Post Edited (Margie11) : 2/22/2009 7:03:36 AM (GMT-7)
Margie When you say no starch refined sugar....Does this mean no starch or refined sugar in the ingredients at all??? I'm new to this.. Thanks Sheri
Yes Baby, The SCD is a diet that removes all processed foods including refined sugars. The only sweetener that is used is honey that is sort of pre-digested by the bees. This leaves no sugars that can feed fungus (like candida) and few bad organisms can feed on this, the exception being Clostridium botulinum, the reason we don't give honey to babies. Many strict SCDer have avoided honey when they begin, sometimes we are as frail as babies when we are that ill, as you well know. Whole foods like fruit are an exception, and these are limited in the beginning to sort of jump start the healing process.Post SCD, I have found that I do best with whole foods that have the fiber they were grown with. Whole apples for example, have the perfect fiber for slowing the transition of the natural sugars to the blood stream (as opposed to juice that spikes blood sugar levels very rapidly). This concept seems to have helped my diabetic husband a great deal too. he is now off all diabetes meds including injectables, for the first time after his diagnosis in 1990. I can't find the SCD info in the resources right now, but here is a link to the SCD site that may help you understand the concept better.