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Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ & Holistic Medicine

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SCD & Holistic Approaches to Crohn's/Colitis
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A community for sharing information about alternative solutions to various ailments/illnesses (especially Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease) because sometimes traditionally accepted western medicine has its downsides. Discuss naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, functional medicine, supplements, "healing diets" (i.e. the SCD), and anything else you have discovered that helps you.

Resources for Holistic Medicine:
under construction... (send me your favorite links!)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine @ the National Institutes of Health
fish oil supplements (as recommended by Dr. Mercola) Carlson's

SCD Beginner's Guide: (from the official website)
"The Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ has helped many thousands of people with various forms of bowel disease and other ailments vastly improve their quality of life. In many cases people consider themselves cured. It is a diet intended mainly for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diverticulitis, cystic fibrosis and chronic diarrhea. However it is a very healthy, balanced and safe diet that has health benefits for everyone. The foods that are allowed on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ are based on the chemical structure of these foods." Read more...

SCD Resources:
The Legal/Illegal food list.
SCD Web Library (scdiet.org)
SCD Recipes, but also check out the journal!
SCD Products @ Lucy's Kitchen Shop
Vegetarian SCD
The Healing Crow: healthy diets & other great info
SCD Mailing List Page (scdiet.net) has loads of resources
SCD Network Forum (scdnet.com)
Paleo Diet
t's Specific Carbohydrate Diet Website (btvc.org)
Kosher SCD
Crohn's and Milk from NOTmilk.com

SCD & Autism Resources:
SCD & Autism
SCD at the DAN conference
'Kids & SCD' at pecanbread.com
Read about ANDI and the SCD, then buy a yummy ANDI bar. I personally prefer Chocolate Shake (delicious!) and Vanilla Shake flavors, although chocolate isn't SCD legal.

Books of interest: (links go to Amazon)
Breaking the Vicious Cycle* by Elaine Gottschall
The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut* by James Scala
Coping with Prednisone* by Eugenia Zukerman, Julie R. Ingelfinger
The No-Grain Diet* by Joseph Mercola, Alison Rose Levy
*(I have abbreviated the title)

This community is an offshoot of curecrohns and is maintained by aome and sapphire_knight for the purpose of sharing information and support regarding intestinal and overall health.

Please note: We are not medical professionals, therefore the information/advice found here is not intended to contradict your current medical treatment/advice. If you are not satisfied with the status of your health or your treatment/doctor, it is your responsibility to research safe alternatives and consult appropriate medical professionals.
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