"...I don't believe excessive carbs is good, but I also don't trust the book when they claim that monosaccharids are find and dandy but polysaccharids are somehow the devil.
I eliminate dairy, but that's not hard to do. Avoiding rice, potatoes, macaroni, bread, etc. like the SCD diet does, is hard to do..."
I have to say that this is the best half of year of my live since 1997 (when I had first symptoms). I did went through 2 operation in 2006, first removed ileum and the second was the follow up because I had an abscess (I was on prednisone at that time) And now I do not have pain, my blood test are normal, I stopped loosing my hair. Yes, all I eat are: eggs, meat, fish, vegetables like salads, tomatoes, cucumbers (I do not like cooked vegetables except zucchini), fruits (unfortunately most of the fruits increase diarrhoea (for the same reason I had to illuminate asparagus), nuts , dry dates and honey. Let say I have to be very careful with fruits and vegetables
But I am so happy that I do not have to use any medication! I did not want to use immunomodulators so much! I always was looking for the alternative treatment but unfortunately nothing worked for me (acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, yoga, Tai Chi) I prefer Eastern Medicine view on the illness more than Western Medicine. Western Medicine just trying to suppress the symptoms and Oriental Medicine is trying to find the reason of not being well.
Yes, it is time consuming. I bake bread from grounded nuts, I cook “jam” from berries and honey, I make yogurt from almond milk what I make from scratch. Unfortunately I am lactose intolerant. I am dreaming about cheese, curd cheese but all I can eat from diary products is butter. I was trying to ferment yogurt from goat milk even for 48 hours but still could not tolerate it.
Yes, I make my own lunch every day to take to work, even we have free canteen, very decent by the way. My boyfriend is happy to follow my diet but of course he is free to eat whatever he wants as it does not make me feel bad that he eats something what I could not. I get used to cook separately for myself for a long time now.
I am so happy that SCD diet works for me. Even if after 2 years I would be not able to eat all the illuminated food I am ready to stay on this diet as long as it takes. It is boring sometimes and I do not treat myself anymore with pastries, chocolate, Chinese food and ect. but comparing with the fact how miserable I was, how scared I was about the future (I was born with the very short small intestine, only 2 m 35sm ( the normal length about 5 m) and after operation I have only 1 m 95 sm ( this data was given me by the surgeon)) I was afraid that after sometime I will have to go again for the operation and I do not have much left to be cut!
I do agree with you that the diet was made long time ago and some processes of the food preparation have changed since. I mean manufactures. Everybody is obsessed now with the healthy diet and manufactures have to meet the requirements of the customers.
But Have to disagree regarding monosaccharide and polysaccharides as they have different chemical formulas so polysaccharides are more difficult to digets.