My god...my brainfog is so bad, I barely remembered posting this article!
So...three months later(!), here's my two cents:
I think it all depends on our different issues, and our 'body-types'. I come to diet issues from a TCM (the yin-yang balance) or Ayurvedic perspective, which says that meals should be adjusted to create more of a balance so that healing can take place.
For example, TCM categorizes different foods as being 'heating' (yang) or 'cooling' (yin). Yang foods can be certain (but not all) meats, cheeses, and of course the obvious ones like garlic and other spices, while "yin" foods are things like lemons (very cooling) or celery, apples, etc...
Yang foods are also sometimes described as 'building' (when balanced), while yin foods are moistening, and nourishing (when balanced). When unbalanced...too much yang or yin...then yang is considered 'excessive' or 'overbuilt', and too much yin (with not enough yang foods) can become 'deficient'. It's more complex than that, but that's a jumping off point.
So if one is always very cold, then one may be not getting enough yang foods in their diet. If one is overheated, (in more ways than one) then they may need more yin foods...it's all about finding that balance.
We're all so different. That's why what works for one person is not going to work for another and may even be harmful. It's unfortunately also why this disease is so difficult to treat and recover from.
Difficult, but not impossible...
Hope you're having a 'better' day Laurel. And again, sorry for the extremely late reply!
p.s. maybe we should start a TCM-(Yin-Yang) thread......?