, Diane lives in beautiful Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, with her husband, Mark Carey. She writes soft country, folk, and classical ballads, playing both guitar and piano. She has written several non-fiction books fields of nutrition and homeopathy, plus has ghost-written and/or edited seven books for clients, in various fields. She has just finished a middle grade mystery/fantasy novel with her husband Mark, entitled The Ravenstone: The Secret of Ninham Mountain, due for publication Sept 30 2016. Kindle cover final oct 10 2015She has also recently published a book on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, entitled, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a guide to the homeopathic treatment of CFS/M.E. It was published in November, 2015, and was quickly the top selling book on Amazon in the homeopathic category. Sometimes called a “Renaissance Woman,” she writes, edits, researches, designs and builds gardens, always seeking more knowledge, more understanding, and more creative flow.
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One Response to Introduction

  1. jim says:

    this is great Di! Your heart is here for sure…. and your brain is amazing with all this stuff. i wish you all good things.

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