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Awesome book..but do a price check.
on March 11, 2013
I went from bad to worse over a two-week time with what my doctor and I are still not sure of whether it was a bad reflux attack/reaction or something else (I'm still going through tests as I type this). All I know is that I couldn't swallow -- food and barely some liquids. I would have to drink about a half a glass of water with each mouthful of whatever I could muster to get the food down and not wind up in an emergency room.
In a random conversation with a coworker, I found out his wife had reflux issues and found these manuals and now follows them religiously. I had some other books, but nothing special about them -- just what not to eat. I figured I had nothing to lose with this -- you could eat anything, just combine them well.
Upon getting the book, I realized very quickly that if the author was correct, not only had I been mis-combining a lot, but what I had eaten near the start of the two weeks was probably about the worst combo of food ever!
I followed the 4-day starter plan in her manual about as strictly as I could based on what I could swallow. By the morning of day three, not only did I make the pancakes but I enjoyed them; I could swallow better! After about day 5, I purposely mis-combined and felt the difference. My doctor and I are still trying to figure this thing out, and this may have been a coincidence that I got better but who knows. At the very very least, this book has gotten me to eat healthier. I'm still on my meds but I hope if I stick this out for a couple of months, maybe a future without meds or, more important, swallowing issues, is in store for me!
***NOTE: not sure why the inflated price: I purchased the books for $39.99 (included the manuals AND the cookbook, plus S&H) from author's site. And that was just a few weeks ago.