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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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Unbelievable Miracle in my Life

Reviewed by VJ
May 15th, 2010

I was diagnosed with IBD/Colitis/Crohn's symptoms in September 2003. Since then I've continuous severe abdominal pain, frequent bowel movements (6-10 times a day), mood swing, depression and irritability for almost 7 years. Several GI visits gave me confused conclusion of my disease. Everytime I visit any GI, they want to do colonoscopy but at the end they will say I don't have colitis. May be IBD or Crohn's...what kind of idiots these GI's are. what a waste of money and discomfort I need to undergo for Colonoscopy. Luckily I've very good break in coverage. I've never been symptom free or in remission during the last 7 years.

I've changed several GI's since 2003. They all gave me Asacol (400mg-2 x 3 times a day for almost 6 years but in vain). Since I've this problem for long time I don't know what is normal life. So I was desperatly taking Asacol almost all the time. But my symptoms never subsided. Recently, last year I found a pretty good GI-Bob Wilson (OK city, OK) to treat my Fistula infection. He was the first GI want to listen to me about my symptoms and wanted to treat without doing Colonoscopy. He started with heavy dose of Asacol (Asacol HD 800mg - 2 X 3 times a day). Crap !!!. My symptoms got worsened.. also it gave me severe side effects such as tiredness, nausea, joint and body pain. Because of my desperation, I don't want stop my medications. When I told the GI about my side effects he did not believe me. Later, my GI prescribed me Prednisone 40mg but I refused to take because of the well-known side effects. Later, He put me on 6-MP.Immediately after start taking 6-MP, I had severe side effects such as heart palpitations, depression, body aches and nausea. After one week, I've stopped taking 6-MP. During my recent GI visit in February 2010, my GI told me that the only option left is Remicade which is a dangerous drug (side effects)given to treat life threatening colitis/crohn's symtpoms. I told my GI I don't want to take Remicade.

Later, my wife found some diet solutions for Colitis symptoms on [...] web site. Lot of people mentioned that by following the "Strict Carbohydrate Diet" in the book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet" healed their IBD/Colitis/Crohn's completely. I did not believe it when my wife first told me. Also, I've talked to one of my friend who is a Registered Dietician about my symptoms. Immediatly after knowing my symptom, she told me it's not a big deal. We can cure this instantly by diet management. I did not beleive it again. The reason is I've two master's and one Ph.D degrees in Biology. I thought there is no logic/scientific basis in these Diet claims. May be I've more faith in these toxic drugs given by these idiotic GI's than these simple natural diet.

During my GI visit in Feb 2010, my GI told me the only option I've is Remicade. oh..well. I told him I don't want to take Remicade. I'll try Asacol HD for a while. I came home without any options. I've two kids and I'm the only bread winner for my family. I've to work almost 12 hrs a day/7 days a week whole year. This Asacol HD is killing me.
Finally, I've decided to give a shot on these SCD diet. So, I've ordered two books on amazon:"Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet" by Elaine Gloria Gottschall and "Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet: The Grain-Free, Lactose-Free, Sugar-Free Solution to IBD, Celiac Disease, Autism, Cystic Fibrosis, and Other Health Conditions (Healthy Living Cookbooks) by Raman Prasad". I've stopped taking all medications and started following very strict diet based on these two books starting from March 1 st, 2010. Today, after almost 2.5 months, I've no colitis symptoms after 7 years of my horrible life. What a miracle this book is in my life. If you want helathy and disease free life, follow your guts: Follow the SCD diet. Stay away from toxic GI's and their Evil drugs.

I'd like to thank all the people who gave testimony about this book and theei experiences her in amazon. It not only gave me confidence but also gave my life back. Now, I've a future in my life which I did not have it before.

Good luck for all IBD/Colitis/Crohn's sufferers. God Bless you all !!!.

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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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