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Allergies & Asthma  |  Arthritis  |  Diabetes & Hypoglycemia  |  Depression  |  Energy
Heart Disease  |  Skin Disorders  |  Weight  |  Wellness & Prevention

ALLERGIES & ASTHMA

“I had a follow up with my allergist yesterday, and he was so impressed with the progress I’ve made. I was on $200+ of medication a month when I first went to see him a few years back. I’ve always been a naturalist and hated that I had to take so much medicine to feel like a normal person. Your diet has eliminated my need for most medication...”
 S.H., Austin, TX

“I recently purchased your book & really feel that it’s the best book of its type. I’ve been struggling with acute, yet persistent acne and rosacea, as well as allergies and asthma for most of my life (I’m 43 now). I’ve been through all the medications & have long suspected that my diet could be part of the problem/solution, but other attempts to figure out what this meant were fruitless. Other books on food allergies, etc. make the prospect of an anti-inflammatory diet seem very daunting, expensive and inflexible... yours is the first that gives real-world, brand-name recommendations for on-the-go meals as well as breaking down what to look for on labels. This really speaks to my lifestyle, as I simply don’t have the time to cook three meals a day. I have been following your guidelines for the past two weeks (not perfectly by any stretch of the imagination) and feel that my symptoms are already easing up a bit. I plan to continue, as well as to adhere more closely to your tenets. Thanks so much for making such an accessible guide to eating right for those of us with skin problems and asthma!”
 Steve S., Utah

“I am so glad I got to talk to you, even for a few moments. Your book is so inspiring. I decided to do this diet change. I was obese and diagnosed with asthma and COPD. I was given the strongest inhalers: Advair 500/50 twice a day; Spirva and Albuterol nebulizers four times per day PRN. Well, I did the diet also... after the 3rd week of this diet change, I lost 15 lbs., NO MORE INHALERS, no shortness of breath. It was a miracle. I am also diabetic type 2, now there’s no need for those pills. I am at peace, also cause I know I am doing right. I am amazed about how many medications I am not taking now. It is truly a miracle, but I do know... you have to stick to it. Amen... I love you.”
 G.M., New York


ARTHRITIS

“I just wanted to drop you and line to say thank you again for your book and your knowledge. I spoke to you on the phone a few years ago when I was dealing with an overnight diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. Pain, inflammation, limited movement, and psoriasis were among my severe symptoms. I am happy to say, I have taken your advice and while following it very imperfectly, I have seen incredible results. I have been off all medication for over a year. I have no joint pain, the swelling is gone.” 
 C.V., California

“Approximately three years ago I bought and read your book. At the time, my foot was so inflamed that I could not walk without a limp. A rheumatologist diagnosed me with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Needless to say, I was scared. I read your book and determined to follow your advice 100%. After about five days, I felt like a cloud had been lifted from my brain. I just KNEW what I was doing was right. After about a year I moved to Utah where I saw a different rheumatologist who examined me and suggested I stop taking the medication because I was no longer having symptoms of an inflammatory disease. I stopped the drugs and I felt even better. Currently I am less strict than I was that first year. I feel great and have no obvious signs of disease. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
 Amanda S., Utah

“Within a couple of weeks of changing my diet, I began to experience a noticeable improvement in my arthritis symptoms. It is very helpful from a practical position, and motivating, to have a coach who not only provides guidance, but has also personally experienced natural healing with diet.”
 B.A., Los Angeles, CA

“My psoriasis is wildly improved! Also, I have had NO knee pain since starting the diet and can walk up stairs ‘normally’ – that is, one foot and then the other rather than having to step and then bring my leg up to the same step before going up another step – for the first time in months. And my sister, ‘Katie’ keeps commenting on my stamina. I haven’t taken a nap since I went on the diet, whereas I usually slept away a significant portion of my weekends and often had to sneak out to my car for a nap during the work day. So, you’re sure on to something, Miss Thang!”
 L.T., Colorado

“I wanted to vouch for Deirdre’s professionalism and competence as a nutritional/dietician expert and special consultant for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I am the support group leader for the Dallas/Fort Worth Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Support Group. We are a National Psoriasis Foundation affiliated support group and we have a Web site at www.dfwpsoriasis.org. I have had Deirdre up to speak to our group on two occasions. At both of those meetings we experienced our best meeting attendance ever and the group members were very appreciative of Deirdre’s presentation and the information they received. Her motivation is sincere and her overall intent is to better the lives of people who must deal with this disease daily (as she does). I personally consider Deirdre our best resource when is comes to treating psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis or any inflammatory disease for that matter from the perspective of diet and nutrition. Given her exceptional training and the fact that she is a patient herself, I don’t think you could find a better resource anywhere.”
 David Bruce, Leader of the DFW Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Support Group

“Can I just say, not only have I seen a dramatic improvement in my hands, but I have not felt the need to take an Ibuprofen in at least a week, and I used to take 2-4 of those per day.”
 Randy S., Garland, TX

“Within a few weeks of developing a plan with Deirdre, I felt a difference and my improvements continue. My hands were always painful and swollen. Now they’re never swollen and I have also noticed a difference in my hearing. I think eliminating food allergens might have had some effect on inflammation in my ears. Another surprising thing is that even after cutting out gluten, I don’t seem to have the cravings for bread. Your guidance and advice have been very helpful.”
 P.M., Austin, TX


DIABETES & HYPOGLYCEMIA

“I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 22 years ago, when I was ten years old. At the time, my family and I knew very little about this chronic illness. Having type 1 diabetes has been a difficult journey for me. My specialist described my case as a difficult ‘flavor’ of the disease. I followed all the rules and didn’t cheat, but my results were not good. My A1C results ranged from 8.4 - 7.6. In 2010 I started working with Deirdre. Within 3 months, my A1C scores improved and have since ranged from 7.0 - 6.3. Deirdre was encouraging and supportive, and she cheered me on. She didn’t expect perfection, and she encouraged occasional mistakes. Working with her has truly been a blessing. I am so thankful!”
 Lisa A., Nashville, TN

“I’m diabetic and met Deirdre about six months after suffering a heart attack. I bought her book immediately and began working with her to tailor this way of eating to fit my preferences and lifestyle. Since then, I’ve lost 30 pounds and have been able to get off of all prescription medications for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol. I was on my way to another heart attack but this book has saved my life and a boatload of money, too.”
 Mike Belvin, Austin Parks Police Department

“Meeting with you was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. I’ve been following your ‘whole foods’ approach for about four years and I’m feeling good. My blood sugar is under control without taking any drugs and I’ve got loads of energy. Keep doing what you’re doing. I look forward to your newsletters.”
 L.M., Austin, TX

“FYI, your ‘food as medicine’ approach has turned my health around. I have reactive hypoglycemia and was heading into full-blown diabetes. But for the past 18 months, since I first read your booklet and took your class, I’ve cut way back on processed foods, increased the fresh veggies (I’m even growing my own now), and am keeping my blood sugar down without any drugs and their nasty side effects. When I walk through the supermarket and see all that cr-- lining the shelves, I imagine a skull-and-crossbones on each package – ‘Poison! Beware!’ Thanks for all you’re doing to spread the word about eating good whole food. I’m doing what I can to pass it along.”

 L.M., Austin, TX

“My blood sugar has dropped, my hands have almost cleared up, just a few little cracks and hard skin, but not even close to the pain I have experienced previously. Also my attitude is steadily improving, have more energy and a better outlook, plus, I feel less bloated, maybe I am losing a little weight. So far so good. Just thought you would like to know. This may well be the solution I have been looking for.”
 Paula T., Austin, TX

“I am so glad I got to talk to you, even for a few moments. Your book is so inspiring. I decided to do this diet change. I was obese and diagnosed with asthma and COPD. I was given the strongest inhalers: Advair 500/50 twice a day; Spirva and Albuterol nebulizers four times per day PRN. Well, I did the diet also... after the 3rd week of this diet change, I lost 15 lbs., NO MORE INHALERS, no shortness of breath. It was a miracle. I am also diabetic type 2, now there’s no need for those pills. I am at peace, also cause I know I am doing right. I am amazed about how many medications I am not taking now. It is truly a miracle, but I do know... you have to stick to it. Amen... I love you.”
 G.M., New York


DEPRESSION

“Tom is doing great! He said he feels much better, has more energy, and (my favorite part) his doctor let him drop the anti-depression meds he was taking, and that was like eight months ago by now, so that is a significant amount of progress! I love it.”
 Dan R, Austin, TX

“I’m doing well on the program. I’ve lost nine pounds. I feel very good and I’m decreasing my antidepressant medications.”
– M.B., Fort Worth, TX


ENERGY

“Meeting with you was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. I’ve been following your ‘whole foods’ approach for about four years and I’m feeling good. My blood sugar is under control without taking any drugs and I’ve got loads of energy. Keep doing what you’re doing. I look forward to your newsletters.”
 L.M., Austin, TX

“I feel much better and have more energy so I know I am on the right track! Thanks for all your help.”
 S.F., Austin, TX

“Tom is doing great! He said he feels much better, has more energy, and (my favorite part) his doctor let him drop the anti-depression meds he was taking, and that was like eight months ago by now, so that is a significant amount of progress! I love it.”
 Dan R, Austin, TX

“... Food as medicine, what a concept! Surely you can count me among your most avid fans and ‘converts’. I am surprised and delighted with the all over effects. Not only are my hands, feet, and elbows less inflamed and no longer dry and peeling, but also I feel more energetic and well, light & more alive in my own body! Another fabulous side effect: I am losing weight gained over the past five or six years without grueling, contentious effort. Bottom line: I believe in the healing diet... and I thank you.”

– H.J., Austin, TX

“The great news is that I have lost 15 lbs. and feel so much better. My energy level is amazing and I am starting to see small patches of healing of the psoriasis.”
– M.O., Chicago, IL

“I just wanted to let you know that I have been pleasantly surprised by how easy it has been to maintain the healing diet. I still feel very new at it and have to reference your book all the time to make sure I am on track. Other than that, my skin problems are healing!! The itch is gone (for the most part), and I have lost 11 pounds. My energy level is coming back. I still think that I have a long, long road ahead of me, but am happy to be on this road.”
– S.D., Houston, TX

“I wanted to thank you for all the information you shared with me. I am not the same now that I am educated about what I am putting into my body. The best changes have been in my energy level, mental fitness, and face. I had painful blemishes before I started putting more raw foods into my diet... and now they are GONE! I have been dealing with acne all my life – trying cleanser after cleanser and treatment after treatment. It is so nice to be free of all the skincare. The time it took me to take care of my skin is far longer than it is taking me to eat better. And the information you shared with me about not feeling guilty when you cheat has been what keeps me going... and more people NEED to hear that! You go girl!”

 T.H., Dallas, TX

“Bill is doing much better regarding his psoriasis. Our eldest daughter and I have also seen some improvement in our general health. We tell everyone we meet about our newly found health secret! My husband and I feel more energetic and saner than we have in a while. My liver and my husband’s liver thank you!”
 Tere G., Salado, TX

“My blood sugar has dropped, my hands have almost cleared up, just a few little cracks and hard skin, but not even close to the pain I have experienced previously. Also my attitude is steadily improving, have more energy and a better outlook, plus, I feel less bloated, maybe I am losing a little weight. So far so good. Just thought you would like to know. This may well be the solution I have been looking for.”
 Paula T., Austin, TX

“We met for a consultation a couple of months ago at whole foods. I just wanted to give you an update on how I’m doing (my biggest complaint was exhaustion). I’m getting better! I’m so glad you pointed out in your book and in person that it might take awhile, and that sometimes it would feel like two steps forward, one step back. For about the first month I didn’t feel a difference and if you hadn’t specifically said that might be the case, I might have given up (similar to what you did, when I was feeling discouraged, I’d go and read your web site or book just to keep me going). Then finally a week or so ago I realized I was doing better. I used to be such a morning person, but the past couple of years I just couldn’t get out of bed in the morning. Now I’m getting up around 6am (when my dog insists it’s breakfast time :-) and I can stay up for the rest of the morning! I still need a nap, but just a nap. Two months ago, I spent more time sleeping than being awake. And of course I’m feeling better in other ways, but I still feel like I have quite a ways to go. At least by having more energy now, it reinforces the good eating so I’ll keep doing it.”
– Susan B., Dripping Springs, TX


HEART DISEASE

“I wanted to write this letter to let you know your work truly changes lives. I am a 44-year-old trial lawyer with an extremely busy schedule in courts around the United States. In February 2007, my wife, Patricia, forced me to get a physical. I weighed 258 pounds, my blood pressure was high, my cholesterol was high, my fats were high. Patricia had read your book and gave it to me. Your book and suggestions were easy to practice anywhere, so I decided to give your way of eating a try to see if it would help me. Within just three months, I’ve lost 50 pounds, my blood pressure and cholesterol are perfect, and I no longer need medications for these problems. When I had that initial physical, I was told I’d have to take cholesterol medication for the rest of my life. I would like to truly thank you because you’ve given me a second chance at life. Your book is a wonderful testament to the power of what we put in our body, and how important it is to our physical and mental well-being.”

– R. Scott Adams, Law Firm of Adams & Associates PC, Oklahoma City, OK

“I’m diabetic and met Deirdre about six months after suffering a heart attack. I bought her book immediately and began working with her to tailor this way of eating to fit my preferences and lifestyle. Since then, I’ve lost 30 pounds and have been able to get off of all prescription medications for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol. I was on my way to another heart attack but this book has saved my life and a boatload of money, too.”
 Mike Belvin, Austin Parks Police Department

“I know this diet works. In six months, my psoriasis has cleared drastically, I’ve lost almost 80 pounds, and my cholesterol has dropped from 290 to 167. I feel great and know that I will never go back to the foods I was eating. I’m finding these new foods to taste terrific, and they are not that difficult to prepare. Even my husband, who is a ‘meat & potatoes’ man, is enjoying some of the dishes I have prepared. Little does he know that he is eating healthy food. Shhh, don’t tell him.”

– L.S., Victoria, TX

“For years I’ve taken methotrexate chemotherapy for severe psoriasis, but I wanted a natural alternative. One year ago, I worked with Deirdre to change my diet in conjunction with stopping the chemotherapy treatments. Now I’m 98% clear without any methotrexate and my cholesterol has dropped 40 points, too. My dermatologist joked and asked me to ‘please not tell anybody how much my new diet has helped me.’”

– L.K., Registered Nurse, Austin, TX

“I am always talking about you and the wonderful catalyst you have been in my life. Weight staying steady; cholesterol NORMAL, etc. Do let me know if you have any plans to travel to London/Europe!!!”

– A.B., London, England


SKIN DISORDERS

“For years I’ve taken methotrexate chemotherapy for severe psoriasis, but I wanted a natural alternative. One year ago, I worked with Deirdre to change my diet in conjunction with stopping the chemotherapy treatments. Now I’m 98% clear without any methotrexate and my cholesterol has dropped 40 points, too. My dermatologist joked and asked me to ‘please not tell anybody how much my new diet has helped me.’”
– L.K., Registered Nurse, Austin, TX

“My patients have responded with interest and enthusiasm to Deirdre’s concise book, educational seminars, and consultations. One such patient, with a long history of recalcitrant atopic dermatitis, is now beautifully controlled off all prescription and over-the-counter medications. Another has been adhering to the healing foods diet pretty well and has experienced a profound improvement in her psoriasis! For the enlightened, motivated patient, the healing foods diet can provide a safe and effective alternative to pharmacologic therapy.”
– Dermatologist Janet DuBois, M.D., Austin, TX

“I’ve had severe eczema all my life and have always been on one medication or another, or two or three... when I quit smoking six months ago, eczema flared up all over my body. I was literally scratching my skin off. I went to several doctors, each of them gave me the newest medication on the market for eczema, told me to try it and come back for something new to try if it didn’t work. Nothing worked!! Determined to get off of prescription medication and seek a cure, not just a mask, to the symptoms I’ve had all my life I met with Deirdre. She recommended I try a whole foods diet for six months, no caffeine, no alcohol or processed foods. After five months on this diet, my skin has cleared up and I have quit taking all prescription medication with no side effects. I feel better than I have in years. Deirdre’s book, Your Healing Diet, is my little guidebook. I keep it out and refer to it when I need to remind myself that I am well because I am on a diet that promotes healing from within. I am so thankful that I’ve been able to take control of my health and don’t have to rely on western medicine, but can actually heal myself by eating right. Deirdre has been so supportive and encouraging. She is a valuable resource for people truly desiring to make a change in their lives to promote healing from within.”
– S.H., Austin, TX

“I recently purchased your book & really feel that it’s the best book of its type. I’ve been struggling with acute, yet persistent acne and rosacea, as well as allergies and asthma for most of my life (I’m 43 now). I’ve been through all the medications & have long suspected that my diet could be part of the problem/solution, but other attempts to figure out what this meant were fruitless. Other books on food allergies, etc. make the prospect of an anti-inflammatory diet seem very daunting, expensive and inflexible... yours is the first that gives real-world, brand-name recommendations for on-the-go meals as well as breaking down what to look for on labels. This really speaks to my lifestyle, as I simply don’t have the time to cook three meals a day. I have been following your guidelines for the past two weeks (not perfectly by any stretch of the imagination) and feel that my symptoms are already easing up a bit. I plan to continue, as well as to adhere more closely to your tenets. Thanks so much for making such an accessible guide to eating right for those of us with skin problems and asthma!”
 Steve S., Utah

“I wanted to vouch for Deirdre’s professionalism and competence as a nutritional/dietician expert and special consultant for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I am the support group leader for the Dallas/Fort Worth Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Support Group. We are a National Psoriasis Foundation affiliated support group and we have a Web site at www.dfwpsoriasis.org. I have had Deirdre up to speak to our group on two occasions. At both of those meetings we experienced our best meeting attendance ever and the group members were very appreciative of Deirdre’s presentation and the information they received. Her motivation is sincere and her overall intent is to better the lives of people who must deal with this disease daily (as she does). I personally consider Deirdre our best resource when is comes to treating psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis or any inflammatory disease for that matter from the perspective of diet and nutrition. Given her exceptional training and the fact that she is a patient herself, I don’t think you could find a better resource anywhere.”
 David Bruce, Leader of the DFW Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Support Group

“I wanted to thank you for all the information you shared with me. I am not the same now that I am educated about what I am putting into my body. The best changes have been in my energy level, mental fitness, and face. I had painful blemishes before I started putting more raw foods into my diet... and now they are GONE! I have been dealing with acne all my life – trying cleanser after cleanser and treatment after treatment. It is so nice to be free of all the skincare. The time it took me to take care of my skin is far longer than it is taking me to eat better. And the information you shared with me about not feeling guilty when you cheat has been what keeps me going... and more people NEED to hear that! You go girl!”
– T.H., Dallas, TX

“You are one amazing woman! Boy, did you hit the nail on the head with the acid vs. alkaline system! As a result, things have changed and definitely gotten better. My eyelashes grew back, my nails got stronger, my skin is clearing and I managed to lose some weight. As my search for inner peace strengthens, so do my boundaries, and I find I don’t really need the wine, or should I say WANT it, like I did months ago. Thank you for facilitating the shift! I literally think of you every time I shop, especially in the leafy greens section!”

– Chris, San Antonio, TX 

“I just wanted to let you know that I have been pleasantly surprised by how easy it has been to maintain the healing diet. I still feel very new at it and have to reference your book all the time to make sure I am on track. Other than that, my skin problems are healing!! The itch is gone (for the most part), and I have lost 11 pounds. My energy level is coming back. I still think that I have a long, long road ahead of me, but am happy to be on this road.”

– S.D., Houston, TX

“I just wanted to share with you that I have been doing so much better since our meeting! It’s amazing. Any cheating and my ears start weeping from eczema. I’ve lost 48 lbs. since we met at WF last August. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with me... it works!”
– Barbara M., Austin, TX

“My psoriasis is wildly improved! Also, I have had NO knee pain since starting the diet and can walk up stairs ‘normally’ – that is, one foot and then the other rather than having to step and then bring my leg up to the same step before going up another step – for the first time in months. And my sister, ‘Katie’ keeps commenting on my stamina. I haven’t taken a nap since I went on the diet, whereas I usually slept away a significant portion of my weekends and often had to sneak out to my car for a nap during the work day. So, you’re sure on to something, Miss Thang!”
 L.T., Colorado

“I know this diet works. In six months, my psoriasis has cleared drastically, I’ve lost almost 80 pounds, and my cholesterol has dropped from 290 to 167. I feel great and know that I will never go back to the foods I was eating. I’m finding these new foods to taste terrific, and they are not that difficult to prepare. Even my husband, who is a ‘meat & potatoes’ man, is enjoying some of the dishes I have prepared. Little does he know that he is eating healthy food. Shhh, don’t tell him.”
– L.S., Victoria, TX

“A year ago, my husband was struggling with severe psoriasis with lesions covering 98% of his body. He lost all hope of healing when doctors told him that there was nothing they could do to cure him. Out of desperation I contacted my son, who was instrumental in finding Ms. Earls. She gave us hope and started us on a healing diet, which was our new beginning to a healthy lifestyle. Our family embarked on a team effort to support my husband, and in return we have all benefited from our efforts. Within weeks of following a healing diet, we began seeing changes in my husband’s skin and demeanor. Today my husband is 95% cured of psoriasis and shows no visible signs, no longer has high cholesterol or on high blood pressure medicine, and has lost 40 pounds. We continue to practice all that Ms. Earls recommends in her guide Your Healing Diet. Her practical approach makes the compact guide user friendly when shopping, planning meals, or doing expository reading. Our family has a profound gratitude for all that Ms. Earls has done for us.”

– C.F., Victoria, TX

“You changed my life. I bought your book last June and my psoriasis is 95% cleared and I’ve lost 30 pounds. Now I can think about other things than my skin. I want to smack all the doctors that prescribed creams, shots, etc. I want to scream from the housetop – READ DEIRDRE’s BOOK!!!!! Hee, hee!”

– J.F., Nebraska

“Since we had our consultation on 6/22, I have focused on eating nutrient rich foods that are healing and increasing the nutritional content by adding various ingredients as you suggested. The good news is that I have already experienced healing of my skin (noticeable after 2 weeks).”
– S. F., Austin, TX

“I’ve noticed significant improvement with the psoriasis to date (yay!). It is flat and much less inflamed. It’s clear the diet is helping tremendously. I really appreciate your approach and want to thank you again for getting me on this path. I’ve been able to stick to the diet with much more success thank I anticipated. Anyway, so far so good and I’m going to stick with it. It’s amazing how quickly this has helped things.”

– Anne R, Rhode Island

“I just wanted to drop you and line to say thank you again for your book and your knowledge. I spoke to you on the phone a few years ago when I was dealing with an overnight diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. Pain, inflammation, limited movement, and psoriasis were among my severe symptoms. I am happy to say, I have taken your advice and while following it very imperfectly, I have seen incredible results. I have been off all medication for over a year. I have no joint pain, the swelling is gone.” 
 C.V., California

“I wanted to thank you for writing your book. I have had psoriasis since I was 12 and I’m 42 now. I have finally, for the very first time in my life, felt thankful for my psoriasis for signaling a problem internally. I’m starting the process of changing my thinking and my eating habits. Your book is my guide, my companion, and my support. This is not easy but I believe with all of myself that this is the right path for me. Thank you so much, Deirdre for sharing your personal journey. I’ve felt so alone with this skin disorder until now. The no-recipe meals have been so incredibly helpful.”
– Loren C., Seattle, WA

“You are the one who inspired me to use your diet to get rid of my psoriasis. I have bought almost every psoriasis book and yours was really easy to read and you are an RD (like my sister), and you experienced very bad psoriasis. As I started to lose weight, the psoriasis cleared up. As of today I lost 20 lbs.!”
– Michele W., Long Island, NY

“I just wanted to let you know how my daughter’s psoriasis is doing and to thank you for your advice on her diet last year. I’ve seen a significant improvement since and am still trying to follow your advice. I can say that Emily’s skin is about 99.9% clear! It’s been a tough road to get her to this point. Again, thank you!”
– Angela N., Austin, TX

“I just wanted to check in with you to let you know my psoriasis is about 75%-80% clear! If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I could never believe it! I want to go to my dermatologist and show them! LOL! You know the ones who told me it was nothing to do with diet or internal at all? :) I was hesitant to email you before thinking it was just a fluke and would come right back... but it’s been ‘almost’ clear for about 3 months now! I CAN FINALLY WEAR SHORTS THIS SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!”
– Nancy J., Florida

“After reading your book, I changed by diet. I had psoriasis only in 1% of the body, on my finger and left elbow. But it was bothering me for last 15 years. I was on steroid and after I got pregnant and had the baby, I was advised not to use any steroids as long as I’m nursing. My skin was at its worst. After I followed your diet, I’ve started seeing the changes. My skin in 80% better in two weeks. I wish I had read this book long back. Thanks a lot for writing this book and sharing your experience with us.”
– Deepti S., India

“Bill is doing much better regarding his psoriasis. Our eldest daughter and I have also seen some improvement in our general health. We tell everyone we meet about our newly found health secret! My husband and I feel more energetic and saner than we have in a while. My liver and my husband’s liver thank you!”
– Tere G., Salado, TX

“Thought you might like to know that I am almost clear! As of the end of June, I was probably about 50-60% covered and my dermatologist was really pushing the biologic drugs. I said no and left the office in tears, but determined I was going to do what it takes to avoid that stuff. Now five weeks later, my arms are completely clear, and I now just have a few spots on my back, abdomen, and legs (except for my lower right leg). Also, I’ve lost about 40 lbs. since I began this ‘adventure’ back in March. (Ha!) And I feel so much better, that even if my skin still looked awful it would be worth it. But I have to admit my newly restored good skin is extra motivation to stick to the plan.”
– J.K., North Carolina

“I took an anti-malarial drug ‘malarone’ and developed the rare side-effect of almost instant, severe psoriasis last September (2005). I was pretty much completely covered with psoriasis and desperate. I’d been using steroids for about three months and finally researched the disease online and found your book. I wanted to update you as to my condition. The good news is that I’m healing nicely now. I’ve lost 36 lbs. I’ve been following the diet seriously (not perfectly), since March and my skin is 80% better. Now, I have NO desire to consume anything that will hurt me. The specialists told me that I had to live with this disease and all the steroids, etc... you inspired me... thank you for doing that. It has made a tremendous difference in my life.”
– C.D., Canada 

“The great news is that I have lost 15 lbs. and feel so much better. My energy level is amazing and I am starting to see small patches of healing of the psoriasis.”
– M.O., Chicago, IL

“... Something clicked in my head that I have to heal this from inside out, not covering up from outside (with those scary medications!). I looked into many ‘healing’ approaches, and found your book. It all made sense, felt very ‘right.’ I decided to follow everything you’d mentioned, plus, I had allergy test done and found out what kind of food I was allergic to. Combining these two, after six months, my psoriasis in my head is 95% gone!!! Thank you very much for guiding me to a better place.”
– N.F., Beaverton, Oregon

“We never got to meet in person, but I followed your diet after we talked on the phone in early fall 2005 and my skin largely cleared up from psoriasis. I always tout your diet because of my very excellent results. And I have sent people to Whole Foods to get your book because I saw it there a few months ago.”
– T.S., Houston, TX

“Deirdre has been a wonderful advisor as I’ve begun the process of natural healing. This diet becomes a way of life. My psoriasis is not totally gone, but is much flatter and much less inflamed, much easier to live with. And it’s being done without drugs that could be harmful.”
– J.S., Austin, TX

“Thank you so much for Your Healing Diet. It has changed my life – and Tommy’s. I am still 90% psoriasis free and the pain is almost gone!”
– J.H., Austin, TX


WEIGHT

“I know this diet works. In six months, my psoriasis has cleared drastically, I’ve lost almost 80 pounds, and my cholesterol has dropped from 290 to 167. I feel great and know that I will never go back to the foods I was eating. I’m finding these new foods to taste terrific, and they are not that difficult to prepare. Even my husband, who is a ‘meat & potatoes’ man, is enjoying some of the dishes I have prepared. Little does he know that he is eating healthy food. Shhh, don’t tell him.”
– L.S., Victoria, TX

“I wanted to write this letter to let you know your work truly changes lives. I am a 44-year-old trial lawyer with an extremely busy schedule in courts around the United States. In February 2007, my wife, Patricia, forced me to get a physical. I weighed 258 pounds, my blood pressure was high, my cholesterol was high, my fats were high. Patricia had read your book and gave it to me. Your book and suggestions were easy to practice anywhere, so I decided to give your way of eating a try to see if it would help me. Within just three months, I’ve lost 50 pounds, my blood pressure and cholesterol are perfect, and I no longer need medications for these problems. When I had that initial physical, I was told I’d have to take cholesterol medication for the rest of my life. I would like to truly thank you because you’ve given me a second chance at life. Your book is a wonderful testament to the power of what we put in our body, and how important it is to our physical and mental well-being.”
– R. Scott Adams, Law Firm of Adams & Associates PC, Oklahoma City, OK

“... Food as medicine, what a concept! Surely you can count me among your most avid fans and ‘converts’. I am surprised and delighted with the all over effects. Not only are my hands, feet, and elbows less inflamed and no longer dry and peeling, but also I feel more energetic and well, light & more alive in my own body! Another fabulous side effect: I am losing weight gained over the past five or six years without grueling, contentious effort. Bottom line: I believe in the healing diet... and I thank you.”
– H.J., Austin, TX

“I’m doing well on the program. I’ve lost nine pounds. I feel very good and I’m decreasing my antidepressant medications.”
– M.B., Fort Worth, TX

“Thought you might like to know that I am almost clear! As of the end of June, I was probably about 50-60% covered and my dermatologist was really pushing the biologic drugs. I said no and left the office in tears, but determined I was going to do what it takes to avoid that stuff. Now five weeks later, my arms are completely clear, and I now just have a few spots on my back, abdomen, and legs (except for my lower right leg). Also, I’ve lost about 40 lbs. since I began this ‘adventure’ back in March. (Ha!) And I feel so much better, that even if my skin still looked awful it would be worth it. But I have to admit my newly restored good skin is extra motivation to stick to the plan.”
– J.K., North Carolina

“A year ago, my husband was struggling with severe psoriasis with lesions covering 98% of his body. He lost all hope of healing when doctors told him that there was nothing they could do to cure him. Out of desperation I contacted my son, who was instrumental in finding Ms. Earls. She gave us hope and started us on a healing diet, which was our new beginning to a healthy lifestyle. Our family embarked on a team effort to support my husband, and in return we have all benefited from our efforts. Within weeks of following a healing diet, we began seeing changes in my husband’s skin and demeanor. Today my husband is 95% cured of psoriasis and shows no visible signs, no longer has high cholesterol or on high blood pressure medicine, and has lost 40 pounds. We continue to practice all that Ms. Earls recommends in her guide Your Healing Diet. Her practical approach makes the compact guide user friendly when shopping, planning meals, or doing expository reading. Our family has a profound gratitude for all that Ms. Earls has done for us.”
– C.F., Victoria, TX

“You changed my life. I bought your book last June and my psoriasis is 95% cleared and I’ve lost 30 pounds. Now I can think about other things than my skin. I want to smack all the doctors that prescribed creams, shots, etc. I want to scream from the housetop – READ DEIRDRE’s BOOK!!!!! Hee, hee!”
– J.F., Nebraska

“I am always talking about you and the wonderful catalyst you have been in my life. Weight staying steady; cholesterol NORMAL, etc. Do let me know if you have any plans to travel to London/Europe!!!”
– A.B., London, England

“I took an anti-malarial drug ‘malarone’ and developed the rare side-effect of almost instant, severe psoriasis last September (2005). I was pretty much completely covered with psoriasis and desperate. I’d been using steroids for about three months and finally researched the disease online and found your book. I wanted to update you as to my condition. The good news is that I’m healing nicely now. I’ve lost 36 lbs. I’ve been following the diet seriously (not perfectly), since March and my skin is 80% better. Now, I have NO desire to consume anything that will hurt me. The specialists told me that I had to live with this disease and all the steroids, etc... you inspired me... thank you for doing that. It has made a tremendous difference in my life.”
– C.D., Canada 

“The great news is that I have lost 15 lbs. and feel so much better. My energy level is amazing and I am starting to see small patches of healing of the psoriasis.”
– M.O., Chicago, IL

“Just a note to say thank you for getting me on a better track. The diet is working well and I am down 20 pounds since we met two months ago.”
– D.R., Austin, TX

“You are the one who inspired me to use your diet to get rid of my psoriasis. I have bought almost every psoriasis book and yours was really easy to read and you are an RD (like my sister), and you experienced very bad psoriasis. As I started to lose weight, the psoriasis cleared up. As of today I lost 20 lbs.!”
 Michele W., Long Island, NY

“I just wanted to share with you that I have been doing so much better since our meeting! It’s amazing. Any cheating and my ears start weeping from eczema. I’ve lost 48 lbs. since we met at WF last August. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with me... it works!"
– Barbara M., Austin, TX

“My blood sugar has dropped, my hands have almost cleared up, just a few little cracks and hard skin, but not even close to the pain I have experienced previously. Also my attitude is steadily improving, have more energy and a better outlook, plus, I feel less bloated, maybe I am losing a little weight. So far so good. Just thought you would like to know. This may well be the solution I have been looking for.”
 Paula T., Austin, TX


WELLNESS PREVENTION

“We were super happy with our consultation with you. You are a walking encyclopedia! You are a wonderful blend of practical tips, personal testimony, scientist, coach and compassion. Thanks!”
 Jackie P., California

“SO great to see you – and you did such a great job! My whole path to health started with you Deirdre! I will never be able to thank you enough..."
– R.L.J., Austin, TX

“I wanted to write this letter to let you know your work truly changes lives. I am a 44-year-old trial lawyer with an extremely busy schedule in courts around the United States. In February 2007, my wife, Patricia, forced me to get a physical. I weighed 258 pounds, my blood pressure was high, my cholesterol was high, my fats were high. Patricia had read your book and gave it to me. Your book and suggestions were easy to practice anywhere, so I decided to give your way of eating a try to see if it would help me. Within just three months, I’ve lost 50 pounds, my blood pressure and cholesterol are perfect, and I no longer need medications for these problems. When I had that initial physical, I was told I’d have to take cholesterol medication for the rest of my life. I would like to truly thank you because you’ve given me a second chance at life. Your book is a wonderful testament to the power of what we put in our body, and how important it is to our physical and mental well-being.”
– R. Scott Adams, Law Firm of Adams & Associates PC, Oklahoma City, OK

“I am always talking about you and the wonderful catalyst you have been in my life. Weight staying steady; cholesterol NORMAL, etc. Do let me know if you have any plans to travel to London/Europe!!!”
– A.B., London, England

“... Food as medicine, what a concept! Surely you can count me among your most avid fans and ‘converts’. I am surprised and delighted with the all over effects. Not only are my hands, feet, and elbows less inflamed and no longer dry and peeling, but also I feel more energetic and well, light & more alive in my own body! Another fabulous side effect: I am losing weight gained over the past five or six years without grueling, contentious effort. Bottom line: I believe in the healing diet... and I thank you.”
– H.J., Austin, TX

“Until recently, I was a Professor of Nutrition for 10 years at the University of Texas at Austin. My dog, Gus, was struggling with an arthritic hip, and we were considering a second surgery to treat it. Deirdre suggested the same dietary changes as she would for a human with arthritis – i.e., a controlled protein intake and the addition of alkaline forming foods to counteract acidity – and within three weeks of those changes, it’s obvious that Gus is much better and won’t need surgery. It’s remarkable that despite having been a Professor of Nutrition in an accredited dietetics program, I had no idea how to manipulate a diet for this effect, and that I didn’t automatically consider diet before surgery.”
– Susan Polacek, M.S., R.D., former professor of Nutrition at The University of Texas at Austin

“I just wanted to check back in and let you know how things are going for me – since you’ve become a huge part of my grocery-shopping life (queso is the fat little devil on my left shoulder; you are the swanky angel on my right). Now I’m barely even tempted to cheat on the weekends (though of course I do, just a little), and I sincerely don’t remember ever feeling better. So once again, thank you SO MUCH for helping me do this!”
– J.H., Austin, TX

“I just wanted to say thank you for all the insight and info you shared. I think it must take lots of guts for someone with your professional background to take the leap and embrace ‘nutritional healing.’ I really like your approach of non-perfectionism. And people ARE so busy and need convenience-minded guidance.”
– Candace M., Dallas, TX

“I wanted to thank you for all the information you shared with me. I am not the same now that I am educated about what I am putting into my body. The best changes have been in my energy level, mental fitness, and face. I had painful blemishes before I started putting more raw foods into my diet... and now they are GONE! I have been dealing with acne all my life – trying cleanser after cleanser and treatment after treatment. It is so nice to be free of all the skincare. The time it took me to take care of my skin is far longer than it is taking me to eat better. And the information you shared with me about not feeling guilty when you cheat has been what keeps me going... and more people NEED to hear that! You go girl!”
– T.H., Dallas, TX

“I taste things in a whole different way and have lost my cravings for sweets.”
– S.B., Dallas, TX

“I am seeing improvements, which is great. The previous treatment only slowed progression of disease. The diet is reversing the disease.”

– M.M., Houston, TX.

“Just a note to say thank you for getting me on a better track. The diet is working well and I am down 20 pounds since we met two months ago.”
– D.R., Austin, TX

“I want to let you know that everything is going fine after our nutrition planning. I am making good progress on all the goals that were set, and in addition ran my best 3M Half Marathon ever a couple of weeks ago.”
– T.H., Austin, TX

“Dear Deirdre, I bought your book and talked to you on the phone... Well, now I am moving to South Carolina... will be getting my Certified Nutritionist to open my own clinic for obese people. My husband is 150% behind me... I am so excited... you have inspired me to do this and the lack of education and motivation in today’s society. I want to do something with the GOVERNMENT for this nation. God bless you.”
– G.E.M., New York

“You are one amazing woman! Boy, did you hit the nail on the head with the acid vs. alkaline system! As a result, things have changed and definitely gotten better. My eyelashes grew back, my nails got stronger, my skin is clearing and I managed to lose some weight. As my search for inner peace strengthens, so do my boundaries, and I find I don’t really need the wine, or should I say WANT it, like I did months ago. Thank you for facilitating the shift! I literally think of you every time I shop, especially in the leafy greens section!”
– Chris, San Antonio, TX 

“You are a WEALTH of information. THANK YOU SO MUCH!”
– M.F., Austin, TX


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“My patients have responded with interest and enthusiasm to Deirdre's concise book, lectures, and consultations. One such patient, with a long history of recalcitrant atopic dermatitis, is now beautifully controlled off all prescription and over-the-counter medications. Another has been adhering to the healing foods diet and has experienced a profound improvement in her psoriasis. For the motivated patient, the healing foods diet can provide a safe and effective alternative to pharmacologic therapy.”

– Janet DuBois, M.D.

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"I recently purchased your book and really feel that it’s the best book of its type. Other books make the prospect of an anti-inflammatory diet seem very daunting, expensive and inflexible... yours is the first that gives real-world, brand-name recommendations for on-the-go meals as well as breaking down what to look for on labels. This really speaks to my lifestyle as I simply don’t have the time to cook three meals a day.”

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