Dear Pain Free Foods
I just wanted to email you and say thank you, thank you, thank you.
My son has digestive issues – yet to be medically diagnosed, however I wasn’t waiting.
Your food chart is fantastic. My son had a full meal tonight – no pain – the first in a good two weeks and he even seems brighter.
You do such a great job and I am so greatful that I was lead to your site.
Thank you again
This is Michael here, another patient your diet miraculously healed.
You cannot know how grateful I am to you, I was in agony, hitting the loo up to 15 or 20 times a day. Literature advised me I was "chronic" and probably required surgery.
I went for a sigmoidoscopy and it was an awful experience; never again!
I had a row with the 'inspector,'...etc.
As a child I suffered from"heartburn" and it often spoiled my childhood, especially as often people believed I was making it up. We knew it was diet-based but had no idea about food groupings.
Now, after two weeks on your diet I have gone from chronic to total recovery from Crohn's.
Just before it died off I had two particularly bad days -- the flame of a candle always burns brightly just before it dies!!
A small sacrifice compare to how bad I was.
I used to almost pass out in the toilet, it was terrible, blood and mucus etc.... nasty and totally debilitating. There were times when I thought I was going to turn my colon inside out. I used to have to carry spare boxer shorts everywhere and I even considered wearing a nappy.
Thank you so much.
I thought I would report my progress after one week on the advised food plan.
First of all, the discomfort and pain that would normally start around 5.30 am and sometimes continue the whole day and on better days until 2 -3 hours after my morning "constitutional", is practically gone. on the scale of 1 to 10, if before was 8 to 9 now is 1 to 2. During the last week, I have not experienced any heartburn at all.
Secondly, I have lost at least 1 Kilogram, which is a bonus, as I really need to lose some weight.
Thirdly, I feel now I have more energy. Of course a part of this could be psychological, but I am not questioning it.
I am writing to thank you for your advice. It has really helped.
I was worried when I first read your book since I was already eating a pretty good diet and I saw that I was violating very few of your rules. The diet I was eating had kept me in remission for over 3 years. My new flare-up had gotten very bad by the time I contacted you and I had never come back from a bad flare-up without prednisone.
After I read your response about the supplement I was taking, two weeks ago it really got me thinking about whether they could be the cause of the flare-up. I had upped my dose in July and had slowly been having trouble until October when things went off the deep end. On that day I stopped the (supplement type deleted by author) and within 3-4 days I noticed a change and now 2 weeks after stopping I had my first totally normal BM.
Thanks for your help in ending my first flare-up without the use of steroids.
"Hi Mike: Just dropping a note to tell you I am doing very well. My husband and I just returned home from a wonderful two weeks on a river steamship boat. I did very well with my eating and was able to stay on course most of the time. I had no serious repercussions. I am feeling so much better and am sticking to the plan very closely lest I go into another attack. Thanks again for all your help. It is has been almost a year now and I have been off all medicine except for an occasional suppository the whole time. I recommend you to people who have the problem, but find most men will not live without their (food type deleted by PFF author).
I have been suffering for over 15 years and just discovered your plan 5 days ago. I cannot tell you how amazing I feel!! Within 24 hrs, I saw visible signs of a healthy colon (I'm sure I don't need to go into more detail...you get it). I haven't even ventured to the recipe section yet...looking forward to that. Thank you for sharing - you have changed my life!!
Your in good health
Crohn's took my life away. Eating became a luxury for me because of the horrible pain it caused. I was sick more than not. I would have done anything. Thankfully this worked, and I can enjoy my wife’s cooking again!
It was time to stop kidding myself. The meds didn’t work. The doctors never helped. The only thing that has worked for me has been the CPFF plan. A definite must-have!
The side effects to my medications were as bad as the disease itself. I was constantly sick. I hurt after eating. I needed help. Thanks to this, I have been medication free for 4 months.
I wish my doctor listened to me the way Mike did. He didn’t tell me I needed surgery or more medication to ease the pain. He gave me a solution and challenged me to accept it. I haven’t had a flare in 7 weeks.
When my husband found this plan I thought it was a joke. Surely if there was a way to solve this, my doctor would have told me. The joke was on me because all along I could have been enjoying life. Better late than never.
After my third surgery the pain came back. I couldn’t take anything else. This was my last hope. There hasn’t been an attack in over a month and my doctor canceled the fourth surgery.
I feel so good I want to dance across the high street. Thank you!
I’ve been grouping foods for over two months. There is nothing normal about this and it makes going out a little difficult. I can’t just order the way things come on the menu. However, I can eat and that is more than I had before.
Nausea, heartburn, cramps, diarrhea….that’s just from the medicine. I told Mike I would do anything. Boy, he didn’t make it easy, did he? Talk about changing it all! Yet here I sit, eating dinner without a single side effect or symptom. Worth every single dime!!
Gooday Michael, I am emailing you to let you know that I really believe this food grouping plan has worked wonders for me I feel years younger and have lost about 10 kilograms. I am booked in for a colonscopy on Friday but have decided I wont bother. I just have a couple of questions if thats ok. First of all how long before or after a meal should I have a cup of tea or coffee so as to avoid drinking with the meal. I have not had an alcoholic drink since being diagnosed, is it ok to do so occassionally and what type of drink do you think is best to avoid any problems. I have become a fan of brown sugar muffins and have them as my lunch time meal and find them quite filling and great to eat.
I’ve been through x-rays, colonoscopies and surgeries. Nothing scares me anymore. I just wanted peace and pain-free living. Now that I have it, I’ve told anyone who could benefit about the CPFF plan."
Crohn's is embarrassing. I’ve dealt with fistulas, abscesses and procedures I’d have rather skipped. Yes, eating a special way draws attention, but it’s far less embarrassing than what I’ve already been through.
Thanks so much for your time. I really can't thank you enough for posting your diet online. I believe it is going to change my life forever! ...
I too went to Europe. More specifically, Italy in the mid 90's. At the time I was near my worst condition on 1400 mg of Asacol a day. When I went to Italy my symptoms vanished! ... Also, when I went in for a colonoscopy, I had minor symptoms. In the process of preparing by not eating for two days, I found that I had healed somewhat. It now makes sense that my body had a break from all the acid! I mean, I was eating the wrong things with every meal and white bread and white rice b/c that's what the Dr's said would be best. Then crackers to fill up even more, a snack bar (too much processed food)…uh!
Just being on this diet for 58 hours or so, I already feel lucid, happy, focused (I played some of my best tennis today)...it's amazing! I feel like Superman again!
Sorry, I won't bug you for a while unless it's something pressing. I'm just so excited!!!"
My kids have their dad back and that is more important than anything."
Why not? I knew I could cancel, so why not take the risk? I did and I’m thrilled with the results. Top-notch program!
Mike was the toughest person I’ve talked to yet. He is definitely not a softie, but he knows more than any doctor I’ve seen. What he has shown me how to do has changed my life. I owe him more than I could ever repay.
If you want a miracle, you have found it. Just don’t think that it means you don’t have to do anything. Work at it and you can be free of symptoms and relapses.
Buy it now before he realizes what it is worth and raises the price! This plan is worth far more than it costs and you will not be sorry!
For the first time I took my wife to dinner for her birthday without worrying about where the loo was at. The pain and sickness has disappeared. I am no longer on medications. Amazing!
I’ve been on anti-inflammatory meds, corticosteroids, antibiotics and more. There would be relief for a little while and then it’s back to normal. Pain, vomiting and diarrhea ruled my life. Finding this plan was the answer to prayers.
If I have any complaint, it is that I waited so long to try this. I was terrified of the grouping. A quick email to Mike left me feeling confident enough to give it a go. Now that I’ve experienced this side of life again, I never want to return to the control that Crohn's had.
I wish the website didn’t make it look so easy. It is not easy. It takes work and patience. You will be eating differently than you ever have. Yes, it works. But I feel it’s wrong to make it sound like a simple answer. People might give up too quickly and this could be just what they need.
Crohn'ss has lost the battle to take over my body. Once and for all, I am completely free from misery. Score one for the little guy.
When the doctor prescribed the fourth medication and scheduled a colonoscopy, I decided to do some research. I’m glad because it led me to the CPFF site. Five weeks later I have stopped all prescriptions and I cancelled the procedure. My doctor may not be happy, but I certainly am!