I'm fortunate that I found you early. For a number of years I've experienced lower GI upsets and just thought it was a temporary reaction to a particular food - although I couldn't see any particular item that was setting me 'off' and presumed that eating out and travel meant picking up some food bugs along the way. When some pain began in my lower left abdomen region this year, I mentioned it to my doctor. At age 61 she
informed me I was overdue for a colonoscopy - ugh! Voila – mild diverticular disease of the lower left colon. Eat more fiber was the advice.
I hit the internet and got confused - then found your website and ordered your Great Taste No Pain System. When I informed my husband (who just turned 50) he wasn't happy about changing his habits, but since he's been on Losec for almost 10 years (acid reflux runs in his family), he was willing to try the system.
We've been fairly true to the plan. We have both had huge changes happened for both of us. Bloating is a thing of the past, my husband has dropped weight without any effort, my digestive and elimination has become wonderfully normal - and so has his. He decided to try giving up the Losec and has had no trouble with reflux/GERD at all – before if he would miss one day he was miserable.
We're happy campers! It's been so easy and we're especially enjoying the extra energy and better sleeping - great bonuses!
Thank you for the work you're doing - you're making a wonderful difference in the world.
My compliments and gratitude go out to you. I wrote to you at a time when I was ready to change my life habits. Since I discovered your Great Taste No Pain plan my body was going thru several life threatening diseases. First was a very severe bacteria infection that was caused by both chronic constipation, diverticulosis which became diverticulitis and impacted bowel. I was put on double antibiotics. One of the antibiotics Biaxin burned and dumped more acid in my stomach causing abdominal pain that would not go away.
Finally after two weeks of pain, I wound up in the Er. I found your plan the day after. It has now been two weeks and I am totally pain free.
I am off all the antibiotics. I take fiber-con and follow your plan. Your way of eating is a blessing to me. I look forward to preparing your recipes everyday. I noticed that I now take my time and chew my food thoroughly. I feel full and very satisfied while I choose to eat healthier foods. I love food combining. I feel in control and in the driver's seat to a full recovery. Someday I now know it is possible to achieve perfect health. This plan has made me a happier person knowing that we have options. We do not need to stay sick once we discover the true essence of life. Listen to people like you Sherry who reach out and share their experience with you. Sherry you have given everyone the true gift of life which will lead us all to perfect health and happiness.
For this I am grateful.
This is not my story. It is my mother's story and I am writing for her. My mother is 85 yrs old and has been stricken with bouts of diverticulitis since 2004. We have spent at least 4 times a year in the ER since then.
After this last bout in September, with the stomach looking like she was 9 months pregnant and pain which was unbearable and having an NG tube up her nose pumping her out and 10 days in the hospital having every e-ray they could think of doing, I had had it.
I went home and searched the internet for diverticulosis and found your Great Taste No Pain plan and I ordered all of it. My mother, Annette has been following everything to the letter and my husband and I are doing it also just because it is a healthier way of eating. My daughter is eating these combinations also and has felt better than ever.
My mother has been diagnosed with Acid reflux, diverticulosis, diverticulitis, paralytic illus, IBS and an extra long colon. What more could she ask for.
I want to thank you for your Great Taste No Pain plan. My mother is doing fantastic and it has been 3 months since her hospital stay.
I am also very grateful to you for the help you have given to me and many others I have shared your website with. I was in the hospital the end of August with diverticulitis and was on antibiotics for three days. I went home and could not stop going to the bathroom [VERY LOOSE AND OFTEN].
Long story short-I finally went to your website and just knew right away that what you were saying made a lot of sense. I began your Great Taste No Pain plan and have had no pains or indigestion. I was a champion at taking antacids. Since your plan I no longer have any need for antacids.
God bless you and the great job you are doing.
I logged on to your web site after having test for bowel cancer as it is a family problem and I was experience severe pain in my left side.
The practice nurse I saw said that there was no sign of cancer but I probably had diverticulosis. Hence the web search for answers.
I tried your Great Taste No Pain plan and can honestly say that the pain that has bugged me for the last 1 month has gone. It only comes back if I start mis-combining foods.
Thank you very much, this has returned my life to me
I want to let you know that after at least 16 years of stomach pains ranging from the "usual IBS" to gallstones and constant bladder infections and now at this point diverticular which as my consultant said are "all over your intestines - unlike most people"!!!
My husband is a believer in God and after many years of prayer he was led to your website. Somewhat excitedly he showed it to me and we decided to try your Great Taste No Pain plan along with the loads of information. On reading this information I was amazed to see how many of my symptoms were listed apart from the diverticular.
I started to follow your plan on Thursday of last week. By Friday my pain had reduced from usually 8/10 to 2/10 and by Saturday I had no pain at all. On Monday I felt well enough to remove the morphine patches that supposedly were helping me.
I feel great at this point in time but apart from that on sharing with my friends at work I have been surprised how many people have said "Oooo I get that". I have passed on your web address to them so that they may be privy to the great help and advice you share.
THANK YOU GOD AND THANK YOU SHERRY
I have been on your Great Taste No Pain program for 3 weeks. On the first day I ate my
Egg Omelets for breakfast and continued with the menus as your book states. Even on the first day I felt No Hunger. I have my bowel movements normally and without pain. I was diagnosed with Diverticulosis like 20 years ago. I am 70 years old. I lost 4 lbs on the first week.
My only fear is that I will get careless and bored and go back to my old ways of eating, but I will try very hard not to. I was taking care of this problem with Dicyclomine, prescription for many years. It worked fairly well, but I had to really watch my body. If I took it every day, I would start diarrhea and it I didn't take it I would start getting constipated.
Thank You for your plan and your advice.
Thanks to my husband having a gastric attack and spending 7 hours in the emergency ward to learn it was diverticulosis I went on line and ordered your Great Taste No Pain plan.
While your plan is much what I eat. It is what I like...my husband has forever been pushing aside the broccoli and beans and fruits. Now that his mind is open I have devised some great "side" dishes that combine sweet peppers, broccoli, beans and all kinds of goodies with a bran rice and chicken broth seasoning.
He loves it.
Natures messages + Sherry Brescia = renewal.
My diverticulosis was really bothering me but I was highly skeptical of food combining. I was however, desperate to get rid of my severe constipation and painful elimination.
I took the Metamucil fiber supplements, the yogurt that Jamie Curtis advertises and even the liquid supplement which comes in a small bottle. Eventually they had all stopped working for me.
I tried your Great Taste No Pain plan with great trepidation. I thought how can my body dispose of waste without the digestive aides? I noticed a difference on the second day. I thought wow, how is this possible that 'my problem' has disappeared so quickly? My allergies have eased now and I'm sleeping better and lastly, I have more energy. I'm also better able to deal with the stress of my job since adopting my (I mean your) new 'pain free plan'.
I'm extremely grateful to you.
I was diagnosed with diverticulosis, for the past 15 years I have had heartburn and have terrible lower back pain. I have been faithful to your Great Taste No Pain eating plan and I have no more constipation. I am regular again and that has been a huge plus.
I am so much better!
Thanks for all your many years of research to bless us with.