Adam’s full story of life with UC.
From being very sick and on medications, to figuring out how to live symptom free:
Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy
Feeling crappy to feeling happy and the cookbook
Great book, I can relate to Adams story. It was really interesting to read how bad things can get and also how good they can be too. I've started the diet, and already within 5 days there is a huge improvement in my symptoms and general well being. The food is very tasty and we are enjoying it. Thanks for sharing your story Adam and creating this community.
Feeling Crappy and Cooking for UC
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was easy to read and it had some funny parts in it that made you just chuckle because you could relate. However, it also had some other aspects in it that weren't so funny but you could relate to as well. It makes you feel better to know that you are not alone. The cookbook was really great as well, with some tasty recipes that the whole family loved. Thanks again for the e-mails. Sally
This book could not of come at a better time! I found great comfort in reading Adam's journey. There is a sense of true understanding in what it's like to really live with UC. The journey brings you through the seriousness and funny quirks of this disease and I very much appreciated it.
E-Books on UV
Excellent books~GREAT perspective on UC with
some humor! Very helpful & supportive! It takes
a WORLD of support but together we can ALL
make the best of a "crappy" disease called UC!!
Thanks soooo very much!
Thanks for coming out of the (water) closet with your experiences
Thanks for having the courage to talk about this disease with this book. The laughter alone is good medicine.
I have UC
I bought your book a couple of weeks ago and love it. I also like getting the emails dealing with different aspects of UC, as it is interesting to hear how others deal with this lonely disease. Even though I have had UC for 35 years, I really haven't been able to speak with anyone who has UC except the few people I would meet getting Remacaide during a 3 hour infusion.
Thanks for the service you are doing for the UC community.
Starting to understand this shitty disease.
G'day mate, I have recently purchased your book "Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy" and The cook book. I am about half way through the book and are enjoying reading about your life to hell and back over and over again. Not good buddy. I just enjoy the humour that is in the book. I now have a better understanding of UC. It has been very informative for my partner and myself. The last two days we have made the breakfast smoothie, bloody awesome tasting drink. We are yet to try the recipes in the cook book. Keep up the good work Adam.
Cheers from Down Under
Feelling Crappy to Feeling Happy
Hi Adam. Thank you very much for sharing your personal journey with other people. This helped me a lot as I’m new diagnosed patient with Crohn’s disease looking for alternative ways of healing. Your book gave me a lot of encouragement and hope that I can beat this disease too.
Good to Know
Adam - I lot of information in both books, I have not read it all yet, but I will. I am still new to UC offically, great to hear someone else put things out there that ONLY a person with UC can relate to - Thanks for laughs as well, you got to keep a sense of humar in the battle against UC !!!
rough go with UC
Got the package, now we are starting the diet. My husband is the patient, and he has had a rough time with UC. Its been 5 years now since we started this journey. Your book has really been helpful, just reading your problems is a big eye-opener. So much we did not know, and now we have some hope. We did print both books, I think that will be a big help when we wonder what is for supper. He is a bread lover, and both of us were surprised that you do not eat bread, or sugar. A+ on the smoothie, and our first recipe for supper was very good, even without bread or potatoes! Thanks for the Cook Book 's easy reading and instructions. Bea
Thank you soooo much Adam. When I found your site I was beyond bewildered. I didnt know where to turn with my diagnosis. It was so good to read all if the real issues that noone want to talk about. And with a sense of humor. I would recomend your site and book to anyone. Thanks so much.
Honestly, I keep forgetting I have the books, since they're buried on my computer, mobile devices. I really wish they were in print form, as I would keep them out, see and read them. But from what I saw the night I ordered, very informative.
Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy
Although I have not read the entire book yet, so far it has been very helpful. Cookbook recipes are great and it is very valuable to know other's experiences and have advice on meds and what to eat to avoid flares.
I found both books helpful. The section on what to eat to begin to figure out what might be causing flare ups. I would recommend these books to anyone who has been diagnosed with any form of colitis that happens again and again, even on medication.
I enjoyed reading a book that's practical rather than technical about my disease.
When I read Adam's book I finally went from feeling helpless to hopeful. Everything he described was what I had been going through and I didn't feel alone. For the first time I felt that I was going to be able to finally manage this disease instead of it managing me!! Thanks Adam!
Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy
It is comforting to know there are others with the same problems I have. I asked my wife to read the book so she would understand exactly what I have been going through. Thanks Adam.
FEELING CRAPPY TO FEELING HAPPY has made me understand my husband's condition better. Gave us the courage and hope in facing his ulcerative colitis flare up right now. The book is very insightful and an interesting read. =) Thank you Adam!
Cooking for ulcerative colitis
I really like this cookbook...it is not perfect, but it is almost there.
What I really like is the info on WHEN to eat the recipes, symptom wise. The recipes are basic, but that is what I need now. Someday, I will feel confident enough to progress to more diversity, as other blogs have for scd recipes. But right now, as I am starting the SCD and improving drastically every day, this cookbook is invaluable.
I would have given 5 stars, but there is no indes, which is helpful, or table of contents. I think it would be good to have organized in Cateegories based on stages or symptoms...like When you can't even smell food without going, When you are going more than 5 times per day, etc...i have seen phases from other sites, but how do I know the phases...That is why the comments here on when to eat or how to alter the recipe help so much.
Thank you Adam, for sharing this. Honestly, I thought I would never eat some of these things, but I find that Feeling Good trumps my preconceived notions of goodness. You are not a gourmet...but I am not hungry, and I have normal poop now!
Feeling Crappy to Happy
This book iwas like reading my life for the last 2 years....symptoms, flares, BLOOD. The honest look at life with UC is almost too much-I cried and laughed. Mostly, I was encouraged. Here is someone with symptoms and a formerly active lifestyle like me, and he is going through the same issues, and is sharing how he got through it. UC is a mental, as well as physical battle. We get tired, and we are ill. I was at the point where I realized my doctors' solutions were making me feel worse, with little impreovement in my bowels. I had already ordered "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" but it conflicted completely with my doctors advice on diet....and it seemed to hard for the Tex-Mex, Pie-making cook I have been. I was desperate not to go onto the biologics, and this book gave me the COURAGE to try the SCD. At two weeks on the diet, going slowly, slowly,slowly, I have perfect poop again-after 2 years of diarrhea, bleeding and pain. And I Feel Good...like my old self-optimistic and capable.
Thank you, Adam. It is hard to as honest as you are in this book and put it out there for the world. You are saving lives and spirits. Healers are not just medical professionals.
Fantastic Books for UC
I have been in health care for almost 25 years as an RN and have had symptoms of UC for most of my life. I have had one "flare" after another, the most recent lasting two years and rendering me unable to participate in life and seriously consider having to stop working. I also had a father with UC who was very sick all of my growing up years until he got an ostomy, and a brother who had crohn's disease and died of colon cancer at age 43. As you can imagine, I have read and researched and sought out help from multiple doctors, books, research links...you name it. When I first found Adam's site, I had become so depressed with living with UC and having such limited answers and help. I started looking through it and found that the changes in diet and probiotics had an immediate effect on my healing and energy level which was surprising to me. Then I ordered the books, and I am so thankful that I did! Adam's book Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy is written with such honesty and directness that I couldn't help but read it through right away. He pulled no punches with his descriptions of UC, that up until that point I didn't realize were pretty universal - like planning your day around bathroom visits, the fear of being diagnosed, the denial and frustration, the way that one toilet flush can change your entire day. He made it human and approachable and not so clinical that I couldn't grasp the concepts and relate. Even having lived with a parent with UC, I had never heard anyone be so frank about their struggles, and those struggles were also mine. Immediately, I stopped feeling so alone. That gave me the courage and energy to try some of the suggestions in both Feeling Crappy to feeling Happy and the Cook Book as well. So much of the time reading I even laughed out loud at Adam's descriptions, feeling like "How could he know that about me?" and realizing there are some pretty universal things all us UC'ers go through. Because of that, we can also help and support each other. The research links with the books are awesome and bring so much to light from a scientific view point as well. I highly recommend these books and Adam's website.
from crappy to happy
Thankyou for your story. I think you might be on to something. I read your book hoping for SOMETHING useful to help my daughter's u c. She'll be ten this year, and she's been such a trooper, but her flare ups have been increasing. Guess we'll see what happens once she tapers off that nasty prednisone, Bleh! Thankyou!
I have UC and UC recipes
Its great to hear Adam's no holds barred account of chasing the dream of getting a solid log back again! Still chasing the log but looking forward to trying some of the new cooking tips as well :)
It's nice to know you're not alone. I thought some if the things I do we're weird like hiding symptoms and making excuses. I really feel better knowing I am not the only one and that I can get better.
Entertainingly written and full of humour. A book to relate to and laugh at. Just what you need as a recently diagnosed UCer. Highly recommend it.
iHave Uc and Cook book
Very interesting to read, was disappointed that I couldn't get a hard copy, so my family can read it as well. Too many pages for my little printer to work on.
If you have a spare copy of your book and the cookbook I would really appreciate it.
I found Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy a great book and I really can relate. I have had a lot of things on my mind lately and this book helped me not feel so alone with this disease as much. There are no support groups in my area so online stuff works for me. I love the cookbook and will try some of these neat recipes later in my remission. You should be really proud of yourself for doing this. You must be a really kind person to take the time to help others.
Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy