TAKE THE LEAP AND GIVE IT A TRY
Take The Leap And Give It A Try
Reviewed by Matt W
January 25th, 2012
About a month ago, I was in the same boat as many who are reading this review. I'd heard about this diet and was instantly skeptical. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease four years ago and have followed the common path of increasing and adding medications. I was about to start a new medicine that I was told should work pretty well. I was also told that young males, such as myself, have on occasion developed a rare form of lymphoma while taking this medicine. Thanks, but no thanks.
I was shocked at the amount of glowing reviews the Specific Carbohydrate Diet had received but was still in disbelief that this could actually work. I am four weeks in and have gone from symptoms that were quite debilitating to now being at the point where I at times forget I have a chronic disease. Those with Crohn's know how great a feeling that is or would be for those that haven't experienced it.
The book, as many have mentioned, is short but to the point. You receive all the information you need to get going. Once you've read the book, there are numerous resources online to use.
I cannot encourage you enough to give it a shot if you have any gastrointestinal issues. It took me a while, being a naive 20-something, to realize that doctors do not have complete knowledge of every disease and malady the human race faces. Take control of your life and feel empowered that you are healing yourself. Good luck.
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.
- Nancy Emerson