Most of my life I have had episodes of upset stomach from time to time. More recently I started getting episodes of mucus with wind - very inconvenient as you can imagine! I went to the doctor and was sent for a barium enema, and they diagnosed "diverticular disease". Apparently 40% of the population has it (here in the UK). I was told to eat a high fiber diet. But at least I was not prescribed any medication - maybe because here we have the NHS plus a financial crisis, so the "managers" are trying to save money.
Most of my life I have avoided medication whenever possible, except for some antacid for a week or two when they told me I had hiatus hernia back in the 1970s, and occasional antibiotics.
So here I am now, ageing (77), but trying to keep going with performing in intergenerational dance projects and the like, and I am very pleased to have found your Great Taste No Pain system, as I don't think just eating a high fiber diet, although a good bit of advice, goes far enough to deal with the problem I was having.
Since I started following your suggestions my digestion and bowels have improved enormously. I also follow "little and often" and avoid eating large meals in the evening.
I found you while browsing after my diagnosis, and I'm glad I did.
I have been following you Great Taste No Pain and my stomach feels great, no more burping, no more indigestion.
I am so excited about Great Taste No Pain that I have been telling family and friends almost daily what this has done for me.
After serious cramps, gas, bloating, acid reflux, heartburn so bad I thought I was having a heart attack, and more, I am almost entirely pain free. I have the complete Great Taste No Pain program and your recipe book and am learning what goes with what when I eat and exploring your recipes is fun.
After the initial 4-day trial program I was feeling well enough to stop the antacids and probiotics and am working toward healthy cholesterol levels, hoping to eliminate or reduce my medication for this problem. I also dropped 4 pounds in that 4-day trial and am still losing weight slowly.
I have found the lifestyle change that my husband and I can live by for the rest of our lives and live longer, healthier, happier and pain free.
Thank you so much,
After having all the hospital tests (Colposcopy, Endoscopy, Barium Meal, twice) over a period of 3 years of suffering digestive and constipation hell, I decided to search the internet for solutions.
After my bloating and pain became unbearable, and my G.P and hospital doctors maintained there was not much wrong, apart from Gastritis and Diverticulitis.
I stumbled upon your Great Taste No Pain page. After reading what you went through personally I thought you were describing my problems to the letter. Straight away I felt I had to follow your system, as over the many years I was willing to try anything for a better quality of life.
After a few days of following your advice from the "What To Eat With What" I began to feel a turn for the better.
My story is simple: I was diagnosed with gastritis and was told to take prescription strength prilosec for 28 days. I knew my diet and way too much Advil had caused the problem yet there was no mention of correcting my diet in order to reverse the problem. I had a tremendous amount of stomach gas directly after eating and became increasing concerned.
I requested your Great Taste No Pain plan and after feeling almost instant relief have been following the guidelines in your book. I am feeling great and have told anyone that will listen about the virtues of your dietary program.
I’m a 49 year old female and have had on and off problems with gas pains as far back as middle school when I would have to go lie down in the nurses office after eating lunch. It didn’t happen that frequently so my Mom just attributed it to not enough food or of all things “my pants were just too tight around my waist”.
As the years when on the gas pains continued sporadically but put me in the emergency room twice they were so bad. They always went away after a while so I never thought too much of it and would just try and eat if I felt the pains coming on. Wow, what a mistake that was!
Then about 4 years ago they starting getting worse and I ended seeing a GI DR about two years ago. He recommended an EGD which I had and was diagnosed with mild gastritis. He recommended an antacid at that time so I started on Prilosec. I was on this for less than a year and then it stopped helping. They suggested I start taking this twice a day, which I did. That lasted only a couple of months and then they moved me into Prevacid. I was on this for a few months and then that stopped working as well. After all this failed they prescribed me on Nexium. I only lasted on that for about 8 months and then I had to go back to the GI again because NOTHING WAS WORKING. I then had a colonoscopy that came out clear of any issues as well.
Right after I had this done I searched on line and ran into your Great Taste No Pain plan. I started it within a couple of days and only after 2 days felt fantastic. It has now been a month and I’m feeling great and free and clear of any antacids.
I just had to share this with you...I have been on Great Taste No Pain religiously for about 3-weeks now and love it! I've secretly been preparing your delicious recipes and sneaking them on my husband and to my surprise he's enjoyed all of the meals. Prior to that point I was cooking two separate meals every day just so I could eat the food I needed to combat a bad case of gastritis and he could eat his food. Today I made the big batch of ‘Outrageously Delicious Spaghetti Sauce.’ I had to run out for the evening but I left the prepared spaghetti sauce on the stove and told him he could help himself. When I came home he had left me a note thanking me for dinner. He's never done this before, and I quote:
‘Dear Sweetheart, Thank you for the delicious, delightful, scrumptious, scrumptious, extremely tasty culinary feast!’
While I might not convert him to Great Taste No Pain, I know I can continue to prepare meals that are healthy for both of us and that he will like! Thank you!
Well, I have suffered practically all my life with a 'sensitive' stomach. Even as a teenager, I would suffer serious bouts of gastritis which resulted in me throwing up everything, including the tablets the doctor had given me. I learned to recognize the signs of when an 'attack' was coming on and would go into a water fasting mode, which didn't really help and just made me even more miserable than I was.
I hadn't had an attack for three years, but I'll tell ya, when it hit, it really hit! A horrible gnawing pain that would wake me up in the night, bloating, belching, no appetite, vomiting, acid reflux.... I just couldn't take any more of it, so at about 4 in the morning, in complete desperation and looking for relief, I did an internet search for gastritis and your Great Taste No Pain popped up.
Now I have to say, I did leave it for a few days, but eventually, the pain got so bad, I thought, well what have I got to lose, so I started following it, oh what bliss. The next day after following your plan I woke up with no pain at all, absolutely not even a twinge. No nausea, no belching, no bloating after one day. I immediately ordered the whole system and while some days I lapse back into old (and bad) ways, it’s really easy to stick to and I have gotten a whole new lease of life. I've thrown away my Milk of Magnesia, Prilosec, Buscopan and Tums, simply because I just don't need them anymore!
I honestly don't know how to thank you enough because you have literally given me back my life :) I'm only 34 so I still have a good bit of living to do, ya know :)
Nothing short of miraculous is the only way I can describe how you’re Great Taste No Pain program has changed my life. It boggles my mind that after the many years of suffering with GERD, gastritis, pancreatic and gall bladder insufficiency, your program did just as its name suggests. I was pain free in 1 day.
Fortunately, I never succumbed to taking the drugs that the many specialists I had seen, had prescribed for me. It just didn't feel right to me. These drugs would not cure my digestive ailments, but only mask the symptoms. I have been seeing an acupuncturist for almost a year and he did the best he could to treat me but recently admitted himself that it all comes down to the food you ingest or, as I now understand it, how you combine your foods. Approaching each digestive disturbance holistically, I had some success, but nothing comes close to what food-combining did for me. There's no special diet to follow nor do you have to exclude any of your favorite foods. The program is not at all inconvenient.
To no longer have any pain or discomfort, to have improved sleep, to feel more energy, and to once again enjoy food, are my favorite responses to your outstanding program.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for running your business with others well-being at the heart of it.
P.S. I also owe a debt of gratitude to one of your followers who I was introduced to by my acupuncturist and who recommended your program to me.
Just want to say a very big thank you to you and your research team for giving me my life back!
I have just had my first bout of Diverticulitis which was confirmed with a colonoscopy. I was hoping for some information from my doctor on how to prevent another bout. She did not have anything to tell me except eat more fiber and that I may never have another bout again. I had already been doing this as the information they gave me after the colonoscopy said the same thing. I still felt terrible; my clothes did not fit comfortably at the waist because I was so bloated. I was lethargic everything was a big effort to do, I had headaches and I could not stay awake, if I sat down I was asleep until I went to bed then I tossed and turned all night and in the morning I felt like I had not had a wink of sleep.
In desperation I turned to the internet to see if anyone else could help, I have never been a big fan of doctors and usually turn to alternative remedies once I know what the problem is, so when I found your website I was very pleased. I tried your Great Taste No Pain Plan. I am always a bit skeptical about buying on the web, and it did sound a bit too good to be true.
I started the plan and followed it exactly, the first day I was amazed to find that when I eat my breakfast I did not feel like I had a rock in my stomach which is how I usually feel. With each meal I did not feel bloated and I had no pain, my burping was much less as was wind the other way, I usually fall asleep when watching TV about 8.30 - 9pm and miss my favorite programs this did not happen on the first day of the plan.
The second day I woke up naturally at about 6.30am feeling refreshed and energized and again had no pain after eating, I had also lost half an inch round my waist because I was not so bloated now, again I did not fall asleep in the evening.
The third day I felt like my old self, the one I had not felt like for what seemed like years, when I got on the scales I had lost 1 kg in weight and another half an inch round my waist, the headaches have gone.
It’s such a simple system and I can still eat the things I like as long as I am careful what I eat them with, when I read the reasoning behind the plan it made perfect sense. I look forward to a happy life free of digestive problems and when I see my doctor again I will certainly let her know the benefits of this plan.
I didn't realize how bad I felt until I felt better.