Can you recommend any particular literature/cookbooks regarding nutrition? I have insulin resistance and understand high protein, low carb, etc. Also, don't eat much sugar. I feel this is the whole body concept that my doctor hasn't helped with. I am definitely willing to change my lifestyle/habits, but there is a lot out there that isn't good info. Wanted to check with people who have tried/are trying it. As far as excercise. I worked out prior to my surgery and am now (although haven't gained weight) just untoned and exhausted. I want to try walking/stretching first, just don't want to make my situation worse. People keep saying yoga, but some of that is too much for me at this point. Suggestions? My food allergies (which I had NONE just over a year ago) -- maybe they aren't actual allergic reactions, but immune reactions -- get worse each week. Now mushrooms cause my throat swelling and never had a problem with those before. I believe that meds can be necessary, but the less meds you can get by with the better because we never know what all of those drugs are doing when they mix in the body. It seems that it is all about balance and what works for you. Does anyone meditate? I've been told quite a few times that that helps a lot for some people. I have gotten massage which I believe helped a little at least with morale.