There's a current "funny" going around on facebook -- "i hesitate to ask anymore how dumb people can be, because some seem to see it as a challenge" or words to that effect. But it's still a valid question!
I'm reading a very intelligent treatise on the role of food intolerance on CFS/ME, and after implying that the more perfectly people follow a diet designed to minimize known food intolerances, the better they feel, the article goes on to say that they hesitate to recommend this kind of avoidance technique! It seems that patients consider this healthful practice onerous, difficult and burdensome -- awwwww, poor things.... You CAN get significant improvement of life-limiting illness, but you're actually going to have to give up your favorite toxin!
What's the deal, here??? Is it THAT traumatic to dump wheat, or dairy, or chocolate, or whatever, in order to GET YOUR LIFE BACK?
This viewpoint points out some really screwed-up priorities! YES, you're going to have to think and plan ahead. Yes, you'll have to forgo some goodies MOST OF THE TIME (experience seems to point out that, once identified, trouble foods can be used on an extremely rare basis once the body has done some healing and the reaction threshold is lower). Yes, you WILL have to exercise a certain amount of "won't-power."
There is no free lunch when it comes to wellness. A few people (especially the young) can eat, drink and do whatever they want without noticing deleterious effects, but that doesn't apply to the majority of us, especially aging women. I'm willing to trade regular high-histamine foods in my diet (yes, even wine) for increased well-being! I'd rather be OFF misery-inducing treats than ON side-effect-producing pharmaceuticals! ... How about you?