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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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Reviewed by Lundsby "Lundsby"
March 14th, 2008

Everyone who suffers from any autoimmune disease must read this book. This diet has changed my life, and has changed the lives of many others.

The diet is said to mainly help intestinal disease and autism, but I believe anyone who is generally sluggish, low in energy, or has a host of unspecific annoying symptoms like joint pain, sinus pain, excess weight etc, should give it a try.

I became ill in 2004 with an unspecified intestinal disorder but symptoms were not dissimilar to crohns or ulcerative colitis. Within days I felt better generally, within two weeks my symptoms had subsided. After a year I was mostly pain free - and felt better than I had ever felt, even pre illness. I still follow the basic principals today - I now just believe that this is a healthy life style. Now that I am well I have adjusted this diet to be primarily whole foods, I do eat grains especially in the winter, but mostly spelt and rye.

Now I am just a healthy person who cares about the molecular structure of her food.

Many reviewers giving 5 stars sound almost evangelistic in their praise which might actually put some people off. I think one review on this list (a very old one) goes so far as to say that Elaine has a loyal band of followers who counteract any negative reviews. But the reason this happens is that people like me, many scattered all over the world and who have never met Elaine, have had their lives changed so dramatically that we simply cannot help but express it in this fashion.

If you are ill you owe it to yourself to spend the 20 bucks, read the book and every word on the web site and give this diet an honest try for a month. It is so tragic that such a simple solution is missed by people who are so very ill because the info does not come from the conventional medical community, or because diet folklore muddies the credibility of this books information.

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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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