When you Google ‘Specific Carbohydrate Diet’ (SCDiet) you get over 360,000 results, with the most important ones at the top of the list. Starting out on the diet can seem very daunting to a lot of people, especially when you have gone through every other treatment out there. Gastroenterologists (G.I.) still maintain that diet won’t effect Crohn’s, Colitis or any other gut diseases. They do agree though that Celiacs should not eat gluten. Well, at least that is something.
90% of people on the SCDiet will disagree with the G.I. When you read through some of the above mentioned websites you will see for yourself what this diet can do for you. The problem is still to find active support from either your doctor or G.I.
There is a worldwide network of Doctors who have realized how important diet is as complimentary treatment to gut disorders. And if these doctors are not easily accessible to you there is a very active and supportive site which is based in the U.S and has worldwide membership.
For Medical Professionals in your area:
1. U.S., Canada, U.K SCDiet.org
2. On-line support Pecanbread.com
3. Australia, New Zealand and Worldwide Mindd.org
4. On-line Support List
The BTVC-SCD group is a very active mailing list for group discussion of the “Specific Carbohydrate Diet” (SCD), which was developed by Elaine Gottschall for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The diet is very useful as an adjunct to conventional medical treatments for IBD and has helped many people achieve stable health once more. The BTVC-SCD mailing list is a place where those that have not found answers on other diets, but wish to discuss the “Specific Carbohydrate Diet” can exchange recipes and share ideas about how to cope with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s in conjunction with this particular diet. This list is managed by Marilyn L. Alm.