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
Recent Customer Reviews from UC patients:
“I am almost finished reading this book, although I will read it continuously. I finally feel connected and understood. I am in a flare and trying to get back to life. I took your advice and bugged the doctors right away. They are quickly learning my name.
My family thinks the book is really funny. I know they understand me better because of it. It seems like a normal account that a funny story to me.
I appreciate the frank, honest writing. There are not a lot of places to talk about the symptoms of the disease without being embarrassed.
I look forward to getting into the cookbook. I am sure I will be able to hold food soon.
This is a must-read for UC patients and families. Thanks for your courage and direct approach. It is a real help to me.”
Kathy H. – Denver, Colorado, USA
Thank you so much for sharing your story, your recipes and your videos!! Having a family member newly diagnosed with UC is overwhelming, but reading your story and seeing the UC community that has grown online makes us feel that we are not alone!
Our son is 15 and was in a prestigious hospital for just under a month. None of the meds (steroids to Remicade) worked for him. I read about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and found your results and encouragement a life saver. The doctors said the only option we had left was surgery and that if we took our son home to try “some diet” we would just be slowly killing him. But we put our faith in your experience and all the testimonials we had read online and took him home.
I am so happy to say that our son is doing better in one week on the diet, than the 3+ weeks in the hospital! We have strictly followed Elaine’s book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, and he is off all pain meds and down to the last tiny cut fractions of the other meds they had him on!
It was just what my son needed to see a young, cool and active California guy living life to the fullest after UC!
Thank you for being part of what saved our son from having his colon surgically removed!”
Julie & Landon (son) Woolley
Newbury Park, California
“The book was excellent; down to earth, honest, humorous and hopeful. Adam gives his experience of the treatments he has tried and how his life has changed but not declined.
The cookbook has some great recipes to try and Adam also indicates whether they are ‘flare friendly’ or not.
Thanks for writing!”
Gemma from Bangor, Northern Ireland
I ordered your book last week and read it in one sitting! Great writing….interesting…funny. You don’t take yourself too seriously, and your desire to truly help others is so obviously genuine.
It was such an easy read!
I have found your book to be the most helpful to me of anything I’ve purchased to read, or have read online so far! You’re so down to earth.
….and your website is AMAZING!
I relate all of the posts you’ve written and the stories of other people to my own symptoms and I have found it SO helpful!
I am just at the tail end of my most vicious flare….nothing requiring hospitalization, but brutal nonetheless.
Like the girl who introduced you to the SCD….you have been a godsend to me!
I too am on the SCD now and am doing really well! (….in addition to my tapering Prednisone…… )
Lynn from Ontario, Canada