Welcome! The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) has been used successfully by many people to manage Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac disease, Chronic Diarrhea, candidiasis, and even autism.
Here are some helpful links to get started:
Elaine Gottschall's original book on the SCD. Originally published in 1994, this book explains the science behind the diet, gives detailed instructions on how to start the SCD, and provides plenty of recipes.
Closely aligned with the Seattle Children's Hospital, this website contains research-based information including videos, recipes, and guides on how to integrate dietary therapy (SCD) with IBD treatment.
With thousands of members, a great source of support for getting started as well as day-to-day questions.
These articles are especially useful for talking with healthcare providers who are not familiar with the diet and would like to read the medical literature.
(September 22nd 2018)
Speakers include: the Director of the Crohn's & Colitis Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Director of Clinical Gastroenterology at Seattle Children's Hospital.
(Organized by the Specific Carbohydrate Diet Association, a 501(c)(3) organization.)
In the beginning of August, the Seattle Children's hospital began posting a video series titled: SCDelicious: Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.
Watch as Maddie, who uses the SCD to for her IBD, creates a tasty cake with Dr. David Suskind--her gastroenterologist!
If you are on the east coast, hear Dr. Suskind speak at the SCDRocks conference on October 6th!