Jwalker, I tell you - I'm coming more and more to believe this. I suffer from total body neuropathy - "non length-dependent small fiber neuropathy," most of my body is in constant pain and weakness. "Regular medicine" has been a tough ride - only recently got a cocktail that helps, and one of its major components is essentially a strong dose of oral lidocaine, bathes my nerves in numbness, basically.
I'm saying this because I've lately been watching Fresh, Farmageddon, re-watching King Corn and so forth and paying a helluva lot more attention. I'm of the mind to make that kind of radical change to wholly natural foods, wholly whole foods, wholly raw foods where I can get them. I'm starting to truly believe in the notion that we've trained our bodies to be so prissy in warding off any and all infections, that, evolutionarily, we're creating a species pool far weaker than our predecessors.
Anyway, I'm blathering on. It's been pretty hellish, what I've been going through, and I wonder if a good part of what I need is literally, right under my nose.
Thanks for the posts, guys.