More power to you with the dieting I use to just eat mainly meat, potatoes, and veggies and now because of this infection it's like invasion of the body snatchers no matter how hard I try my body eventually gives into the Sugar and carb cravings it's the worst thing I've ever experienced I mean straight gorging on sweets and junk for no reason at all but to appease the bacteria or fungus. I've never had this issue in my life but then again I'm very sick at this point and it's spread so much throughout my whole body so that's probably why it happens it's like a jealous girlfriend it gets pissed when it doesn't get what it wants. And white shark your dead on with your comment about your skin that's actually one of the first things I noticed and new something was seriously wrong because of my skin and how it changed almost overnight. I'm talking about dry, extremely itchy, sores and lesions, and now I have a purpura rash on both of my shins which have left scars all over them. Yet the doctors and medical field think this is all normal and think nothing is wrong. I mean how dumb and dense can they possibly be it's unreal. I guess that's what happens when you get a disease that's rarely tested for or thought of. The only reason whipples disease is considered rare is because they don't test for it and the testing they have for it is pretty much useless. I bet if they tested more people for it that have Arthritis they would be pleasantly surprised that it's probably due to t. whipplei/actinobacteria.