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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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Outstanding book and the diet well worth the effort!

Reviewed by Pam
November 22nd, 2002

After having suffered with chronic diarrhea and irritable bowel symptoms for over 8 years (I tried many diets and treatments with no improvement), I finally discovered this wonderful book, which has given me my life back! The book explains in detail the pathology of the intestinal flora and what happens in disease processes that create the state of malabsorption and intestinal inbalance. It then outlines a diet, which has been used by many, that enables the body to re-establish a normal balance and allow for healing. Although the diet does require discipline (most diets require discipline), it is NOT difficult to follow. It is probably the most natural and healthy diet around. I saw improvement in my condition within the first week, and now, after almost 4 months, rarely experience the horrible and incapacitating symptoms that I was having pre-SCD diet. The diet can be as easy or as hard as you make it to be. I rarely spend more than 10-15 minutes in the kitchen at any one time. On weekends, I do spend more time on food preparation, and, in return, I now have more quality time to spend with my family and friends. The foods allowed on the diet are good, healthy, and nutritious. I haven't felt this healthy and in control of my life in years! If you suffer from a gastrointestinal disorder then you really owe it to yourself and your family to try this diet. Remember, life is what you make of it! Don't waste all of your time whining about things you can't have. Instead, enjoy and rejoice in the things that you can have! Thank you, Elaine, for taking the time to share your knowledge with us!

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I was given Elaine Gottschall's book, "Breaking the Vicious Cycle." I stuck with the instructions and within only a few days, much to my amazement, the bleeding and diarrhea stopped! I've been on this diet for 5 months, following it faithfully and feeling wonderful. All symptoms have disappeared! I am a new person with energy as I never had before.
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