To develope any severe illness such as CFS, this did not happen over a short period of time, but a long progression of building a degenerative condition in the body. People with food allergy's can be much more prone to developing CFS. Many of us do not even know we have immune system compromising food allergy's. The most important thing to realize is, before we start any type of program to build up our immune system, we must first learn to illiminate foods and habits that are poison to us. I like to use the rule of 3. We start with the 3 most important things that the body requires. Since in many ways we are like plants, we require the cleanest air possible, cleanest water, and whole foods in their natural state as much as possible. The next important 3 are, eating no canned and preserved foods of any kind. No sugar and white flower products. Most important not to eat anything that has yeast in it. Bread, etc., etc. This is just the beginning of a new learning process. The mind becomes the student and the body becomes the teacher. We start to learn what are body is telling us. The beginning of being tuned to our bodys needs. This process takes a bit of discipline, but once we start on the road to building our immune system which has been severely compromised from toxification in the liver. Detoxification must take place at the body's own pace. Once we understand that there are no short cuts to detoxification, and are willing to let the body begin to clean house, we will begin to see healthful changes evolve. As we are climbing the ladder to good health and we backslide to some of our poison habits, our body will react in a way to let us know we are moving back, but not ahead towards good health. This is the beginning of the learning process. Now we will also start to develope a natural positive nature that has been there all along, but has been masked by bad health. We must be patient in the healing process because the condition we have, did not develope overnight and it will take a while to see great results, depending on our degree of discipline. Physiologically we are all the same, but not emotionally. If we give the body the proper attention, care and become open minded to change and new ideas that make sense. In most cases these are not new ideas at all. Then we can see great improvements to our health. From a person who was on the road to recovery from CFS in less than two years, and has maintained fine health for over 15 years. Our positive spirit is our most treasured asset. With out this to help us, we can be fighting a loosing battle. The ellimination process of poison food habits, is just the beginning. We have much more to learn.