Hi Joel: I just have to say I'm very impressed with your post and all the detail you put into it. You confirmed for me that what I am doing right now (for the past two weeks) is the right way to go.
I've had this ridiculous condition for over 10 years and have had all the same experiences as everyone on here (lost my job, all my friends, alienated my family, etc.) I have tried so many things to help myself, many times pinning all my hopes on one supplement or another. I went gluten and dairy free and that helped, but nothing made it better for long.
I've fasted in the past, too, but went right back to eating my heavy meat diet within days of breaking the fast. This year I decided to try a different approach and that is what you are doing. I fasted strictly on veg. juices and veg. broth (homemade) for about 10 days, and then added blended vegs for two meals a day. I dilute them with veg. broth or chicken broth - also homemade, so I never chew anything. I've kept up the juicing, and that satisfies me. I don't have any real hunger.
The amount of toxins I'm throwing off (don't want to get too graphic) is amazing. Can't believe a 120 lb. person could carry all that inside them. I feel like things are really going to change for me, but I'm realistic too. I know it's only the beginning and this could take many months, but I'm in it for the long haul.
Good luck to you, Joel. You're on your way to a much better life.