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dinkydee
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   Posted 7/21/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I am starting the SCD diet!  I need to purchase a yogurt maker.  Which one should I get?  And where?  Should I look at the healthfood store?  Also, the milk you use, is  there a certain kind? Thanks!
Diagnosed with CD 3 years ago.  Refused to take meds until recently started Colazal. 
 Currently on Prednisone 40mg.
 
I live by faith and not by sight....


EMom
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   Posted 7/21/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
The Yogourmet brand I think is considered the best by most people. I recommend buying an additional jar so you can have one in the machine and one in the fridge at all times. If you live with anyone, believe me, they will start eating your yogurt. It's yummy! I purchased mine from this site, but you can search elsewhere, too:

http://www.lucyskitchenshop.com/yogourmet.html

If you do buy this one, continue to monitor the internal temperature of your yogurt during the 24 hr. fermentation process with the thermometer provided. This unit gets too hot over time. You can remedy this by keeping the lid off during fermentation and/or plugging it into a dimmer switch to cut back power. This was recommended to me at the BTVC-SCD yahoo group!

It's possible you might find one at a health food store that you like. Unfortunately, the only kind my health food store carried was a brand that made 6 or 8 small containers of individual servings. Not a good choice for our family.

If money isn't too much of an issue, you might want to consider buying a food dehydrator instead. This will serve two purposes for you--making natural snacks AND making your yogurt! At the yahoo group, they recommend the 2900 model of the Excalibur. I really like mine except for the fact that it takes up a lot of room (it's the size of a large microwave oven). Here is a link for it:

http://www.lucyskitchenshop.com/excalibur.html

As for milk, I've had great success with ultra-pasteurized, organic whole milk. I use it in with half-and-half. Equal parts. This makes a really rich yogurt! Oh, and I also purchase my starter by the case (cheaper that way) from Lucy's Kitchen Shop. Good luck to you!!!
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.


janicea
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   Posted 7/21/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
WHen i started I borrowed a neighbors Donvier Electronic Yogurt Maker it has 8 glass jars. After I was sure I was going to keep going, I bought a Yogourmet tub maker.

The Donvier is way cheaper and I think the results were better, but the 8 little jars drove me insane and I was making yogurt all the time -- at that point I was using a lot because I was on a liquidish diet.

the Yogourmet is much easier because it makes 2 quarts at a time, mine keeps a good temperature, but I checked it the first time I used it with a digital thermometer. And I also leave the lid pretty cracked because the temp does climb over the 20 hours I ran it. The donvier did not require that.

so -- hard to say which is right for you -- but I do say see if you can borrow one from a neighbor or friend first!! In both cases I used the yogourmet starter... it's great.

good luck!
strictures, crohn's, adhesions, endo. Pyoderma Gangrenosum.
LDN 4mg ~ Boswellia Serrata ~ Olive Leaf extract ~ SCD yogurt. Using silver sulfadiazine on Pyoderma . B-12 shots. Juicing veggies!


spookyh
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   Posted 7/21/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I love the Excalibur! We eat a lot of yogurt and recipes that use yogurt. This is the only way we can keep up with production.

Some people like to use the "oven" method. They change the light bulb to a higher wattage, and incubate the yogurt in there. I think Elaine might have talked about it in the book, but I can't remember. If you don't want to spend any money, that would be the way to go.

I use whole milk and half & half to make yogurt. Make sure that milk and cream are the only ingredients. Some companies like to add a bunch of other junk, like carrageen.

Good luck!

EDIT: I buy my Yogourmet starter at http://www.vitaglo.com/f2614006.html . It's the cheapest I've found it.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

Post Edited (spookyhurst) : 7/21/2009 2:25:12 PM (GMT-6)


ozonehole
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   Posted 7/21/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I have heard it said that yogurt will not cause diarrhea in people with milk allergies (lactose sensitivity) because the fermentation is supposed to consume the lactose. But my experience shows that to be untrue - I get pretty bad diarrhea from yogurt, even if homemade.

I'm wondering if I'm alone in this, or if others have had the same experience? I've considered making yogurt with lactose-free milk - not sure if that would work, because I suspect the lactose may be needed for the fermentation process. Has anyone here yet experimented with this?

regards,
Robert
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections


spookyh
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   Posted 7/21/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
The 24 hour fermentation process of SCD yogurt virtually eliminates the lactose. Store bought is only fermented for 4 hours, which is why it's still bothersome to lactose intolerant people.

If you're cow casein intolerant (vs. lactose intolerant), then you might try using goat milk to make yogurt.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


EMom
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   Posted 7/21/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
ozonehole said...
I have heard it said that yogurt will not cause diarrhea in people with milk allergies (lactose sensitivity) because the fermentation is supposed to consume the lactose. But my experience shows that to be untrue - I get pretty bad diarrhea from yogurt, even if homemade.


I agree with spookyhurst here. For you personally it may be that you have a sensitivity or allergy to casein, the protein in cow's milk. Experts say the protein is structured totally different in goat's milk, so you might have better success with it. The only way to know for sure, I suppose, is to experiment with both. (with regular milk or cream, please make sure it does NOT contain carrageenan. This causes many people GI distress!)

Another thought is to start very, very slowly with intake. Elaine Gottschall stresses this in her book. Just a tablespoon or so a day for quite some time to gradually build up the beneficial bacteria in the intestines. Perhaps you have reacted to too much too soon?

Never fear, though! If all else fails, you can actually ferment coconut milk or almond milk in much the same manner! Most people don't have to go to that extreme, thankfully!
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.


aoccc
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   Posted 7/21/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah it took me awhile to tolerate milk products. A few months for me so don't be discouraged if you can't tolerate them right off the bat. Good luck :)
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.


spookyh
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   Posted 7/21/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I forgot to mention that your starter bacteria need something to eat while they turn your milk into yogurt, so I don't think lactose free milk would work. When you make the coconut or nut milk yogurt, I think you add some honey for "food". I suppose, in theory, one could do the same with lactose free milk. However, I don't think there is a lactose free milk that doesn't contain a bunch of SCD illegals.

Also, you could try using whole cream or half & half to make your yogurt. The higher the fat content, the less lactose.

Here is a link to more information about SCD yogurt, including how to make it with a heating pad instead of a yogurt maker:
http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/beginners_guide/yoghurt/yoghurt.htm#yogmenu
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


dinkydee
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 7/21/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Awesome thanks, going to order the yogurt maker and book tomorrow.
Diagnosed with CD 3 years ago.  Refused to take meds until recently started Colazal. 
 Currently on Prednisone 40mg.
 
I live by faith and not by sight....


WriterMum
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   Posted 7/21/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I have just got an EasiYo yogurt maker. You can buy packets of the base to make the yogurt in a variety of flavours like Greek and so on. They are probiotic and delicious. It can be ordered online in the US and in England it is available at good kitchen shops. I am still trying to find it in Canada.
44 years old. Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's in April 2005. Hiatus hernia diagnosed in 2008. Had Crohn's under control until March this year when I had a major flare up and ended up in hospital. Diagnosis is now CD and IBS. Getting it under control again.
Currently taking: Prednisone 12.5 mg, Salofalk 2000 mg, Nexium 40 mg, Calcium and Vitamin D, Matamucil, Yogurt for probiotics, Salofalk suppositories as needed.


dinkydee
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   Posted 7/22/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
One more question. Where do I get the dimmer switch for when it overheats? thanks
Diagnosed with CD 3 years ago.  Refused to take meds until recently started Colazal. 
 Currently on Prednisone 40mg.
 
I live by faith and not by sight....

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