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It All Began with a Child
Being a mother is seldom easy, We mothers, have time and again been compelled to act with heroism and self-sacrifice for the sake of our children. In our determination to rise to a challenge and overcome it, we sometimes reach beyond all expectations; revealing hidden talents that bring blessings to others in ways we never would have imagined. Though we set out to save a child, in the process find ourselves changing the world.
Young Elaine Gottschall harbored no changing the world. Back in the 1950s living with her husband Herb and two small daughters in suburban New jersey, she considered herself and average American housewife - "your typical 'Leave it to Beaver' mom," as she reminisces today. She thrived in her role as wife and mother, content to lead a quiet, "normal" family life in blissful obscurity.
Then calamity struck.
Elaine and Herb's four-year-old daughter Judy became dreadfully
ill. Diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis, she suffered
acute, chronic intestinal distress and bleeding that was unresponsive
to standard medical therapy. Despite Elaine's frantic attempts to find
something, anything, that Judy's system could tolerate, no food would nourish her - instead it would rapidly pass right through,
Overcome with helplessness and despair, Elaine broke down sobbing. Incredibly, instead of attempting to comfort the anguished mother, the doctor pointed an accusing finger at her and exclaimed, "What are you crying about? You have done this to her!" That humiliating incident left lasting scars, but it was to become Elaine Gottschall's defining moment.
Refusing to accept
one doctor's opinion, Elaine and Herb desperately inquired of
specialist after specialist, hoping to find one who would offer
a glimmer of hope and a different approach. Yet, no matter where
they turned, they were handed the same ultimatum: if the standard arsenal of drugs cannot keep the symptoms under control,
After carefully examining
Judy, Dr. Haas asked Elaine simply: "What has this child been
eating?" No doctor
had ever asked her that question before. He then instructed
Elaine in how to implement his simple nutritional approach. Within ten days of starting
As her years of research
wore one, Elaine began to experience a gnawing sense of disillusionment
- fueled in part by her fellow researchers, failure to share
her interest in integrating all of the evidence for the effects
of food on intestinal health and translating it into clinical
practice. She despaired of all her hard work ever being channeled
into helping real people who were suffering - people whose doctors
might never recommend Dr. Haas's approach. Elaine came
perilously close to giving up but Herb refused to let her quit. He
convinced her that the only way to get Dr. Haas's message
out to those who needed it most would be to begin private consulting and eventually to
...And that is how "Breaking the Vicious Cycle; Intestinal Health through Diet" was born.
Now in its eighth
printing, "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" has
been translated into several languages, and enjoys a worldwide
following. Each day, countless individuals - suffering from
(or caring for a loved one who suffers from) Crohn's disease,
ulcerative colitis, IBS, celiac, diverticulitis, and other ailments rooted in the digestive tract
It's been quite a journey for Elaine Gottschall. Never in her wildest dreams could she have anticipated the many lives that would be enriched by her knowledge and selfless dedication to helping others. She truly is changing the world, and it all began with a child.