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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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I HONESTLY MAY OWE MY LIFE TO THIS BOOK.

I honestly may owe my life to this book.

Reviewed by A. Tanguay
October 10th, 2011

As the title of the review says...I may owe my life to this book. I say that without hyperbole or exaggeration. I was not doing well when I found this book and followed it's advice...I improved.

Years ago I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, or UC for short. The disease is unmerciful, embarrassing, and potentially deadly. Especially for a person who doesn't see the doctor much, and waits 'a little longer for things to improve'. By the time I was in the hospital, I was many pints low on blood and on death's door frankly.
The doctors diagnosed me, gave me a transfusion, and sent me home with a battery of drugs. One of them was the steroid Prednisone. I had an incredibly bad reaction to this drug.

I continued to take the massive amounts of other drugs the doctors had prescribed for me, but did not improve. Within two months I was back in the hospital, anemic and sick. While in the hospital, a teaching doctor and a group of students came by. This doctor insinuated that whatever happened to me would be my own fault since I wasn't taking all the drugs they prescribed. I found it ironic that he was insinuating that I might die because I wasn't taking the drugs that made me want to kill myself...but I digress.

While in the hospital I asked doctors what I should and shouldn't be eating. They had no real thoughts on the subject. I'm no doctor, but even *I* thought that there's no way that what you put in this system wouldn't affect it. I went home after this stay and found this book.

I'm not trying to jump on the anti-established medicine bandwagon, but I immediately started to turn around. I quit the drugs I was prescribed and I followed what the book advised, ate what it recommended and began to improve. It took some time but eventually I was completely symptom free. I now eat what I want...which maybe isn't always the best thing...but now it's my choice.

That said, I'm sure your results may vary. All I can attest to is my own experience. And frankly, in this instance, I was completely failed by the traditional medical community, and saved by this 'alternative' treatment.

Thank you Elaine Gloria Gottschall.

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For those of us who are relieved to have access to information which empowers us to take care of ourselves, this book is a godsend. With it I have been able to completely regain my health without the use of medications. It is a tragedy that this information is not available to everyone with digestive disorders, so that we all can make informed personal choices about how we wish to approach our treatment. People with the determination to regain their health will almost certainly benefit from learning about this diet.
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- Nancy Emerson
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