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  1. I've jumped around in this topic, but don't see the answer to this: It seems that there's quite a bit of sugar involved in the diet - even though it's not from simple carbs. The diet really pushes fruit and juice, so I'm worried about how much "crashing" I'll do if I decide to commit to the diet. You know, eat a lot of -ose, then crash a few hours later so I need to eat more -ose. Has anyone had this happen or know of anywhere that I can read about this?


  2. Hi, I've been following this thread for quite a while and it helped me finally start the SCD Diet.

    I can't say enough about this diet, I have been on it since July of 09. It's not fun at all, but it is so worth it! The gluten-free diet never did the trick and after 7 days on this diet I was feeling like a normal person for once...

    I just got the courage to finally sign up to tell everyone that this diet is the one thing that finally allowed me to live a "normal" life and have some decent digestion and health. So I wanted to pass along a couple resources I used to get started last summer (because I know it is tough after reading BTVC... it's sorta confusing).

    pecanbread.com is a great resource that helped me answer many questions about the diet, they have been around forever and are more geared towards parents of autistic children, but either way the information is the same.

    scdlifestyle.com is a newer community that has a blog and if you look on the sidebar you can download a free chapter from their book on how to start the SCD diet in 24 hours, which is awesome for helping you get started right away. Seems like they have some decent stuff and know what there talking about. Guy has Celiac too!

    scddiet.org has some awesome recipes for when you are further down the road on the diet, plus it's a great resource to find some specialty items that are local to your area.

    Anyways, I hope this helps someone finally start feeling better like I did. If you have any questions about the diet or anything send me a message or post on this thread, I will be glad to help if I can.

    Good luck!

    I have been following the SCD for ten years and probably will follow it for life. I have been able to add a few things after all this time but don't do it often. Please be aware the blog you mention is written by people who have not been on the SCD diet for a long time and all the information may not be applicable to a strict version of SCD. The gentlemen have written a book which claims to tell you what Elaine Gottschall left out. Elaine researched the SCD for nearly four decades and it is presumptuous to assume one knows what she left out. The authors certainly seem very enthused and sincere and deserve praise for their extensive and interesting articles. If you want to verify authenticity on SCD foods supplements and instructions, refer to:



    Some of the SCDLifestyle information has been gleaned from these two websites above in addition to the book on SCD, "Breaking the Vicious Cycle." Use extreme caution with store bought foods and know you are using them at your own risk even if the ingredients have been verified.