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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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Gave me my life back!

Reviewed by Daniel M. Bell
April 18th, 2010

I purchased this book about 5 months ago based off the many positive reviews from Amazon. I had never heard of the diet before this point. I was suffering terribly from Colitis and trying to take care of a newborn baby and 3 year old. I would be up at night with the baby then up with my stomach then up with my three year old and then repeat. I found that the only way I could function to care for my children was to starve myself so that I did not have to live in the bathroom. Within three days of starting this diet the awful pains in my stomach went away and within 12 days the other symptoms began to improve. I am fully recovered now and praise the day I found this book and got my life back. I can enjoy my kids again. Some people say this diet is too hard, or you can't travel while on the diet or you can only do it if you have time to make things from scratch. I have very little time to spend cooking as I have had a newborn and have been successful. You just have to find those easy foods and stick with them and pack them when you travel. I eat hard boiled eggs, cheddar cheese sticks, bananas with peanut butter inside, yogurt smoothies, fruit and veg. I eat out at restaurants all the time I eat lots of salads without dressing or I bring my own dressing. It is a lifestyle adjustment but once you have stuck with it gets much easier like any new thing. I agree with other reviewers that if it seems too restrictive you probably are not sick enough. That being said I know and the author acknowledges that this diet unfortunately does not work for everyone but it saved my life maybe it will help you.

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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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- Anonymous
Amazon customer

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