One reason for that can be that pecanbread was/is originally for children, whos main illness is autism, and they often cant use milk products at all (casein and lactose).While reading on Pecanbread.com, I saw under common mistakes people make with SCD
"Starting the yogurt too soon"
But, yogurt is part of the intro-diet. Can anyone explain this?
I guess since I'm lucky enough to have both an IBD and heart disease (I have plaque in an artery) thought to chime in with what I've done. The diet I eat and supplements taken are nearly the same for both conditions. Both diets call for low sugar intake. I avoid all grains (wheat, corn, rice), which easily spike blood sugar levels. I also limit how much sugar and starchy foods I eat. Because of the gut I also limit how much fiber I eat. (hopfully that will change in the near future!)I have crohns and my husband has heart disease - we are both fairly young and really need to get on this diet! Can anyone give me a list of foods they eat and how easy it is...that is works - just trying to convince myself this is possible!
I highly advise you to read the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle to understand the science behind the diet. Also, I completely agree with Beach on the tweaking. While we believe in the science behind SCD, in the end we have ended up following more of a paleo/primal diet since we omit all dairy (even cheese and yogurt) and legumes. E does take an SCD approved probiotic though.I have crohns and my husband has heart disease - we are both fairly young and really need to get on this diet! Can anyone give me a list of foods they eat and how easy it is...that is works - just trying to convince myself this is possible!
Oh, well, I wouldn't say they tore the paleo diet up. The article didn't seem much different from the other negative ones I've read lately.Salon just completely tore up the Paleo diet.
[/QUOTE]The Paleo Movement of a Hundred Years Ago
Is the Paleo movement something new, or is it just a repetition of something that has happened before?
The lecture that impressed me the most at the Ancestral Health Symposium 2012 has just been posted online. Here’s Hamilton Stapell, Ph.D., comparing the Paleo movement to the “Physical Culture” movement of the early 1900′s. The similarities are startling. Better diet with less sugar and processed crap? Check. Strenght training á la Crossfit? Yep. Intermittent fasting? Sure. Sun exposure? Yes. Barefoot walking? Absolutely.
Both movements are about a “return to nature” in a stressful and disorienting new world, according to Stapell. They’re a reaction to rapid social, economic and technological changes.
If the movement of the early 1900′s were a reaction to the Second Industrial Revolution, the Paleo movement of today is a reaction to the Digital Revolution (sometimes called the Third Industrial Revolution).
Stapell’s argument raises some intriguing questions. Will the fast-growing Paleo movement of today go mainstream, or will it stay fringe until it fizzles out? Stapell was asked that in the Q&A (not in the video). He hesitated a bit and then said that… no, he did not believe Paleo will go mainstream.
I think Stapell might be right. This “return to nature” Paleo concept is very powerful today, but in ten years time running around barefoot might feel very passé.
What I believe is truly important is to make some core concepts in the original Paleo movement go mainstream. Like the focus on human evolution for understanding what’s likely to be healthy today (followed by controlled trials to prove it, of course). And most of all, in the middle of a disastrous epidemic of obesity and diabetes, to realize that we are not genetically adapted to today’s extremely insulinogenic processed high carb junk food.
Elaine says to expect temporary setbacks here and there for up to the first year. These are becoming less and less common. It is okay. Hang in there.After feeling perfect for few weeks, son has had 2 bad days in a row, now. Says things just don't feel like they're moving correctly and had one bout of diarrhea on Tuesday night and hasn't gone again since. Hasn't eaten a lot, either. He's had low energy, too.
Late last night he had a cup of pureed baby spinach (for iron) and a smoothie and said he felt better, but his calories were very low for the day, around a thousand.
Is this what remission looks like? :eek2:
The only person I've seen eating a ketogenic diet is form follower InstantCoffee. He wrote about his experience at:Hi All! Anyone out there doing a ketogenic diet? I've been on SCD/Gaps for the last couple of years, now restricting carbs and adding lots of fat and feeling really good (although I am on 40 mgs of Prednisone while waiting for the TPMT test to come back). Just wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences with Keto?
Thanks, Charleigh, you are spot on. Every time I tried to reduce Pred was a problem but now I have this support structure I am trying again. 20/19/18 a bit less each day and I am doing the same with Amitriptyline to clear my fuzzy head. So far I have reduced but not eliminated the yoghurt, reintroduced white rice and some easy vegetables like courgettes.I think it sounds like a reasonable move, Paul. You know how I feel about the dairy anyway. I think everyone should avoid it at first! Good luck and keep us posted.
Have you ever considered weaning off the prednisone? It could be causing your upper GI pain?
I don't know how to use the forum quite yet...I understand. Since starting SCD, I have had a similar experience. I was already eating healthy by baking, grilling, boiling, etc. most of my foods and eating plenty of fruits and veggies. However I was still having D and mild flare ups. Since starting SCD the only thing that has really changed in my diet is to cut out sugar, processed foods, breads, grains and stuff like that. I'm thinking that as long as I stay away from those things the majority of the time I should be fine. Maybe only have them once a month or once every two weeks. At least then I wouldn't feel so restricted by the SCD diet. I'm feeling so good right now...I just don't want to mess things up. I'd hate to go back to feeling miserable simply because I just had to have soda or a piece of bread.
Hi I have been on SCD for 7 months now and have lost quite a bit of weight but stabilized after 5 months at a good weight for my height. I found the pecan bread web site really good at the start for phasing things in and some tips on putting on weight. I think everyone finds their own way but it took me a long time to tolerate things like nuts and coconut flour (still sometimes give me belly ache). But eventually I am on 3 meals a day of 300 calories, 5 ripe bananas and 3 nut and date bars plus the odd snack and that keeps my calories up, if you count calories and spend some time on recipes and stuff you can get there. Good luck if you are trying it.I'm new to this forum, and new to Crohns. I was just diagnosed in December after a few sick years. I was diagnosed with Celiac a year and a half ago so I have been gluten free, dairy free and nearly sugar free for awhile. I have yet to start on any medication because my Crohns isn't too severe, only one bowel movement a day and minor abdominal/back pain. I'm really considering the Scd or Paleo to see if it will help with remission, my only hesitation is that I am extremely underweight as it is, I don't have a pound to spare. Any thoughts on when/if/or how to proceed with the best treatment options be it diet or meds or both for my situation?
Well, if you're thinking of "die off" symptoms, you're basically already experiencing them because you're on antibiotics. I've never felt a "die off" that was worse than the disease. But I can see how when you feel sick already, it would be scary to think of voluntarily submitting to more agony. It's not as bad as that. Let me help ground you a little in the basics of the biome that lives in us all the time:I'm looking forward to figuring out the diet that's best for me. I'd like to hit B&N this week to shop for books. Are there any SCD blogs I should follow?
Also, being new to this I'm trying to be so careful. Doing the SCD intro diet sounds so extreme right now with the possible side effects. Am I just being a sissy or is it possible to gain benefit from SCD skipping the intro, especially while I'm taking antibiotics and steroids and Pentasa?
I can't think of any hard candies of the top of my head. Trader joes has a mint patty that is honey, mint oil, and cocoa. Some people allow cocoa but it isn't technically "legal" for SCD but would be fine for gaps or paleo.Is there any SCD-legal chewing gum or hard candy? We are about to fly to the UK and would love my daughter to be able to chew or suck on something. Otherwise I'll just have to keep her supplied with our very tough homemade beef jerky!