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Specific Carbohydrate Diet - Does It Work?

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I'm tired of continuing to feel bad (like I'm not healing) while following the gluten free diet. So I've decided to try the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD). I'm curious to know for those who have tried it did it work for you and if so how long you were on it before you started to feel better. I appreciate your responses!

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I'm tired of continuing to feel bad (like I'm not healing) while following the gluten free diet. So I've decided to try the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD). I'm curious to know for those who have tried it did it work for you and if so how long you were on it before you started to feel better. I appreciate your responses!

There is quite a bit of information about the SCD here. Let me see if I can retrieve the thread.... be right back.

Here it is. A little light reading of 161 pages :D

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Thanks Lisa! I'm frustrated with not feeling better and trying to get some real hope that someday I'll actually get better.

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I have heard a good amount of people having success with the SCD. But the official word of it's efficacy is still out.

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America published "The Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Does It Work?",[13] in which several doctors say that there have been no clinical trials to prove or disprove efficacy, so no conclusions can yet be drawn about the diet. Edward V. Loftus, Jr., M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and member of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, said, "We're not ruling out the possibility that it works, but you need more than a few successes to establish proof. In the absence of that, it's hard to recommend this or any diet." He also said, "In my experience, for every patient I see who tried the diet and it worked, there are three to four others who tried it and it didn't work." Dr. Athos Bousvaros, Associate Director of the IBD Center at Children's Hospital in Boston, thinks the diet, while difficult to follow, is probably safe, and recommends that "if you do decide to put your child on the diet, do it under the guidance of an experienced nutritionist." Wikipedia

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