In a concise, thoughtful, evidence-based podcast, Dr. Samir Kakodkar sums up current knowledge about the SCD (specific carbohydrate diet) and how it fits within the world of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis care.
He provides medical insight useful to both patients as well as healthcare providers, carefully pointing out that patient quality of life (QOL) is paramount. For patients, he emphasizes that you need to work with your doctor--IBD is not a DIY disease. Conversely, for physicians, he walks through his knowledge, studies he has carried out, and other published material on the SCD and how it relates to the microbiome.
In a world filled with all-or-none edicts, this nuanced perspective keeps to a common-sense middle ground. The goal is QOL, carefully using the tools available. (Most people on the SCD also use medicine.)