Seriously, if you really try to avoid all the things that might cause us problems, there is almost nothing left that is safe. I really try not to be paranoid or alarmist, but I am getting kind of upset and frustrated by this, and as someone who spent 20 years battling an eating disorder (& has been recovered for almost 6), this is NOT helping. I am really trying to eat right to feel as well as possible and to keep my weight from going up & up & up from all the illness related issues that make it hard to maintain a healthy weight. From everything I've read/researched lately, these are all things to avoid: Meat (I am a vegetarian, but I have read lately that meat is not healthy due to fluoride, along with other reasons) Fish (mercury and fluoride) Seafood (various contaminants) Dairy (can increase FM pain, GI issues, etc) Gluten (GI issues and insensitivities, even if not outright Celiac's) Grains (Candida) Sugar, inc fruit and starchy veggies (Candida and blood sugar issues, fruits also possible fluoride) Sugar substitutes (various health issues) High fructose corn syrup (mercury and other health issues) Trans fats (clog arteries, etc) Water (plastic issues with bottled, contaminants and fluoride with tap) Juice (Candida, blood sugar, fluoride) Nightshades, like tomatoes, peppers, egg plant, and potatoes (can increase FM pain) Mushrooms (Candida) Things made with yeast (Candida)(also wine can have fluoride) Some meds and supplements (fluoride and other additives like talc and sodium lauryl sulfate) Possibly soy (the jury is still out on this one) Processed foods (all sorts of issues with these) Oils except olive and coconut (not heart healthy) Caffeine (various reasons, not recommended for people with FM and ME/CFS) Tea (fluoride) Oh, and even taking a shower can expose us to things like fluoride and other contaminants. Then there's places with mold to avoid, plastics and aluminum to avoid, most anything with fragrance added (for many of us), other chemicals (like carpet and paint)...and ticks and mosquitoes (but the repellents are not safe either)....and then of course, there are the outdoor allergens...(and for some people even things like cleaners, deodorants with aluminum, shampoos and toothpaste, but at least there are some good, inexpensive alternatives to those). And for a lot of us, meds in general cause problems. And new clothes should always be washed before wearing because the material is often treated with melamine. So, looking over this list, what is left that is safe?