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.
(August 21st 2018)
On Saturday, April 9th, from 8am to 3:30pm, the Seattle Children's Hospital will be providing healthcare providers with their most recent information about treating IBD (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis) with nutrition--including their extensive work with the SCD. Registration is here: