Dr. Carolyn Dean, the author of is working on a new book titled The IBS Cookbook for Dummies. One of the book's chapters will be titled "SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) Recipes" . . .Read More
On April 26th, Alex, an SCDer in Brooklyn has organized a picnic in Park Slope. The is the first meeting of the SCD NYC meetup group.Read More
Today, the UK's Daily Mail printed an article titled "Can diet really improve the symptoms of autism? Read this family's story and decide"Read More
Today my partner surprised me with a special Valentine's Day package from SCD Bakery.Read More
Last week the major news wires reported that samples of commercial high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)--an ingredient found in nearly every packaged product in the supermarket--were tainted with mercury.Read More
(Note: posts have been sparse lately due to new baby:)
In Canada, the GEM project has started. Unlike the "narrow" drug studies which dominate IBD research, the GEM study "aims to define how human genetics, environmental and microbial changes interact and contribute to the development of Crohn's disease."
To study all three factors (genetics, environment, and microbes--intestinal bacteria), 5,000 healthy siblings of Crohn's patients are being recruited. These siblings, who have a higher risk of Crohn's, will be followed for several years. The genetic, environmental, and microbial (GEM) status of these siblings will be assessed as follows:
(1) Genetic analysis - blood samples
(2) Environment - urine samples and questionnaires
(3) Microbial exposure - stool samples
It will be years before the study yields results. However, this type of combined research will provide more insight into Crohn's than attempting to study genetics, environment, or intestinal flora in isolation.
More information may be found on the study's website: http://www.gemproject.ca.
Motivated by success in treating her two sons with the specific carbohydrate diet--ones son with autism, the other with Crohn's--a mother in Washington state has painstakingly worked with lawyers and publishers to reprint the Management of Celiac Disease by Dr. Haas, the originator of the specific carbohydrate diet.Read More
In this video, "Crohn's Boy" explains common SCD mistakes. It's invaluable to someone starting the diet and gets the message across that because a food is "legal", it's not a reason to throw caution to the wind.Read More
This team has no fear, there's a devil-may-care attitude about them.You're talking about the Humira marketers. They're trying to get approval for pediatric Crohn's disease--to give Humira to kids with Crohn's.Read More
Paul Stocker continues to cook up SCD recipes on his site, the latest are antipasto and a video demonstrating how to make tomato and garlic relish. In addition, "redwriter1", has added a half dozen youtube videos including instructions on how to make SCD Sandwich bread. (Thank you to Jill for posting these video links on her blog.)Read More
Earlier this year, a team of researchers in Sweden attempted to answer the question of whether antibiotic use in children aged 0 to 5 increased the odds of having Crohn's disease later in life.Read More
In the video below, "fernpixel", who has ulcerative colitis, describes how to keep a health journal--and why it's important. If you're not keeping a journal and suffering from Crohn's or ulcerative colitis or starting out on the specific carbohydrate diet, it is worth watching:Read More
The CCFA funded medical journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases recently published an article titled "Mechanisms of action of probiotics: Recent advances."
As described in the text below, manipulating the intestinal flora is "likely to become" a key component in treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis: Read More
Paul Stocker, author of the blog Eating SCD, has posted several videos to YouTube.
Five years after being diagnosed with Crohn's disease, Carrie Johnson, an Olympic kayaker, is competing in Bejing.Read More
In 1959, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the dietary protocol for celiac disease and cystic fibrosis used by the New York City Babies Hospital. Surprisingly, the protocol calls for an SCD-like diet--with a call for simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrate restrictions which extend beyond gluten.Read More
Recipes for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet was reviewed in the June-July 2008 issue of Living Without magazine. We first heard of it from friends, who were picking up their daily mail at the front door and began browsing through the magazine - they started shouting with excitement when they saw our new cookbook in it.
You can read the review below. Enjoy!
Recently, Amy McKenna blogged about a quick and easy recipe for those without much time:
Note: If you're new to the diet, avoid peanut butter until symptoms have cleared up and then, if you use it, try it cautiously.
The following is an excerpt from the news article (linked above) about the SCD Seminar in Brooklyn, NY, that took place June 1st, 2008.
"On Sunday, June 1, Brooklyn's Torah V'Yirah Hall was packed with hundreds of people who came to hear doctors and patients speak openly and candidly about living and coping with intestinal disorders. Awareness was raised about an encouraging approach that has brought relief to thousands of sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and celiac disease.
IBD sufferers who had previously tried everything in the modern medical arsenal—only to experience disappointing results and devastating side effects—passionately shared how their lives were turned around after they simply changed their way of eating. Health-care practitioners, patients, and concerned family members were moved and inspired by the heartfelt testimonies of those who had achieved success with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)."