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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet

Reviewed by Erin Ribar
January 13th, 2003

Why did I like the book? It gave me what I've been searching for for years: HEALTH! I've been to numerous doctors for alternative health care and nutritional supplements, spending thousands of dollars. I'm sure some of the things I've tried were good for my health, but they did not ultimately affect my Crohn's Disease. My health problems began in April 1990 when I underwent a fissurectomy/sphincterotomy, and although Crohns waxes and wanes with good days and bad days, I've never had the GREAT and SUPERB days I've had the last 2 months I've been on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and without medicine. My doctor always told me there is no research to show that any specific foods affect Crohns disease, just "don't eat what bothers you". I have tried to do that, but it is very difficult to figure out what foods are affecting the disease. It's spelled out very scientifically in the book, and for that I am eternally grateful!!!

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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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