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Laura O. Taylor
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I have suffered from colitis and crohns for 7 years. THIS BOOK changed my life in 7 DAYS! I also suffer from celiac, and will not belabor the pain, physical and emotional struggles of having these 3 diseases. I have refused treatment w/ modern prescriptions and went the so-called "natural" route for 5 years. I only became moderately better in beginning, only to experience flareups that became progressively worse. I had spent every dime I had on traditional doctors, natural doctors, vitamins, remedies, to no avail. In desperation I found this book. Having already been vegetarian for 4 yrs and vegan for 8 mos, the transition was not so hard, except for giving up the decaf coffee and salt. As soon as I let go of these things, on day 7, my world turned around! My bowels were normal after 7 years of dysfunction! I replaced my coffee with warm, pure water in the morning. I replaced my grapefruit or gluten free toast with ripe bananas and date smoothies for breakfast and enjoy the lunch and dinner guidelines for the healing phase. I am in DAY 8, after being sick for 2,555 days, not one day without pain and problems, and I am eating without pain, and can feel my body detoxing all the garbage I put in it, hoping to fix my body. Dr. Klein's analysis is brilliant and true. MY BODY HAS BEEN TRYING TO FIX MY BODY all along! I just had to stop interrupting it. I know several people suffering w/ C&C and am urging them to get off the Big Pharm merry-go-round that just keeps them sicker, promotes disease, and makes a lot of people rich in the process. The anti-inflammatories don't work. Eating a diet of meat, scrambled eggs, toast and mashed potatoes certainly won't work. Please, please, please, if you are sick with an inflammatory bowel condition, or just want vital health to be yours, buy this book! It has literally changed my life in a short time. I know because of years of damage from celiac and C&C, I have a way to go and the cravings for the offending foods are tough sometimes, but I know after a few days this is a healthier way to live. Dense, water rich, ripe foods, raw, tasty, nourishing. I never believed I could give up salt, but after a day or two, I actually started tasting the food. Beyond anything else, I, like many C&C sufferers reached the point where I would do anything to get better. I am grateful for this book and carry it with me every day so I can re-read the foods and plan for the healing stage I am in. I can't wait until I am in post-healing! Thank you Dr. Klein for your revolutionary work in this area.
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I undertook Klein's suggestions after reading this book cover to cover. I've been a sufferer of Ulcerative Colitis since 2006, and was ready to put an end to all future worries, frustrations, humiliations and concerns- by ANY means necessary. I found the book to make a great deal of physiological sense (toxins remain and rot within the body due to processed or cooked foods, the Standard American Diet has largely forgone natural substances in lieu of sugar, salt, spices and other things we can't benefit from, our bodies possess self-healing attributes and capabilities), and quickly decided to follow his strong advice to abandon supplements (I hadn't taken medication in six years, and told him so). WEEK 1: Following his diet to a "T", I lost 13 pounds and began going the the bathroom over 20 times a day. I called the author to consult with him personally, because I was having trouble sleeping (something you need most on this diet) and became concerned. He made himself easily available to me, sounded genuinely concerned with my condition, and told me my detox was too intense. I told him I had experienced problems with bananas in the past (his book refutes this possibility, stating that bananas are a human superfood and should be consumed by everybody- though a quick google search through most forums will tell you that people's digestive systems are deeply divided on the issue). Klein recommended some alternatives, namely switching to Dates and getting my electrolytes through coconut water. Week 2: I followed his instructions, studied the book, and tried working on my Somatic Inquiry and belief in my own healing powers. I began to lose 4 more pounds and continued going to the bathroom more than I ever had in the past with more signs of blood than I had shown in a long time (Klein's book calls this part of the detox), only now it was accompanied with an unbridled pain I had never before experienced. It was like an arm reaching up through my insides and trying to rid me of my digestive tract. I read testimonials in the back of the book, and they all said something along the lines of "It's extremely difficult the first few weeks, but you HAVE TO SOLDIER THROUGH." Klein himself emphasizes that you should "hang in there", no matter how difficult the diet is becoming. I went on medical leave from work and stayed in bed. I called Klein up one morning in a fit of exhaustion and told him what was happening. He basically did a quick noodle scratch and said, "OK, here's what we're going to do." He said I should go back on bananas- but make smoothies out of them. When I mentioned my sensitivity, Klein said "bananas are good for everybody." This, I felt, refuted basic logic, because few things besides water, oxygen, and sleep are good for EVERYBODY. I was reticent, but had already placed so much faith in this system that I figured I would try it. The smoothies tasted good, but did nothing to curb my problems. For 36 hours I persisted. My hearing turned inside out (something that often happens to people who are subject to intense vomiting), I started having accidents because I was unable to make it to the bathroom, and I looked at myself in the mirror and said, "This ends here."
This was 17 days in, with assistance from the author of this book.
So my advice to you, if indeed you have UC or Crohn's, would be to investigate the book, see what makes sense to you, and implement things according to your own sense of self-preservation, bound by your hard-won, firsthand experience. You're the expert on you. Everybody's different, subject to their own tastes and tolerances. David Klein, in my experience, is just as dangerous as the allopaths he defies in his book, for while sincere in his devotion to the cause and readily available to those willing to make themselves vulnerable to his suggestions, he was nonetheless dangling everlasting health in front of my face just as that GI dangled Asacol seven years ago and said it would prevent me from losing my colon in 10 years. When I didn't respond to the expensive drug, the GI scratched his head and began guessing, playing guinea pig with my well being. When I followed Klein's diet to a "T," and it began turning against me, Klein did very much the same, and when I informed him I was going off the diet, he wished me well, offered future services, and said this was common for people who went off medication to adopt his method. But I hadn't gone off medication! I'd gone off a few idle supplements (Rice Protein Powder, Glutamine, Ginger Root), that Klein had initially congratulated me for ridding myself of. Had he read my file more extensively, he would've realized I hadn't been on medications for over six years, and had managed to bring myself into remission by keeping a food diary that excluded what appeared to be harmful. Now I have to bring myself back into remission after trying Klein's 100% success cure. BUYER BEWARE. This is not for the faint of heart, and you may be signing yourself up for something far worse than you had. This book taught me a lot, but it's also cost me a great deal.