I'm not surprised! I was taken off of Lipitor last December due to muscle weakness and constant spasms. My doctor recognized the symptoms immediately, and told me to stop taking it. Incidentally, he was the very same doctor who prescribed it in the first place. He also told me I had an A1C of 5.6. Strange! Never, ever, did I have issues with blood sugar. He suggested Metaformin and I told him an unequivocal "NO." I simply changed my eating habits and I have reduced my carbohydrate intake, specifically white flour products, and now feel amazingly good. I dropped 10 pounds within a matter of weeks.
My gut instinct told me that there was a reason the body produces more cholesterol as you age. My eye doctor, who is holistic, recently told me that it serves as a protective mechanism for the brain and the nervous system, and that an A1C of 5.6 was no justification to take medication. It now all seems very sensible to me. My nerves were a wreck while I was on the statins. Now that I'm off, I feel like a million bucks, and at age 64, have energy to burn.
I have also refused to take Nexium for periodic reflux. With your recommended diet modifications, I rarely have episodes. I am beginning to think that big Pharma is a conspiracy to keep the masses just sick enough so they keep using drugs. And with every drug, there are 10 side effects! Every time I look, the AMA is lowering the ranges for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, just so it can sell more drugs. Not to mention all the drug ads on TV. It's very disconcerting, and very scary.
To be for-warned is to be for-armed. Thank you for sharing this! I applaud you and your efforts to educate the public to the fact that acid reflux is NOT a disease but a condition that can be reversed. It can be done because I have done it! And I take every opportunity I can to introduce my friends to your proven discipline and wisdom. So go ahead, Sherry, take a bow! You deserve it!
Sincerely yours and in good health,
I received Great Taste/No Pain two weeks ago...it is the best Plan to follow, for me.
Your Book is simply written and it is clear what has to be done. All of your charts are invaluable. Anyone that can read can follow it.
It is sooo easy to devise what to eat using your plan. The combinations are vast and I find it a breeze to plan my meals.
Your Plan is a pleasure to follow. It makes me feel in control of my health and weight.
As far as I can tell so far, you can eat all of your favorite foods as long as you combine properly.
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,
I have been suffering from an undiagnosed stomach disorder Since September 2011 and have not found any relief from our traditional western doctor's remedies!
I have been through enormous amounts of testing for the problem ... produced 15 different stool samples to try and diagnose the problem. We thought it was a parasite from the river water I drank on a hunting trip. But all tests came back negative and I was still feeling dreadful... painful stomach, bloating, difficult bowel movements, indigestion ... enough to wake me all night long and continue again the next day ...
A friend referred me to your site "Great Taste No Pain" where I ordered your plan as well as the probiotics, the hydroagen 2.5 and now after only weeks of following your recipes and faithfully taking the probiotics especially, I am pain free and enjoying 'normal' life again. I couldn't' believe how quickly the probiotics made a difference in my system. In just a matter of days, I felt the difference ~ a much calmer, more settled and non-acidic stomach as well as normal bowel movements ~ you're a dream come true.
Thank you ~ my whole body thanks you
Dayle Northwest Territories ~ Canada
I'm extremely grateful for the eating practices I've learned from your book Great Taste No Pain plan. I was having constant reflux pain and burning.
The ENT told me there was even evidence of the acidic burning of reflux as far up as my throat. I had tried not eating two hours before bedtime and bought a wedge pillow to elevate my head. I was on daily omeprazole but it wasn't helping. My insurance company would not okay stronger medicine.
Frustrated and discouraged, I was saved after talking to a friend who had been cured of reflux by visiting your website and purchasing your books. I began the eating plan and quickly didn't need medication for my reflux anymore! I also feel calmer and happier in general. What a difference your program has made in my life---and best of all, it's natural and doesn't include costly medication. That's been my wonderful experience with Great Taste No Pain.
I have to share with you my latest blood work results. You can share if you want. Not only have I been able to manage by heartburn, but also my asthma and now my cholesterol. My cholesterol level went from 199 to 159 within 3 months. The doctor took me off simvastatin and will watch it over the next few months. So, I'm off the purple pill, the asthma medicine, and the cholesterol drugs. Besides that, my weight is holding steady at 130 and I feel great. The only meds I am on is thyroid. Not bad for 67.
All I need now, is to get off my lazy butt and pump up the exercise. Thanks for all your help.
Since I got your book Great Taste No Pain plan I soon put it to action I have suffered from Reflux and Heartburn for many years and like many others have been taking Nexium 40mg which helps but does not cure, so I had nothing to lose but try Great Taste No Pain.
During my first 4 days No Reflux No Heartburn I lost weight and I felt FANTASTIC I continued eating the recommended foods.
After my first 4 days I phoned my brother who was suffering with Diverticulitis and under doctors medication, spoke to his wife Pat told her about Great Taste No Pain and how it was helping me and look on the net so she did that and bought the book.
We have been in constant contact and she has been following through on my brother’s progress day by day she claims in a couple of weeks he is a new man. Sherry, we are a close family of 8 children and live within 30ks from each other.
We had a family reunion and the topic of the day was Great Taste No Pain 3 more books are on order and will continue to promote this wonderful Godsend have been off Nexium and feel GREAT.
Sherry you are our angel sent from Heaven.
Dear (BBF) Sherry,
My story is not much different than the hundreds of others you have accumulated over the years. I've been suffering with digestive problems forever, it seems. Some time ago I broke out in horrible hives on my arms and legs. My dermatologist suggested prednisone but I thought it would be better to see an allergist. After the proscribed series of tests I was told I had developed allergies to chicken, turkey, beef, veal and assorted other foods. He put me on a vegan diet for six weeks and the hives vanished and I felt much better.
I continued to have problems, however, with heartburn--later called GERD, and problems following a short course of medications dealing with osteoporosis. Those drugs left me with an additional problem: spasms of the esophagus. I gave up much of what I enjoyed eating...the usual; spicy foods, tomatoes, cabbage, etc. But I was still having problems. Heartburn was a
constant companion, accompanies by Prilosec (taken for at least 15 years, with little benefit. Tums, and all the liquids used to addressing those problems, which really didn't.
And then, finally, diarrhea for about six weeks. No matter what I ate, I couldn't stop it. The NA at the gastroenterologist's was quite certain my symptoms pointed to inflammatory colitis. A flex-sig was done that, thankfully, was negative. The follow up with the gastro doctor suggested a half of a children's Imodium tablet before each meal might help. I was at wit's end when, lo and behold, I saw a link to your website on Vivian Goldschmidt's email.
As you can see at the top of this very long email, you are now my BFF, too! One day after beginning food combining, the diarrhea stopped. By the end of the first week I was free of symptoms. It is now about three months and I am well for the first time in years. I used to stop my regular regimen and live on cooked rice cereal or crème of wheat, when I had an attack. Now, if I mis-combine on occasion, I run for the water bearing veg! Works every time.
How can I thank you for giving me back my life? Thank you is all I can say. I eat well every day and have thrown out the Prilosec, the rest of the so called "help" products that make a fortune for the companies that sell them, but do little to actually help.
I am detoxified, eating pretty much whatever I like, including tomatoes again! The additional bonus of weight loss is wonderful. Actual pounds lost happened quickly and didn't amount to more than 8 lbs., but much fat loss happened. I've dropped several sizes and am down to 118/119. I love your books and have been using Earth Balance since it appeared on the shelves years ago. The allergies forced me to look for alternatives and the meatless products saved my life long ago...I'm so glad to see that you use them, too.
Again, thank you so much for what you've done for me, continue in your good work. I appreciate your advice more that I can say. I will be 85 next week and know that the rest of my life will be more healthy, thanks to your help.
F. B. Scottsdale, AZ.
I have followed your Great Taste No Pain way of eating since April, 2010 and thank you for getting my health back. I had been through an endoscopy, colonoscopy, CAT scan and all kinds of lab work because of stomach pain and terrible heartburn and constipation.
Since eating the correct combination of foods, I have not had a headache, stomach pain, heartburn or constipation and have more energy. I told my sister and brother-in-law and they started your program several months ago and they both are feeling great and their health problems have disappeared.
Thank you Sherry, I am so glad that I found your plan on the internet as I was taking Omeprazole and all it did was make me feel terrible.