After having an unreasonably bad digestive day recently, I sat down at my computer to find out something about what was happening to me. That is when I found your site
I'm so glad I did.
What the heck, I figured-eating food sure does beat taking pills.
Now mind you, I was just like you as far as watching what I ate. I have never been a "live to eat" kind of person. Low fat, lots of greens and grains, no dairy, but still had
bouts of stomach pains and always, ALWAYS a bloated, distended stomach after eating. (I would try to unbutton my pants unnoticed, if out in public!)
I became even more obsessed with what I ate. I didn't know what I was doing wrong.
Just as I was about to make an appointment with my doctor, I found your site. It's been almost two weeks now and I've never felt better. My tummy is so flat--even after eating!
My pants stay buttoned after eating, too.
I have been on your eating plan 6 days now and can’t believe the pain is almost gone. I have IBS, Asthma, Sinus and I pick up everything going around. I thought I had pulled a muscle and went to the doctor only to be told it was my IBS and was prescribed medication.
The side effects scared the life out of me and that’s when I found your website. Thank you. It’s hard changing eating habits, but I'm determined to be pain free.
Thank GOD I stumbled on your website. As I am 78 years of age and a beginner internet/computer user, I feel it must have been divine intervention-miracles do happen I am proof of that.
For the past 5 years I have been suffering intermittently with severe stomach cramps, bloating, shocking attacks of belching and explosive flatulence.
The doctor just kept sending me for x-rays, ultrasounds, cat scan, etc. In the end I became so ill and disillusioned I felt I had nowhere to turn.
During my last visit to see him I suggested I thought I might be suffering from I.B.D. He said OK, and without asking me anything relevant to that condition, wrote out another script for Nexium (which I had been on for the previous 4 months), and booked me for an endoscopy and colonoscopy.
I was very unhappy about that, so I came home and surfed the net and bingo-I found your site: It all made sense, so I started as soon as your plan arrived.
I have not had a pain or feeling of sickness since, my bloating has virtually gone, and I now have so much energy I am out in my beloved garden every moment I can spare.
Prior to finding your plan I was in pain all the time. Every single thing I put in my mouth made me feel sick, even water, my mind was in a fog, and my memory was really bad. I still have a little way to go with my thinking processes, but there is a vast improvement.
Thank you soooo much for opening my eyes. I wish you all the very best.
Thank you, you’re my hero! I always said what we eat is what makes us tick!
Out of desperation I was surfing the net and stumbled upon your site, I thank the Lord every night!
My daughter, Natali (14), has been diagnosed with: severe depression, peptic ulcers, IBS, sinusitis and epilepsy in the past year! She attends only 2-3 days of school a week
because she's been too sick with tummy aches, migraines, nausea, sore throat etc. and is forever miserable!
She's on your 4 day "no pain" plan and has attended school this whole week, she is positive about life and I heard her laugh for the first time in ages!
Thank you for giving my daughter back and saving her life!
I would like to share my story. I have been suffering with very bad acid reflux, so bad that I have been taken to the hospital several times with pain that lasted for hours
on end. I ended up having my gallbladder removed after many visits to the gastro dr. and other specialists.
I was very disgusted when I still got pain at night at times and bloated even after my gallbladder was removed.
I decided to research the topic and found your website and ordered your program.
After only a week I can say I am pain free, am not bloated like I use to be and go to the bathroom regular and normally.
Thanks very much for your help.
I have been on your program for six days and have seen a marked difference in my pain. It has disappeared! I stopped taking Maalox and cut back from two Nexium, a day to one. I am eagerly looking forward to stopping Nexium completely as I continue on this program. I will post updates as they occur.
Thank you for your continued support.
I am in the healing profession and have been aware of food combining before. I have followed your plan with success in reducing the "pregnant” look after I eat. I didn't hurt with that aching irritating upper stomach feeling and gas was reduced. I have been on stomach muscle relaxers and fiber before but stopped after two years of use with not much change and I didn't like some of the side affects. Your program simplified the food combining challenge for me.
Thank you for your devotion and drive to give your service for the benefit of others.
My husband and I have just recently started your program. We all suffer from something, but my husband being the worst having colitis. His case is very severe and they want to do surgery. Trying this out we all feel so much better. We have more energy and less pain.
My husband has no pain and has been able to stop his pain meds, which he had to take every single day or he couldn't get through a whole day. He now hasn't taken any meds in the passed 3/4 days. I'm excited to continue.
Thank you so much for helping us with our pain. Thank you very much!
Out of desperation for the health of our son (7 years old) and a willingness to try anything that appeared to be healthy, we ordered your "Great Taste No Pain" program.
About one week later, here's what I can report so far: He is now a normal kid with a healthy appetite. Big deal, right?
This year alone (from Jan 2008) he missed 23 days of school. His pediatrician kept claiming he had a "flu bug" that was going around that was especially bad this year.
During his worst episode, in which he went 4 days without food and with very little water, we took him to a gastro doctor. She prescribed Miralax claiming he was constipated. My wife and I were astonished. Constipated? He went through 4 days of pure agony - 27 bouts of diarrhea - 6 bouts of vomiting. How could he be constipated?
She also later did a scope from both ends and found no disease or entangled intestines - just some acid "burns" in the stomach. Of course she recommended Prevacid and to
stay away from citrus and spicy foods.
Her numerous biopsies did show some allergies. The allergist found a lactose intolerance and cited minor findings of other food allergies. Our first visit with him seemed promising, but the second visit only got confusing.
With his level of allergies, his severe symptoms could not be explained. Back to the gastro doctor. Over time and between the 2 doctors "treating" him, we got prescriptions
for Singulair, Xyzal, an asthma inhaler, Prevacid and Pentasa.
After these didn't work, they wanted us to up the dosage. The pharmacist even commented about the excessively high dosage.
My son's symptoms, especially looking back, were terrible. Never a good eater, never wanting to go to the bathroom, bouts of violent diarrhea and vomiting, bouts of the agony
of bloating and constipation, long periods of inactivity, and asthma attacks that always seemed to coincide with his digestive issues, which we noticed, but the doctors quickly
dismissed once they ruled out Crohns and Celiac.
During the worst and last of these episodes, I even had the worst thoughts imaginable - that my son can't keep any food in him and the doctors are helpless - can he even
survive like that? I seriously talked with him about the things of God and what he specifically needs to do to prepare for eternity.
My son has been diagnosed with many different things. Thank God he doesn't have any of these things. And thank God (and you) for the work you do.
After 3 days of your 4 day plan, my son was feeling good and he now eats more than me. We stopped all the medications. In just 8 days, he's eating like a horse, he's playing like I've never seen, he's going to the bathroom without being forced into it.
So far, so good. Our family loves your recipes and we’ve all taken to the plan.
Just thought you'd like to know - there's a family in Wisconsin who greatly appreciates you...
It has been only a little over a week since I started the Great Taste No Pain way of
eating and I am feeling great! For almost a year I had been having severe
stomach pain almost every time I ate anything! I stopped going out to eat
for fear of the pain. I had been to the Doctor and of course was given
medication. The medicine didn't seem to lesson the pain. I have thrown
the medicine out and feel wonderful!
I have made many things out of your recipe book and they were great... even
my husband loved them. He can't wait for the next new meal!
Thank you for your wonderful way of eating and for the continual emails...
they really do inspire me!