Okay. I've received and read a copy of , "Trace Your Genes to Health" by Chris Reading M.D. I would like Freddd to read it and Rich someday if he has time. I plan to email and dialogue with the doctor. He uses family trees--and the various forms of heritability (x-linked, recessive, dominant etc)--to suss out the common nutritional vulnerabilities that lead to diseases that plague certain families. For instance you might find actual pernicious anemia, as well as red-green color blindness, and maybe mental illness etc---all linked to B vitamin deficiencies. He seems to find a *lot* of celiac, grain allergies and cow's milk allergies. I want to know what he thinks the underpinning of this is. I know celiac runs in my family and about the only grain I really can tolerate is totally refined white rice or white rice pasta. What is in the grains? What lectins, what fractions, cause the problem? He sometimes finds the outright allergies and other times auto antibodies. He has treated (successfully) everything from Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy (which is not supposed to be treatable or related to a severe heritable vitamin deficiency) to schizophrenia, lupus manifesting in various ways in family members, and even suggests you can avoid higher risk of cancer this way. He also has an extremely scary but interesting theory about fetal development in a mother with these allergies and autoantibodies and the fetus that has inherited them and thus is getting these fractions of food plus the mom's antibodies while in the womb. This is that they can influence the development of certain cells/organs, and that receptors will form to these fractions that will actually act like estrogens--and later can influence cancer formation if the unsuspecting individual, suffering from various health problems such as arthritis, myositis, chronic fatigue, depression whatever, I'm just listing a bunch----continues eating the perilous diet, having constant inflammation and autoantibodies, and being vitamin deficient *especially in the B vitamins!* he notes----because they're not absorbing properly... This may sounds nuts but I fear it's not because I have researched and written about endocrine disrupters and very small amounts of, say, bisphenol A or other polymers from and in plastics when given to a rat mom while pregnant can completely disrupt the pup's mammary or sex gland development leading to a kind of hyperplastic hyperresponsive organ that later in life is more vulnerable to cancer...more responsive to environmental estrogens. To think this is coming from food is scary but I am very aware (increasingly so) of my own response to hormone-like chemicals in foods. I am not sure most people are as aware--but maybe more people are sensitive than I thought and just don't notice it. Freddd I think I would appreciate if you order and read this book immediately. Rich and others--this is something we haven't really considered in this kind of depth. Sure, we take autistic children (and some adults with CFS) off gluten and dairy...but we have never considered entire family trees, "unrelated" illnesses, direct vitamin deficiencies in the way this guy does. If I haven't explained how he has a novel and missing piece of our puzzle very well, sorry, but he does. After I have a conversation with him (I'd like to try more than email maybe Skype?) I will try to post more.