Monday, November 24, 2008

Yes, Virginia, there IS help for Crohn's

Hi my friend,

Over the last week I've gotten a lot of letters from
people asking about Crohn's disease.

And I've noticed that the sufferers are getting younger
and younger--one guy wrote to me about his 13 year old son
who had just been diagnosed!

For those of you who don't know what it is, Crohn's
disease is a disorder characterized by chronic inflammation
of the digestive tract. It's a form of IBD, or
inflammatory bowel disease.

Crohn's can affect any area of the digestive tract, but it
most commonly affects the lower part of the small intestine
(the ileum).

It causes swelling that extends deep into the lining of
the small intestine. This swelling causes pain and makes
the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea. It
can also cause the intestines to get blocked, sometimes
requiring emergency surgery.

Crohn's sufferers can also be malnourished, since their
inflamed intestines have trouble absorbing nutrients from
their food.

3 out of 4 Crohn's sufferers have surgery at some point in
their life, either to clear a blockage or to remove parts
of the small intestine that have become too inflamed.

Surgery isn't a final cure, either, because Crohn's
symptoms recur, and it commonly does so right near the
first surgery site.

Now back to the letters I'm getting about Crohn's.

People are desperate because they don't want surgery, nor
do they cherish the idea of being on anti-inflammatories or
steroids (the 2 common drug therapies for Crohn's) for life.

They ask me if Great Taste No Pain can help in any way.

The answer: Absolutely. It helps in three ways.

First, inflammation of ANY kind is caused or worsened by
acidity in the body.

Having too acid a pH puts the entire body in a state of
inflammation, and makes it very difficult for the body to
heal itself and effectively use vitamins and minerals from

So it's vital for people with Crohn's to have an alkaline
pH--they've already got challenges with inflammation,
healing and trouble absorbing nutrients, and these
challenges are increased exponentially with a too acid pH.

Great Taste No Pain helps you reach
and maintain an alkaline pH, which is essential for people
with and without Crohn's alike.

The second way GTNP helps people with Crohn's is that, by
eating correct combinations of foods and keeping acid low
in the stomach, more of the naturally occurring nutrients in
the food are preserved--instead of being destroyed by the
overproduction of acid that results from the badly
combined, acidic meals that most people eat.

Having more nutrients available from your food helps give
an already nutritionally-challenged body a fighting chance.

Underweight Crohn's sufferers often get back to their
ideal weight because the nutrients from their foods are now
actually being absorbed.

Crohn's sufferers that tend to overweight drop sizes
because, again, since their intestines are now absorbing
nutrients, their stomach is NOT sending the "hungry" signal
constantly. So you'll eat less.

Easy digestion is the third way GTNP is great for people
with Crohn's.

When you eat the way I teach in Great Taste No Pain, your
foods are digested easily, thoroughly, and with just the
right amount of acid--no more.

That results in wastes that glide through the intestines
MUCH easier, instead of getting dry, hard and stuck (and
making inflammations and blockages even worse).

And all of this is music to the ears of someone who
already has inflamed intestines to begin with.

So yes, Virginia, Great Taste No Pain can be a HUGE help
to people with Crohn's.

If you or someone you love has the challenges of Crohn's,
Great Taste No Pain is not just an option--it's a must.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS: Lin has had no problems with Crohn's since she
started Great Taste No Pain:


Hi Sherry,

It's only been about three weeks since we started on your
plan and we've already seen results!

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and needless to say
it's caused problems.

My husband who is physically well, no meds, did the plan
with me.

After four days we both saw a change!

I had no pain or colon problems at all... except for one
day when we were invited OUT to eat. I followed the plan
until it came to dessert. Then I didn't follow your rules
and I paid for it!

Since then I have stuck to the plan and have had NO

My husband, who is usually ravenously hungry, said he was
surprisingly satisfied on the plan, and even lost some
weight. Oh, and he has less gas too.

We've been sharing your website with all our friends in
hopes they can also get on the road to health.

This is a life commitment for us.

Thanks for your help.

Bob & Lin Millen


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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Is being thin bad

Hi my friend,

I've gotten a few questions recently from customers who
are concerned because they're dropping weight eating the
way I teach in Great Taste No Pain.

Now, for most people that would be a cause for
celebration. 6 out of every 10 Americans is overweight and
1 in 4 is obese, so there are a LOT of people looking to
make the scale number smaller.

But for others it's more of a perception thing. Here's
what I mean:

As Americans (and this applies to other industrialized
countries too) we have been getting larger and larger over
the last 50 years or so.

It hasn't happened overnight, but gradually.

In the 1950's the average dress size for a woman was an 8.
Now, 50 years later, it's crept up to a 14!

Our dependence on (and addiction to) fast food and
processed food, plus eating acidic, badly combining meals
has continued to widen our loads a little more each year.

Prior to the 1950's, fast food and processed foods were
not common, and meals were structured much more simply,
with less chance of horribly acidic combinations.

Now, because this backside ballooning has happened to
almost everyone, it's not noticed as much. After all, when
everyone around you looks like you, you think of yourself
as "normal" or "typical," right?

You may be typical but that's not necessarily a good
thing. Because when typical means weighing too much,
that's unhealthy.

Now back to the question of lost pounds and Great Taste No

When you eat how I teach in Great Taste No Pain
- ALL of your bodily
systems begin working more efficiently--probably better
than they have in your whole life.

Your heart works better because it's no longer under the
stress of pumping thickened acidic blood through your body.

Your kidneys work better because they are not filtering so
much acid out of your blood and dumping it into your urine.

Your pancreas works better and secretes insulin like it
should so you're less of a candidate for diabetes.

Plus, your foods digest easier and thoroughly. Built-up
wastes are eliminated from your colon.

You get the benefit of all the nutrients from your foods
because they're not destroyed by overproduction of acid in
the stomach, so you're hungry less often.

And the foods you eat are more nutritious and lower in
calories than the foods you used to eat a lot of.

You have more energy and sleep better.

And ALL of this results in dropping pounds.

But that's not a bad thing!

Ladies, just because everyone else around you is a size 14
or 16, what on earth is wrong with being a size 8 or 6 or
even 4? (I'm a size 2, I'm 46 years old and get told I
look 32 all the time. I'm not complaining.)

Or for you guys, what's wrong with size 32 jeans instead
of 38 or 40 or more?

Stop being concerned because you're different from other
people. When different can translate into many (healthy)
years added onto your life, that's a good thing, don't you

Don't worry about having to spend money on smaller
clothes. It's either that or spend it on doctor visits and
drugs for who-knows-what disease.

And don't be concerned about "starving" your body. When
you eat delicious, nutritious, correctly combined meals
plus snacks every day, and eat until you are comfortably
full (no need to feel hungry all the time), your body will
adjust itself to a slender, healthy weight and stay there.

So you can enjoy ALL the health benefits of Great Taste No
Pain, and together we can bring back an old saying from the

"Thin is in."

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS: If you find yourself constantly hungry following Great
Taste NO Pain, it just means you aren't eating enough. Eat
more! And if you're dropping weight that you can't afford
to lose, Again, eat more. There is no downside to eating
more if your body is burning it off. It's healthy!
So "Mangi tanto come volete!"

PPS: Bessie has lost 10 pounds and has more energy:



My sister bought your books for me and I started last
Monday, a week ago.

I have lost 10 pounds and my ankles no longer swell up as
much as they did before. I have more energy and feel great.

I rarely get very hungry unless I go too long before
eating. I was a sweets junkie and no longer crave sweets.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Bessie Posey


SB: Bessie, it sounds like you have a terrific sister.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Diverticulitis sufferers jump for joy

Hi my friend,

Over the last year, literally hundreds of people have told
me about their attacks of diverticulitis, and their stories
are so vivid, I wince at the pain that's so obvious in
every single one.

Then I sadly think of all the poor people in the world
suffering from this devastating condition, anxiously
worrying about when the next attack will strike. Many are
awaiting surgery to repair or remove their diseased colon.

Many have already had surgery...and don't want to have any

They go through all of this because they don't have any
other answers. The doctor says drugs and surgery are the
only way to treat diverticulitis, and that's all they know.

If they only knew about Great Taste No Pain.

I'm passionate about helping people with this horrible
disease (and other digestive conditions) to avoid surgery,
get off medication and heal.

And every single day I receive letters from people all
over the world telling me how Great Taste No Pain changed
their lives.

Bob wrote to me describing his recent diverticulitis
attack--he nearly had surgery too. Plus his wife had been
suffering from acid reflux.

Both of their lives have drastically changed with Great
Taste No Pain:


Hi Sherry,

On the Thursday before Labor Day this year I was having an
ordinary day at work. I went to lunch at my normal time &
ate salisbury steak with much G-R-A-V-Y. I thought to
myself, all this gravy looks disgusting, but I was hungry
so I ate it anyway.

I went back to my desk and I couldn't sit down, the
abdominal pain was so severe. I went to a "quiet" room for
a few minutes thinking the pain would subside but it
didn't. I told my supervisor that I had to leave. I
stopped at my doctor's office on my way home but he was off
that afternoon.

His staff told me to go to the ER if the pain didn't
diminish. I came home and my son drove me to the hospital,
where, after having a CAT scan, I was admitted.

The next day my attending physician came & told me that I
had a perforated colon as a result of diverticulitis and he
was planning on operating, but he wanted to hold off for a
couple of days to see what would happen. (I had been
diagnosed with diverticulitis about 4 years earlier.)

I was given no food or liquid Friday and Saturday. Sunday
morning I was given another CAT scan. I saw the doc again
on Monday & he advised me that the colon had sealed itself.

I was relieved, but when I returned home I felt I would
never be the same again. I knew I didn't want to go
through that horror again so I decided to do some research
on the internet, and that's how I found your website.

I ordered your program, and my wife and I both have been
following your principles and enjoying your recipes

She had been experiencing acid reflux herself. Both of us
had a lot of gas after meals and eating had nearly always
produced bloating and discomfort.

Both of us have been feeling so much better on your plan
and we plan to continue it. Since my hospitalization I
believe I have lost approximately 20 lbs and, due to your
plan, I haven't put any of it back on.

I am also sleeping better. Prior to this hospitalization
I had been diagnosed with sleep apnea.

I feel the best I have felt in years.

When I hear people complain about acid reflux, stomach
pain, diarrhea and the like I suggest your website to them.

Thank you for your helpful information and your passion
for carrying the message.

Bob...a satisfied customer


SB: Bob, you're on the right path to avoiding any more of
those horrible diverticulitis attacks (and surgery!). And
I'm happy to hear about your wife's acid reflux going away
too. All my best to both of you.


For everyone else, if you or someone you love suffers from
diverticulitis, know this: Drugs and surgery are NOT a
cure! You need to stop doing what caused the problem and
start doing what will heal the problem.

It's c-o-m-m-o-n s-e-n-s-e.

Just like you can't expect your car to run on water, you
can't expect your body to be healthy if you feed it food
that requires too much acid to break it down, processed non-
food and poorly combined meals.

It's simple common sense and biology. And I explain it
all and more in the Great Taste No Pain manuals.

Give it a try, and if you have it, be sure to use it every

And I bet that, like Bob, you'll feel the best you have in

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS: Here's another diverticulitis sufferer who has gotten
her life back...after nearly DYING several times:


Hi Sherry,

I am on my fourth day of your eating plan and am amazed at
the results. I have not taken 1 tablet in 3 days. Normally
I take up to 20 tablets per day - Nexium, Scopex, Allergex,
Adco Cyclazine, Librax, etc.

I have been suffering with Acid Reflux, Colitis,
Gastritis, Diverticulitis, IBS - all the things you mention
for the past 5 years. I have almost died on numerous
occasions and been in the hospital more times than I can

You are an absolute Godsend. I cannot believe this is
working for me. I have been to numerous doctors,
specialists, dieticians to no avail.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I at last feel
like I have my life back.

Thank you so much once again and have a good day.



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Monday, November 3, 2008

A mile in the shoes of an IBS sufferer

Hi my friend,

The saying "Walk a mile in my shoes" is very thought-
provoking and powerful, especially when it's referring to
something as painful and life-compromising as IBS.

No one can imagine the horrible discomfort and
embarrassment unless you've lived it...but Clemen does a
good job of explaining it.

And you can see what life is like for her AFTER IBS, too,
through her words:


Dear Sherry,

I really don't know how to start, but I want to say THANK
YOU LORD for having crossed in my path this wonderful woman
(Sherry my healing angel) and THANK YOU SHERRY for coming
to my rescue.

After being diagnosed with IBS, I did some research to see
what IBS really meant. I read many things about it, but I
realized what I need is to know what I can eat and what I
can't, and that's how I got to you.

I've been suffering with diarrhea for over eight years,
which has gotten worse over the last two years, as well as
attacks of chest pain.

My doctor diagnosed me with acid reflux and prescribed
Nexium and Prilosec. When I kept complaining about the
acidity I felt, he referred me to a Gastroenterologist.

I had an Endoscopy and Colonoscopy done, but results were
negative. After a few weeks, I went back to the gastro and
explained ALL my symptoms--having diarrhea about eight to
ten times a day, plus those embarrassment moments (attacks)
at home and after eating out. That's when he told me I
suffer from IBS.

(Sherry, why I never told my doctor I had problems with
diarrhea before, I don't know. I thought it was something
I had to go thru all my life, so ignorant.)

The new doctor told me to take Align once a day, and
Dicyclomine (an anti-spasmodic) before each meal. I took
them for about three days, when you, Sherry, came into the

I don't have to tell you all the horrors we IBS sufferers
go through, as you are so well aware of them, from visiting
all the bathrooms at the shopping centers, or staying home
to avoid bathroom problems, and not enjoying having lunches
or dinners in restaurants, plus the agonies of the many
embarrassment moments at home and out.

This is my third week on your program. I didn't write
before because I didn't believe it myself, and I am still
astonished. My husband didn't believe it at first either,
because the results so far seem too good to be true!

I am not taking any medicine including the Prilosec. The
diarrhea has stopped; my bowel movements are three to four
daily, and getting to be kind of normal now.

I feel so free and released of the agony I've been living
with. I am 71-1/2 years old, and I thought I was going to
have to get used to that ugly situation until I died.

I couldn't eat a lot of the good stuff I am eating now,
like onions, garlic, tomatoes, fruit like mangoes and
peaches, avocados, beans of any color, broccoli,
cauliflower, cabbage, and God forbid hot or chili sauces,
and more.

All those things blotted me before and gave me serious
attacks of gastritis, and of course everything I ate gave
me diarrhea.

I am trying to follow step by step your advice,
recommendations and good sense. I have started memorizing
"what to eat with what" and before I cook, I run to check
what to use from your cook book.

Sherry, (my God sent angel) thank you so much for your
help--what you are doing for us IBS sufferers is beyond
description, it's priceless. God will reward your efforts
for helping us.

Thank you again and again. I enjoy your daily e-mails,
they are always informative and all the testimonies I read
touch home.

I wish there were enough words to express my gratitude,
but one thing for sure, is that you are blessed constantly.

God bless you...gratefully,



SB: Clemen, wow, you brought tears to my eyes! You're
right--I know very well the living hell of IBS, and I'm so
glad you didn't just accept it as something to "get used
to" for the rest of your days.

At 71-1/2 years young, I'm sure you have LOTS of happy,
pain-free days to look forward to. God bless.


Now for the rest of you: If you or someone you love
suffers from the prison of IBS, you can break free and
enjoy a life without pain, diarrhea or embarrassment with
Great Taste No Pain.

As Clemen says, it's so effective it's almost hard to
believe. But it's true, and it works SO fast.

See how quickly you or your loved one can feel alive again.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS: Beverley, too, is now living a life without the pain
of IBS and diverticulitis:



I am so happy I found your site--it's been a gift.

I was hospitalized for diverticulitis and irritable bowel
syndrome. I was on morphine for pain plus antibiotics, all
of which I had an allergic reaction to. I was sent home no
better than when I went in.

In desperation I found your site. I had been given anti-
spasmodic pills, antibiotics, pain killers and more, and
none of them helped. Your program was my last resort.

I have followed it religiously and now have a very calm,
comfortable stomach.

I can't believe the difference even the first 24 hours
made! I now think of your plan as my bible.

I wish I had found you a long time ago. I feel my life is
turned around now.

Thank you, Sherry, very much.



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Friday, July 4, 2008

2008He was puking his guts out

Hi my friend,

After sleeping soundly for 6 hours last night, I was jolted awake at 4am by my 10 year-old son yelling, "Mom, I'm going to throw up!" as he flew down the hall to thebathroom.

Like most mothers, I felt terrible for my little guy. I stood by and offered a tissue to wipe his nose and a cup of water to rinse his mouth. Back off to bed.

About 10 minutes later it happened again. And then two more times.

By 5:15 am, my son was wiped out and lying there just moaning on his bed.

I didn't want to interrogate him at that moment, but I needed to see if we were dealing with an illness or if something else was going on.

So I casually asked him what he ate the day before. He told me that he had forgotten the lunch I had packed him yesterday, so the workers at his summer day camp programprovided his lunch.

When he told me what he had, things started to make sense. A terribly mis-combined meal.

Then I asked what he had for snacks. More bad mixtures on top of an already stressed stomach.

Lastly, I asked if he had anything to eat at his friend's house that he played with last night after dinner.

Yup--a little "treat" which was the absolute worst thing he could have eaten after dinner.

Put all of those things together and you have the perfect recipe for vomiting 4 times.

Now, he's lived his 10 years eating correctly combined meals and snacks and enjoyed great health because of it. But, being a typical 10 year-old boy whose biggest concernsare how many baskets he made in basketball and reading more of his Harry Potter book, I realized that keeping track of his foods probably isn't his top priority.

I gently explained to him that, although he didn't do it intentionally, what he ate made him sick.

I pointed out the horrible combinations of foods he ingested and explained why they wreaked havoc in his stomach, didn't digest properly and came back up again.

I told him that we would go over the principles I teach in Great Taste No Pain again- http://www.greattastenopain.comso he could have them fresh in his mind and would know what food choices to make when Mom's not around.

And then the best part came. He smiled and said, "Thanks, Mom. I love you." and went back to sleep.

Being as overall healthy as he is, he sprung right up at 8:30 this morning, feeling fine and ready to go to summer day camp.

You see, when you live a life of eating the right foods in the correct combinations, you maintain a strong level of health that allows you to bounce back from temporarysetbacks much easier.

But my son's story also proves an important point—and that is everyone pays the price for not eating the right way. Even my son. And if I had eaten what he ate yesterday, I'd be in agony.

Not everyone has stomach symptoms, but years of eating the wrong foods will take its toll in some way. Headaches, skin problems, back pain, allergy symptoms, depression, ADD and congestion, to name a few.

And still others don't have ANY symptoms at all...until the effects of a poor diet and being acidic accumulate over the years and then "out of the blue" comes heart disease,cancer, fibromyalgia, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, etc.

For your kids' health and your own, make now the time that you commit to eating right. Get Great Taste No Pain here and use it: -

Don't let any more sicknesses in your kids be "explained away" by a flu bug when it's very likely what they've eaten. Don't pump them full of unnecessary drugs when alltheir little bodies need is real food. Don't put them on a track for a life of sickness and obesity.

Let them see how great they feel eating real food. And just like my son, they'll smile and say, "Thanks, Mom (or Dad!). I love you."

To your health,
Sherry Brescia

PS: Deb no longer has bloating and has tons more energy:

Dear Sherry:

Here's my story. I have been taking Nexium for about 12 years and most of the time, I felt okay. A little gassy and bloated, but I thought at 61 years old, that was to be expected.

But once or twice a year I had a "break through" with heartburn so bad I thought it would burn a hole in my chest. The doctors gave me more Nexium and some other stuff to close the pyloric sphincter and some fiber pills to move things along. Absolutely no relief.

One weekend I was in so much pain, I thought I would check out the internet for diets to control this acid or put out the fire and came across your web site. Thank God for that. I can do almost anything for 4 days and if it didn't work, I would request my money back.

I would read your emails everyday and be very relieved that the crazy stuff that was happening to my body was part of the detoxification. It actually took about 6 days toget things straightened out, but it was such a relief. My bloating is gone. I can be among people in the evening again! The full blown heartburn is more like a pilot light now and gets better everyday.

I would struggle every afternoon at work, to stay awake. Now, I have no problem making it through the day. The recipes are fantastic. I love the carrot and cilantrosoup. I haven't had the time to try all of the recipes in the book, but I did make all the food in the 4 day plan. Yum.

I've messed up a couple of times, but got right back on track. It really is easy to follow and makes so much sense. One of my goals is to get rid of the hypertension meds.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Deb Roberts

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

They should hide their heads in shame

Hi my friend,

Recently it was announced that two studies conducted by scientists at Harvard School of Public Health (the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals' Follow-up Study)
apparently found no link between eating fruits and vegetables and cancer risk.

It didn't matter whether people ate two servings a day or 10--their risk of developing cancer over the 15-year study period appeared to be exactly the same, the "study" said.


That's like saying there's no link between hitting your thumb with a hammer and the throbbing pain you feel.

Studies like these are ridiculous because they loudly profess their "scientific conclusion" but they're more hush-hush about exactly how the study was conducted. (More on
that below.)

The processed food giants are thrilled because their billions are safe for now...they won't lose sales from people frightened into eating real food instead of their chemical non-foods.

The sad thing is, because of studies like this, people end up more confused than ever. And when there's confusion and frustration, people give up and eat whatever their tongue
is in the mood for, healthy or not, or whatever they can grab in a hurry.

And they live their lives praying they don't receive that diagnosis... the dreaded "C" word.

Back to the study.

It's shocking...

The two "studies" cited above were conducted by having the participants fill out forms recalling what they ate over the previous FOUR YEARS. That is not science. It's fantasy land.

Tell me, can you accurately remember what YOU ate and drank for every single meal and snack, every day for the last four years? Me neither.

And the fact that the Harvard School of Public Health is using such subjective, flimsy, inaccurate data to make such a significant statement about cancer and diet is downright

They should hide their heads in embarrassment.

Plus what they failed to mention in this study (and every other similar study conducted on the face of the earth) is this: Cancer cannot exist in an alkaline environment. It
is impossible. It dies. It only thrives in an acid environment.

This is a proven fact and has been shown in labs time and again.

Know what makes you alkaline? Fruits, vegetables and other alkaline foods eaten in the right combinations. Period.

Know what makes you acid? Acid creating foods and badly combined meals.

All you need is common sense.

Don't make yourself an attractive home for cancer to thrive and it won't. Period.

Let me make it simple for you. I'll tell you exactly the foods that keep you alkaline and will keep the acid reflux and all those other stomach maladies running for the hills.
Great Taste No Pain makes it a cinch.

A recipe book filled with yummy creations. An acid-alkaline guide so you know exactly what foods to eat lots of (and what ones to stay away from). A simple guide that spells out what to eat with what.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS: Here's a cute little "advertisement" I got from two happy clients (a husband and wife) yesterday:


Hi, my wife and I, Anne and Ed are so excited about this simple way to improve our health.

Great Taste --- No Pain, and No Constipation

It is amazing, it works

I have been constipated, it seems like, f o r e v e r but after only 1 day of your plan, no constipation.

We have been eating by your guide for a week now, have 10 times the energy, the food TASTES GREAT.

We're Losing Weight, This Is Great!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The hiatal hernia - acid reflux connection

Hi my friend,

One of the questions I get asked frequently is, "I have acid reflux due to a hiatal hernia. Can Great Taste No Pain help?"

My answer: Can water help put out a forest fire?

I'll explain further in a moment, but first let's talk about the hiatal hernia and acid reflux connection.

Here's what's going on when you have a hiatal hernia:

There's a wall of muscle in your abdomen called the diaphragm that looks like an open umbrella above your stomach. The diaphragm has a little hole in it and that's where your esophagus (food tube) passes through and connects to the stomach.

A hiatal hernia is when the top section of your stomach pushes up through that little hole in your diaphragm and bulges out.

Since the stomach is bulging out where it doesn't belong, the dam is weakened, so to speak. That makes it easier for undigested food and acid to leak back up into your esophagus after eating.

And voila--you get heartburn, belching, chest pain and nausea--all classic acid reflux symptoms.

Hiatal hernias occur when the muscle around that hole in your diaphragm becomes weak.

Many things can weaken the muscle--severe coughing, vomiting, pregnancy, straining (like you do when you are constipated), lifting heavy objects and most significantly, eating too much.

Yup--packing it away day in and day out literally makes your stomach burst on through your diaphragm because it's so stuffed and stretched beyond capacity.

Your stomach was designed to comfortably hold about a liter (about 4 cups) of food in a meal. So if you regularly eat more than that, you're stretching your
stomach and practically begging for a hiatal hernia.

How Great Taste No Pain can help

When you eat the way I teach in Great Taste No Pain, you get the benefit of all the nutrients from your food because they're not destroyed by overproduction of acid.

And when your body is nourished with nutrients, you don't feel hungry until you truly need more food. So you end up eating less, and therefore are less likely to create a hiatal hernia or aggravate an existing one.

When you eat badly combined meals, your food can sit in your stomach for 8 hours or more, while the stomach secretes acid over and over trying to digest it. As this is happening, the food isn't being digested like it should, there's a ton of excess acid in your stomach and there's nowhere for the food and acid to go except up, up, up.

And you get the three alarm acid reflux fire in your chest.

Great Taste No Pain shows you how to correctly combine your foods and eat mainly alkaline-rich foods to make digestion easy, comfortable and keep stomach acid at a minimum.

When you don't have overproduction of acid and food is digested quickly and easily like it should be, it's much less likely to come back up "over the dam" and into your throat.

Simple common sense.

So if you have acid reflux symptoms due to a hiatal hernia, don't think that somehow you're "different," or you have a "disease" or that drugs are your only answer.

Stop weakening the "dam" in your stomach; make your digestion a breeze, and your hiatal hernia (and acid reflux) symptoms will be a thing of the past.

Get Great Taste No Pain here and be on your way today:

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS: Carmen has ulcerative colitis but is no longer taking
PPIs thanks to Great Taste No Pain:

Hi Sherry:

I have been using your system for about a month and I have gotten great results, believe me.

About eight years ago I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and have been taking Prevacid, Asacol, and Gaviscon all these years. Also I was not able to eat many vegetables nor fruits because of the fiber.

My niece e-mailed me your information, so I decided right away to step in the train. Let me tell you I do not regret it. I have lost some weight, which I am very happy about, and have learned a lot about what foods to eat together. Your manual "What to Eat with What" has been very valuable.

The most exciting of all is that I am no longer taking Prevacid, Asacol or Gaviscon.

Thank you for your advice on how to be fit for life.

Carmen Martinez

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Unneeded procedures for acid reflux - revisited

Hi my friend,

I just finished reading a recent article in a medical journal about the untold thousands of completely unnecessary surgeries performed on people in America for digestive disorders.

It's shocking, but they really don't get it.

I'm talking about doctors who claim they don't know what causes acid reflux, think drugs and surgery are the only answers, and are willing to take out an organ that is likely very healthy just because they think it might be causing acid reflux symptoms.

Excuse me? Unnecessarily remove an organ from someone's body basically because you haven't gotten the appropriate education on what causes acid reflux?

Why not slice off their right arm while you're at it, just in case that might be the problem.

Shouldn't medical schools around the world be teaching proven-effective natural methods to their students in order to create a world of healthy people instead of padding the bill doing surgeries that only cause other problems? But hey, they're in business to make money, right?

The utter lack of common sense is shocking.

Here is a client (Eileen) who refused to become a victim of drugs and needless surgery:


Hi Sherry,

About a year ago I started getting chest pain. After about three months it got so bad I was convinced I was having heart problems even though I'm not overweight (130 lbs at 5' 8 1/2") and my blood pressure has always been slightly below normal.

I went to the emergency room and the doctors couldn't figure out what the problem was as they did every conceivable heart diagnostic test on me. Everything came back normal, so they sent me home.

The pain returned and two months later I was back in emergency. They sent me to a heart specialist - all his tests - normal. He insisted I get my gall bladder removed as he was convinced that was the problem. I told him I would consider it.

I went to a GP and he ordered a scope and said I had duodenitis caused by acid reflux. He prescribed Prevacid. When I asked him what causes acid reflux he said nobody knows. I then asked how long would I be on this drug. He said "indefinitely."

I went on the net to check out the side effects and decided not to fill the prescription. Instead I tried Zantac and Maalox. Both did absolutely nothing to
alleviate my symptoms.

I started researching, discovered your Great Taste No Pain system and ordered your cookbook and manuals. When I follow your recommendations, I experience no pain. When I "cheat" I pay the price, because like you, I'm ultra sensitive to what I eat.

I've read volumes on nutrition and holistic medicine and there is ALWAYS an alternative to drugs and surgery. It simply requires a willingness and active participation on the patient's part. Drugs are not the answer.

Thanks for providing the common sense answer to a rampant problem. I get to keep my gall bladder and spend my money on nutritious food instead of drugs!

Eileen Turner, Alberta, Canada


SB: Eileen, congratulations to you for looking for the real answer, instead of becoming another drug and surgery statistic. All the best to you.

Be like Eileen. Don't be willing to lie down and accept a sentence of needless drugs and surgery. If you have acid reflux and are told you must take drugs and there's no known cause, you need Great Taste No Pain.

Don't waste another minute. Go here now and get the real answer you need: - You'll have the manuals in your hands in just minutes from now.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS: R. C.'s wife is amazed at the different Great Taste No Pain has made with her acid reflux:


Dear Sherry,

It was last Wednesday or Thursday when we received your system. I ordered it because of the problems my wife has, especially acid reflux.

She is amazed at the difference it has made. We are grateful for the plan and enthusiastically tell others about it.

"What To Eat with What" is an invaluable guide.

Thanks Sherry

R. C.


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The acid reflux myth

The acid reflux myth

Hi my friend,

It's a sad truth, but kajillions of people have been suffering from acid reflux and other stomach problems for so long that they think it's normal for them and thatt hey're stuck with it-- that because the pharmaceutical companies and the FDA have conspired to call it a disease, and they've got it, they're skroood.


They've lived decades or lifetimes with regular heartburn, chest pain, hoarseness, acidy burps, chronic throat clearing, sore throat, persistent cough and being unable to sleep at night and come to accept it as the way they're meant to be.

They've taken tankerloads of medicine think that's OK.

Let me make this clear--it's NOT normal for you or anyone else to be this way. I don't care who in your family has had similar problems or how long you've been suffering-- it's not the way you're meant to be.

And if you've been suffering for decades or even for days with acid reflux or other stomach ills, one thing and one thing alone is the biggest cause of your agony--What you put in your mouth.

When you eat in a way that causes overproduction of stomach acid and poor digestion of food, you get acid reflux. It's not a disease--you bring it entirely on yourself.

The medical community and big pharma want to label it a disease so they can get you dependent on drugs. But it's not. It's your body screaming that you're doing something wrong and pleading for you to change.

Listen to your body. Don't continue to abuse it day in and day out by eating the wrong foods and sending your stomach into turmoil, then taking pills to put out the flames.

Feed it the way it's supposed to be fed. The way I teachin Great Taste No Pain.-

It's just like the name says--great tasting food with no more pain. Plus it's easy and fuss-free.

Be like Wendy.

She thought she was destined to have acid reflux, IBS and gastritis for life until she found Great Taste No Pain:


Dear Sherry:

I've suffered from digestive troubles for most of my adult life but thought it was probably normal for me as most of the women in my mother's family are the same.

For may years I was treated for IBS but then I discovered that if I cut out red meat and dairy products I felt better. That kept me going for quite some time, but last year even that didn't stop me suffering from indigestion and acid reflux which had me in pain all day and kept meawake at night.

I went to my doctor who put me on PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) and sent me for various scans and ag astroscopy. Eventually I was told that I had gastritis and the treatment was to keep taking the pills.

That didn't seem like a good way to spend the rest of my life so I started doing some reading and came across Great Taste No Pain. It worked almost from meal one.

That was about a week ago and since then I've stopped taking the pills and have been totally without pain or discomfort.

This way of eating is so simple that although we've just had visitors all weekend, nobody knew that I was on any sort of "diet" even though we ate out some of the time.

Good food with no fuss and leading to no pain has to be a good thing!

Thank you very much!

Wendy Foster


If you are suffering with acid reflux and such, isn't that the kind of life you'd like to have? Yes? Don't accept acid reflux and other stomach problems as your "normal life" any longer. Get the relief you've been looking for now, without drugs. Go to, get the program and use it.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS: Below is a fantastic tasting potato salad to enjoy at your next summer barbecue. This will cause no pain IF you eat it with the correct OTHER foods. Learn which ones in Great Taste No Pain.

Italian Potato Salad

Serves: 3-4

1 lb. new potatoes, skins left on
1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Boil potatoes in a large pot of salted water until tender; drain and cool slightly.

While potatoes are cooking, combine oil, garlic and parsley; set aside.

When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut into bite-sized chunks. Place in a large bowl and toss with oil mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Drizzle with additional olive oil if salad appears to need moisture, as certain potatoes are more "dry" than others.

Let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour before serving.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Popeye was one smart sailor

Hello my friend,

A lot of people claim that they can't eat certain foods because they "don't agree with them."

And even more common is, "I know it's good for me, but I can't stand the taste.

"Sound familiar?

I'm talking today about one of those foods. It's a nutritional powerhouse that lots of people say they hate or it hates them.

I'm talking about spinach.

Spinach is right up there toward the top of Mother Nature's perfect foods list. Here are just some of the benefits of eating this awesome vegetable:


The nutrients in spinach can help with conditions where inflammation plays a role, like asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's.


Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamins C and A--These two nutrients are important antioxidants that work to reduce the amounts of free radicals in the body.

Also, researchers have identified at least 13 different flavonoid compounds in spinach that function asantioxidants and anti-cancer agents.

Eye Health

Spinach has lutein, which helps protect against eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration andcataracts.


Spinach is a superb source of iron, a mineral that's important for menstruating women, who are more at risk for iron deficiency.

In comparison to red meat (a well-known source of iron), spinach provides iron for a lot less calories, nocholesterol and is totally fat-free.

Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, which moves oxygen from the lungs to all of our body's cells. It's vital to have oxygen in our cells for energy and overall health.

Strong bones

The vitamin K in spinach is important for maintaining bone health.

Healthy gray matter

In studies, researchers have found that spinach can help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related related declines in brain function.

Health "further down there"

The vitamin C and beta-carotene in spinach help to protect the colon cells from the damaging effects of free radicals,and the fiber keeps things moving along smoothly.

Heart and cardiovascular health

Spinach is an excellent source of folate. Folate is needed by the body to help prevent against heart attack or stroke. It also has magnesium, a mineral that can help lower highblood pressure and protect against heart disease.

Essential fatty acids

Spinach is even a source of omega 3 essential fatty acids. Your body needs these fats for healthy cell development and brain function.

Whew! Popeye knew what he was doing, didn't he?

Now, many people stay away from spinach because it gives them gas, pain or just tastes horrible because of the way it was prepared.

But the problem is not with the spinach--it only causes pain when it's eaten with the wrong other foods.

And when ANY food is cooked to a tasteless mush (like mostpeople cook spinach), why would anyone want it?

In Great Taste No Pain, I'll teach you how to enjoy thisnature's powerhouse without gas, bloating, or needing tocrash on the couch afterwards.

And with my recipes in the Great Taste No Pain recipe book, you'll LOVE every single mouthful. I guarantee you've never had spinach prepared the ways I do it. After I'm done, it just might be one of your favorite foods.

Get great spinach ideas and learn how to eat many more foods pain-free and tongue-happy here at:-

To your health,
Sherry Brescia

Monday, June 16, 2008

Smoke and mirrors of sports and vitamin drinks

It's no secret that that sugar-laden caramel water infused with phosphoric acid is no good for you.

To quickly refresh your memory: Two of the big killers in soda are sugar and phosphoric acid.

In addition to the weight gain it creates, sugar increases insulin in your blood and can cause or worsen:
- asthma
- diabetes
- heart disease
- gallstones
- high blood pressure
- arthritis
- mood swings and personality changes
- mental illness and nervous disorders
- concentration and learning difficulties in children

And when the phosphoric acid from soda gets into your system, it throws your delicate balance of minerals way out of whack.

There should be a 2 to 1 ratio of calcium to phosphorus in your body. When you drink soda, you get deluged with extra phosphorus. In reaction, your body releases extra calcium into the bloodstream, trying to restore the 2 : 1 balance.

You may ask, "Where does the body get the extra calcium?"

The answer: From your bones.

That's right--every soda you drink leeches calcium from your bones and organs.

Is it any wonder why the US has more osteoporosis than anywhere in the world?

We lead the world in osteoporosis, in part, because we lead the world in soda consumption at 600 12-ounce servings per person per year--that's nearly 60 gallons for each man, woman and child each year.

Here's a neat factoid: It takes 32 glasses of water to neutralize the acid from just one glass of soda in your body. That's a lot of acid!

Some people with good intentions think that instead they'll be healthier by drinking sports drinks, energy drinks, vitamin-enriched waters or similar beverages.

Don't be fooled by the "health" claims made by the manufacturers of these drinks. You'd be better off drinking dirty dishwater. No joke.

These "health" drinks are NOT healthy. They are just marketed that way for one reason and one reason alone: Profits.

Here are some "healthy" drinks and their major ingredients:

* Gatorade G2: Water, sucrose (sugar), high fructose corn syrup (the worst form of sugar on the planet) and citric acid (another bone-brittling form of acid for your body to expend minerals to neutralize).

* Aquafina Alive Wellness Water: Water, white grape juice concentrate (mainly sugar), phosphoric acid (just like soda).

* Red Bull: Carbonated water, sucrose (sugar), glucose (more sugar), caffeine.

* Sobe Life Water: Water, sugar, citric acid and ascorbic acid (two more acids for your body to fight with its minerals).

* Vitamin Water: Water, crystalline fructose (sugar), cane sugar, citric acid.

* Gatorade: Water, sucrose syrup (sugar), high fructose corn syrup (see G2 above) and citric acid.

* Dasani Plus: Water, citric acid, phosphoric acid (just like soda).

Listen, my dear friend, don't let the beverage giants trick you with their multi-million dollar marketing campaigns and brainwash you into thinking their sugar and acid creations are actually good for you.

These drinks boast that they're fortified with vitamins and minerals (to make them appear healthy). But since your body can't possibly neutralize all the acid they cause, it can't even use any of those added nutrients. Ironic, huh?

So the claim that these drinks are healthy because ofadded nutrients is just a joke and a marketing ploy.

The beverage giants are led by their marketing divisions whose sole purpose is profits. And there are people in these organizations who know what I'm telling you now.

So the answer to the question is yes, they knowingly jeopardize and harm the health of billions with their drinks--getting kids (and adults) addicted to the sugar-- and sleep like babies at night while sweet visions of dollar signs dance in their heads.

If you want to be bursting with energy, be oxygenated and enjoy a long life, you must learn the drinks that ARE truly good for you.

You'll have all the energy you need, your body will be less of a host to sickness and disease, and if you do get sick, you'll heal faster because your immune system won't be compromised by all that acid.

Your skin will be healthier, digestion will be a whole lot more comfortable, and without all that excess sugar, there will be less of you to love, if you know what I mean.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

Naturally lower high blood pressure

Hello my friend:

Here's an interesting stat...

According the American Heart Association, about 1 out of every 3 adults over the age of 20 in the US has high blood pressure. A third of them don't even know it, because there are no symptoms, hence its nickname "the silent killer."

Everyone has heard of high blood pressure, but many don't really know what it is.

Simply put, blood pressure is a measure of how much pressure is created in your arteries (blood vessels) when your heart pumps blood through them.

The top number in a blood pressure reading (systolic) is the amount of pressure in your arteries when your heart beats. The bottom number (diastolic) is the artery pressure when your heart rests between beats.

In terms of numbers, high blood pressure is anything equal to or greater than about 140/90.
If you're healthy, your heart is strong and can pump the blood easily. Your arteries are elastic and stretch when the blood is pumped into them. The oxygen-rich blood flows smoothly to all the organs, muscles, bones and tissues like it's supposed to with no undue pressure being created.

That's ideal. That's called excellent health.

But many people choose not to go against what creates the state of excellent health.
Instead their systems are overrun with acid, wastes and cholesterol from one source: What they put in their mouths.

And their hearts are weak from two things: Acid (from food) and lack of exercise.

As a result, their arteries don't stretch as easily to let the blood through, the wastes rob the blood of oxygen (which can damage the organs that need that blood, like the kidneys and brain), and the heart is put under tremendous stress to pump toxin-loaded blood all through the body.

Next there's increased pressure build-up in the arteries and voila-- you've got high blood pressure.

And if this continues long enough with the organs not getting the oxygen-rich blood they need--stroke, kidney disease and heart attack can follow.

It's Preventable

High blood pressure is considered one of the most preventable causes of premature death in the world.

Here's how you prevent it in two simple ways: 1) Move your body2) Watch what you put in your mouth.

Exercise is vital to keep your heart strong and move toxins out of the body.

I do karate, kickboxing and run and my blood pressure is 90/55. It's not rocket science.

But you don't have to be a martial artist to get exercise. Even walking 4-5 times per week can make a huge difference.

As far as food is concerned, getting and maintaining an alkaline pH is not only good for your heart, blood vessels and other organs and tissues, but your life may literally depend on it.

The single most effective and long lasting way to attain and maintain an alkaline pH, prevent cholesterol build-up and rid your body of wastes is to eat mainly alkaline foods, and correctly combine your foods so they're easily digested.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

Friday, June 13, 2008

Moooore about milk

It is a true statement that raw dairy products are superior to pasteurized, but they're both detrimental to your health.

Let's first take a look at pasteurization.

Pasteurization came about in the late 1800's when the milk supply was dirty and people were getting sick and dying from it. There was a definite need to clean up the milk, so it was thought that heating the milk to 170 degrees would take care of the problem.

Not true.

Pasteurized milk can still be filthy. It can have hair, soot, dust, dirt, feces, perspiration or insects in it--pasteurization does nothing to remove any of those.

Pasteurization isn't even a guarantee that your milk won't have salmonella in it.

What pasteurization does do is kill the milk. That's right--enzymes and nutrients are completely destroyed when the milk is heated. In studies where calves were fed nothing but pasteurized milk, they died! And they're the animal the milk is designed for!

Another thing pasteurization does is give milk a longer shelf life--very attractive to milk producers who want to mass produce and ship it. But instead of souring like raw milk does (where you know with one sniff it's bad), pasteurized milk just rots and putrefies and you can't necessarily tell by its smell or taste.

Pasteurized milk is rancid long before it smells bad, so the chances of your drinking rotten milk are extremely good. Yum yum.

Now for the issue of raw versus pasteurized: Raw milk is superior to pasteurized milk. At least with raw milk, you're getting it in its original state (not killed from pasteurization) with the naturally occurring enzymes and nutrients. Plus there's no question when it's gone bad because the smell will knock you over.

But raw or pasteurized, milk is still an acid-forming food, it's high in cholesterol and fat and has absolutely no fiber--a horrible combination according to any recognized authority on nutrition.

Raw or pasteurized, milk is still mucus creating in the body. And by age 3 or 4, our digestive tracts lack the enzymes (rennin and lactase) that are necessary to digest it. So the stomach goes into overdrive, secreting acid over and over trying to digest something it can't digest.

"Milk--it does a body good." HA!

And last but not least, no dairy products--raw or pasteurized--are necessary for calcium. Every type of plant that grows in the ground gets calcium from the soil. You eat the plant, you get the calcium. Simple.

And you get it in a form that can be used by the body—in an alkaline food--not in an acid-forming food like milk where your body needs to use that calcium and more from your bones and organs to neutralize the acid.

That's how cows do it! They eat grass; they're enormous and have all the calcium they need.

Think about this: If milk were the best source of calcium, then why is it that the US, a country that consumes over 300 pounds of dairy products per person each year, has the highest rate of osteoporosis in the world?

And in other countries where milk consumption is extremely low or none, osteoporosis is practically non-existent.

Don't be fooled by the lies of the Dairy Council any longer. Milk--raw or pasteurized--is not a health food. It causes sickness and disease. And it's not a good source of calcium.

Ignore the ads with the celebrities and their painted-on milk moustaches. They get paid to say they drink milk, you know.
Learn about healthy milk alternatives and eat delicious meals featuring alkaline, calcium-rich foods.And even if you're a die-hard dairy lover that won't give it up, you'll learn how to eat it to minimize its harmful effects.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Perfect Father's Day Meal Subscribe

Father's Day is this Sunday, and I would like to wish a very "Happy Father's Day" in advance to all fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, God fathers, foster fathers and fathers-to-be.

To make Father's Day even more perfect, here's a recipe that is a favorite of a very special "Dad" in my life--my husband Mike.

It will make a scrumptious dinner for dear old Dad, with a special bonus...
...NO PAIN afterwards!

How's that for a Father's Day gift?

Seafood Stew Serves: 6

1 large Vidalia onion, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
5 garlic cloves, pressed
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves (or 1 tablespoon dried)
2 cups bottled clam juice
1-28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
2/3 cup dry red wine
1 lb. firm white fish fillets (such as swordfish or orange roughy), cut into 1" cubes
1 pound scallops, rinsed and halved if very large
1 pound extra large shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan or Romano cheese for garnish

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over MEDIUM HEAT. Add onions and sauté 5 minutes. Add celery and peppers and sauté for 2 more minutes.

Stir in garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano, marjoram and basil. Lower the heat, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add the clam juice, tomatoes, and wine. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the fish, scallops and shrimp, and cook until the seafood is just done - about 4-5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Top with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese if desired.

Serve with tossed salad.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Ice cream is NOT good for your heart

Someone wrote to me yesterday saying she heard ice
cream is good for the heart and wanted to know if that was

I guarantee that someone on the board of the Dairy Council
dreamed that one up.

Ice cream is about as good for your heart as arsenic.

The same can be said for all dairy products, including all
forms of milk (whole, skim, 1%, 2%, low-fat), cream (heavy
and light), half and half, cheese, yogurt, ice cream,
frozen yogurt, frozen custard and sour cream.

Dairy products are acid-producing to the body. There are
mountains of studies linking the consumption of dairy
products to heart disease, cancer, arthritis, migraines,
allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions--all
classic examples of illnesses caused or worsened by acid.

Dairy products also coat your mucus membranes and result
in thick, slow-moving mucus build-up. This is one of the
main reasons why so many children walk around with almost
constant stuffy noses and ear infections--their little
bodies can't deal with all the mucus and end up within
flammations and infections.

And what do doctors do for these kids? Prescribe drugs
(antibiotics) or put little tubes in their ears to drain
the pus and mucus. Another perfect example of ignoring the
cause and masking the symptoms.

If your kids have frequent colds, stuffy noses, sinus
infections and ear infections, do something that will
actually help them--take them off of dairy and you'll see a
huge difference.

Now, the Diary Council wants to make sure profits are
made, so dairy it touted as a health food. Celebrities are
paid bundles to paint fake milk moustaches on their upper
lips and pose above the caption, "Milk. It does a body

The ads should read: "Milk. It does a baby cow's body
good." That's what it's designed for--baby cows--not humans.

Cow's milk is designed to take an animal that weighs
between 80-100 pounds at birth to about a 550-pound weaned
calf within 6-10 months. I don't think Brooke Shields had
that in mind when she posed for her milk ad recently.

Cow's milk also has 300 times more casein than human milk.
Casein is a thick, gooey substance that helps form huge cow
bones. But inside a human, it's nearly impossible to
digest and creates a tremendous amount of acid in the

One of the scare tactics used by the dairy industry is
that dairy products are essential to make sure you have
enough calcium.

That's a joke.

I say that because the calcium in dairy products is
basically useless to a body with acid. You see, when your
body is overrun with acid (from acid-forming foods like
dairy products and bad food combinations), it leeches
minerals, including calcium, from your bones and organs to
neutralize the acid.

And you don't get the benefit of the calcium from dairy or
any supplements either, because it's used up in the fight
against acid too.

The bottom line is this: Dairy products are NOT good for
you. They are NOT a health food. And they're NOT
essential to get calcium.

Now you may be saying, "What do I do? I've eaten dairy
all my life?"

Great Taste No Pain is here to help.

The Great Taste No Pain manuals explain the dangers of
dairy, show you how to eat them to minimize their harmful
effects, and present delicious alternatives to dairy and
other animal products. The recipe book contains recipes
featuring alkaline, calcium-rich foods, with no moustaches


To your health,Sherry

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Attention purple pill poppers

By far one of the most common concerns my subscriber tell
me about is their desire to stop taking Nexium.

Other pills are mentioned too, but Nexium is the latest
"fashion" in acid reflux/GERD treatment, so it's the one I
hear about the most.

By the way, as soon as Nexium goes off patent, we'll hear
about the next latest fashion drug, which will be no better-
-just more expensive.

Hundreds of people have written to me, asking if Great
Taste No Pain can help them live a normal life without
drugs. They simply want to be able to eat and feel good
without having to take pills for the rest of their lives.

What's really sad (and scary) is that so many people talk
about being on Nexium for years.

The Big "Secret"

Did you know that Nexium is only meant to be taken for 4-8
weeks tops? Maximum. That's correct. That comes directly
from Nexium's own "Highlights of Prescribing Medication"

Controlled studies of Nexium don't even extend beyond 6

So if you've been taking it longer than that, you're a
human guinea pig.

I don't blame people for wanting to get off pills. I felt
the same way 16 years ago when my doctor handed me Donnatol
(an anti-spasmodic) to take before every meal for IBS. I
was outraged that pills were the only answer offered to me
by the medical community.

Thankfully, after learning how to eat right, I became
completely symptom- and pill-free and have been for 16
years. And the eating habits I continue to have after all
these years are incorporated in the Great Taste No Pain
Health System.

Eating the way I teach in Great Taste No Pain can make a
huge difference for acid reflux/GERD sufferers because...

...unlike pills, it addresses the root cause of the acidy
burps and heartburn--it doesn't just neutralize acid or
drug your stomach to stop it from producing acid like pills

Instead it naturally works with your body, respecting the
way it must digest different foods. When you feed your
body the way it's supposed to be fed by correctly combining
your meals, overproduction of acid (and the resulting
burps, heartburn and pain) is never an issue.



So, no pills necessary.

Did you know...

An important point to remember is that your stomach NEEDS
acid--acid is what digests proteins. So neutralizing it or
preventing your stomach from secreting it with pills
thwarts your digestion.

And that can lead to constipation, diarrhea and gas, among
other things.

The most common side effects of Nexium include headache,
diarrhea, nausea, flatulence, abdominal pain andc onstipation.

That shouldn't surprise you, since you now know that
taking it destroys proper digestion.

The problem is not acid--it's the overproduction of acid
from eating lots of acid-creating foods and bad food
combinations. So it's what and how you eat that leads to
acid reflux/GERD. Taking pills that stop your stomach from
doing its job is not the answer. Changing what you put in
your mouth is.

Let me show you a new life. A life of delicious food and
pain-free digestion. A life not depending on pills to
create false health. The same kind of life I've enjoyed
for 16 years...and will for the rest of my life. Come join

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS: 8 days and Celia and her husband feel fantastic:

Well Sherry,

I have GERD, IBS and who knows what all for about 30

I had to get off Nexium for about 1 1/2 weeks due to
medical insurance issues and during that time I really
started feeling bad. Terrible reflux that burned and
burned, stomach cramps, gas....all the bad things.

I read about your plan online, I have been doing it for
about 8 days now (hubby also) and we are both much better.
I have been amazed.

I've passed out the information to several people I work
with who are on Nexium also. They see how much better I
have been feeling...oh, and I actually lost weight without

This is a great thing you are doing for people.

Thanks again,

Celia (Fort Mill, SC)

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REAL dietary advice for Crohn's

I just read a paper from the Mayo Clinic about dietary
suggestions for people with Crohn's disease.

(For those who don't have it, Crohn's disease is a chronc
inflammation that most often affects the lower end of the
small intestine and the large intestine (colon). It causes
chronic diarrhea, extreme pain, fever and sometimes rectal

The paper starts out as terrible "advice" right from the
very beginning. I put advice in quotes because this
article is anything but usable advice.

The picture at the top of the page shows a meal that is so
horribly combined it would send people with the healthiest
bowels into writhing pain--not just Crohn's sufferers.

Then it says, "Dietary guidelines for Crohn's disease vary
depending on the severity of the disease, location of the
inflammation, and symptoms," but then doesn't bother to
explain what to do based on whatever symptoms you might have.

Instead you're supposed to just ask your doctor, as if he
or she knows anything about proper eating habits.

Below are some of the eating guidelines from the Mayo
Clinic "experts" along with my comments:


#1: Eat a well-balanced diet.

SB: Can you tell me what that means? If you ask 10
different people that question you'll get 10 different
answers. Lots of people think McDonald's is a balanced

#2: Ask your doctor if you need to take vitamin or
mineral supplements to compensate for any deficiencies.

SB: I've only met one doctor in my life that knew
anything about vitamin and mineral supplementation, and her
practice specializes in wellness and longevity. Unless
they've taken the time to get specialized additional
education, most MDs have no knowledge about
supplements...most think they're snake oil or a waste of


#3: Drink plenty of fluids to decrease the risk of
dehydration from diarrhea.

SB: What fluids are fair game? Coffee? Tea? Fruit
punch? Soda? Lemonade? It's useless advice without
details or a place to get the details.


#4: Avoid foods that seem to worsen your symptoms. Foods
that cause discomfort in some people include spicy foods,
fried foods, and raw vegetables and fruits.

SB: I'm appalled at this incorrect advice--can't they
think of anything else to say? That's the same thing the
doctors told me 17 years ago when I was diagnosed with IBS.
It was baloney then and it's baloney now.

The main reason that certain foods seem to worsen Crohn's
symptoms (or any other digestive problem) is because those
foods are eaten with the wrong other foods--in other words,

Mis-combined foods wreak havoc from one end of the
digestive tract to the other. They cause overproduction of
acid (which leads to acid reflux attacks), they result in
poorly digested food which can get impacted in the colon,
low nutrient absorption from your food, gas, constipation
and diarrhea.


If you want REAL help with Crohn's disease or any other
digestive challenge, you've got to eat in a way that your
body can comfortably digest your food without excess acid.

When you do that, you can eat a giant variety of foods
(that you thought you couldn't eat).

When you eat the way I teach in Great Taste No Pain,
that's exactly what you'll get.

Lots of delicious, easy meals that sail on smoothly from
"one end to the other."

You'll probably be shocked at the foods you CAN eat that
you previously thought you couldn't, just by eating them
with the right other foods.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS: Get
Great Taste No Pain and in it I'll give you some
REAL help now. Delaying even one more day is one day too
long to be suffering from digestive problems and all the
related complications. Get it here:


PPS: Great Taste No Pain has changed Mike's life forever:


Dear Sherry,

When I got your first Email a few days ago I had just come

from the emergency room, having just been diagnosed with my

2nd round of diverticulitis in 2 years.

I was not impressed with what the doctors were telling me

was going to happen next.

I have been living on the huge bottles of extra strength

TUMS for years, and often sleeping sitting up to relieve

acid reflux.

I'm still on the antibiotics [2 more days] but since

getting and following your program, I'm off the TUMS,

feeling great, sleeping much better, and telling anyone

that will listen, to look up your website.

Thanks a lot. You have changed my life forever.

Mike Doncaster, Alaska

Monday, June 2, 2008

Freedom from ulcerative colitis

One of the most devastating digestive challenges known to
humans is ulcerative colitis.

Ulcerative colitis is a condition where inflammation and
sores form in the lining of the colon (large intestine) and
rectum. The inflammation kills the cells in the colon
wall, then the resulting sores bleed and produce pus.

The most common symptoms are horrible abdominal pain and
bloody as a result, people with ulcerative
colitis are typically told by their doctors to avoid fiber--
like fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

And to take drugs, of course, each of which have nasty
side effects:

- Aminosalicylates (to control inflammation): Side
effects include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, and

- Steroids: Can cause weight gain, acne, facial hair,
high blood pressure, diabetes, mood swings, bone mass loss,
and an increased risk of infection.

- Immunomodulators (to reduce inflammation): People taking
these drugs are closely monitored for complications like
pancreatitis, hepatitis, a reduced white blood cell count
and an increased risk of infection.


How successful is it?


And here's how successful the above "treatments" are:

Between 25% - 40% of people with ulcerative colitis end up
having their colon completely removed (called an

The doctor takes out the sore-infested colon, creates a
permanent hole in the abdomen, attaches the end of the
small intestine to the hole, and the person wears a plastic
pouch over the hole to catch waste as it leaks - yes, I
said leaks - out 24 hours a day.

Nice, huh? My own mother has one of those pouches (the
result of colon cancer), and it's been a living hell for
her for 30 years.

And that's all the medical community has to offer--avoid
fiber, take pills, and maybe you'll still have to wear a
plastic bag.


The better option


But there is another option for people for ulcerative
colitis. Something that could actually help.

You see, when you eat lots of alkaline foods in a way that
allows for easy, comfortable digestion of food with a
minimal amount of acid, wastes move on smoothly through the
stomach, intestines and rectum.

Smooth bowel movements and wastes with less acid and
toxins means less chance of creating inflammations in the
colon. And no inflammations means no sores, no bleeding, etc.
Great Taste No Pain helps
make it all possible. Scrump-deli-icious foods. Correct
meal combinations. Digestion will be a breeze. Acid in
the stomach is kept low. Find out how much it can help
you. You have nothing to lose...except the pain, the pills
and the plastic pouch.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia
PS: Great Taste No Pain is helping Carmen with herulcerative colitis:

Dear Sherry:

About five years ago I was diagnosed with ulcerative
colitis, I have been in a diet since then and unable to eat
vegetables or fruits with more than 8 grams of fiber.

My condition is on remission but I have been taking Asacol
30mg, three times daily, one after every meal after all
these years. I have decided to eliminate the use of these
pills because after this change in diet I am confident thatI will be fit for life.

A friend of mine talked to me about your Great Taste No
Pain program and I decided to find out how it worked.

Well, let me tell you that I have been eating a lot of
produce with more than 8 grams of fiber and I am feeling
really good. I do not have that urgency to be going to the
bathroom continuously.

After I received the Great Taste No Pain recipe book, I
tasted some of your recipes, especially the ones from
Greece. I feel so good that I have even eliminated the use
of Gaviscon, no gas, no flatulence either.

I am really impressed about what this change in diet has
done for me, believe me I am very grateful to you and your
system because it really works.


Carmen Martinez

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Answers on gluten - and case history

June 2nd, 2008,

I get a lot of questions asking about gluten sensitivity,
celiac disease, and gluten-free foods.

Without going into a medical school definition, a gluten
sensitivity is when your body has a negative reaction to
gluten, kind of like an allergy. Celiac disease, on the
other hand, is a specific genetic intolerance to gluten
that can develop at any age.

The symptoms of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are
usually similar and can include:

* Digestive problems like pain, bloating, acid reflux,
constipation, diarrhea, gas, nausea, vomiting, and weight
loss or gain
* Fatigue and weakness
* Vitamin and mineral deficiency
* Headaches
* Joint pains
* Irritability, mood swings, depression
* Inability to concentrate
* Skin problems
* Low blood sugar
* Hair loss
* ADD/ADHD or autistic-type behaviors
* Nosebleeds
* Respiratory problems
* Nerve damage
* Seizures
* Easy bruising
* Abnormal menstrual cycles or infertility

With such a wide range of symptoms, celiac disease is
often misdiagnosed.

With the prevailing attitude most doctors have, if someone
came into their office with mood swings, depression and
fatigue, they'd be sent on their way in only a few moments
with a prescription for an anti-depressant, with no thought
whatsoever to gluten.

Sad but true.

With all the possible life-altering and often permanent
side-effects. They still hand them out like candy.

It's worse than sad.

If you suspect you may have a gluten sensitivity or celiac
disease, insist on being tested for it, and if your doctor
won't or can't do it, find one that will. It's that simple.

And to clarify what gluten actually is: Gluten is a
protein found in wheat, rye and barley and all products
derived from them. Sounds easy, but it gets tricky when
you don't see the words wheat, rye or barley spelled right

For example, "wheat" includes: wheat starch, hydrolized
wheat protein, wheat germ, flour, cake flour, bulgur,
semolina, spelt, durum, kamut, graham, farina, couscous,
seitan and matzoh.

Barley also includes malt, malt flavoring and malt

Here is a list of foods that usually contain gluten
(unless they specify they are gluten-free):

* All forms of wheat
* Barley and all its derivatives
* Beer
* Breads, bread crumbs, rolls, biscuits
* Cereal
* Cookies, cakes, cupcakes, donuts, muffins, pastries,
pie crusts, brownies and other baked goods
* Cornbread
* Crackers
* Croutons
* Gravies and thickened sauces
* Imitation seafood
* Licorice
* Marinades
* Pasta
* Pizza crust
* Pretzels
* Rye
* Soy sauce
* Stuffing

Note that celiac disease is commonly associated with other
conditions like Crohn's disease, diabetes, thyroid disease,
ulcerative colitis and lupus. So, it's extremely important
for someone with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity to
combine their foods properly. Eating to maintain easy
digestion and keep acid and toxins low is essential to help
minimize the chances of developing another chronic

Great Taste No Pain makes it all a breeze. With the
exception of a few breads and desserts, all of my recipes
(in the recipe portion of GTNP) are either naturally gluten-
free or are very easily modified to make them gluten-free.

So if you have a gluten challenge, you can stay gluten-
free, correctly combine your foods, and enjoy every
delicious bite. Let Great Taste No Pain be your guide.

To your health,


PS: Tambra can now eat spaghetti sauce with no Tums

Dear Sherry,

I just finished my 4th day of your program and I'm truly
amazed! I'm so happy to report that I've been pain free
the entire time of following this eating plan.

The real test was on day two when I ate pasta with
marinara sauce which I absolutely love, but have always
suffered for days after eating it. Usually I've tried to
avoid it and other dishes with red sauce before starting
this plan.

I'm so happy & pleased to be able to say ....I had no ill
effects whatsoever!!! I didn't even have to eat any Tums
that I had become accustomed to eating like candy everyday.

Even my husband has noticed a difference in my attitude.
Before when I was so miserable all the time with the
constant pain everyday, so I wasn't a very happy person.
Now that I feel good, I'm not in any pain anymore, and I'm
a much happier person all together!

I can't stress enough how much this plan is working for
me, and I highly recommend it to anyone that is suffering
the way I was. The plan is so simple to follow! I'm not
even deprived of any of the foods I love.

This is definitely the way I will be eating for the rest
of my life.

Thank you Sherry for making this plan available! I only
wish I could have found out about it sooner.

A much happier wife,



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