After being diagnosed with Gerd a year ago, I had no episodes again until this past month. The first time it occurred I thought maybe I was having a heart attack, the pain was that rapid and that intense burning was terrible. I was put on pills and within a week it was gone, what I thought was for the rest of my life-----wrong--. This past episode as I said, came on just as quickly and was even more intense and although the Dr. increased the amount of pills I was taking, and they did help some, the pain and misery was still there, beating you up all day and night.
Then I found your Great Taste No Pain plan and started on your plan. Within a day the pain subsided and the bloating and "belching" went away. The only time I have any acidity seems when I take the pills---which will soon not be necessary at all.
Thank you so much, I was concerned, distraught and although still going to get the ": scope”, I feel that it will be just a confirmation of what I have and will deal with it through your coaching and my determination to remain healthy.
I am lactose intolerant and a GERD sufferer. For 4 years I have been trying to outsmart my acid reflux. I gave up eating EVERYTHING I was told except for coffee and wine! I refused! That worked for 2 yrs. (medicated of course-with Omeprezole) Of course my symptoms would return on and off, then when they came back full force, I gave in and GAVE UP MY COFFEE!! All of a sudden I was able to stop taking medication. I was so happy. Although never would the gas and bloating leave me. I got used to it.
Last month I experienced daily diarrhea for 3 wks! I was getting really TIRED of this guessing game!! I had no new plan of attack, so I started thinking maybe something else was really wrong with me and I was blaming the reflux. I started looking up stomach ailments on web-m.d. and found your GREAT TASTE NO PAIN website and I thought "what could this possibly be"?
Well, the great taste no pain turned out to be the miracle plan of attack I was looking for! I am ecstatic! I cannot even remember of I EVER felt this good. Being lactose intolerant since age 17 (I am 41) has kept me consistently bloated and gassy. I couldn't remember what normalcy felt like.
The Great Taste No Pain plan explains everything and the section on "what to eat with what" is my new bible. I carry it around in my bag! It even has tips on what to drink with your meals. I appreciate the tip on when to drink wine! Thank you so much! I can look forward to Holidays instead of getting nervous.
I have had horrible stomach issues for years! I figured as a woman, bloating daily was normal. I would have constipation for days and the occasional diarrhea attach. The last episode lasted for 5 days in a row!! My Doctor prescribed me medication for constipation, acid reflux and then an anti-diarrheal pill.
I called in sick for the last time about a month ago, that morning I woke up and felt the need to find answers. I did an internet search on IBS. Your site was the first I looked at, and read your entire page. It was so similar to mine!! I have had EGD tests as well as colonoscopies and I am only 26!!! The only answer they had for me was IBS. Not good enough.. I didn't want a life of bondage.
So I tried your Great Taste No Pain plan, I have not felt so good in years. Your plan has changed me forever. I never thought it was possible to have a flat stomach all day long, even after eating. People look at me like I am a little nuts because I am 5'11 and 139 pounds and when I ask about nothing fried, and extra veggies they look at me like I think I am just a crazy skinny chick. It is fine by me!! I have not had this much energy in.. I can't remember how long. I have maintained this healthy weight for a while now and feel
Thank you so much.. I have life back, I can go out to eat and actually have a good time. Not worrying about how soon I can get home and recuperate!!!!
When I started your Great Taste No Pain plan way of eating I was very sick with IBS and Acid Reflux. I have had IBS since age 15 and now I'm 50. The Acid Reflux is new to me.
Before I found your website I was taking over the counter "Prilosec" It definitely helped with the symptoms, but only lasted 3 weeks! I am now only eating the pain free way and do have some relief.
Thank you for all your wonderful advice and knowledge.....
A couple of years ago I started getting digestive issues that were a nuisance. Day time events were rare but at night I would wake up with acid reflex and it would take a while to settle down. Minor changes to diet (not eating or drinking alcohol late at nigh) seem to help control it for a while but then it gradually returned, with the added nuisance of "burping" or "winding" constantly during the day. Added to this was the occasional pain during swallowing (caused by the spasm of the esophageal sphincter) which was frightening and I had a raw feeling in my tubes so I took a trip to the doctor. One barium meal later and I was confirmed with a hiatal hernia and given omeprazole. This did afford relieve but after a week (and several pounds heavier) I stopped and felt there must be other more natural ways to attack the problem.
Since then I have taken herbal remedies, chewed my food better, tried to each smaller meals etc. etc. and then I picked up an old publication on food combining and incomplete digestion! I have many old books on the subject as I tried this once before, many moons ago, for weight reduction purposes. It didn't last long then but now I realized there was more to it but I wanted something with simpler rules and more information around the foods and where they sat in the picture. The book I had was published in the UK at least 20 years ago and over here in the US there are a lot more different fruits and vegetables available in the stores than there was back then, and the book just didn't cover everything. This is when I discovered your Great Taste No Pain plan! Much more straight forward and easier to follow - and very much easier to realize when one is straying from the plan!
Following you plan has resulted in is a friendlier digestive system. I am no longer worried about lying on my side in bed for fear of acid reflex from occurring. I am not being woken up at night having to get up, drink water or take a teaspoon of honey in a bid to settle my system so I can go back to sleep. There is still some way to go and I would dearly love to be able to pull out the hiatal hernia! I also lent out the literature to a friend suffering from IBS and this has helped her also.
Thanks and regards
I can say that having suffered with an esophageal ulcer for more than 4 years and been told that I would have to take Nexium for the rest of my life that after following the guidelines detailed in Great Taste No Pain I haven't suffered any bouts of pain or reflux since starting the food combining regime. By the way I've stopped taking the Nexium.
It has only been 7 days and I'm scheduled for an endoscopy next week - booked recently as a result of my concerns about the increased frequency and severity of esophageal pain and discomfort and the potential for such ulcers to turn "nasty". I have to admit I was quite lax with Nexium compliance but am more than happy to stop taking this medication while relief following your advice is maintained.
I will update you on the results of the endoscopy.
I have been on your Great Taste No Pain plan for five weeks. I am feeling much better. Over the past 20 years my symptoms have steadily increased to the point of pure desperation. That's why I got online last month...in search of answers that the many doctor’s could not help with. One day I would eat something and seemed ok the next...same food with unbearable pain.
I was exasperated. I daily read your emails and see myself in almost every scenario: Unsuccessful diagnosis; many Dr. visit/testing/pills; thousands of $ spent; urgency; acid reflex; continually indigestion; pain; sleepless night etc. etc. As I mentioned I am much improved and have lost 20 lbs.
Thank you so much for taking the time to research this. I feel 20 years younger...well almost!
I cannot thank you enough for the helpful hints you've provided in your Great Taste No Pain program. I have only followed it for one week so far and feel a day and night difference in my health; I'm feeling a great relief from my deadly migraine suffering that I've been suffering from my childhood until now at age 48. My migraine pains were so severe that I was going through depression and had no interest in living anymore. The over dosage of super strength Motrin, Advil and many other medicines that no longer helped had caused the usual damage to my stomach lining and left me with problems like indigestion, acid reflux and bloating. I'm in process of being tested for ulcer and I'm sure my doctor would prescribe another medicine that would have some other side affects - - it's like having chain reaction.
Your Great Taste No Pain has given me the confidence that all these problems can be cured by eating right and I would recommend this program to each and every person at any age. Believe me I have no intention to use any prescription to cure my ulcer but yes I have the confidence I would cure it by following the Great Taste No Pain program.
Let me tell you my story. About 3 years ago I started to suffer bloating, pain and erratic bowel movements. My doctor sent me for tests to eliminate anything "serious" like ovarian cancer and then told me I probably had IBS. Being in the UK where we don't routinely get put on medication, I was told to go away and try to work out for myself what the triggers were. I looked IBS up on the internet and followed the advice to give up coffee, wheat and dairy, and I went to a clinic where I received alternative therapies. But still I suffered. The final straw was the constant acid reflux, which often kept me awake at night. I was especially concerned because my aunt was found, when she died, to have severe esophageal ulcers and I could see me going down the same road due to all that acid.
In desperation one night when I was once again awake due to the discomfort, I typed "acid reflux" into the search engine and found your site. I decided to start your Great Taste No Pain plan immediately. I had no pain the next 4 days. I have been following your plan with a few adjustments for UK shopping, since Oct 12th. I keep a food and symptom diary and looking back, my acid reflux has gone.
So all I can say is "Thank you". I'm looking forward to staying pain free for the rest of my life!!
I just want to let you know that almost a year ago I found your Great Taste No Pain plan and ordered it. After just four days I knew that it was working for me. I have been following it ever since and am convinced that it is the best thing I could have done. I had been given several of the meds by doctors and took a lot of the over the counter ones. I am so pleased with your plan that I am telling everyone I know that has problems to go to your plan. I had GERDS for so long, and thought I had just inherited this from my mother. I also thought that something terrible was wrong that I had so many bouts of loose irritating stools and wondered if I could have cancer. I also was bothered with constipation a lot of the time. I no longer have any of those things and I feel so much better.