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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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Reviewed by Bronwyn Dickson
December 3rd, 2010

This is a wonderful book. It has helped my husband remain in remission from Ulcerative Colitis. Like a previous reviewer, he too was on every standard treatment for UC (mesalamines, 5-ASA, Prednisone, and finally Remicade). At the same time he started Remicade, he began the diet outlined by this book. He quickly went into remission. Despite a bowel that was in good health, the side effects of Remicade began to take hold on his body and he was forced to discontinue infusions. He decided to trial the effectiveness of the diet and has now been off Remicade for 8 months. His only treatment is the SCD and VSL#3. He is a physician and surgeon like several prior reviewers and has diligently studied the pathophysiology of IBD and does concur that dysbiosis (bacterial imbalance) is a large part of the disease and its subsequent activity. Restoring bacterial balance is key to maintaining healthy levels of inflammation; this has been well established in the literature. Though dietary modifications may not work for everyone, there are many people like my husband who have achieved and retained healthy remission using the basic premises outlined in this book.

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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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