I don't usually make New Years Resolutions, but I just had to put my foot down and do this one once and for all. I cut out (almost) all sugar. On top of the FM, I have suspected for a long time that I have yeast problems as well. As a matter of fact, I think a lot of people with FM/CFS might be dealing with these nasty yeast problems. I just read a post about someone asking what foods they eat or don't eat to feel better. So many answers from the posters was cutting out cane sugar, fructose, corn syrup, etc. These sugars feed on yeast in the body, and when it is eliminated the yeast starve themselves and you can get better, at least a little. I know that yeast isn't a problem for everyone with these conditions, but think about how much better we feel when we examine what we eat? Usually it's cutting out carbs, and sugar. I did not cut out everything, I still eat organic apples and there is this one health food bar which I absolutely love, it's called the Power Crunch Bar, it only has 5 grams of sugar with 13 grams of protein. I will allow myself to have one of these once a week because they are expensive. These bars keep me full and satisfied with just a very small amount of sugar. I CRAVE sugar, so this resolution has been very difficult. I think about sweets everyday, but am trying to remain strong, not sure if it will last long, but I have to try for my own health. When I say I crave sugar, that means that before this resolution, I always gave in. I would stop at the store just to get cookies, small cakes, brownies. Knowing this isn't good for my health or FM or even yeast problems, I just had to find the strength to stop, or at least curb it a little. I am convinced FM and yeast, for some of us, go hand in hand, yet you won't find too many doctors willing to tackle this problem, even the integrative docs don't seem to know much about this or how to eliminate it completely. What do you think? Hugs to all Chelz.