I too am hoping to eat these foods again in moderation. If it were just the GERD I would have given it a try since my HB is under control with medication. I also have really bad gastritis that I'm hoping heals enough to at least have small portions of my favorite foods. I did accidentally have a sample at the grocery store the other day that contained a forbidden food, and it didn't hurt me. I don't want to push things, so I'm waiting at least another month or so before I experiment with forbidden foods. Then it will be in only small portions. I'll see what the doc says too.