I understand your feelings. This weekend I was in a very bad mood because I can't drink a cocktail or two, eat stuffing, potatoes, bread, etc. etc. etc. I just wanted to throw in the towel. I will tell you, though, that I had a friend who was very very ill and she was diagnosed by an MD as having systemic candida. She had spent a lot of time showing moldy houses that were in foreclosure and thinks that might have something to do with it. Anyway, she followed the diet and took antifungals. She is now 95% better. She eats somewhat normally, eats fruit and baked goods in moderation, etc. There were many times that I tried to convince myself that candida wasn't real so that I could eat what I wanted. I learned the hard way that for me it is a problem. I don't know, maybe it's not candida necessarily but it is a fungal infection of some kind. Maybe fungus isn't your particular problem, who knows? I have had the opposite experience than you in regards to the diet. If I am exceptionally "good" for a long time than I can tolerate some other foods better. I did go through what you're going through, though, and convinced myself that candida wasn't my problem. When I learned the hard way once again that it was, I had to start again from square one. I hope you don't have that same experience. Good luck!