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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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This book saved my young daughter's health !

Reviewed by A Customer
September 26th, 2001

When my daughter was diagnosed with a severe case of Crohn's disease at the age of only 11, doctors told us that the only way to wrest control of this inflammatory bowel disease was to put her on large doses of steroids and immune-suppressing drugs. Knowing that steroids can cause children's bones to thin and their growth to be delayed (as well as weight gain and other unpleasant and dangerous side effects), my husband and I were determined, if possible, to find another way to help our child back to health. What we found was "Breaking the Vicious Cycle,"a wonderful, easy-to-read and to understand book whose eating plan has literally saved our daughter's health.

Using the book's informational sections as background and its recipes as marching orders, we completely changed the way our family was eating. Out went anything with sugar, grains, additives, colorings, preservatives and lactose; in came fresh and cooked fruits and vegetables, wonderful, homemade yogurt and frozen yogurt; lean fish, foul, pork and red meat; nuts; seeds; butter and honey.

Within two weeks, our daughter -- formerly too sick to attend school and bleeding internally -- began to feel better. Within a month, she was almost symptom-free. Today -- six months later -- she hardly remembers she has Crohn's.

To say that our family is grateful to Elaine Gottschall for writing this book is a vast understatement. I urge anyone suffering from Crohn's or other IBD to buy the book , to study its premise, and to put it into action. The life you save may be your own -- or your child's!

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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
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