Again I've heard about the magical curing properties of a whole foods diet, void of any sugar, yeast, caffeine, processed food, wheat gluten, and on and on. How can this be the cure or the cause of our disease?!! A human being should be able to tolerate exercise, REGARDLESS of diet. That doesn't mean you'll get optimal results but you should be able to exercise no matter what. Why do we let the alternative medical community scare us about food? The human body is designed to be able to ingest TONS of toxins. Go to a third world country. The people there don't even have enough food, let the alone the right food, and they do not have CFS. People are alcoholics and cokeheads and they do not have CFS. Do not let nutritionists scare you into thinking bread is the cause of all your problems. At least that's how I feel in this moment. I've fiddled with my diet so many times and sure it helps a little. Who wouldn't feel a little better from eating right, regardless of your current level of health? But when I eat near perfect versus when I eat terrible, the difference in my CFS is so negligible. It's a joke frankly. When I eat bad, I have as many as 4 sodas a day (not diet), doughnuts, cookies, lots of sausage and red meat, and fast food. When I eat well, it's almost the exact opposite- no caffeine, no processed sugar, lots of apples, oatmeal, raw veggies, sushi, and only water to drink. Certainly, there are small benefits- clearer skin, little less brain fog, fall asleep easier. But I wouldn't say it even puts a dent in my CFS. So why go through all the trouble? Why not just enjoy food? I am not overweight, and do not gain weight from bad food (one of the blessings in my life). You would never tell someone to take supplements or improve their diet for other diseases. We wouldn't tell a schizophrenic to avoid bagels, or someone with MS they should eliminate wheat gluten from their diet and "see what happens," then eliminate soy and go from there. Sorry, obviously I'm just frustrated, and feel trapped.