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Hi everyone,

Have any of you tried the SCD diet (Specific Carbohydrate Diet)? I am planning to try it, since after 2.5 years on the gluten-free diet, I continue to have some symptoms unless I eat very 'paleo', which is very restrictive. I even get symptims when I am ABSOLUTELY positive that I have not been 'glutened'. My last biopsy was okay, so there isn't villous atrophy going on, but the GI symptoms hang on... Even Dr Green @ Columbia Presbyterian hasn't been able to help.

I just picked up a copy of "BREAKING THE VICIOUS CYCLE" after hearing the author's daughter speak on a radio show recently and after a suggestion from my new doctor that I look into this diet rather than PALEO. The science behind the SCD diet makes a lot of sense.

so, I have questions if you have used the diet...

Is it necessary to do the restricted 2-5 'starter' day diet that is mentioned in the book?

How easy is it to make your own yogurt?

As someone who hasn't had dairy in a long time, should I be concerned about adding it back into my diet?

Any advice for switching from a gluten-free diet to an SCD diet?

Thanks so much,

Kathleen

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Hi everyone,

Have any of you tried the SCD diet (Specific Carbohydrate Diet)? I am planning to try it, since after 2.5 years on the gluten-free diet, I continue to have some symptoms unless I eat very 'paleo', which is very restrictive. I even get symptims when I am ABSOLUTELY positive that I have not been 'glutened'. My last biopsy was okay, so there isn't villous atrophy going on, but the GI symptoms hang on... Even Dr Green @ Columbia Presbyterian hasn't been able to help.

I just picked up a copy of "BREAKING THE VICIOUS CYCLE" after hearing the author's daughter speak on a radio show recently and after a suggestion from my new doctor that I look into this diet rather than PALEO. The science behind the SCD diet makes a lot of sense.

so, I have questions if you have used the diet...

Is it necessary to do the restricted 2-5 'starter' day diet that is mentioned in the book?

How easy is it to make your own yogurt?

As someone who hasn't had dairy in a long time, should I be concerned about adding it back into my diet?

Any advice for switching from a gluten-free diet to an SCD diet?

Thanks so much,

Kathleen

Hi bigapplekathleen,

There is a thread about the Specific Carbohydrate diet in the Diet and Weight Issues category that might have some helpful information for you.

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In my mind SCD and Paleo diet are so close they could almost be the same thing. SCD allows a few milk products but since I can't seem to tolerate them, I didn't use them.

I found the SCD/Paleo diet to be very healing. I've been cheating a bit and my intestines aren't happy with me. :P

Initially the SCD diet is even more restrictive than the Paleo diet.

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