Thanks for commenting on that controversial Day Four Fatloser blog. Like you I'm generally an upbeat and optimistic person, and I don't consider the "suffering" of weight loss/maintenance to require an excessive price . . .
I have never investigated a possible gluten or lactose intolerance. But I've sure had recurrent stomach aches for the last 6 months. I ate a few strawberries for breakfast, sure made my tummy ache. My father-in-law who had diverticulitis (as I do), said he had to avoid them, so I think I won't eat them again. I love strawberries so much though. I loved potato chips too, and I gave them up, so I guess I can give up strawberries!