I have been on your Great Taste No Pain plan for a year. I feel better, more energy, sleep great, no sinus infections or allergies and most important my Ulcerative Colitis is under complete control. Oh and I lost 20 pounds.
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 just want to say thank you so much for your Great Taste No Pain system. I have Colitis and IBS, and have suffered for as long as I can remember. I came across your system on a Colitis blog, someone on the blog swore by the system and wanted to help others with this horrible disease, at that point I would have tried anything. I don't think before I started this system of eating I ever have had a normal bowel movement (going from severe diarrhea to severe constipation)
I have only been combining my food for a week and for six days I have had normal bowel movements. I was on steroids and an antispasmodic daily, I took myself off them to see if I could and I am doing great. I have had no pain in my stomach for me that's unheard of. I have two sisters with similar problems who are now trying your plan with great success.
Thank you so much,
I started last year on Great Taste No Pain plan when I found Sherry's website. By following her plan I got help from Acid Reflux, Colitis, also no more problems with Hemorrhoids but for me the greatest help was losing weight. For the first time in over 60 years I have lost weight and I have not put it back on for over a year.
I agree with you completely. There is nothing wrong with being thin when you feel so good too. You can get around better, have more energy, do things easier like bending or doing exercises not to mention all the medical issues eating right helps.
I started eating the way you suggest when one of our daughters went on line and found you way of eating while trying to help her sister with her ulcerated colitis. Our daughter with colitis is doing a lot better and it has helped her allergies too. I lost weight which I had only put on a few pounds since having children and cancer twice.
I have fibromyalgia and arthritis in my hands. Eating properly has helped both of these conditions. If we eat at a friends as we did yesterday for Memorial Day then the next day my head will be congested and I will ache too. My husband eats as I do most of the time and he says he can see such a difference.
Our whole family is thankful for your Great Taste No Pain way of eating. I have told a lot of people about you as well as my doctor. My doctor had heard about you through another patient and had a copy of the card we received to carry in your wallet.
I greatly enjoy your e-mail newsletters too.
Thanks and Blessings to you and your family.
I'd like to share my success story using the Great Taste No Pain system. One year ago, I suffered a debilitating attack of diarrhea. Previously to the attack, I had suffered for years with joint pain, leaky gut, depression, rashes, bad breath, hair loss, acne, thin nails, fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches and excess gas.
I had gone to see many doctors who not one ever mentioned that my diet may be causing me such pain and suffering. Within three weeks of suffering with the diarrhea, I had a colonoscopy. The doctor told me I had a condition called lymphocytic colitis and prescribed Asacol, a medication that cost me $250 for a one month's supply and caused me to suffer severe side effects.
Feeling alone and desperate, I turned to the internet for answers. By the grace of God, I stumbled across the Great Taste No Pain system. This system made so much sense to me that I ordered the book immediately, a decision that literally saved my life. Not only was I able to cure my bout of diarrhea within a few days without medication, but I was also able to cure myself of all the other chronic symptoms that plagued my life. Everyone who knew me noticed the change immediately. I have never felt better or looked as good! Even though I always tried to eat well, I was not eating foods in the right combinations.
Without fail, I tell everyone I know about this system including my doctors. I have learned that by following Sherry's system is the single most important gift I can give others who may be seeking help. I live by example. I owe Sherry a debt of gratitude for her commitment to spreading the word about nutrition and food combining and for her generosity in sharing her knowledge so fully with others.
Thank you, Sherry Brescia, and God bless you!!
I was diagnosed with colitis in May 2010. Because the gastroenterologist could not help me by giving me ideas about what to eat for relief of severe abdominal pain with constipation and diarrhea, I decided to check out diets on the internet. Searching for ‘diet for colitis’ I found many but they all told me the same thing as the doctor. That is, keep a food journal and determine what foods are the culprit. That did not help at all as some time I thought I found the cause of my distress but another time the same foods did not bother me at all.
When I saw your Great Taste No Pain plan I thought ’hatever’ but decided to investigate. The free four day plan was there and because I had nothing to lose, I tried it. Wow! It worked! No pain! In only one day I had great relief. And the food was delicious. I sent for the whole package and have been on the diet since June 1 2010.
I don’t know how to express my gratitude. This diet was a life saver. It literally gave me my life back. I can leave the house without any pain and anxiety about where the bathrooms are and I don’t worry about if I have my Imodium AD with me. I could now carry on my normal social life, my routine visiting family and friends in their homes, and drive around town doing all my normal shopping, banking, and go dining in restaurants. Also, I am off my statin and proton pump inhibitor as I experience no more GERD and my cholesterol is lowered as well as my blood pressure. I have had hot flashes for 30 years and now do not. I surmised it was the statin causing them.
And what’s more, I thought I felt good after four days on the plan but after 11 months on the plan and probiotics I noticed I felt better than I have in over 30 years. It only gets better. I credit, along with the diet, the Super Shield Probiotics for assisting my digestive system to heal my body with the additional nutrition provided by the proper combinations of foods. And I lost 45 lbs. without every feeling hungry!
To you Sherry, thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing all your research and knowledge with the whole world through the wonderful world-wide web.
Susan of Michigan
I have followed your Great Taste No Pain plan. I didn't think it was possible to get rid of my acid reflux that bothered me for such a long time, taking different medication. But the problem stayed with me every day especially when I ate desert after a meal as I was used to.
It is all worth the change I have not have any acid reflex after the first day I started the instruction step by step “INCREDIBLE”
The colitis that my special friend was diagnosing for is a thing of the pass. His constipation is completely gone. He has a bow movement every day he feels like a new person .and I do too. With no more acid reflex.
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis more than 10 years ago when I was in a very rundown state as I was spending most of my time on the toilet. I was recommended to a Consultant who, I must say was wonderful and in no time I improved with medication. I was still having to take Imodium every morning before leaving the house and had many flair-ups over the next eight years. I came across Sherry Brescia on the internet two years ago and tried the Great Taste No Pain plan. I found it beneficial. I have been following the guidelines given as to the combination of foods to eat in order to avoid Acidity in the body ever since. Bowel movements returned to, almost, normal and I found it possible to stop my medication.
Mid November/December I was unable to undertake my regular exercise regime due to cancellation of classes and golf course closures due to bad weather. I was always busy or driving the car when I felt the need to go to the toilet and therefore experienced severe constipation and changed texture and dimension of stools. Not realizing at the time that this was probably due to the lack of exercise etc. I worried that it might be due to my stopping my medication. I had been told to contact my Consultant if I experienced any dramatic changes. I did so, and a Colonoscopy was arranged. All regular exercise commenced again and my Great Taste No Pain guidelines resumed at the beginning of January and these symptoms reduced but I decided to go ahead and keep my appointment, just in case.
I had this procedure carried out yesterday and can hardly believe the results. My colon, which was ulcerated all the way round on my last examination is COMPLETELY NORMAL.
Thank you Sherry, I will be sure to maintain the guidelines in the Great Taste No Pain plan and be much more careful about my every day exercise and bodily functions in future.
My name is Emily. I have had severe colitis and Crohn's disease for 3 years. Last year, at the age of 14 I spent 20 straight days in the hospital after being bedridden at home for three weeks. I didn't eat much at all; instead, I would sit at school trying to not black out from pain. I no longer lived a life. I was weak, angry and hopeless. My doc tried every Crohn's treatment possible. They worked for a while, but always failed in the end. When I was admitted for that 20 day stay, I had lost 15 pounds and couldn't walk from steroid swelling.
In the hospital, I was being treated with three different medications through IV. I was so desperate. I frantically searched the internet in hope of some miracle treatment. I didn't find that, but what I did find was you. I was immediately intrigued by your information. After all, for
the past two years I had lived on white rice and popsicles. I couldn't begin your plan in the hospital because the doctor would have had a heart attack. I mean she wanted me to eat red meat and fatty foods for weight gain.
The day I was released I began your Great Taste No Pain program. I had a lot of time on my hands because I wasn't allowed to leave my house for three months due to immune suppression. I used this time to my advantage. When I was released from the hospital, I took 20 pills each day. Slowly, the meds started to decrease, and I only got better. One of the best memories was about a month into your program. I took myself off of acid reflux medication and pain killers. After two weeks I still didn't have any pain or indigestion.
Today, I take one tiny half pill once a day for Crohn's treatment along with many vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and prebiotics. The disadvantage of being 15 is I don’t have the ability to say NO to my doctor. Trust me, I will not be on this medication when I do gain the authority. I feel amazing. I have so much energy, I am never in pain after meals, and Ii eat salads.
Thanks to you Sherry, my dream has come true. For three years I didn’t eat salads because my doctor told me it would cause a flare. Now I eat 1-2 salads every day. That was only a dream a year ago.