Okay...another question. Thought I'd post another thread since it's a different topic. In my quest to improve my health, I've done a lot of reading on the paleo diet and have been wheat free for several months. (The book Wheat Belly makes a pretty compelling case.) Being off of wheat has killed the GERD and decreased painful trigger points. Or has it? I know many many people who have reported astonishing results in their health simply with clean eating. (No sugars, grains or processed foods.) Now I'm evaluating for me personally, how much is TMS. But I don't want to be foolish either. It just makes sense that putting good food into our bodies is foundational to good health. Especially with all the processed cr*p that lines grocery store shelves. My efforts to eat "clean" have been mixed. I still eat too many sweets and can't seem to get my weight to budge even though I exercise an hour on most days and watch what I eat. (I'm a good 40 pounds overweight.) I also found out, through an app for my iPod that traces diet triggers with allergies, I react to nightshades (potatoes, peppers and tomatoes) consistently. I know that for folks with arthritis, stand advice is to get off all nightshades. What is the role of diet in treating TMS? Thanks again for all the helpful advice and encouragement here!