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mom2carrington
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   Posted 1/30/2009 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I ordered breaking the vicious cycle online and am waiting for it to arrive. I plan to begin the scd diet soon and have a couple of questions.
 
First of all, I am lactose intolerant and have to take lactaid pills prior to any type of dairy. I also drink, cook and bake with nothing but lactaid milk.  I just purchased a yogurt machine online to make the scd yogurt. I have read about how you use regular milk, half and half, etc to make it and how during the 24 hr period, the yogurt becomes lactose free. This scares me to death to even try it without a lactaid pill as ANY lactose will immediately cause me to flare!  Can the yogurt be made with lactose free milk or will that mess it up?
 
Also, are lactaid pills "legal" on scd? I saw where we can have certain cheeses but I will definitely need to take a pill beforehand. 
 
Thanks!
~Never officially diagnosed~
Appendectomy in 2001. Appendix perforated & gangrenous. Had pain off and on for 3 years prior. This is where all my trouble started.
Hospitalized in August 2005 with a bowel obstruction.
Colonoscopy showed definite colitis, SBFT showed narrowing of the Ileum and a possible fistula.
Both tests came back as consistent with CD.
2nd bowel obstruction February 2008. Got through it at home.
Currently not on CD meds. Following a low~residue diet and taking fish oil daily and Align probiotics daily.


EMom
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 1/30/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
You have a couple of really good questions there! I don't know the answer. Maybe someone else here will, but I highly recommend you post them at the yahoo group for SCD. You will enjoy it anyway, since you are starting the diet! They are experts there and really know their stuff! Simply go to yahoo, click on "groups" and join the BTVC-SCD group!

Did you purchase the Yogourmet yogurt maker? I recently learned (from the yahoo group) that it runs a little too hot (mine at about 122 degrees!). It was designed to make yogurt the "regular" way, which typically takes 4-6 hours. Therefore, by running it for 24 hours it heats too hot, kills beneficial bacteria--the same bacteria you need to take care of the lactose during fermentation! shocked

There is an easy way to remedy this. Buy a dimmer switch (mine looks like an extension cord and is made for a lamp to plug into it--you can get them at Home Depot or Lowes) and plug the yogurt maker into it. Use the thermometer that comes with the yogurt maker to check the water bath temperature to keep it where Elaine says--between 100 and 110 degrees. It will take a little experimenting, but once you get it, you can mark the correct position for the dimmer with a permanent marker.

Sorry I'm not more help with your questions! Good luck to you!
Mom to 16 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too.


EMom
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   Posted 1/30/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
One other thought about Lactaid. I just looked it up. It does not say that its vitamin D is vitamin D3, therefore they are most likely using the old, inferior D2. D2 has been proven now to interfere with D3 absorption. Not good!!! We are all deficient in D3 this time of year and it's been proven to be critical for our immune systems, bowel health, etc. The more expensive brands of milk at the stores (often organic) are now using D3. Even our Tropicana orange juice made the switch to D3!

Hopefully Lactaid doesn't have anything else bad added like carageenan, which many people with Crohn's are sensitive to and is on Elaine's illegal list. You might want to check the label!

Also, when you do make your yogurt, remember to start with a little bit (like a tablespoon) each day and gradually increase over time!
Mom to 16 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too.


spookyh
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   Posted 1/30/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a frequent visitor of the yahoo group :). Unfortunately, lactaid is not allowed. But there are other enzymes that are okay to use. I recently started using the Prozymes from GI Pro Health (http://www.giprohealth.com/prozymes.aspx). They have lactase in them. If you go to pecanbread.com, they have a list of other legal enzymes. The site is down right now, or I'd post them for you.

Good luck!

pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 1/30/2009 11:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Primadophilus reuteri made by natures way is a probiotic supplement that I use (I am NOT on the SCD so I don't know if it's "legal on the SCD) but the primadophilus aids with lactose intolerance and mine was severe, I use it everyday and no longer have issues with lactose intolerance so I hope for your sake it is legal to use and if you do use it you also reap all the benefits from it that I do.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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