thanks Jhan. I've been on a liver cleanse mission since I read your email and think you're right -totally. I have basically just avoided any of the foods that made me feel a bit odd over the last few days. better to be safe than sorry, I might try them again in a fortnight or so just to see but in any case, I keep forgetting about die-off and how it can make you feel, you just can't believe you can still feel bad after so long! I do feel much better today and I'm having a very positive day all in all- so thank you for your help, it gave me a real confidence boost.