I wanted to give you a quick update. I have been in pain for many years that was getting worse and worse... November and December I had excruciating pains in my abdomen. I had endometriosis and they did a full hysterectomy. 2 weeks after my surgery my OBGYN sent me to a Gastroentologist. He put me under and did and upper and lower. Come to find out... I also had GERD, Diverticulitis, IBS, and polyps. I was told no Citrus, tomatoes, garlic, black pepper, strawberries, and to take daily pills to cut the Acid in my stomach. Weeks later I still had the heartburn, gas, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, bleeding, etc... I was following doctor’s orders and still hurting. A friend told me about your website and I thought... anything is worth a try. I tried your program and I have been pain Free. I forgot how nice it feels to be Pain Free, Bloat Free, Gas Free, Burp Free, Heartburn Free, etc. day after day.
Thank you, Sherry. You are an answered prayer. I have shared your website with many. Thank you again!
I have had acid reflux problems for the past 20 years. I have reduced my medication and I am sleeping much better. Saw your info on the web search after I was also now told had IBS - do not feel so bloated, stool more regular and am feeling like a new person.
I wanted to tell you about my step-dad. He's been going to doctors for 3 plus years and specialists and to no avail. He's even ended up in the hospital a few times because of heart arrhythmia (possibly a side effect?). The doctors had put him on Nexium, Asiphex, and Prilosec and they do help for about 2 weeks, but then he had always gone back right where he was. He had migraines and major stomach problems. He's had test after test at specialists, but they come up with nothing except that he may have a damaged esophagus.
One afternoon we were sitting in my living room, and we were talking about how it must just be diet and I jumped up to Google in acid reflux diet. I came upon your website and got your program. The next day quit taking his acid reducer pills and has watched what he's eaten and has been so much better ever since. He has been plagued so long he just can't believe that it will last, but now its' going on 1 month and he's so excited. I thank you for your website and that I found it that day. He tells people that his stepdaughter is his doctor now! Thanks from the bottom of my heart (and his!) I have acid reflux problems too, and have been helped by your material.
Thank you so much for your passion and for helping all of us!
This is day 4 of being on the Great Taste No Pain program. I truly believed before I started that it would help me. I kept telling my husband that I was "expecting a miracle".
On New Year's Day, we met our children who were traveling through and had lunch with them at a Mexican restaurant (my absolute favorite food in the world!) That evening my stomach hurt and I had diarrhea the next day. I had had flare ups in the past and have been diagnosed with diverticulitis. I am generally "careful" with what I eat because I don't like pain. But Mexican food is my luxury...I allow myself to have it every couple of weeks. I am sometimes uncomfortable, but not so much as to stop eating it!
The following day I decided I had contacted this violent stomach virus that had been going around - although my symptoms weren't exactly like everyone else’s. I had been receiving your emails for several months, but kept thinking, "I'm not too bad - I don't see that I should alter anything." WRONG!!!!! That little bout of whatever - stomach virus or whatever it was lasted 5 days. Enough is enough. I decided to get your program. I have been following it for a few days, I already feel so much better. No bloating, no indigestion, no waking in the night with reflux. Amazing!!
I thank you so much that you kept sending those emails everyday. I would read them and tell my husband about them. And he kept saying, makes perfect sense - why don't we give it a try. Well I finally did and I am so glad. As a side bar, it is so cold here and typically the cold weather affects me a lot because I have arthritis in my hips. Even as cold as it is, I don't waddle like a duck when I stand up to walk (after sitting for a while). I cannot wait to see what other benefits I am going to reap by being on this food system.
I have been suffering from acid reflux since last October. Tried all kinds of over the counter meds, nothing worked!
The pain in my chest was so bad it came out my back; I could hardly get any sleep! I was hoarse from the acid coming up my throat and my tongue was coated! I tried changing my diet, but was not sure about some of the foods. I researched some books, tried all sorts of home remedies and still felt no better. I finally ended up at the doctor who gave me Nexium. I was not feeling much better after a month so he told me to double up on the med. which I did but I got headaches and stomach pains! I ended up at the doctor again who sent me for a gall blabber scan. Nothing showed up so then he recommended a hiatal scan and endoscopy.
Before I went through all that time and expense, I decided to do some research on the net and came across your web site Greattastenopain.com. Thank you Sherry for giving such great, helpful information! I tried your plan and already I feel a lot better!!! The pain in my chest has gone completely and I am getting my full nights sleep!!! The food all tastes great and I don't need to take any more meds! Thank you so very much for helping me to live a normal life! I will continue with your plan and pass it along to my friends!
I have recently purchased your plan and it works! I have had a problem recently with acid reflux. I have been on your plan just a few days and have not had a problem with acid reflux. Thanks for the awesome program.
I'm 42 and have had stomach pain for the last 10-12 years. I thought I was doing everything right - exercising 3-4 times a week and making sure to eat healthy, which WAS to be sure to eat fruit and veggies everyday with limited junk food. I appeared very healthy & fit to people who saw me. But, around age 30, I began to have stomach cramps and diarrhea constantly, especially after meals. My husband and I still joke about how I'd drive like a crazy person and slam on the brakes to make it to the nearest bathroom. (Although, it wasn't funny at the time) My doctor said it was IBS and suggested fiber (Metamucil, Benefiber). After more pain, I then saw a specialist who diagnosed me with spastic colon and prescribed medication. He said I may need to be scoped, which I didn't want at all.
I continued on through the years with bouts of sickness, until last year when I began having terrible acid reflux, gas, and painful heartburn. I tried LOTS of over the counter pills for several months, but none of them helped. By December, 08, I reluctantly was about to pick up the phone again to call the doctor, but I went on-line instead. (Actually, I was in search of information about more medication that might be out there to help) Thank goodness I found you instead. Now, you have taught me about the harmful side effects of all that medicine. I began GTNP on Jan. 1, 2009 and I have felt great since. I want to thank you so much for helping me.
I have been taking Prilosec for year and for the last few month I have been getting acid reflux whenever I bend over (I have hiatal hernia) and often otherwise regardless of how much Prilosec I take. On day one of your program I got 100% relief just by following your directions about fruit. Haven’t had acid reflux since.
Thank you so much,
I have a hiatal hernia and the Dr. told me there was nothing that could be done about it; just take Omeprazole for the acid reflux for the rest of my life. The acid reflux got so bad it landed me in the ER 3x in one year. I guess I am allergic to jalapenos and didn't know the food I ate had some. I went to the ER with anxiety, and my blood pressure through the roof, when I don't even have high blood pressure. My throat was full of backed up jalapeno that erupted like a volcano after I fell asleep. I thought I was going to die. I started trying your Pain Free meal plan and found that I lost 5 pounds in 1 1/2 weeks. I am going to stop the Omeprazole and continue to eat the way you teach.
Thanks Sherry, for really caring what people like me go through.
I have been on the Pain-Free system off and on for over a week and can literally tell you that there is a remarkable difference. As a matter of fact I am scheduled for a barium enema test this week and I was thinking of cancelling it; however, I also want answers on what caused the pain I endured since November but is barely noticeable with your eating plan unless I cheat and eat as before.
I have been suffering from various intestinal and digestive problems since I was a child. I remember regurgitating bile as a young child and being scared of what was coming out of me. I progressed to different gut problems and the doctors would all tell me that it was a nervous stomach or a nervous bowel. Yeah right! Now what? They don't say the same anymore, doctors and gastoentologist tell me I have IBS, spastic bowel, acid reflux, diverticulosis, colitis and the icing on the cake came this winter when I contracted a bacteria called C-Difficile from which they are checking me for crohn’s now as well. I was hospitalized on four different occasions and took antibiotics for four months. This bacteria caused my bowels to be so badly inflamed that there were pockets of puss visable in the partial colonoscopy that I had done in January. Right after this colonoscopy they removed my chronically inflamed gallbladder. So this winter was not a trip South but a trip inside my gut.
After all these months of suffering and eating bland food that depressed me, I started searching the Internet and fell upon your site and have tried the Pain-Free system. Well would you believe that the major pain that was causing me so much suffering decreased and if I follow your plan it completely goes away.
I am in the process of reading and highlighting everything in the Great Taste No Pain system that points to the end of the tunnel of pain and suffering that I have endured for so long. I love your recipes and plan on using this system for as long as I live, as I surely don't want to experience another period of suffering like I just went through.
I thought I was eating properly as I had made so many changes because of my various problems but it was not enough. I knew that I had to change the way I ate but I didn't know how and where to start. The week I found your Internet site, I told my naturopath that she should give lessons on how to feed ourselves to good health. Thank you so much for answering a need that all of us gut sufferers have. How could we know about food combing being the culprit for all our gut problems? This course is so great because it is teaching us to treat our gut right. I am very enthusiastic and talking to other sufferers about the Great Taste No Pain system. Let's hope that they won't wait until they live the same or similar experience I lived before they decide to change their eating habits, now that they know better. Thank you again Sherry.