I am a 61 year old housewife (used to be a school teacher and an RN and have raised 3 kids). I had polio when I was a kid and it "returned" when I was about 40 years old. And, although a vegetarian, I have had stomach problems all my life. After a hysterectomy at age 46 (life threatening hemorrhaging made me do it!), things got much, much worse! I was diagnosed with diabetes a few years later, but happily, I overcame that through diet and exercise. But the "tummy" problems didn't go away! After a lot of research and with help from our daughter's studying, 3 years ago my husband and I stopped using dairy and eggs. That helped some. But other problems persisted. Having the drugs doctors gave to me (for joint pain and stomach pain) only made matters worse, so I stopped cold turkey a little while ago, and was amazed that I felt even better!
Then, able to think clearly once again, I was searching for something to help my son with his problems when I came across "Great Taste No Pain". I started using your plan myself as a test (with adjustments for my vegan/ wheat-free lifestyle), and now feel so great that I can hardly believe it. It's been two weeks and I feel like a new woman! My husband and the rest of my family have seen the difference, too. Before I was tired and sluggish and in pain from this that or the other thing all the time. I couldn't do a lick of housework and that depressed me. Now I breeze through dishes, beds, floors and even moving some furniture without a care in the world! I walk without a cane (which I've had to use for 7 years!) It isn't just my "tummy" that feels better! It's everything! Thank you!!
I wrote previously about my son who has been diagnosed with Ceilec, Crohnís, and MťniŤreís and has been in pain and suffering for years even with special diets and medication. I "talked" him into trying your plan by being an example! On his 31st birthday just a few days ago he suddenly said, "Mom, when you discover what made you again, let me know and I'll try it!" I didn't understand at first what he was saying, so he explained. "You look terrific! The best I've seen you look since I was a little kid! I want to be well like that!" So, I passed your plan on to him (revamped a little to go with his restrictive diet because of his gluten intolerance and other allergies) and he started on it the very next day. Last night at a family get together he told me, "I can't believe how great I feel. I don't ever want to go "off" this new diet thing! I have almost NO PAIN at all, and it's wonderful!"
Thank you again! It's even more gratifying to me to see him better than it is for ME to feel better! You are indeed an answer to many prayers!
Patty and Jordan
I have waited for 6 weeks now to write to see how I feel using your food program. Well I feel much better than I did when I started. I looked in the internet for solutions to my problems and I found your program. Approximately one year ago I had a terrible problem with gastritis. I went to the emergency room and within a short time my family doctor called in a "specialist" who after several tests told me he needed to open me up to see what the problem was. This scared the du, du out of me. I went to another doctor for a second opinion and did not have an operation.
About 2 months ago I started to have the same symptoms and that is when I found your program. The pain was tremendous. I waited a little while because I was taking medication. Within a very short time I started to feel better combining the correct foods. I am 72 years young and in fairly good condition physically but I have (had) a stomach that I needed to lose some weight. So far I have gone from 172 down to 168. I am very happy because I feel better and have a lot more energy. Thank you so much for providing the information that no doctors seem to know about.
I was recently treated for diverticulitis with antibiotics and on the tenth day I knew I was in further trouble because I had cramping and fever. The doctor said to get to the ER where a CAT scan was performed only to reveal that I had diverticulitis. Well, I knew that! So they kept me in the hospital for four days. The surgeon they called in was preparing me for surgery with no food or water for three days. I am a kindergarten teacher and I was missing the first day of school. I was furious!
After resting my bowel and eating a soft diet, I was allowed to go home but not back to work. Little did I know how much of my energy and stamina would be missing. So I remained in bed, nursing my symptoms and longing to get back to work. This was to be my 24th year of teaching and my last year as I am planning to retire in June! Well, I missed the first 15 days of the school year and was very discouraged.
So, one day I found your website and was very interested in how logically the food combining plan was explained. I shared it with my husband who is a dentist and a lifelong scientist. He was totally absorbed in the information.
On the fourth day of our new eating regime I woke up to my tongue looking and feeling better and my energy level being much more promising. I believe my body was finally in a better state of healing once the four day meal plan was followed. I became very encouraged and have shared this great find with several friends and family.
We are committed to following this logical way of eating and have enjoyed some of the recipes in the cookbook. The carrot soup is awesome, the pan fried fish delightful and the buttermilk pancakes comforting to the taste buds. Thank you for everything. We will continue to promote this healthy way of eating.
I have not had any pain for almost four days and I feel a lot better. Today I went dancing to my usual class and I am aware I had a lot of energy and I did not feel sluggish at all. Last week I had to stop the class because I was in a lot of pain and had a violent upset stomach.
Tomorrow I am off to my holiday home in Spain and I plan to carry on this way of eating out
I too have had IBS and a hiatal hernia and taken the famous purple pill "Nexium" for years.
Three weeks ago, I got really sick with yet another episode of gastritis and colitis and was on Carafate and an antispasmodic drug along with my Nexium.
I got so tired of all this and decided to take matters in my own hands this time, and this is when I found your wonderful web site.
I am quite sure this was a message straight from God. Thank you so much for helping me! I ordered the program and as long as I follow it to the letter, I do just great.
I know this is the way I am supposed to eat because I feel so much better. I have also lost 9 lbs in three weeks and have a great deal more energy.
Again, thank you for giving me my life back and at 54, I can finally start living!
I started your program four days ago. Couldnít help but notice after the first breakfast, my stomach didnít feel heavy like if usually does. Since then I canít believe how much better I feel. I had a terrible problem with constipation but it so, so much better. I have more energy to.
I take Prilosec for acid reflux everyday. I havenít had any for three days. That is a miracle! Thank you so much for this program and I have to thank me sister for telling me about it. She is doing great to.
Thank you again!
Hello Sherry and Thank You!
My diarrhea was out of control and I was working myself up to go to the doctor and start all those horrible tests. But I found you on the internet and thought "What have I
got to lose?"
I started your plan ten days ago after going through a very bad bout of diarrhea. I followed your plan to the letter and have not had diarrhea since that day. I have
had no discomfort after eating, I am back on regular bowel movements and I am not taking naps at all.
When I went to my beauty salon this morning to get my hair done, my hairdresser asked me how I was feeling and I answered, "Great," and I realized that was true!
Keep up the good work. I will stay with your program.
Your program is so simple, and it has changed my life.
I was put on birth control pills to deal with some pre-menopausal issues. Right away I gained 7 pounds and was VERY constipated. Nothing helped, even eating 50 grams of
fiber a day. I was looking about 4 months pregnant.
I could not understand this since I thought I have always had a healthy diet. I am often teased by friends & co-workers because I won't eat junk.
I found your site when I was researching constipation. What a blessing that day was to me. I feel great, am completely regular again, and lost the 7 pounds in the first week. I also have more energy.
Your program makes perfect sense and I know it will be easy to follow forever. I am so grateful to you!
Thank you for a pain free life and I have lost weight ! Eating slowly and purely wholesome food, have more energy and at my age of 73 I have again, an active life and enjoy being useful.
I am amazed how unhealthy people live in the western world with their overweight problems and unhealthy looks... everything is done in a rush and often run in circles and because of their weight are always tired ...I feel that people are worried far too much of what other people think...peer group pressure !
Thanking you again for steering us into the right directions with our diet and to not rush to our doctors for medicines for relieve of our pain... rather than treating the cause of the problem! Kind regards to you Sherry and your staff. I look forward to get more sound advice.
Jan Van Klaveren
Well, I have been on your diet system for a couple of weeks now,
not much happened for a start, then bit by bit I found I was suffering less
and less from stomach cramps and dysentery. I was diagnosed with Crohnís
disease and an ulcerated colon in 2004. I have been very unwell since that
time; I was put on Sulphasalazine and reacted badly to that drug,
I was then put on Mesalazine, 2 tabs a day, nothing happened, increased to 4 tabs a day.
I had some relief from pain, then the doses gradually seemed to lose their effect, and was put on 6 tabs a day. Still I was having flair ups, and was given short courses of Prednisone, boosted me up, then when the tabs were finished, it was like falling of a cliff. I am a farmer in New Zealand, I work hard, and I need energy to get through each day. I was simply getting worn down to the point where I struggled to get to work each day.
Now I can tell you I have more energy, I feel like going to work is no longer a chore, I go to the toilet twice a day instead of 6 or 7 or more visits per day, I still get some night sweats, but they are lessening, all in all I am very impressed. I intend to recommend your system to some friends that have IBS, I hope you hear from them,