My ‘episodes’ tend to occur after undisciplined eating for months at a time. I was feeling fat and lazy when.....my habits caught up with me. Last month, I had some pain in my belly, a couple inches below my belly button. It was constant, and about a 3 on a 10 scale. The pain increased to about a 4-5 after three days, and I decided I had better take notice. I had this problem about five years ago, and went to a senior doctor at my local hospital. Within an hour, I was drinking enema preps, and underwent an MRI, to check for the problem. Diagnosis was diverticulitis, or inflammation of intestines. Doctor put me on special diet for a week, and antibiotics, with bed-rest for rest of week. Pain subsided in a few days, and I was supposed to return for "scopy", but I deferred.
So this time, I thought, I do NOT want that intense exam again. I am now 62, and I have learned that moderation is the best approach. I went on the internet and started researching, while adopting my previously-prescribed diet of my own accord.
No improvement....after 5 days, I was worried I might need medical intervention, and at least some Rx to fight the infection. But, I continued my research, and found a solution!
I ordered your program.
Now, it is 10 days since I started the food-combining strategy of eating, and I feel fine. I lost about 5 pounds, too. I have lots of energy and am feeling good again.
I have my annual physical exam in June, and will compare my lab results with years past. I have a good feeling that my cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight will show improved measurements.
Thanks for your help! You should make a detailed documentary movie, and release it to the world.....Save us from our ignorance, and give the population the Life that God intends us all to enjoy, pain-free and obesity-free!
My story is not very interesting as all the ones I read on your website. I had been
feeling pretty bloated for a couple of months, not thinking much about it. We do a lot of camping & had just got home from being 5 days in the Desert. I got up early feeling fine, at 10:30 I felt like I had the flu. I told my husband I wasn't feeling well & when to bed. I got up about 6:45 that evening & my hands & feet were hurting, very bad. I also had stomach & back problems. It really worried me. We went to the emergency room.
Tests were taken. Finally having the MRI done they found I had Diverticulitis. I was in the hospital for 5 days, with nothing to eat for 3 1/2 days. Then we started on the soft foods, which of course was not combined correctly. I was really scared to even eat. I lost about 20 pounds total over 2 weeks. My loving husband found your meal plan & we tried it. I feel really great & no more problems with constipation, bloating & gas. We are still working on stopping the medications. So here's a big ‘Thank you Sherry!’
I have found that changing my diet has helped with a terribly long hard time I was having in the rest room. Without the cramping and other problems, I do not take off from work like I did before and feel so much better. Thank you Sherry!
I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am for your wonderful GTNP eating
program. I’ve suffered from the symptoms of a stomach ulcer for over a
year now, and was too terrified to go to my Doctor for fear of having a tube
and camera forced down my throat (foolish I know, but I am phobic about
anything being forced down my throat!) I treated myself with remedies from
the Health Food shop i.e. GDL liquorice, which did work quite well for a
while, but after a few months the pain came back and then Slippery Elm
tablets, which were disgusting to chew, worked for a while, but then back
came the pain.
The pain I have suffered has been the worst pain I’ve ever experienced. My chest area felt as though it "was on fire", and gripped tightly in a vice, with the pain going right through to my back, and up to my shoulders. I also had episodes of this pain in the middle of the night that lasted three to four hours, causing absolute panic, - losing many hours of sleep and feeling rotten the next day. The pain then migrated down to my stomach, giving extra pain and discomfort. After a year of this the pain was so bad that I started having panic attacks, knowing that eventually I would have to go to my doctor, and got myself into such a state of anxiety that I had full blown panic attacks, even causing my saliva to dry up so that I was unable to eat, with of course the resulting weight loss!
Then one weekend I knew that I couldn’t cope with it anymore, and made an appointment to see my doctor, who I must admit was very sympathetic, and said not to worry about "having a camera down my throat just yet” – that would come later if medications did not work"! She prescribed Omaprazole and said I should take it for two or three months and wow! the pain vanished ………. but only for three weeks, and then it all started again, and of course NOW I know why!
I then decided to do some research for myself and started to search the Internet. Little did I realize that your website was going to make such a huge difference to my life and save my sanity! I put the plan into action immediately. I just couldn’t believe the difference – the discomfort eased by the end of the first day, and by the fourth day my "insides" felt so calm and comfortable it was like a miracle. I found it hard to believe that something so simple and straightforward could make such an enormous difference in my physical wellbeing.
I just couldn’t take my head out of the program until I had absorbed everything that was written in it. The more I read, the more amazed I was – everything you explained was so logical – made perfect sense. I am now free of ALL pain, have lost some weight, have so much more energy, have even lost the dark shadows under my eyes, and generally feel so much better. Thank you, Sherry so much for giving me my life back and restoring my sanity. I have told many of my friends about your great way of eating and they are eager to try it.
Yes, you’re right! It works! Thank you!
After a colonoscopy in early January, the doctor advised that I add extra fiber to my diet. I did that, following the regimen exactly and methodically daily - and I began experiencing bloating and an uneasy stomach right away. Thinking that my body would adjust, I continued diligently; but, eight days ago I awakened at 1:00 AM with an awful stomach ache. By 4:00 AM, I was searching the internet for HELP!
Within just two days, the symptoms I experienced disappeared, and the bloating went away! My slacks are no longer tight - and I feel so much better! I'm still trying to understand how to combine foods for optimum benefit and will continue studying the process. Your recipes do help. Your effort to educate and to support people is impressive - perhaps medical schools should require the study of nutrition as part of any doctor's degree program.
Thank you so much.
I can breathe again
Since I have had my twins I have had problems with Acid Reflux. It would get to a point that I was afraid to eat because it would feel like I was choking. No matter what I did. The Dr. put me on drugs and a special diet for about a year. It got better; I lost weight but looked like crap and had no energy.
I went back to eating normal again and it was maybe 6 months later the heart burn and choking feeling came back, but this time I had an extra problem to deal with that I did not realize. It was my twin’s b-day party and I could hardly breathe. This was scary the heck out of me. I could hardly breathe all day and did not understand what was going on. When the weekend ended I went to my Dr. and told him what happened and he gave me Nexium. I have been taking it off and on but was getting sick of having to take drugs and was afraid that I would be on them for the rest of my life.
I got on the internet and searched for other ways to help my problem. I found your web site and started your Great Taste No Pain program. Read the info and though is it really that simple. No way is this going to work. So the first day I tired and as another testimonial sad when I ate I waited for the heart burn to come but it never did. So amazed I continued on and now I have no heart burn, I can breathe better and my teeth are not aching like they used too. Also I have less gas and stomach pain. I am amazed at how simple it is.
Hello, Sherry Brescia
I am an Indian residing at Nagercoil, Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu State. I was suffering from symptoms of Acid Reflux and IBS for the last 4 years. (Gas trouble, fullness of stomach, stomach pain, abdominal pain, sense of irritation, hotness of eyes, headache, restlessness, idleness etc).
No use in Endoscopy and colonoscopy. All medicines failed. I accidentally came across your Great Taste No Pain website.
After four day on the plan all the symptoms of acid reflux and IBS disappeared miraculously without any medicine. Now I am happy and healthy.
Thank you very much.
I am writing from New Zealand. I am now 60. My problem began in my twenties no doubt because of eating what was considered the normal diet.
We didn't have convenient food back then so I guess I can be thankful that digestive problems didn't start earlier. I managed to get through my thirties drinking large quantities of a white powdery drink followed by some other powder to counteract the severe constipation. I had a hiatus hernia operation during this period and was introduced to wheat bran as the cure. This did relieve the constipation but I had constant sinus infections.
I continued this way for about 10 years until the pain that radiated from my stomach area up my back to my ears was so severe I thought I would go loose my mind because I simply could not find anything to relieve it. Many tests were carried out, new prescription medicines were tried (sorry no good at remembering their names) and I was a regular visitor to the health shop trying various 'natural' alternative medicines.
The constipation remained and continued to get worse as the years went by. By chance I saw your website and it clicked in my head about correct food combining.
I am now very conscious of what I combine at each meal and I am sticking to the rules. My bowel (a very stubborn one) has finally freed up without taking any pills or potions - it is so so good.
I have shared the knowledge of your website with others in the hope they will try this way of eating and enjoy all the benefits it brings.
Thanks you so much.
I am 71 years old, and have suffered from IBS for most of my adult life. When my latest flare-up put me in the hospital, everything checked out O.K., but I still had excruciating cramps. The only medical advice my doctor gave was to stay on Miralax every day, using Dulcolax for a backup, and Bentyl for the cramps (which rarely worked).
A friend told me about your program, I found you on the Internet, and immediately went on the plan. It took about a week, but I am finally pain-free, hoping never to go back there again. Thanks a million!
I started the ‘Pain Free Meal Plan’ one week ago. It is a miracle. No urgency, no loose BMs, no constipation, no severe stomach aches, no medications, no more running to the bathroom, embarrassed. No more missing planned social affairs and cancelling appointments due to illness. I have IBD, colitis, spastic colon and a possible ulcer. I am also a survivor of colon cancer in 1978. Since then when they removed a good portion of my intestines. I have had nothing but grief. Until last week when I found you on the internet and now a new world has opened up for me. Thanks so much for being the great human being that you are and having compassion for others to share your knowledge with them.