Vegetarian diets are a little tricky because of the protein requirements by the body. Just so you know, I can’t live without meat. My body craves it – however, what I just did was to buy Dr. Jim Mercola’s latest book called “Fat for Fuel”. He discusses a well balanced meal in which proteins are measured and the body switches over and begins to burn fat instead of carbs (sugar). You get more cleaning burning of the body to prevent metabolic resistance when you switch to meat proteins and low net carbs, but he always recommends that you measure the amount of proteins. Because the low carb diets out there can do a lot of damage. So he also sells a nutritional “tracker” in which you determine your meals daily with the right amounts. I’m not saying you should do this but by all means, switch out of gluten eating and at least soy. I also found that dairy really destroys my system also. I love coconut yogurt! Almond yogurt is just OK. Eventually your body switches over from carb burning to fat burning, but it can take up to a few weeks or months. That is my game plan, to get my body and system working efficiently. Then you develop your brain mitochondria and repair cells, get organs nourished and replenished. Also, I will not eat regular foods from the super market. I shop 100% organic and it has made all of the difference in the world! There is no comparison and it is worth every penny. Organic lasts longer, tastes much better and your body detoxes and feels great in a relatively short period of time. Also, I’ve been gluten-free for years but am now autoimmune so I’m not eating much in the way of GF; you have to give up wheat. Wheat destroys your system period. It is genetically engineered and deserves no place in our culture. It’s a “fake” grain. Processed grains, too, do not work well so just about any flour (whether grainless or otherwise) is tough on the system if it’s processed, because it disturbs the “sugar” addiction and that all comes alive again. We are addicts when it comes to processed foods or sugars. We love our pizzas, hot pockets, cakes, candy, pie, baked goods, crackers, etc. But these things are really tough on the system because they elevate blood sugar so badly and are hard to process. You can try root cause analysis by trying to remove one thing at a time and seeing how that goes. But start with gluten and soy — then do dairy to eliminate casein. Those 3 are the major culprits unless the dairy is raw and unfiltered, like raw grass-fed butter which I’ve heard is excellent. Also, kefir is excellent for the body as well as fermented foods (sauerkraut, kimchi), organic vegetables that do not include many nightshades (potatoes, peppers, eggplant, radish, cabbage, etc.) which I have occasionally, etc. Also, I only cook cruciferous vegetables (never raw) which are broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, etc. because they cause inflammation. I have an autoimmune condition in which I have to watch everything I eat. But 80% of your immune system is located in the gut, I’ve heard, so unless you address your diet, you might struggle for quite some time without the added energy to figure out the cause. The gut is everything, they say, and so the diet goes. I don’t listen to a doctor for these things; I go out online, take webinars, listen to nutritional experts, go to a naturopath and integrative functional practitioner medical doctor and skip the typical “doctor” visits in which your primary doctor only knows how to treat your systems with a medication. You have to become the expert.