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.
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.