Having suffered from nausea, diverticulitis, and duodenal ulcers for twenty years, I admit I was quite skeptical. I have completed three days of your eating plan and have to agree --I feel better than I have for some time. I look forward to feeling even better as days go by.
I have been following your Great Taste No Pain program for 10 days now.
I am pain-free and my bowels are normal. This is a miracle since I haven't had normal bowels in many years. I no longer am taking Citrucel and I no longer believe my
other diagnoses were correct; i.e.: Sjorgren's Syndrome, Reiter's Syndrome, kidney stone attacks, etc.
I have suffered IBS and have had (I suspect now) many diverticulitis attacks in the past that have gone un-diagnosed. I never sought medical attention in the throws of the pain attacks so it was difficult to diagnose.
I was also on 2 antibiotics for 2 weeks and anti-spasmodic meds around the time I started your program. I was told by my doctor to stay on a high fiber diet. So when I went
home with my prescriptions, I immediately went on a high fiber diet. What a mistake--I got worse.
When I called the doctor's office, he said that I misunderstood him; I was supposed to stay on a bland diet and then go on the high fiber. I was in so much pain and such confusion, he may have said that but I don't think so.
You were so right; doctors are not geared toward nutrition but rather pills and surgery which is what he discussed with me. I had no direction, no information to go by. I
had been searching the web for information and luckily a friend of mine found your site and miracles happened.
I just came back from a weekend away and had a wonderful time and was able to enjoy every meal and even being away had regular bowel movements.
I am hopeful that I won't need surgery and can live a full and normal life without pills or fear of having another "attack." I have been in so much pain I have felt that I could have died in bed alone and unable to call for help. I am 57 years old and have felt like a 90 year old.
I am now looking forward to a more normal life.
Sherry, thank you and your staff for all your support and information.
I am a 63 year old woman in good health, except for the abdominal discomfort I have suffered the past 11 years. I have gone to different doctors and none were able to make an accurate diagnosis. The pain came usually after meals, sometimes acute. I told this to each doctor I saw. I told them how I was always tired: no energy, no motivation, no enthusiasm, just this constant discomfort. I had CT scans, sonograms, and a colonoscopy which showed diverticulum. I started following a diverticulosis diet...more fiber but no seeds, nuts, etc. If it was helping me, it wasn't noticeable.
Occasionally I'd have days when I felt good, but rarely did I feel 'normal.' I gave up going to doctors because it was always the same line. I was prescribed Protonix and threw the prescription away. I had no intention of taking drugs for a problem they couldn't even diagnose.
Two weeks ago I had an acute attack of diverticulitis which caused a fever and severe abdominal pain. I was on 2 antibiotics which played havoc with my system, though they did knock the infection out. But that was the last straw. I went on-line and began looking for something to help me adjust my lifestyle to accommodate diverticulosis.
Sherry, finding your website was truly heaven-sent. It lit up for me the way a lot of other information didn't. The idea of food combining made sense and I tried it immediately.
Following your plan, the results were also immediate. I felt 'great' for the first time in years. I had no pain after eating but the best part was the new found energy I had. I shampooed the carpets in my house, a task I'd put off for 2 years! People commented on how much better I looked, with a healthy glow to my skin. It was just because I felt so damn relieved I was feeling good again.
I have dropped 5 pounds. This program is the best thing in nutrition I've ever seen.
Thank you so much for the work you've done to bring this information out. I am telling everyone about this program because I am so enthused about following such a simple plan which brings such great and immediate results.
Thank you, thank you for this life changing information.
I have diverticulitis and I could not identify what foods would set the diarrhea off. I had stopped eating nuts, strawberries, poppy seeds, anything with seeds in them (like my doctor said), but I still had problems with my stomach. I began having a lot of ndigestion recently and not feeling good.
I began "Great Taste No Pain" and I felt good the first day and better each day after that. I do have more energy and I even sleep better. I am going to stick to this way of eating because I can now function in life so much better.
Thank you for all the information about how and what to eat.
I have a history of irritable bowel with chronic constipation, gas and distention.
After suffering abdominal pain and even more distention for a week, I was diagnosed with diverticulitis. I was prescribed cipro & flagyl for 10 days. The medication made me even sicker. I lost my appetite, ate and drank very little for 2 weeks, lost 10 pounds and was extremely weak. Even after I finished the medication and my diverticulitis was better, I still had excessive gas and distention.
Out of desperation I found you on the internet. I tried your plan of eating and could not believe that it actually worked. In one day I started feeling better. I have continued to feel better everyday.
Thank you so much. As a health professional I am amazed at how eating properly solved such a complex problem. More physicians should be educated about nutrition and the Great Taste/No Pain method of eating.
Thank you again.
Anna May Eisenberg
I want to personally thank you for your sincere help. I never knew I was susceptible to diverticulitis until was diagnosed with it and an infected colon. Whereby I was immediately admitted to the hospital & slated for early morning surgery. I was plugged into I.V. with high dose of antibiotics.
I have a faith filled family who immediately started intercessory prayer for me to be healed without surgery. By morning my fever had been reduced from 102.8-F to 99.1-F and the infection started to dissipate. I was kept in the hospital & monitored for 2 days.
When I was finally released I was given an outline of a diet that was conflicting with information. So I knew I needed to find more information to correct my condition.
I found your website. Your plan is not hard to follow and has proven it self evident to work for me.
Sincerely thanking you,
When I got your first Email a few days ago I had just come from the emergency room, having just been diagnosed with my 2nd round of diverticulitis in 2 years.
I was not impressed with what the doctors were telling me was going to happen next.
I have been living on the huge bottles of extra strength TUMS for years, and often sleeping sitting up to relieve acid reflux.
I'm still on the antibiotics [2 more days] but since getting and following your program, I'm off the TUMS, feeling great, sleeping much better, and telling anyone that will listen, to look up your website.
Thanks a lot. You have changed my life forever.
For me a seventy-five year old male with reflux and recently diagnosed diverticulitis it seemed a good way to go.
From day one the reflux disappeared and by day seven the bowel movement had
regularized so that in effect I was well. The bonus is that I find I have lost five pounds without trying.
I fully understand that I would become bored if I stayed on my simple regime so am now adapting the details you provide by way of Anglicization.
Many thanks for your help.
When I found your program on the internet, I was suffering through
another round of diverticulitis and on antibiotics. I hated those pills and
knew there must be another way. Since I've been on your program I feel
great. My stomach problems are gone, no more rumblings or gas or burps! I
do have a lot more energy and have dropped some pounds.
I have been using Great taste food plan for almost 30 days, and have had some amazing results.
I have had problems with diverticulitis and constant stomach aches after eating. I have not had to take any antacids and feel GREAT.
I have been very overweight for the last 10 years; I am post menopause and had tried many diets, always gaining more weight, and getting frustrated. I had resigned myself
that I could not lose weight and need to be happy the way I was.
I started eating the GREAT TASTE NO PAIN way, and have lost 30 LBS in 30 days. I have gone from a size 18 to a size 14. If someone would have said that I could lose
weight this fast and still eat delicious food I would have said they were crazy.
I am delighted with the results I feel GREAT, I look GREAT, I Sleep GREAT, no Acid Reflux nor problem with the diverticulitis. Every day someone says to me you look