On this page we will insert some of our customers testimonials after reading the book and going on the diet.
My name is L.W. and I live in Queensland, Australia. I have had AS for 7 years with chronic pain and have tried everything
imaginable to get my pain under control. I found your website last week and downloaded the book and have been on your diet
for just over a week. I have had some quite amazing changes and really believe you are on the right track...
Thanks very much for sharing your book...
Hello There ,
I have recently purchased your book on diet after being diagnosed with AS , as with you I have endured sometimes chronic pain
over the past few years and have consumed more pain killers than I care to remember .I have only been going at this for a
relatively short time and the results are remarkable , also most to the point of feeling human again , my thx go to you .
Rgds Steve .
Dear Mr. Godin:
I am 35 (almost 36), and I have been dealing with A.S. since I was about 18....
....About a month ago, I ran into your book, ordered it, and started the diet right away. My AS was the worst that it has
The first day of the diet, I felt better, but thought it was in my head. The second day, I was feeling even better, but thought
this might be a short lived placebo effect. Then came the third day -
ON THE THIRD DAY OF THE DIET, I FORGOT TO PUT MY BACK BRACE ON BEFORE I WENT TO WORK!!!!!!!! I wore the brace when I got
home for a couple of hours - THIS WAS THE LAST TIME THAT I WORE MY BRACE - 3 days after the diet!!
I have now been on the diet for 3 weeks, and I have not felt this good for at least a decade!! I am completely blown away.
The results have brought me to tears of joy. Thank you so much for your efforts in the AS battle - the diet has changed my
life forever. I am already tapering off of the neurontin medication that I take (with doctor's knowledge and support).
Thank you again for the diet and for your efforts.
With warm regards,
Law Offices of .....
continued the next few days....
You most certainly have my permission to use my story.
But there is more to it since I last e-mailed you.
I saw my spinal surgeon today. He is absolutely blown out of the water at my progress. In fact, and you will like this,
MY DOCTOR IS STARTING THE DIET TOMORROW! How cool is that?
My regular doctor, whom I saw last week, is equally blown away. I e-mailed her your website address and contact information
at her request. She has a couple of patients, beside myself, who have A.S. - they now have the information. My doctor is
ordering the book.
One more very cool thing - I WENT ICE SKATING WITH MY 6 YEAR OLD SON FOR 3 HOURS this past weekend!!!!! A month ago, you
could not pay me a thousand dollars a minute to even look at an ice rink.
For the first time that I have been dealing with spondylitis (for 18 years -half of my life), I know that I am getting better,
not worse. I have not felt this great in over a decade, and probably much longer than that.
I know there are skeptics, but I am pretty sure they have not tried the diet, or they are not following all of it.
Thank you so much - I thank you, and my wife thanks you. If you ever get to San Diego, let me know - we'll do lunch.
Thanks to your helpful book. I took my first 1 mile walk today. I have been using your diet for the last month. I have 2
knee replacements and have had terrible pain in my back, neck and feet for many years. Because I have a blood clotting factor
I have een unable to take any medication for the last four years. My doctor has said I have to live with it.
Once I started the diet I felt relief within a week. Since then I have walked short walks and today the mile. Thanks for
Having been diagnoed in may with AS following years off suffering chronic pain i was forntunate enough to stumble accross
your information on the internet. Being a former professional rugby player and now working as a Phy Ed teacher i was devastated
when told i had AS. Finding your information was a revelation. My SI joints had started to show some change on xray, since
following your advice i am now back training seriously 6 days a week, cv work and heavy weights, i have lost weight and built
muscle and feel great so much that i forget to take my medication from time to time and would envisage not needing it before
I purchased your book and received it on the 11th Oct. 2006.
Thank you very much.
My name is Alan N...... I am 49yrs old and was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis 4 yrs ago. My doctor and consultant
said it most likely has been with me for 10years before being diagnosed.
I am a musician and i play double bass. I thought the pain in my body was effected by too much bass playing. Before going
to the doctor i could hardly move. My neck was the most effected, also the hips, and right ankle. Very painful. I was prescribed
with an anti inflammatory called Diclomax.
Question one : Are you still taking anti inflammatory tablets ?
I started your diet as soon as i received your book and guess what happened.
It has been a wonderful experience. My body is changing, and i really can feel the difference. Getting out of bed in the morning,
sleeping at night.
Everything is changing for the better. I simply have no pain other than my neck being a little stiff but nothing like it was
before. It's a bit of a shock to the system and i'm hoping it continues.
At the moment i am being as careful as i can not to lose too much weight and making sure my body receives all the vitamins
Question two : Are you taking any vitamins?
Joel i am eternally grateful for all your hard work and i can't thank you enough. I found your book in google and i will keep
you posted on my progress.
Thankyou very much for taking the time and trouble to reasearch a dietry (sic) solution to AS.
I have been following your diet for a little less than a week and notice an improvement in my joints and ability to walk.
According to my medical advisers they say I do not have AS but I do have a classic case of writers syndrome (Reiter's Syndrome).
I also test positive for HLA B27......
Jim from Australia
A. S. of Leman, Maine writes:
Good Morning Joel:
I received your book in Monday's mail. I started the diet on Tuesday. Here it is Friday and for the first time in years, I
actually felt less stiff (I call it boardy) and sore when I arose this morning.
Not to have the inflammation is like the best birthday present anyone could ever give me. I thank you Joel from the bottom
of my heart. I had a chronic case and nothing has helped until now. Bless You. Thank you for giving me hope.
......Thank you for all your help. A. S.
A very big thank you. I was at my wit's end trying to figure out why
the pain in my sacroiliac joint would never let up. Now I know why
and your diet is working totally.
I had some .......... the other day and a pain in my lower neck came
back pretty soon. I also had (eaten) ......... and the pain came rushing back again.
I'm still in a state of shock that I've got AS .......But the good
news is the pain has completely gone. I might even try jogging soon.
It is with great pleasure that I write this testimony. I have suffered a severe case of AS for about 10 years. It has fused
my wrists and hips. I had not lost any weight in ten years either. I slowly started your diet some months ago.....During the
course of a few months on this diet I lost 15 kilos. At this point I still need NSAID but my physiotherapist has noticed nothing
but improvements..... In fact in recent weeks I have started to get some movement back in my hips! Not bad considering the
specialist want to do a hip replacement, which I avoided. And thank God for that and for your book. Noticeably the only time
I fell off the diet for one day at a party is when I felt bad. It was an immediate effect the following day but I rectified
it straight away. I must say that apart from that I have had no back or knee pain since being on the diet. This is great and
I am sure that after much more time I will get my hips and neck back into full working operational order. Perhaps my wrists
to. For now I still have AS, sure. But unlike last year where I continued to get worse, I now am slowly getting better. I
take this opportunity for saying thank you to Joel for sharing his amazing cure. I strongly recommend this diet for anyone
with AS or even arthritis.
Thank you very much Joel
From Sydney Australia
Steven of Pomeroy, OH
Hi Mr. Godin,
I am a fifty year old man who was just diagnosed with AS. I recently purchased your book and started your diet. ...... I noticed
a difference in my pain level in just four days. My doctor said it was rare for a man my age to develop AS, but he was sure
that is what I have.
So, I've tried my best to stay on the diet.... I can already tell the difference in my back and knee when I mess up and eat
something I shouldn't. .... I was so surprised by how quickly I felt better. I actually notice the difference more in my knee
than my back so far, but both are significantly better.
Thanks for all your research which has given me options other than going on an expensive drug with unknown side effects. I
hope to be able to stay on the diet as long as I need to. The Lord gave me fifty years to eat whatever I wanted with no real
problems, so I know with His help I can stay on this diet if necessary for however long He decides to let me stay on this
I've been suffering from AS symptoms for almost 20 years. I was only diagnosed with AS couple of months ago. All these years
I thought I was cursed by some Chinese Gods for the pain I have endured for no apparent reason. The pain would appear and
disappear without a trace or pattern.
After I was diagnosed positive with HLA-B27 gene to confirm that I have AS, I felt it was both a blessing and a curse. I
guess it was more a blessing than a curse since I now know what the heck is wrong with me and it's not in my head. All these
years, I thought I was living in an old woman's body.
After all the research I've done on the Internet, I found your book and ordered it the same day, followed the diet the next
day after I got the book and felt like a normal human in just three days!!! Did you hear that? You made me feel like a normal
human being in just a few days!! Just days before, I was having a hard time getting out of bed. My friends who knew what
was wrong with me couldn't believe it.
I've avoided the three food groups you mentioned in your book and so far so good. I can even sleep at night!!
I wish I had known that I was suffering from AS all these years but all that suffering only gives me a better understanding
to those who suffer from chronic pain/disease.
Thank you so much for sharing the remedy that works for you in putting your AS in the shadow!! I'm chasing my AS away too!!
Thank you so much Joel!!!
From Alexandria, VA
Subject:It does work!
I am just writing to both thank you and tell you about the success/failure I have experienced since I purchased your book
on spondylitis .
Having suffered aches pains etc for the past few years I purchased your book and on reading its content realised that I had
also accepted that this was the way it was alway's going to be and that I would have to put up with it. However on reading
the book I changed my diet , I started eating (foods in the diet) and after a few weeks the change was incredible. Not only
was I feeling fitter from the (diet) but the aches and pains had gone. After a couple of months I started going back to my
old eating ways and then I noticed the aches and pains were coming back so up until november I was good again and things
greatly improved . During november I visited the United States and the temptation of eat all you can buffets (and the offending
foods) took over and I am now suffering from aching all over. It is amazing to see that diet does truly effect this condition
so I now have to change my eating habits forever and not just when things become bad again...
Thankyou again as this has proved that what is in your book truly does work
My husband found your book online. He bought it, read it, and 5 days later his pain and flexibility are already improving.
He was diagnosed with AS about 25 years ago in his early 20's. His doctors told him there was nothing he could do but exercise.
He could of course relate to "beating your nerves on a rock." He had resigned himself to a life of pain because that's what
his doctors told him. As a result, his spine has been completely fused for about a year now. He only recently began seeing
a Rheumatologist at my
urging. His previous attempts at the general arthritis diets provided no help.
The ... diet is even helping me and I don't have arthritis that I know of. I've had yeast and irritable bowel.
Thank you so much. We'll let you know how it goes.
Barb & Karl
Jim of Westlake Calif. writes:
Hey Joel. ...... When i first tried it (the diet) I didn't notice anything for three days.
I thought it maybe wasn't working so I ate some ....(of the offending foods)..... as I was rather impatient and it was like
my body was craving it. I woke up the next morning and could barely move which told me the diet was for real. I am now trying
to stay on it full time. it's
been another three days and i'm off my advil/aleve diet. Thanks a lot and I hope it continues to put my a.s. in remission!
Mike W. of New York;
Definitely seeing improvement with your diet.
... THANKS for sending e book and book.
My main symptom was inflammation of the SI joint
which prevented me from sitting or lying on my back.
Now I am able to sit.
Walid K. of Sweden:
I don't know how to thank you, downloading your book was the best that happened to me, I wish I knew you 5 years ago. I am
not cured, but I am a different person, this diet gave me back the joy of life, my gratitude to you is very deep.
A. Perkins of the United Kingdom:
i am a 53 yr old male and have had my as for about 5 yrs ,, i was in a lot of pain and was looking at being a stooped over
old man in 5 to 10 yrs ,,the constant pain was in my shoulders and neck ,,after recieving your e book i started the ..diet
straight away ,, tuesday morning , by thursday morning i woke with no pain ,, have followed your diet since and have begun
moving my head around in small circles ,, amazing ,, for me ,,,i now have a different , much inproved future outlook ,, thankyou
so much for coming up with this diet ,however you managed it i dont know ,,,, it has changed my life ,,
my work is easier ,, carpet fitter , my relaxing time is so much more enjoyable,, thankyou again
Dear Mr. Godin,
First of all let me begin by saying THANK YOU for taking the time and making the effort to come up with this diet!!!!!! I've
suffered with AS for the past 9 years and recently have been getting worse. I was praying that God would help me find some
sort of help/relief, and he did. Last Monday (April 4) I was talking with an acquaintance and she mentioned that her 2 sons
have this disease and that your diet brought them relief. She then asked if I would be interested in looking at it and of
course I immediately said "YES!!!!!!!!!" I started on Wed. and I am glad to say that as of today I am feeling GREAT!!! The
best that I've felt in a long time!!!!!
Marty T. of New York writes:
It's working. I'm feeling much better, but I'm certainly not out of the woods, yet. I started sticking to the diet almost
religiously, about 10 days ago. I'm sleeping better. I've stopped taking Celebrex! I don't need it. Thank God, thank you.
I've popped two or three Advil, normally after work, at supper time. .........
But, any way, I think I'm on the road to recovery! Thanks again, and I'll keep you posted. My chiropractor says he can feel
less rigidity in my spinal column now. Boy, was that music to my ears!
Stu B. of New York, NY writes:
Good news, my hip is back to normal. No pain and I can lift my knee in the air. Also, my neck has loosened up and the pain
....I am getting used to the diet and am hoping to progess further, sooner than later.
Dan from Keswick, VA writes
Hi. My name is Dan ..., yeah I have AS, and thanks for the valuable book. After my rheumatologist dodged direct questions
about the disease and alternate treatment methods (that didn't cost $15,000/yr), it was very refreshing to have a clear, concise
explanation of a probable cause of the disease. It seems as ...(the diet)... has already provided some relief from the inflamation
and the pain (after a week). I'm curious to know.......
Thanks again for the book. I needed someone to explain the "why."
Hector L. from Charlotte, N.C. writes:
I began the AS diet more than 3 weeks ago. I have begun to feel significant improvement, with the exception of my heels. I
have several questions for you........
>>(I answered Hector's questions to his thanks.)
Chris from the UK writes:
My name is Chris, ....I must admit I had my reservations as it's difficult to understand how diet could affect the progression
of a degenerative disease, but anything is worth a go when you are in pain!
We have been doing the diet for about two to three weeks now and I'm sure my neck feels looser, it hurts less if I sneeze
and the dead leg sensation has nearly gone from my hamstrings. I'm hoping that after three months or so my chest expansion
will increase and my lower back will loosen. Don't think I'll be doing many back flips for a while but I'm sure I do feel
better which is great.
For the first time in a long while I feel positive about my future health and would like to thank you for giving me some much
>> Thanks Chris. Even though I felt the results in one week, it was a month or two before my neck became loose enough to
hold a phone up to my ear with my shoulder. I now feel I am back to where I was when I was healthy. I am active in sports
again. - Joel
Karen P. from Colorado tells me:
I've put my husband on this diet for about three weeks now. He was reluctant and didn't
expect much result, not really believing this diet could do anything for him.
For the first time in 11 years he woke up the other day with NO BACK PAIN!
He has been feeling better and better and has vowed to stay on the diet in your book.
This is absolutely amazing, thank you so much. - Karen
>>Thank you Karen. It makes me feel good that sharing information that has helped me is helping others. - Joel
Rajiv from Ontaria Canada writes:
In just one week of being on this new diet, I feel much better. When I wake up in the morning now I have much more energy
and the pain in my muscles and joints is considerably less. When I cough or laugh it doesn't really hurt anymore. Indeed,
I have to say that I feel better today than I have in many months. I'm very thankful to you and your wife for finding the
key to beating this thing, I'm feeling positive now about my future.
>Thanks for writing Rajiv, I'm glad to hear it!
Ginger from Oklahoma
I recently bought your book and my husband has changed his diet the past few weeks as a result of what we read. He is already
able to tell a difference. We were so misinformed in the past and were restricting all the wrong things.
I am so glad the information has helped you. A couple of people have asked me to give this information away for free. I would
say that you probably feel now it was the best $24.95 you ever spent. You had a question I will answer in an email to you.
My husband is doing fantastic. He is pain free and his iritis has calmed. He had one weekend that he had some things he shouldn't
have. He said it took three days to get back on track. ... We are very greatful for your help you saved my husband from a
lifetime of prescription drugs.