On the Thursday before Labor Day this year I was having an ordinary day at work. I went to lunch at my normal time & ate the frozen dinner that I brought. It was Salisbury steak with much G-R-A-V-Y. I thought to myself at the time, all this gravy looks disgusting, but I was hungry and I ate it. I went back to my desk and I couldn't sit down, the abdominal pain was so bad. I went to a "quiet" room for a few minutes thinking the pain would subside but it didn't. I told my supervisor that I had to leave. I stopped at my doctor's office on my way home but he was off that afternoon. His staff told me to go to the ER if the pain didn't diminish.
I came home and my son drove me to the hospital, where, after having a CAT scan, I was admitted. The next day my attending physician, a surgeon, came & told me that I had a perforated colon as a result of diverticulitis and he was planning on operating after seeing the results of the scan but he wanted to hold off for a couple of days to see what happened. (I had been diagnosed with this condition about 4 years earlier.) I was given no food or liquid Friday and Saturday. Sunday morning I was given another CAT scan. I saw the doc again on Monday and he advised me that the colon had sealed itself. I was relieved but hungry as I had had no food or drink since Thursday. By Sunday night I was permitted "clear liquids". (Jell-O never tasted so good!) I was finally able to eat solid foods on Monday and discharged on Tuesday.
When I returned home I felt I would never be the same again. I knew I didn't want to go through that again so I decided to do some research on the internet. Your website Great Taste No Pain was at the top of the list under my keyword "diverticulitis". After reading the information on your website I ordered the information including the Great Taste No Pain cookbook. My wife and I both have been following your principles and enjoying your recipes together. She had been experiencing acid reflux herself. Both of us had a lot of gas after meals and eating had nearly always produced bloating and ncomfortable feeling.
Both of us have been feeling much better on your plan and we plan to continue it. Since my hospitalization I believed I have lost approximately 20 lbs and, due to your plan, I haven't put any more back on. I am also sleeping better. I feel the best I have felt in years. When I hear people complain about acid reflux, stomach pain, diarrhea and the like I suggest your website to them.
Thank you for your helpful information and your passion for carrying the message.
A satisfied customer
I am writing this note to you Sherry to thank you for what your Great Taste No Pain plan has done for a very special someone in my life. A little over 13 years ago, I met and fell in love with the woman of my dreams. She truly completes me and has brought me so much peace and joy. She is my soul mate and the sunshine in my life.
About five years ago she started to develop stomach problems and has been diagnosed with everything from simple heartburn, GERD, Acid Reflux, IBS and Barrett's esophagus. The MD's of course have prescribed the usual, a lifetime of medication from over the counter Prilosec or Pepcid to Protonix. None of which really helped much to fight the daily battle she had to endure, never knowing if, when or where her stomach would flare up again. The stress and anxiety of a lifetime of medication (now including an antidepressant) and the daily struggles to lead a normal life only exasperated the problems she was facing. It became as though she was no longer in control of her life but her condition and the prescribed medication were the ones in control. When would this vicious cycle ever end!
It ended one day after yet another stressful doctor’s appointment. While we were doing research on the latest diagnosis, she came across your website Great Taste No Pain and shared it with me. She said "I wonder if her stuff really works?" She then ordered your full plan diligently reading all the information you provide and sharing with me everything she had learned. It has been a very empowering experience for her and she has recaptured the control of her life. The sunshine has returned to My Sunshine.
So for anyone that might be reading this, whether you are someone fighting to regain your life or a loved one of someone who is.... Yes her stuff really works!
From all of the loved ones out there... Thank You Sherry!
It has been about a week, and I have not had any acid reflux, heartburn or any pain since I started your plan. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to know that I don't have that pain to look forward to anymore. Thanks.
I ordered your Great Taste No Pain system, and it was the best purchase I made in years... I have been suffering with Heartburn and acid reflux for many years, and the last 8 months have been terrible for me. I too was on pills and antacids for the burning in my stomach and throat (it was always on fire). I just want to tell you I have been following your plan and recipes for the past two weeks....NO PAIN AND NO HEARTBURN AND NO PILLS! I have not taken any of my pills, and I was on Ranitidine 150 MG twice a day, since I started your plan.
I can't believe it but it works, it truly does. I am so thrilled I found you. I never would have thought it was the way I was eating. I was never told by my Doctor to watch what I ate, he just kept on giving me pills. Thank you so much for all you do, for everyone that has helped me more. You have helped me more than you'll ever know. By the way I lost 7 pounds and I am still eating lots of food, but now it's the right food...
Thank you again!
I have been using the pain-free diet, and here's my story. I have had minor chest discomfort for about 5 years. I had a couple of stress tests that showed nothing. Finally, last month, a cardiologist ran another whole batch of tests, and he found I had mitral-valve prolapse, apparently a minor problem. Nonetheless, he prescribed a beta blocker to be taken daily. I had previously had GERD, but I had managed it pretty well with my own healthy diet, but this beta-blocker sent me spiraling back into GERD. I started using your diet (and stopped taking the beta blocker), and it went away in a day. I lead a healthy life style and eat healthy foods (mostly vegetarian), but I wasn't aware of the importance of which foods you eat together.
So thanks so much.
I have been on your GTNP plan for a month now. To my delight I have lost almost 11lbs in weight. I never thought that would happen with this plan. It just happened without me realizing it. I didn't do this plan for the reason to lose weight but to get rid of the bloating and heavy feeling I had and the reflux and heartburn. I feel so much better and those symptoms have gone!! I also feel lighter and can get out of the car a lot easier. My tummy feels happy too. I do have arthritis in my joints and I'm hoping that with the diet it will improve my health in this way too.
I started, somewhat skeptically, on your GTNP program 10 days ago in a hope of stopping the acid reflux/Gerd that has been with me since my early 20’s. I am now 60. I weigh 185 lbs and have since I was 20, and am otherwise in reasonably good health. I started with Tums, then “upgraded” to Pepto Bismol, which gave me very little relief, then to Zantac which gave me these stabs of pain and flashes in my head, then about 5
years ago I discovered (thru my medical doctor, of course) Pantoloc, which he said I should take for 4 to 6 weeks max...5 years later I was still on them with absolutely no improvement in the acid reflux issue. Sure the Pantoloc did help when I took them, but as soon as I stopped it the reflux was unbearable. Every couple of months I have a severe tightening or bloating and pain in my chest to the point where my wife was sure I was having a heart attack .The only way I could get relief was from what I called a ""baking soda cocktail"" 2-3 tbsp of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Not very appetizing.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, while browsing the Net, I came across your website and my first reaction was, HOW CAN IT BE SO SIMPLE? By changing what I eat, I can stop this craziness? What kind of nonsense is this? Then the other side of my brain kicked in and said What have you got to lose?? Here's the kicker, I started on your Food Combining program 10 days ago and I'M A BELIEVER! I have had absolutely NO HEARTBURN or REFLUX and have taken NO PANTOLOC, TUMS or any other form of antacid and I feel GREAT!!! The meal combinations satisfy my somewhat complex desires for great tasting, highly flavored food!! THANK YOU, Sherry for all you do and your dedication to your cause. God Bless You!!
I wanted to say ‘Thank you!’ for your research. Not only has it stopped my digestive problems but it has also helped my son who was facing another operation for a fistula. You provided vital information. After reading your plan I did more research and found his diet was causing the fistula, not something the doctors would ever tell you, they just want to operate and prescribe more pills. He has been to the naturopath and just by changing his eating habits he can avoid more surgery. At 20 years old he was heading down the path to bowel cancer, which is in the family. Thank you so much for giving us hope, our whole family is eating better for it. I feel so much lighter and no bloating just by changing the food combinations I was having before. Heartburn and reflux have gone as well.
Amazing information!! I have been a pretty good student of the nutritional recommendations that you have provided for 3 weeks and feel so much better.
The contents of my refrigerator look desirable and lovely now!! The tomatoes, lemons and limes, seeds and nuts, and herbs are back! I was told to avoid them - but now I know better.
I can literally tell when I mess up, because the pain and acid burning in my chest come right back. I have had symptoms of GERD and hiatal hernia for so long that I thought nothing would work to relieve the pain and annoyance of daily heartburn and constipation. And although prescribed Nexium, I have never taken it because of my aversion to medication and drugs.
So, bravo to you for doing all the work and research for the misinformed people out here who, through no real fault of our own, have not been informed correctly.
Oddly enough, I had been having hot flashes every three hours - night and day for 4 years, and they are even getting better! I have not been awakened at night by sweats for a week or more!! Anyway, I just feel "balanced" or something. It's just what God intended all along: that we eat of the good of His land - the plants, the fruit, the seeds and nuts.
Thanks Sherry, for your diligence and for caring!!! You are helping so many people. God Bless you,
I am not a person who writes letters of recommendation hastily. But for 3 weeks now I have been following your Great Taste No Pain nutritional advice, albeit somewhat skeptically. Always taking care to eat right, I thought I knew it all. But I was off track.
I had been suffering from GERD and Hiatal Hernia symptoms for many years and was getting progressively worse - I was burning out my esophagus. The heartburn was occurring every day I was always constipated and very gassy.
Your website came before my eyes while researching. Something really clicked as I was reading it. And since practicing the Great Taste No Pain plan, I have enjoyed food so much more!! I knew it would take longer than one day to correct my issues, because I have had the symptoms for so many years, but I can now say that I feel extraordinarily better!
I enjoy your daily communications and thank you so very much for your diligence. God has provided all that we need nutritionally on our planet. I thank Him for you and for sending out the message!! Bless you.