Human Interest Story: Never Give Up Searching For Solutions to Chronic Symptoms

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Her symptoms crept up slowly. First she noticed just mild fatigue. Then, some mild anxiety, and how strange, she wasn’t able to think very clearly all the time (brain fog). Before long, occasional insomnia started. Yes, there was a lot of stress going on. Maybe that was all it was. Did the divorce cause the symptoms or did the symptoms cause the divorce? It was hard to say.

Symptoms didn’t go away. The condition was hard to describe because nothing was terribly wrong, and nothing was present all the time, except for the mild fatigue. It was getting really hard working full-time -- a part-time job would be better. There was no health insurance, and no money for physicians. One visit to a doctor didn’t provide either diagnosis or solution.

She tried exercising, but was too tired for vigorous activity and even gentle t’ai chi made her feel poorly. Dietary changes helped a little, but stress was increasing, and symptoms multiplied and worsened. Working a regular job was impossible. There was no energy for relationships and no money, just lots of fatigue and lots of work trying to survive.

Next was making the rounds to alternative practitioners – acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, psychotherapy, and other modalities, sprinkled with occasional doctor visits. Nothing really helped. Twenty years passed with still no hope for improvement.

Does any of this sound familiar?

With over half the population of the US stricken with a chronic illness, this is a fairly common scenario.

The good news is there’s a really happy ending to this true story.

Jan DeCourtney found the answers to her health problems on the website of a retired holistic physician who was helping people with this type of situation. Walt Stoll, MD’s self-help health protocol amazingly started reversing Jan’s symptoms. Jan was delighted to see her fatigue and anxiety disappear and her energy increase. Her brain fog and nervous system improved greatly. She even experienced many wonderful health improvements she wasn’t expecting, for example, her complexion cleared up and her memory improved. She was able to exercise and became a massage therapist to help others with their health conditions, too. After 20 years of struggle, Jan had a life again.

Jan was so inspired by her dramatic and wonderful change that she approached Dr. Stoll with the idea of writing a book together to make his protocol available to others. Recapture Your Health: A Step-By-Step Program to Reverse Chronic Symptoms and Create Lasting Wellness by Walt Stoll, MD and Jan DeCourtney, CMT, is now available after 5 years of collaboration and research. The book’s natural and low-cost wellness program offers new hope for people with chronic pain, symptoms, or illness. The easy-to-follow protocol empowers readers to improve their health on their own terms and addresses almost every chronic condition, whether diagnosed or not.

Jan’s personal message to those who read this is to never give up trying to find the solution to your chronic symptoms.

For more information about Recapture Your Health, visit The book is available at online and local bookstores.


Walt Stoll, MD, and Jan DeCourtney, CMT, are co-authors of the book, Recapture Your Health: A Complete Step-by-Step Program to Reverse Your Chronic Symptoms and Create Lasting Wellness, (ISBN 0965317129), available at local and online bookstores, and from Sunrise Health Coach Publications, 1-877-357-9355 or "".

Recapture Your Health by Walt Stoll, M.D. and Jan DeCourtney, C.M.T., (Sunrise Health Coach Publications, 2006)
Order at, 303-527-2886, or toll free at 1-877-3LS-WELL (1-877-357-9355)
Contact/info: Jan DeCourtney,, 303-527-2886,

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