SCD Study at Rush is Full (but more controls needed)

For their study, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has recruited over 100 people on the Specific Carbohydrate diet!  However, Rush is still recruiting people with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or indeterminate colitis to act as controls.  The benefit of acting as a control is a chance to receive the results of your stool analysis--and learn about the bacterial population in your gut.

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April 1st Conference: Gottschall Autism Center

On April 1st, the Gottschall Autism center will be hosting: When the Belly is the Beast: How Intestinal Health Impacts  Brain and Behavior.  Targeted towards families of children with autism and ADHD, topics will include Autism as a Chronic Whole Body Treatable Environmental Illness", the connection between Autism and Leaky Gut,  the use of the "Specific Carbohydrate Diet in Autism", and "Autism & the Law: Legal Basics for Parents"

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Carrageenan and the Acceptance of Food Additive Toxicity

Mariel Wolfson, a graduate student in Harvard University's History of Science Department has contributed a paper on the food additive carrageenan.   In the paper, she narrates the history of this  SCD-illegal substance, from its origins as a humble ingredient in Irish home cooking to a highly-processed additive and probable carcinogen found in hundreds of commercial food products. Along the way, Ms. Wolfson offers interesting historical glimpses--including the connection between inexpensive carrageenan from the Philippines and the creation of McDonald's Deluxe line of sandwiches.

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Bean/Lentils: "Gas-Free Soak" preparation

After IBD symptoms have abated for several months, many beans and lentils are "legal" on the specific carbohydrate diet.  To make the beans more digestible, the usual procedure is to let them soak overnight before cooking.  The Mayo Clinic's website also has instructions for a "gas-free soak".

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