I've tried the no starch diet and got maybe 5-10 percent reduction in pain/stiffness. I really want way more than that. I decided to try that edgar cayce apple fast for 3 days. I didn't feel any better. I had to take some tramadol during the fast because I had terrbile head pain...and almost threw up on the last day after I took the half a cup of olive oil. What am I doing wrong here? I thought the apple fast would give me a good starting point. I really want this diet stuff to work but I feel like I'm chasing my tail. Should I try the elimination diet where I eat only fruits vegetables and meat (no dairy, no starch, no sugar) but then I wonder why didn't the apple fast work...is it because there's too much sugar in the apples and I was reacting to that? Anybody got any feedback?