Monday, November 15, 2010

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet...

So I’ve been wondering – has anyone heard of the Elaine Gottschall Breaking the Vicious Cycle Diet? Has anyone tried it? The Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America is looking into this diet known as the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and there are loads of blogs and youtubes going up consistently about it and how people have claimed to have found a cure in it. I’ve tried it. I’ve met Dr. Ron Hoffman at a medical conference in California last year (He wrote the forward, and he told me to my face that it works). I’ve spoken to Lucy Rossett (she owns Lucys Kitchen Shop, where you can buy a lot of the things to help make some of the food prep easier, like a yogurt maker, etc) and she says the diet cured her colitis... Now, I know there are loads of false claims and Im not saying this is one of them, but I wonder who else has tried this diet? And have you had success? I wonder what research will show when it comes out…


1 comment:

  1. The SCD is NOT a cure, it is a treatment option, which helps some, but definitely not all. What happens if these individuals on the SCD want to go back to a normal, balanced diet? I bet the symptoms return. A cure would be something where you do something once, and the disease is gone for good. I attempted this diet, and stopped shortly after starting. MUCH too restrictive and time-consuming for someone who already has an issue trying to gain/maintain weight. Plus, many of those foods were triggers for me, so FAIL. Plus, totally boring and unsatisfying.
    This is only my opinion, but please don't believe anyone who tells you they've found a miracle diet that cures IBD. Eating specific foods can not CAUSE IBD, therefore it can not CURE it either.