Thank you all for the fantastic information! Putting it all together I think I can see the "Big Picture" now.
One of the things I'm going to do is change my diet, that's for sure. And the other is I will be doing a "mini" flush (the half cup kind) this coming week, thanks to the encouragment I'm getting from you all. It's really been a help.
Blueduck, I answered a couple of your posts that you wrote in answer to my original post. But I made a mistake and they looked like they were written to me, by me. I want you to know that I really appreciate your help.