"I have recently purchased your book, "The No-Grain Diet." I did this per the advice of my doctor, who also told me to subscribe to your newsletter. At first I thought there was no way I could live without bread, but I read through your book, went out and bought a juicer, and after only two days I already feel better and have lost four pounds. I also have much more energy. So, thank you Dr. Mercola."
"After years spent struggling with my weight and high cholesterol I was sent to see a heart specialist because my cholesterol had risen to over 300. He put me on 20 mg of Pravachol and my cholesterol dropped to 195 but then he took me off the hormone I was taking because of the new research and my age. After this my cholesterol went up to 245 and my doctor doubled my Pravachol to 40 mg. "See you in the spring," was his comment when I left his office.
A few months later, I developed a leg cramp while exercising that was so severe I could hardly walk; it was like I had been shot in the back of the leg. A week later my leg swelled up and became black and blue. I went back to the heart specialist and he decided that I had a ruptured Baker's Cyst from the exercise. I was told to take it easy so I pampered that leg for a month with no relief. Four weeks later I developed a cramp in the other leg and tenderness in my left shoulder. The shoulder was so sore that I could not sleep on it.
It was then that I e-mailed my chiropractor about my problem with the muscles in my leg. I thought maybe I needed a spinal adjustment! His response was the http://www.mercola.com Web site.
I read with interest the problems with cholesterol lowering drugs--the side effects were exactly what I had been experiencing. I made an appointment with my regular doctor for blood work. My cholesterol was 245, HDL was 77, the LDL was 144, and triglycerides were 116. I mentioned the leg cramps to the nurse and she said it could be the Pravachol, but then gave me two sample boxes to tide me over until the results of my blood work came in.
I went home and looked at the information from the Web site again, threw away the medicine and began eating according to Dr. Mercola’s Web site. My leg cramps disappeared after two days off the medicine. At a doctor’s visit two weeks later, I had lost 6 pounds in 10 days and my triglycerides were 74 (down from 116 two weeks earlier).
It has been 25 days since I started the no-sugar, no-grain diet, and I have lost a total of seven pounds and feel great. The diet is not hard, and I AM NOT HUNGRY BETWEEN MEALS. Before I started Dr. Mercola's plan, I would eat cereal for breakfast and be starving in an hour. I used to hunt for a candy dish every day where I work.
I know I can live on this plan. I feel 10 years younger and would recommend this plan to anyone who needs to feel better. I have already recommended the Web site to many of my coworkers because they ask me what I have been doing to lose weight and look great! I realize now that the grains I was eating while on my previous diet were playing havoc with my insulin levels. Diabetes and heart disease run in my family, and this new way of eating is what I needed and have needed for years!"
-- This is the story of Barb,