Certain foods can cause the body to become overacidified and you mentioned some of them: Pizza, ice cream, chocolate and wine.
My symptoms during a flare up include: real stomache discomfort, inability to sleep, soft stools 3 times a day, restlessness and rigth after the meal, I feel an uncontrollable desire to sleep, like i had ate 2 racks of ribs.
My first thought is that your flare ups could be the beginning of an ulser. It's just a possibility. As far as feeling sleepy after a meal, it could be a sign that you're producing too much insulin caused by the type of foods or from overeating.
So from what I have been reading, I believe that I may be a Celiac like my sister and also have Dairy Issues. Anyone else have the same issues? Any other vegetarians out there? I am planning to try raw veganism because I have seen so many great documentaries about it and would love to be free of tummy trouble forever.
You might do well to eliminate all wheat products and all dairy. In addition to the possible issue of lactose intolerance, dairy products may contribute to you becoming overacidified. And you mentioned coffee which is another high acid food. You can find books that will tell you how to maintain a good pH balance. One such book is, "The pH Miracle".
Except for a short interuption, I have been eating a vegan diet for about 5 years. Just lately I've gotten to the point where I'm eating raw broccoli. (Sometimes I wonder if it's safe to do, because of possible parasites, but that's another story.)
Anyway, I would go for the "raw veganism" if I were you. I have no doubt you will feel better. I've had nothing but good yearly check ups from my doctor (including blood work). I think "raw veganism" is probably the closest thing you will find to being a "fountain of youth".