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

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Thank you!

Oct 06, 2017 by Jennifer
City/country:: Toronto, Canada 

Thank you so much for writing your e-book. I'm glad I came across it. I learned a lot. I realized that I don't like my GI doctor and need to find another one. She hasn't helped me at all. As soon as I was diagnosed with a mild case of UC back in 2009 I knew that I had to visit my Naturopath. I was not interested in taking any medication. I was prescribed salofalk enemas and I tried a few but when you keep having to run to the bathroom it didn't make any sense to me. I was prescribed the pills as well. I sat down with my Naturopath and we went through the side affects. My symptoms were less than the side affects so I decided not to take it. It has been quite a journey and unlike Adam I knew it had a lot to do with food. I'm sorry you had to suffer so much Adam. I gave up pop and any carbonated drinks, deep fried foods and aspartame/splenda. This seemed to help. I now think I need to take things to the next level. I just came across FODMAP and what Adam suggests. I'm also looking into Keto or Paleo. My stress levels are less currently due to a less stressful job and I realized that has helped. I take supplements like probiotics, digestive enzymes, fish oil, etc. Thank you so much for sharing your story Adam. It makes me feel like I'm not alone in this.

Bravo! We can all do it like Adam.

Aug 29, 2017 by Bonnie
City/country:: Toronto/Canada 

Thank you for what you have done for the UC community!  No words can express my hope when I read your website.

The books are purchased for my 21-year-old son who has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 3 weeks ago.  His case is mild to moderate and inflammation occurs on the whole colon.  The GI doctor in Toronto here did not give us any hope of finding a cure.

Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy is written in an intimate way to allow the readers to walk the brave journey with Adam.

After ready your book, it boosted our confidence of finding a cure through alternative means.

I have read through the recipes and circled the ones that are ok during active flare.  There are not many of them.  I am preparing meals based on the suggested recipes.  I requested Adam to provide additional recipes if possible. He got back to me with a new website which has more recipes. It also has videos of the latest research studies on UC.

Adam, thank you again for taking the time and effort to share your personal experience of conquering UC!

Soooo thankful!

Jul 29, 2017 by Danyelle
City/country:: Sioux Falls, South Dakota 

I read the book within a couple days and am so very thankful that I came across it! Adam's story helped me feel that I wasn't alone in this and being able to relate was comforting. I'd always been a healthy child growing up and so having this occur right at the beginning of this year has been a battle. Luckily for myself, it wasn't as bad as Adam's recovery. This book led me to the SCD and book "Breaking the Viscous Cycle" and diving into the reading and research I want and need to know. Along the way I also came across the book "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back". I plan on taking what I've learned and applying some diet/lifestyle changes to then become medication free!

Not alone

Jun 15, 2017 by Deidre Dixon
City/country:: South Carolina/USA 

I was only recently diagnosed with UC and had so many questions (and was so scared). This boy I was a godsend. Adam's sense of humor, directness about symptoms, suggestions, personal success with SCD and recipes gave me just what I needed to get my hope back. Highly recommended.

Great guidance

Jan 27, 2017 by Lee
City/country:: South Carolina 

Great books that lead me to the book breaking the vicious cycle that lead me to the best nutritionist. Been in hospital for 9 days now but with meds and the correct guy nutrition plan I am getting better and plan on staying better

Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy

Jan 08, 2017 by Tita Rabang
City/country:: Webster, Texas 

Jan 8, 2017
I bought the two books. I read them both in one day. The Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy experiences are inspiring and entertaining! I can relate to your experiences when I was travelling overseas on my job. It is informative of all the medications Adam have been through and that UC can be controlled by diet. I am trying to follow the SCD diet now. Thank you for writing the book about only UCs know about. Your book made me feel I am not alone with this problem. Right now, I am struggling in increasing my weight with what I can legally eat under SCD,

Feeling Crappy To Feeling Happy

Sep 20, 2016 by Dorrine
City/country:: Riverside, Ca. 

I bought the 2 books to be more informed about my husbands severe UC. Reading Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy is spot on and like reading about every symptom he's had/has. It is very informative to both of us. It's a great read and full of great information! Thanks Adam.

Feeling crappy to feeling happy

Sep 20, 2016 by KC
City/country:: Feeling crappy to feeling happy 

Didn\'t realize this was a biography of Adam\'s life with UC..he gave accounting of his life starting with childhood and how things let up to full-blown ulcerated colitis. Was greatly disappointed that when he got to the section about the diet all he does is mention the book. Doesn\'t explain or go into detail about the actual process of changing his diet and how he did it. He went into such detail about his life he neglected this very important step. As a note check his recipes which he gives more information about the book used and the author and the recipes used...and other information about websites that could be helpful. Found that the reviews from other people was very very helpful..glad I took the time to read them.

Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy

Aug 21, 2016 by Charlotte
City/country:: Curtisville, PA 

I enjoyed reading about Adam's experiences with UC and his medications and side effects. The scientific studies and UC related research at the end was very useful. I'm still searching Google!

Feeling Crappy to Happy

Jul 22, 2016 by Angela
City/country:: London, United Kingdowm 

Read Adam's two books in a couple of days. Feeling Crappy to Happy was very good and I like you Adam would eventually like to be medication free. As for the diet book, some of the tips were helpful but a lot of things I can't really eat what you can and definitely cannot have tomatoes. Will be looking at the SCD and giving that a go. Thanks again.

Jul 08, 2016 by Gary
City/country:: Santa Cruz, CA, USA 

Adam wrote an honest account of life with UC without avoiding the messy aspects many of us avoid talking about or are in denial about. I read the book in 2 days, a good read if you are interested in the topic and I got a lot out of what I read, with my still understanding that as similar as my journey with UC may be, it is still a unique journey for me with issues Adam never had. But then again he had issues I have never had. Overall it is an excellent read. I am going to concentrate more on a stricter diet which I was leaning towards as requested by several of my doctors and friends with UC which Adam confirms has worked wonders for him. I hope it works well for me, but some of my health issues are not diet related anymore.

Jun 14, 2016 by marysa
City/country:: Brick, New Jersey 

I'm very grateful to Adam for sharing his story with the world and giving us all hope! Adam has a fantastic enthusiasm for living and has found a way to keep UC from stealing that away!

His story is an inspiration to those who have UC and their loved ones!

I personally have never met another person with UC and found it comforting to hear how similar our symptoms are.

Doctors did not take my symptoms seriously at first and told me I was just "nervous." I'm a very mellow person actually! They tried to put me on meds to calm me down! Lol Not one MD told me to see a gastroenterologist. Fortunately it didn't take me long to figure out. I was also fortunate to stop all gluten which helped a lot. Now that I'm using the SCD I'm amazed at the improvements I'm seeing!

Thank you Adam for changing our lives for the better! Many blessings!

Jun 11, 2016 by Jill
City/country:: Meridian, MS 

Was very informative, especially the link to the books to control symptoms with diet. I would have liked a list of foods that you can and can't eat if you are following SCD strictly. It would be a quicker reference and I could think of what I could cook with the list handy

Really helpful

Jun 07, 2016 by Max
City/country:: Philadelphia 

Book was great and the the recipe book has been a life saver

Thank you!!

May 06, 2016 by Kathy
City/country:: Canada 

I found your help Adam after the sudden loss of my long time doctor and friend. Despite how good everyone thinks Healthcare is in Canada we can wait months to years to see a new doc. Your book came at a crucial time for me as I was feeling lost on what to do next as I really had no one to turn to. I was armed with the meds I had previously been prescribed as well as your book! I have to say after a full month of flare, I am starting to manage with diet, acupuncture, and am off the entocort. Thank you for being the light by reaching out through your book. I found it insightful, and highly entertaining with your stories. I wish you continued health and happiness! We are all in this together, the most important lesson in have learned foom your book! Namaste!

May 04, 2016 by Trish Varga
City/country:: Knoxville, TN 

Always great to read others stories. I passed this to my daughter who is now 22. Diagnosed at 19. I hope there is more progress during her lifetime.

Thanks for Sharing

May 02, 2016 by Jessica
City/country:: Warwick 

The book was great! I read it within 3 days. I read the book to learn about someone's full experience to gain insight on the journey, the symptoms, medication side effects and the overall affect UC has on the body. I myself do not have UC but my significant other does and it gave me hope that it's possible for him to get into remission. I have not tried the recipes yet but actually plan to this weekend. They look like something I can get him to eat vs. forcing him to eat healthy. Thank you so much for writing this book. As you can see, it's helped thousands, maybe even more with either their personal journey with UC or with their loved ones who support them.

Mar 13, 2016 by Patrick
City/country:: Reno 

While I was reading this book, I felt like we were just sitting at the table talking. With this disease, there are times you feel like you are the only one with it. I was diagnosed at the age of 67. I have been on a lot of the medications you mentioned in your book. I am still on six pills a day of the asacol 800HD and also the mercaptopur at 1.5 a day. As with the flares the only thing that helps is the prednisone. I am also taking a probiotic. The tired feeling with these drugs is the hardest. I have not incorporated the cook book in yet. Thank you again!

Feb 28, 2016 by Judy
City/country:: Staten Island 

I read the book,it was like looking in th mirror. Sorry to say can't eat any or most of the food you are eating. ( salads, anything green) it's been more then a year this time. Wishing and waiting to be in your way of eating, but other wise it's a story that reminds me and I am sure others of what their life is like. Thanks

Feeling Crappy to Happy

Jan 21, 2016 by Susan
City/country:: Canada 

I bought this book for my husband who had been diagnosed with UC about a year and a half ago. He was given Mezavant and it was doing well to keep him in remission until November of '15. He had a flare up and his knee and ankle joints were so bad he was not able to leave the bed. The doctor gave him a strong dose of prednisone a week and a half ago over an eight week period with a slow taper off each week. We have introduced many aspects of the SCD diet and are experimenting with what works and what doesn't. Were not sure yet if the prednisone is what is helping out or a combo of both, but at least I have the knowledge for meal prepping when the meds are done. Very inspiring book and it was like looking through a mirror for my husband with the early symptoms and struggles prior to diagnosis. Love the cook book as well. Thank you.

Thank you

Jan 19, 2016 by Lana
City/country:: Mobile 

Thank you so much for sharing. Your information regarding diet, infection and medications was great. After a really yucky weekend, I am more convinced than ever that I have to do something about diet. This just isn't optional anymore and you helped me come to this conclusion. Thank you again!

Thanks for sharing

Dec 29, 2015 by Debbie
City/country:: Canada 

You have been through quite a journey! My daughter was diagnosed in May of this year with moderate UC. I did not even know what that was. She is 20 years old, the specialist we are seeing is awful, I have been looking desperately for answers since he already wants to put her up to the next drug level without explaining anything to her at all. It has been horrifying for me as a mother. I ordered your book in hope of answers. To be honest I was extremely depressed after reading your book and the experiences on your site, I had not idea it could be that bad. I bought the book your recommended "Breaking the Vicious Cylce" I feel very overwhelmed right now and she is tired of me talking about it but I am scared to death. Thank you for sharing and giving me some positive direction to follow. I am glad you are doing so well.

Feeling crappy

Dec 26, 2015 by Anne MacKenzie
City/country:: Manchester, nh 

I loved it. The fact that you got better thru using the diet. It makes sense
I m so sick of meds that I will take any suggestion

Changed my life

Nov 22, 2015 by Andrew
City/country:: NJ/USA 

I was diagnosed with UC 7 years ago. I never paid any attention to diet while increasingly stepped up meds have been ineffective and my UC has been getting worse. I discovered Adam's website and books and through them the SCD during a flare about 1 month ago. I started the SCD and prednisone during the flare. Since then, I have shown unbelievable improvement while tapering down the prednisone. UC symptoms are under control, chronic fatigue is gone, chronic tired/stress headaches have improved, and overall stress level down. Adam's story is a huge inspiration and I wish that anyone with UC is lucky enough to find the website to help better understand and manage their UC.

Nov 17, 2015 by Stephanie
City/country:: Lombard IL. USA 

So glad I found your website and your book. It has really given me hope. I have started looking for other alternatives for my UC. Also knowing Im not alone makes things a bit easier to deal with. Thank you for taking the time to do all you do for everyone out there that has UC!!

Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy

Nov 14, 2015 by Amy Purcell
City/country:: Pottsville/USA 

I found your book honest, refreshing, and it made me realize how I am not alone. I found your book funny at times and so hopeful. It makes me drawn to you and to want to get things under control. I also have found that you do not try to promote all the right answers and that is huge! From reading your book - I now believe that any form of therapy that works is the right answer - meds, surgery, diet, exercise, whatever... You are open-minded and just want everybody else to be able to communicate together to figure the "crappy parts" out. Thank you. Thank you so much for sharing your story and helping everybody know they aren't alone!

Nov 09, 2015 by Prelene
City/country:: South Africa 

After reading your book, I felt normal again like a real person. Thank you so much for sharing your story, you have inspired me to find other solutions to the UC rather than meds. I went through a flare up now which has taken me a month to get over, so your book really gave my inspiration and drive to find better ways to deal with uc than just meds.
Thank you again for your contribution to the UC community.

4.7 5.0 113 113 Thank you so much for writing your e-book. I'm glad I came across it. I learned a lot. I realized that I don't like my GI doctor and need to find another one. She hasn't helped me Feeling Crappy to Feeling Happy eBooks



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5 Responses to Resources

  1. Minoti October 21, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    Has anyone tried “Listen to your Gut” by Jini Patel Thompson? Any comments/experience to share from following that route of healing vs. SCD?


  2. Reid Bryant Kimball October 22, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    I’m reading Listen to Your Gut now. It’s complimentary to SCD, not instead of. Or are you thinking of Jini’s IBD Remission Diet? I think that can also be used along with SCD. I haven’t tried Jini’s IBD Remission Diet, but one can do that, achieve remission and then go on the SCD.

    As for Listen to Your Gut, I use it as a reference for supplements and treating various symptoms. It’s packed with useful info and how to guide for specific healing protocols. I understand my disease a lot more after reading it and have a chest full of tools to heal myself in the short and long term.

  3. Joel Parris June 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    When considering books you, can go to and find them new or used and very affordable. I just purchased Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet for under 18 bucks including shipping. I hope this is an answer to my UC. At almost 42 yrs of age I’ve had UC for 1 1/2 years taking Mesalamine and Casana. My Doc is uneducated in diet or alternative options other than the typical pharma or surgery and said that diet is not the cause or the solution. He had no recommendations, yet I find that the World Wide Web has a whole community of people with varying testimonials and recommendations. That is what I am counting on and I will shout it from the mountaintops when I get better.

    So glad your out there!


    • Adam
      Adam June 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

      CONGRATS JOEL for looking outside the box, or “the doctor’s office” I guess. I think you and I are in the exact same boat/book. Good luck to you. Please keep us posted on how things turn out for you, all the best! -Adam

  4. Tucker Sweeney September 25, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I just published a new book about my experience with ulcerative colitis and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). The book is called Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. A journey Through life, ulcerative colitis, and the specific carbohydrate diet. Available at

    Best of health to you all!

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