Tough at first, but it will cure you. June 24, 2005
I picked up this book 3 years ago. I had also bought a LOT of other books – this book had what I considered to be the “hardest” diet to follow. It required me to change my life. I had racked up 20,000 in medical debt, had been hospitalized several times, had fistula drained, was on prednisone, asacol, flagyl, cipro. My wife was a wreck worrying over me while I wasted away.
I finally had an attack that put me in the hospital for a week. It was all the incentive I needed. At the time I started, I was 5’6″, 97 pounds, and could barely scrap together the energy to stand for 15 minutes. The first two weeks were the hardest, but I went from diarrhea 8 to 10 times a day down to 2 or 3. A month in, perhaps once or twice. Two months in – diarrhea had stopped. Three months in – no more meds. Six months in – felt better than I had before college(eight years prior), my weight was back to 135 pounds. I’m now three years in. I had a colonoscopy three months ago – all the massive damage to my large and small intestine were 98% gone – only minor scarring remains.
God willing, in another three I’ll have completely cured this “incurable” disease. Your results will be better than mine, give the book a try. By word of mouth alone, three friends have turned their problems around too.
Ulcerative Colitis …GONE! November 17, 1999
By A Customer
If you suffer from IBD or Ulcerative Colitis, buy this book, throw away your mac-&-cheese and make yogurt with what’s left of the milk in your fridge. You’ll be glad you did. I’ve had Ulcerative Colitis for 10 years. I started the diet three weeks ago. It’s gone. The worst was gone in 2 days – I’m not kidding and neither is anyone else here. The food is delicious – make the time. You are worth it. Your health is worth it, and it’s much more fun being healthy. I’m doing research to make sure, and I’m finding out so far that the principle of specific disaccharide and polysaccharide elimination is a bull’s eye. Thanks Elaine.
A MUST READ for Anyone with Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, August 11, 1999
By A Customer
My husband was diagnosed with an extremely severe case of colitis then Crohn’s disease. All that his doctors were doing were prescribing higher and higher doses of drugs (sulfasalazine, prednisone, etc) which were making him sick and caused him to drop pounds daily. Then we heard about Elaine Gottschall’s book. It has literally been a life saver!!! The author provides both an explanation for the diet and a simple guide of “do eat” and “don’t eat” foods in list form. My husband felt like he had his symptoms under control within two days! He was able to stop taking his medications with no complications. At last, no more stomachaches. After two years of being on this diet, my husband has shown remarkable improvement after follow up tests. However, don’t expect your doctors to support this diet, they don’t want to give up their hold on prescribing expensive prescription drugs! Even more unbelievable, the specialists we’ve seen are completely ignorant of this book! Incredible. This diet is completely natural and relatively easy to follow, especially considering the alternatives! Buy this book for yourself or for your loved one who suffers from this disease. It can change lives. We cannot thank Elaine Gottschall enough.