WHAT IS THE SCD?
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is a nutritional method of managing and alleviating the symptoms of Celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and many other manifestations of digestive problems.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The diet excludes complex carbohydrates, lactose, sucrose and other man-made ingredients and replaces them with easy to digest, natural foods. Removing these foods slows or ends the assault on the digestive system and allows the body to begin the healing process naturally.
HOW DO I DO IT?
Follow the SCD protocol outlined in the book, “Breaking the Vicious Cycle,” by only consuming foods that are noted to be easy to digest. It’s a good idea to keep a food journal of what you eat and your reactions to those foods. (click to download PDF File)
My dad was doing SCD but resistant to keeping a food journal. Months had gone by and he wasn’t getting better. I was so frustrated trying to figure out all the variables to track with the food log (and I am an engineer). I am so glad this (coaching) resource was available. I was able to get a better sense of what and how to track various components so I could make the process more simple for my dad. He actually has made a game out of finding patterns and the whole diet process seems less taxing. The improvements we have seen are encouraging.
Lisa really helped me better understand the components of SCD so that I could support my wife on her journey back to health. She also help me become skilled in analyzing food logs so that we had two pairs of eyes looking for reactions to foods.