Post Edited By Moderator (Nanners) : 11/22/2009 8:19:45 AM (GMT-7)
A less expensive way to see what this diet may have to offer you would be to check out the following book from the library. I have had customers tell me this was helpful for their IBD's
Proper Food Combining Works: Living Testimony by Lee DuBelle
Aussie, Some of my customers have used it for various reasons. It is an supposed to build enzymes, a good idea for us. I think it would take a long time to build enough enzymes to handle Carbs easily, but could in theory be helpful. One of my co-workers is very sold on the method in the book I referred to before, and feels I would have done as well on combining as I have on the SCD, in terms of staying in remission without meds(my personal goal). I am guessing this is the same combining idea, as the web site. My biggest concern is that while I have talked with many people who have had great success with the SCD, as I myself have, I have only limited third person knowledge of combining diets being helpful for those of us with serious IBD's. My other major concern is combining often requires fruit on an empty stomach, and in my personal experience this can bring on symptoms, and also is in direct opposition to SCD principals that have served me well. I would suggest that you also read Breaking The Vicious Cycle by E. Gottschall, not necessarily for the purpose of following the diet, but because it contains many sound ideas in a form that is easy to wrap your mind around, and would give you information that may help you weigh the issues. I also wonder if you have checked out the CD resource center on this site? There is great info there, placed there by Crohnies with experence in various diets.
worked for me: Certainly not eating foods you know or find out are irritants to your body....or that you are allergic too is just common sense and IMO doesn't require a special diet to tell you that....so just by using common sense people can save money.
Your experiences as posted point this out....you found out what was bothering you...you stopped eating them and you feel better. You eat them again and you get sick....pretty clear to me....now (and I do not mean to sound like a smart A or to be mean)...but if you know thses things hurt you why do you pay extra to have a diet tell you this? Of course since when you do eat things bad for you and you get sick....this should prove that your diet is not a cure....yet that seemed to be the claim....and that is the point I was making....at the very most these diets provide relief....and only relief.
I grew up inthe food business....trained as a chef at the top culinary school in the country (some say the world) and have remained in the business all my life....the last 20 years I have worked to provide nutrition to the very old and the very young of this country. I have worked with the UN to supply food to starving and war torn nations. I have worked with governments to provide nutrition to areas affected by natural and man made disasters.....and all of that honestly tells me that good nutrition ...except in cases of malabsorption are taken care of with commonsense diets and do not require an how to book on mixing your foods. It especially doesn't need someone making claims of curing major diseases....as I said ...for me this shows a real lack of respect for those suffering with the disease.
Donnaeil: You have a sharp eye and your post makes great sense...even if you are wrong...there is nothing wrong with being wary.
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Thank you for your comment and having slept on it, i understand more. I remember through all my intense research, that it was hard to know what site or who to trust and those who weren't out only to make big money. You know the ones who get you reading pages of info only to get to the end and it says pay 'however much' and we'll give you the secret remedy etc. I never gave a penny for information only when i bought a couple of books. But when i found the nutritional therapist, she gave me her phone number, talked to me for almost an hour, giving me lots of information and tips before i even went to see her. (She has a niece who suffers too and i think that's why she has a special interest in crohn's) Infact she gave me so much information that i really didn't need to go and see her but i chose to go and have the intolerance test. It cost me £60 and it was the best money i'd spent. Being incontrol is the best feeling.
I can also voucher for this system. I only started it 3 months ago. I have GERD and some mild IBS and the only time I've had trouble with either is when I went off the plan. It also recommends limiting or eliminating sugary or refined foods.