Marcia - thanks again, I just left a comment in the lounge. I have heard many say now that animal protein is important. I will probably continue with it as I am worried that it is vital for healing from infections and I have been feeling cold. Trial and error. Yes it took me a while to work out that I had to stop all grains although I could eat corn - I guess that won't last long and I will have an allergy to that too. At present I am enjoying my huge salads and not wanting much more but boredom will kick in soon I know. Did you hear that blended smoothies loose their anti-oxidants while they are blending?