Recently, I was trying to learn about the decline in the use of Haas's diet after the celiac disease/gluten connection was discovered. I ran across a 1969 cookbook titled "Cooking for Your Celiac Child. The introduction of this recipe book describes using a strict "beginning diet" for children with severe symptoms:Read More
In an interview with Time Out Chicago, Temple Grandin, the subject of a recent HBO movie,mentions the specific carbohydrate diet:Read More
The SCD is featured once again in the news.
During the week of April 8-15, 2010, the New Haven Advocate, Hartford Advocate, and Fairfield County Weekly are running an article (same for all three publications) about dietary issues and food intolerances in their print and on-line publications. Towards the end of the article, they mention the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.
Below is an excerpt:
"I would run to my doctor and tell him, "I’m using this diet that seems to be working," Prasad says of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet based on the work of Elaine Gottschall. The medical community would not take Prasad’s dietary changes as seriously as they needed to, he says."
If you would like to read the full article, you can click here to read the one in the New Haven Advocate.
My wife heard about the show 28 FEET on the radio. That night we sat in the 2nd row of the darkened theater. A 28 (29?) foot spool of purple ribbon rolled across the stage, unraveling.Read More
Esther Russ has started a blog with many delicious SCD recipes. Her mother founded the SCD ShopDigestive Wellness, which Esther has helped run for many years.Read More
I'm always late with posting Thanksgiving dishes. Below are links to two sites with SCD-specific Thanksgiving recipes. (At least there will be recipes for next year. Cheers:)Read More
Earlier this week, The Herald News, a newspaper covering the Massachusetts South Coast, made the Gottschall Seminar its front page news story.Read More
Pam Ferro's voice mail will not accept any more calls. Emails bounce back, saying her in-box is full. Currently, her active patients number over 200. The wait list continues to grow, but she cannot work longer hours. Treatments take patience and cannot go faster. Despite Ferro's requests for assistance, little help has emerged from the mainstream medical community. Ferro, a nurse based in Mattapoisett, Mass., treats autism spectrum disorder by using diet.Read More
This fall Erin B., the creator of www.nomorecrohns.com launched the 5th issue of Thrive--a recipe-packed for people using the specific carbohydrate diet.Read More
A quick reminder: Pediatric neurologist Martha Herbert and Pam Ferro will be speaking at a conference thisFriday in Dartmouth, MA.Read More
If you have a chance, read Sandra Ramachar's blog post about her visit to Turkey and learning more about yogurt.
Sandra is the author of the SCD cookbook: "Healing Foods: Cooking for Celiacs, Colitis, Crohn's and IBS "
After a rigorous application process, the Ronald McDonald House Charities have awarded the Gottschall Autism Center a grant which will be used to teach families how to implement the SCD--particularly for autistic children.Read More
We have been on the SCD since March 2008. He came out of autism 3 weeks into the diet. He had GI problems since 1 week of age but we got no response from the GFCF diet, even though it turned out I had Celiacs and Crohn's (I had no idea, I had every symptom except the gi problems). I had to learn the SCD before learning gf for myself, and I found I felt better on SCD food.Read More
Pediatric neurologist Dr. Martha Herbert, an autism researcher will be speaking Thursday night in Worcester, MA. Dr. Herbert is familiar with the use of diet to treat digestive issues problems with autism. She is also the author of the Clinical Neuropsychiatry paper titled "Autism: A Brain disorder or a disorder that affects the brain?"Read More
In response to the requests of a parent with autistic twins, the program director of a preschool added Specific Carbohydrate Diet dishes to the school's daily menu.Read More
Uninsured IBD patients may be vulnerable to a vicious cycle of increased hospitalizations, chronic disability, and financial debt from health care costs.Read More
Bottom line: The development of drug treatments based on genetic research into inflammatory bowel disease appears to be many years in the future--much slower than initially thought.Read More
On his Eating SCD blog, Paul Stocker noted some of naltrexone's other effects . .Read More