Hello June, I am slowly reading through the long article that leaves recommended, and so much of seems to reflect a number of the problems I have had over 30 years. Of course, there may be another explanation - I have much to learn about this yet. Certainly most of the foods listed I found worsen my symptoms; my bilirubin levels are high (a chronic low jaundice state, I think); I cannot produce pancreatic enzymes or sufficient hydrochloric acid; I have MCS; I have been diagnose with 'leaky gut'. I have much more to read of the article, but so much of it seems to be applicable. One thing that interests me is the bilirubin findings. High levels of bilirubin suggests a diagnosis of Gilbert's Syndrome, which is reported as being found in 16% of people with ME. What is the relationship of the above to Gilbert's? Is it one and the same thing? It is a genetic disorder and I wonder if this makes us susceptible to developing ME in the first place. We need one of science boffins to answer this for us.