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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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You won't regret this

Reviewed by Rebecca "Rebecca"
October 4th, 2010

I was diagnosed with IBS nine years ago, and have had problems off and on since then. Sometimes modifying my diet would help, other times I was on medications, sometimes both. But the symptoms always came back, and I'd have to change up whatever I was doing and figure it out all over again. And again, and again.

After only one week on this diet (one week!), I feel like a new person. No symptoms, I can eat all I want (which was impossible before, as sometimes I'd feel sick after just a few bites), and the food is great. I love to cook, and this is the diet for me, although if you dislike cooking or eat out a lot, I understand it would seem much more difficult at first. But still not impossible.

For me, the hardest thing was giving up chocolate, but I haven't cheated once and I won't go back now. I feel too darn good! I'm having normal bowel function, which I had given up on years ago. I'm not on any medication, I have energy (which I'd also given up on), and my body just feels good. The last stubborn bit of baby weight I'd been carrying from my almost three-year-old has just fallen off.

Honestly, it sounds crazy - giving up all grains and refined sugar. But once I read the book and tried it myself, I can't understand why everyone wouldn't eat this way. This is how our bodies were designed. And I'm not going back.

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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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