Crohn’s is a disaster for the millions who suffer and
the doctors who want to help
Crohn’s is a unique and difficult digestive disorder. I'm not a doctor and I don't have
medical training but I have 40,000 recent followers who've tried my plan and love it.
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Heard of These?
You Already Know They Don’t Fix Anything
What you are going through:
- Procedures (-oscopies), or even removal of all or part of the colon (-ectomies), gall bladder, etc.
- Antibiotics and other prescription meds and acid blockers.
- Colonoscopy, barium enema, X-rays, or scans.
- Over-the-counter pain and acid blocking drugs.
- The Mayo Clinic Diverticulitis diet which has never cured a single person. They will tell you themselves at:
What Your Doctors Are Taught !
Doctors know that Crohn’s is a disease of inflammation, so severe it starts to control your life. It’s caused by eating foods I call “Catalyst Foods" and "Trigger Foods.” Catalyst foods and trigger foods can be eliminated from your diet.
I believe this program is the most important information any Crohn’s patient can discover and I have coached tens of thousands of them. Mike Hohlweg
What Causes Crohn's?
The mystery…I say, is staring us in the face!
I Ask you: “What reaches our colons that causes inflammation (the main symptom of Crohn’s)? I believed It had to be stomach acid or food choices, since that is all that enters the colon.
Imagine a man who has hay fever, who also mows lawns daily. Eventually he will have severe respiratory problems and asthma. His lungs, will be inflamed. Inflammation is caused by overdoing or repeating anything that aggravates tissue. You can see what our landscaper is doing wrong. If some foods and food combinations aggravate the colon or increase acid flow, you can see how this might cause inflammation. Crohn’s is also inflammation.
What enters the stomach that may be the cause?
This section is Everything!
1) The food and drinks we consume
2) Medications we take
3) The saliva, acid, bile and enzymes our body produces to digest our food and drink
My theory is that Crohn’s is directly related to stomach acid. Some other acid related disorders are GERD, heartburn, acid reflux, diverticulitis, diverticulosis, colitis, IBD, IBS and celiac disease, to name a few. All these diseases have one thing in common: acid. Acid, in excess, can corrode anything… even steel. Certainly, in excess, it can corrode the mucosal lining (the colon's protective armor). Inflammation in the colon may lead to infection (attacks and flare-ups). It may also thin the colon lining allowing pockets of infection to form. Some medical studies agree that these conditions are related to stomach acid.
This is why some of these diseases are even named after their acidic origins, such as heart burn and acid reflux. Again, if you want proof from the medical community, here are two internet sources that document the fact that GERD and other stomach disorders are related to stomach acid:
What's wrong with acid? Nothing, however, enzyme and bile digestion are the preferable methods of digestion in my opinion and they don't damage delicate tissues like the esophagus, throat, intestinal cilia stomach valves, and the mucosal lining of the colon (all the acid problems are avoided when we predominantly digest with enzymes).
Yes, the digestive tract is designed to tolerate acid but today we eat so many acid causing "catalyst" meals daily, that instead of enzyme digestion 90% of the time (as I think it should be), we digest almost all meals with hydrochloric acid. This, in my opinion is the entire problem and cause of almost all digestive disorders. PS: This is my theory based on my research. I do not claim that the medical community agrees.
Using a decade of research feedback from thousands, I have found that almost everyone with a digestive disorder suffers from over-production of stomach acid. The proof is heartburn, acid reflux, and/or colon inflammation and pain. So much acid that it bubbles up our throats and is burning through our colon's mucosal lining.
This is why millions take antacids every day, (or suffer). Acid is bloating us, ulcerating us, burning our throats and stomachs and inflaming our colons and yet everyone is missing that it might be the actual cause.
How Can We Know If Mike’s Theory is Correct?
Why would symptoms disappear just because I ate differently? When I returned home to the U.S., my symptoms came back with a vengeance. It became obvious to me that my diet that was the problem.
I researched and found that digestive disease mainly exists in 7 countries. The other 180+ countries, with billions of people, have very few cases of diverticulitis. This is a fact. Here is what doctors at Cornell University said (paraphrased): 30% to 65% of the population in the “Western world” have this disease but it is almost nonexistent in the other 180! Here are the medical research citations:
Which few (7) countries with only 15% of the world’s population have nearly 90% of the worlds Diverticulitis, colitis, and Crohn’s patients? Here they are: If you have a digestive disorder you are from one of the countries below (90% odds):
You are near the end. I strongly suggest you finish.
Be Honest Mike, will it be hard to follow this program?
Changing your eating style is difficult. Anyone telling you differently is not being truthful. There is no capsule or pill that cures Crohn’s.
What Exactly Will I Get?
- Pain Free Foods 28 Page Diet Relief Plan. This is Mike's best selling catalyst food diet (newest edition).
- 5 BONUSES included.
- “50 Things You Absolutely Must Know” The book that answers the questions 40,000 customers have asked us during 7 years of coaching. Put your health back in your hands. This is your "go to, Crohn’s bible."
- Crohn’s Recipe Chapter. Use the recipes to make your menu for a week or two until you get used to the program. Since the recipe collection has breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and smoothies, you can use it at first or ongoing. Just pick what sounds good and stick with your favorites.
- 7-Day Menu and Shopping List! (book 4) Don't want to read or think? We received so many requests for this, we had no choice. We hand select 21 great meals from the program and give you a shopping list for the store. Just delete what you already have on hand, and you’re set for your first week.
- “5-Minute Quick Start Guide” Some people don’t want to study or “know everything,” this makes it easy to start in 5 minutes. Check page 21 first thing!
- "Eat Out Guide," is a color, chart in your book, showing you what you can and can't eat anywhere you go. We also give you a pocket/purse size card version to keep with you at all times.
- Eat Almost Any Food You Want, just don’t eat two catalyst foods (easy to see on your eating guide chart) in the same meal, and never eat any of the 7 trigger foods. You will not be deprived or go hungry. You can even eat meat in moderation and drink coffee and tea and some alcohol. There are 7 foods that you should not eat (and almost everyone eats them daily). The book tells you what they are and which substitutes are safe.
What Our Customers Have to Say:
*Disclaimer* *The overall health and even genetics of the dieter can affect their outcome. Your experience may certainly vary from those who have written these testimonials.*
Angie S 2-4-17
*Disclaimer* *I wanted to tell you of the great success I've had. In May 2016 (aged 64) I was diagnosed with Crohns but because I was otherwise healthy, not on any medication and not having severe symptoms, my doctor had agreed not to put me on medication for Crohns for a while. I found your site at that time and started on your program and my symptoms almost disappeared. I'm not always 100% true to the program however I've changed my diet considerably in line with your strategies. I went for a follow up with my doctor in early March and on receiving results of my blood tests, she advised that she thought she would need to start me on medication and due to my doubts wanted me to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I had my doubts because my symptoms had virtually gone although I would have occasional bleeding etc.
After the tests, my doctor came and told me no medication and stay on the diet. As she said this to me in the recovery room, I needed to check with her that is in fact what she said later in the week and this was confirmed. I am yet to have my follow up appointment with her to find out if internally I have healed, but I am confident that adopting your program has indeed helped me. I am also encouraged to be stricter with my diet and have encouraged my friend to obtain a copy of the program for her son's girlfriend who's had crohns since her late teens.
Thank you and keep up the good work. I will be forever greatful that you have provided such rich support for those diagnosed with Crohns.
Dr. Claire C 7-17-17
*Disclaimer*I have had fantastic success with Pain Free for the last 4 years and this year with the healthy loss of 40 lbs! I am happy to sing your praises! I love you guys and your extremely valuable work saving and educating thousands of sufferers. You deserve a medal!
All the Best,*
I have been meaning to write and tell you how amazing I have found your way of eating. I use to suffer an attack every three to four weeks, no matter how careful I was. In desperation I was googling to see what I could eat and not have attacks when I came across your site. Best move I ever made. I have been attack free for 4months and feeling amazing. I have to admit the hardest part was the alcohol but I did it and survived. I have an extremely busy life whereby have to attend functions and dinners sometimes several times a week and have found the easiest way of eating then is vegetarian. So simple.
I have recommended you to so many people, not sure how many can be bothered to make the effort but believe me they should it is a small effort for a huge difference. I love the emails each week, great support.
Thank you. *
*Disclaimer* *Received my book thank you so much this will help me more than you know ya have been a blessing and a god sent to me I'm so glad I found your site thank you again so much have a blessed day
Also I'm taking the slippery elm I can tell a big difference in my gut my bowel movements are back to normal I'm not having to take anything to help them along .Thanks again for your help may God bless each and everyone of you .
I love love love this tea. It has helped me so much. I have shared it, enjoyed it, and has soothed my aches...Thanks so much for putting together such an amazing Tea!!!!! *
*Disclaimer* *Feeling much better! Pain gone. Tried the slippery elm, helped with constipation. LOVE the tea!
Your customer service is simply awesome. Your company is a real blessing for us who suffer from this disease. I am grateful I found your website. I consider it a God thing because I was looking for something else that is very close to your name. ...and found the pain free food site. Thanks again! *
*Disclaimer: The overall health and even genetics of the dieter can affect their outcome. Your experience may certainly vary from those who have written these testimonials.*
I’m not a doctor, but I have 40,000 satisfied Customers that have tried and loved our program!
PFF is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. If you are seeing a doctor or taking medications, continue to do so and consult with your physician before starting any new eating or nutrition program or changing your medication regimen. We do believe in this program and stand behind our guarantee 100%, but we are never going to be aware of all the conditions or complications that may exist in an individual patient. Doctors or nurses do not supervise PFF nor have any trained personnel in any country evaluated its theories or recommendations. None of the statements on this website or within the program have been evaluated by the FDA or any other agency of any government of any country. The theories herein represent the beliefs of the author, Mike Hohlweg