I started, somewhat skeptically, on your GTNP program 10 days ago in a hope of stopping the acid reflux/Gerd that has been with me since my early 20’s. I am now 60. I weigh 185 lbs and have since I was 20, and am otherwise in reasonably good health. I started with Tums, then “upgraded” to Pepto Bismol, which gave me very little relief, then to Zantac which gave me these stabs of pain and flashes in my head, then about 5
years ago I discovered (thru my medical doctor, of course) Pantoloc, which he said I should take for 4 to 6 weeks max...5 years later I was still on them with absolutely no improvement in the acid reflux issue. Sure the Pantoloc did help when I took them, but as soon as I stopped it the reflux was unbearable. Every couple of months I have a severe tightening or bloating and pain in my chest to the point where my wife was sure I was having a heart attack .The only way I could get relief was from what I called a ""baking soda cocktail"" 2-3 tbsp of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Not very appetizing.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, while browsing the Net, I came across your website and my first reaction was, HOW CAN IT BE SO SIMPLE? By changing what I eat, I can stop this craziness? What kind of nonsense is this? Then the other side of my brain kicked in and said What have you got to lose?? Here's the kicker, I started on your Food Combining program 10 days ago and I'M A BELIEVER! I have had absolutely NO HEARTBURN or REFLUX and have taken NO PANTOLOC, TUMS or any other form of antacid and I feel GREAT!!! The meal combinations satisfy my somewhat complex desires for great tasting, highly flavored food!! THANK YOU, Sherry for all you do and your dedication to your cause. God Bless You!!
I heard about your pain free method of eating from a friend, who is just raving to everyone that she has more energy, no more heartburn, and has lost weight. She encouraged me and two of our other friends to try your program, so I signed up for your plan. Although I am still on Nexium, my heartburn has decreased, and I am able to sleep better at night. What I have noticed, dramatically, is that my allergies are so much better. I've stopped taking my allergy medicine completely. Thank you so much for the information that has changed my way of eating. I am much more conscious of what goes into my body.
When I first read about your system, I was skeptical that I would ever be able to follow it, but decided to give it a solid go after a diverticulitis attack that really had me laid up (as much from the antibiotics that I could only tolerate taking for two days as the basic problem). To my pleasure, I found I was feeling much better and decided to continue on. Now six weeks later I have stopped my daily Pepcid and nearly eliminated the ibuprofen that was for the frequent leg pain. I thought that was sciatica but it turned out to be caused by pressure on the nerves from the diverticulitis! And I no longer have to plan my day for the location of bathrooms--I am so regular and just feel so much better in general.
For the most part it is easy enough to plan meals or to eat out since your health system teaches food combining so easily. I am thrilled to be feeling so good and to have found a plan I can happily live with! Thanks so much!
I have used your Great Taste, No Pain plan for three weeks, am virtually pain free, have lost three pounds and have boundless energy. I no longer take the three medications prescribed by my doctor and just thank you from the bottom of my heart.
When I first discovered your website while researching information on diverticulosis I tried to discuss it with my doctor. He was neither informed nor interested in hearing about a food combination plan.
I ordered your program and it has been life changing. Thanks so much. I just want to share it with everyone I know who has digestive problems. It is so wonderful to get up in the morning and know that it will be a great, pain free day.
I have been using your Great Taste No Pain program for about 10 days now. No longer do I need a laxative; no longer do I have to bend over with cramps after eating. My husband and I can leave the house after breakfast and shop without the quick "take me home" because I've broken out in a cold sweat; sorry I've ruined yet another outing for us kind of day.
I was recently hospitalized for diverticulitis and told that if it could not be calmed with antibiotics surgery would be the only option. If it happens again surgery will be the only option. Since finding your program I have lost 7 lbs. I feel better, have more energy, and do not feel bloated and "bogged down". Who knew what regular elimination could feel like? Bless you!
I am writing this for my husband, Robert Titus. We started your Great Taste No Pain two weeks ago. Following the first two days your plan helped Robert so much. He immediately had relief from the diverticulitis pain that he had been having.
Taking medicine from the Dr. had not helped. Little by little the pain went away. Within a week of starting the plan he had no pain. We are following the plan as he said he never wanted that pain ever again. An added bonus, he is off of his diabetic medicine, as his diabetic numbers are good, morning and night. He does exercise, and walks twice a day.
Neither of us have the acid reflux that we had occasionally. And I have lost 4 pounds. Robert does not have to lose weight. He actually needs to gain.
I am so grateful that I went on the computer that day and looked up diverticulitis. It has changed our lives and I will be forever grateful to you.
I am spreading the word, to whomever I see or talk to, family and friends.
Thank you, thank you,
I thought it was working for me but at the end of of day 4 (and I have only been eating according to the daily plan), had excruciating pains, so much so I had to leave my shopping at the supermarket and go home. I then decided to give it another try. Maybe I'm one of those people who take a little longer, but now, after trying the diet for a second time I am, so far, pain free and have not taken Nexium for 2 days.
I really do feel a lot better as you said I would. I am now very confident that your program will help me continue in this vein. I have also suffered from post-nasal drip for many years, and from time to time get a very irritating cough, which I had during the program - I am happy to say it seemed to clear up the mucus which was causing this and hope that I will be free of this discomfort - particularly at night - from now on.
I am so pleased I found your website and also that I persevered for another try.
Very warm wishes,
I didn't want to take the reflux meds anymore but each night I'd end up taking them because the GERD would come back and there's nothing worse than a hot bubbling yuck regurgitating into your throat. So I decided I'd bite the bullet and order Great Taste No Pain. I quit taking the medicine the first night and lo and behold I didn't have to take the GERD medicine because I didn't have the reflux or pain.
I now understand that it's not what you eat but what you eat with what. So after one week I have not had any reflux or medicine and I'm very thankful and pretty proud of myself to boot.
You know I've been to dietitians twice, once with my husband for type 2 diabetes and then again with my Mother for the same disease and neither time did them ever say anything about not eating certain foods with other foods. I'd be willing to bet they don't know about it.
The world needs what you have to give Sherry. Thank you for taking the time and caring enough to give us your expertise.
Karen L. Judd
I read about Great Taste No Pain, and I thought yes, right...This is just someone else making a fortune off of ignorant people. But after episode after episode of diverticulitis and after losing a friend to this dreadful disease I became scared. I searched every site I could find on the web reading about this and NO one would tell you anything except avoid constipation, seeds nuts...etc... Not how to do it, just avoid it. Then in the process I ran across a site about Nexium and how dangerous it was to be on this drug longer than 14 days....I had been taking it for 5 years. I also read blogs about Nexium and was amazed at the people that had gained weight when on it. I had gained 10 lbs when I started taking it. Then I went back to Sherry's site and read it again. I decided what do I have to lose - the cost of the program is cheaper than what I was paying for Nexium even with my insurance. So I bit the bullet and ordered. I started the program immediately. I was amazed that I never felt hungry and after day 1 felt 95% better. I have been 8 days now without Nexium and have lost 5lbs already. I do not feel deprived in any way.
It feels wonderful to sleep thru the night without heartburn and hopefully I can say in a few months that I have not had another diverticulitis flare-up. Thanks Sherry for the new me!!!
I'm 61 now, but at 40 I had IBS and was on a downhill spiral from then until now. I have been to specialists and doctors (many) and they always put me on some medication that I would eventually take myself off of.
I took Metamucil for 20yrs. until I couldn't look at it any longer. Now I've been on Nexium for 7 yrs. and just recently getting sicker by the day. No matter how healthy I tried to eat I was still sick. I wasn't eating the right combinations. Then I was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis. So I know my lungs are congested because of acid. My ears are crusty all the time, not to mention my sore throat from acid. But ten days ago I found your website and I am doing great. Now I think my body is detoxing. My nose is running and I truly think I am losing acid through my bowels, and definitely in my urine. I can't thank you enough, and my family will too. They are so tired of me being sick. I'm 61 and I have a lot of living to do. I still can't believe that I am off Nexium and caffeine. Wish I could give you a big hug. You are truly an angel and hopefully you are being blest for your efforts to help others. I am no longer taking laxatives either and going everyday. Now I know why I wasn't getting nourished; now my digestive tract is getting a chance to work properly and for me.