I must admit that I was a skeptic when I first read about your Great Taste No Pain plan to normalize my IBS symptoms. After 3 months of persistent diarrhea, I was diagnosed by my physician as having IBS. I tried Lomotil and Imodium to correct the diarrhea to no avail. Then I tried your plan and by the second day I noticed a marked improvement and was back to a normal bowel movement by day 4. WOW! I could hardly believe the results. Even my doctor was surprised.
For the past 15 years I have been taking a PPI (Losec) and antacids to control GERD and a hiatal hernia. I am now off these meds and experiencing little or no acid reflux.
Thank you so very much for being there for us that suffers from IBS and SIBO symptoms. Keep up your excellent work.
Well it has been 7 days since starting the regime. I have HAD Crohn’s disease for 20 years before starting. NO more running to the toilet, NO more pain, NO more bleeding and LOOSING weight. I DON'T feel hungry at all and my energy level has gone through the roof.
Thank you for the great way of eating and it really does make sense when you think about it.
Verna From New Zealand
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 was in the hospital July 21th with severe vomiting and Diarrhea, blood in my stool and lots of it. I have had several tests done on me as just in May of this year I was diagnosed with arthritis. This has really accelerated. From time to time I would get a sharp pain in my lower left hand side. I would be popping Rolaids all day long for indigestion. The Doctor that saw me at the hospital put me on an IV immediately and sent a colon specialist in to see me. On July 27th i had a colonoscopy done. When I woke up he said well the good news is i don't think it is cancer, however your intestines should be nice and pink, but they are red and swollen so i took a biopsy. He said I suspect Crohn’s disease.
Knowing nothing about this I started on the web, it really depressed me. I scolded myself because I need to be grateful that he doesn't think it is cancer! Then you popped up with your no pain meal plan. Well the next day I went to the grocery store and in less than two weeks my whole life is changed. I have not touched the Rolaids since I started your diet. July 31st we attended a 50th wedding anniversary dinner, I found things I could eat. My Sister-in-law and brother in-law just left from a 3 day visit, I still behaved.
I do not want to live the life of Crohn’s disease. I still do not know my results yet I just know that overall I feel so much better, and I have gained a lot of knowledge of Crohn’s disease,
Thanks to you Sherry, You gave me hope when I felt hopeless!
Thank you for your website.
I am a 64 year old woman who has exercised and been conscious of healthy eating for the last 20 years. However, increasingly over the years I have had more and more stomach pain, diarrhea and terrible acid reflux. I have tried to find the right plan and combinations myself but have not been successful. My weight has steadily increased as well.
THEN I FOUND YOUR WEBSITE AND PLAN. What a difference it has made in my life in just 30 days! By following your Great Taste No Pain plan the stomach pain, diarrhea and acid reflux is gone! And I have lost 6 pounds. I can tell almost immediately when I eat wrong food combinations by how it throws my body into complete turmoil again!
I cannot thank you enough for how your plan has helped me and I truly feel healthy again!
Thank you so much!
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 ordered your Great Taste No Pain plan book and the cookbook. You were right from the first day I had no pain eating according to your plan. If I stray the diarrhea comes back but not the pain. I have lost 10 pounds and feel great. My doctor couldn’t believe it. I am only 5’ so 10 pounds makes a big difference!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart! The IBS and acid reflux are gone, poof like magic. I have told some of my friends that they should canonize you for the good you do!
This is to thank you for your help. For more than 2 years I have experienced burps, diarrhea, gas and bloating. Your great taste no pain formula has helped me so much, no gas, no bloating or diarrhea and the burps are almost gone.
The recipes found in your manuals are really delicious...quick and easy to make.
Again, thank you so much, you are a star. I have told others who are also so grateful to you.
After finally putting your Great Taste No Pain plan to work I have experienced such a change in my life that I had to write.
I am a "foodie" for sure, I love to cook, love to eat and don't want to deny myself any chance to try the "good things" in the world of food. Having suffered from IBS for more than 20 years, with occasional severe diarrhea, only to be diagnosed just a couple of years ago with diverticulosis (and having suffered a couple of nasty attacks of diverticulitis). I have been medicated for gerd for many years also. I have tried everything and felt more denied. I generally ate lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, but I still suffered.
A friend suggested your Great Taste No Pain plan. I purchased it, but put is aside for four months. A month ago I decided to put your plan into action. For the first time in a long time I have no gut pain, no gerd (I am off the pills-hurray). Not only is this plan easy for a cook, the possibilities are endless. I have lost 6lbs in 3 weeks without trying. This is now my way of life and I am passing on your great news to all my family and friends.