I would like to give the SCD diet a try. Currently I am on 20 mg of Omeprazole (tablets) and 3 mg of Entocort (capsules) per day. I tried stopping the Omeprazole a few times, and got a terrible and unbearable rebound effect. I get the entocort from Duane Read and the Omeprazole from Costco (Kirkland brand.)
Can I start the SCD diet, while still on these medications?
I keep on reading about SCD yogurt and a lengthy preparation process. The limit of my food preparing skills is maybe…toast.
Is it possible to buy SCD yogurt somewhere? Are there any kosher brands?
Are there any manufactured shakes, like Ensure, that are SCD Legal? I love Ensure, especially Vanilla.
Can I drink coffee when starting the diet? I am a long-time coffee addict, and will not be able to function at work without at least one cup per day.
Does the SCD diet work for Acid Reflux too? I have both mild Crohns and bad Acid Reflux.
I ordered the book, and received it yesterday.
The problem is that it is huge, and I was hoping to start the diet immediately.
Fortunately, I should have some time to read this weekend, so there is some hope.
Still it would be great if there were cliff notes or a quick-start guide for this diet. I just need to know what I can eat and where I can buy it; preferably ready-made.
I am sure most of these questions are answered in the book, and I will start reading it this weekend. However, I am eager to start the diet right away, so any help would be appreciated.
Thank you so much,
PS. Does this diet work? I saw a list of legal and illegal foods. Aren’t we supposed to avoid nuts and food with seeds, due to risk of blockages etc.?
Symptoms since I was 15 (now 50), 2 “definitive” IBS diagnoses but no treatment except “eat more broccoli, you are not getting enough roughage"..lol, CD in small bowel diagnoses with Pill Cam 06/2010, Kapidex 60mg, Prednisone 30 mg (tapering down over the next couple of months), Pentasa 4,000 mg, Amitripyline 10 mg, SCD, Freeda - Multi Vitamin & 2000 UI D3, Melatonin 9mg
Thank you all so much.
I read the core chapters of “Breaking the Vicious Cycle” today.
Aside from the question about nuts and seeds (i.e., strawberries), I was wondering about red meat and fried foods.
This diet seems to allow them, where two other IBD diet books I read (“What to Eat with IBD” and “Eating Right for a Bad Gut”) say that they are usually bad for IBD. I am thinking of starting the SCD diet, and also staying away from nuts, fried foods, red meat, and all food with seeds. However, I am worried that there will be very little left to eat.
I think that, before I begin, I will try to come up with a week’s worth of food I can eat on a regular basis.
Also, thank you for those links. I’ll check them out.
Thank you so much, everyone. I have been planning and researching all day, and this morning, I also purchased one pack of this farmer cheese at a local supermarket:
I tried it out and was pleasantly surprised that it tasted just like regular cottage cheese, without that wet lumpy looking appearance. Eating it for a few breakfasts should be easy, assuming the dairy part doesn’t bother me.
I used to like eggs as a kid, but, after years of hearing how bad they are for you (right or wrong,) I’m semi reluctant to eat them. I have not had them in years, but have a vague recollection of not feeling well the last time I had scrambled eggs. I guess I could give it another try.
Anyways, I am off from work tomorrow, so after eating farmer cheese and a hard boiled egg for breakfast, I plan on making a shopping trip to pick up a whole lot of SCD stuff. Hopefully, I'll be able to find most of the products I will be looking for. Certainly I expect to find enough to eat lunch and dinner
Then, I need to order a yogurt maker and purchase some other hardware.
Post Edited (Jay2) : 7/5/2010 5:34:39 PM (GMT-6)
Good for you Jay
I have only been on the diet for about 2 months. I still feel a bit like you. A bit over whelmed however as you figure stuff out it for sure gets easier.
Lessons I learned
1) For me, I started eating too much honey and that was not good for me. I tried for a long time to find a natural sweetener, not honey, could not so am using saccharine.
I found the chicken soup was bland until I made the chicken stock referenced in nourishing traditions by Sally fallon (she writes most of the recopies in the Makers Diet referenced by I think Emom in this thread. The soup tastes great using this stock. I did not know if you have one, but I take the soup and blend it and it comes out creamy.
2) I just switched from Yogourmet starter to GI PROgurt. The Yogourmet was tangy or bitter. The GI is sweet. I dripped the GI and put it on home grown tomatoes with bit basil and had the best caprice salad I ever ate. Yummy
3) Switched to Freedas SCD vitamins and vitamin D.
4) Started on a high quality fish oil
5) I cook apples and cinnamon, peaches and freeze in ice cube tray. I add the “ice cubes” in to the yogurt for a great dessert. Some whould add a bit of honey but I do not
All the best to you
Let us know how you are doing, we can all support each other
So, I had the chicken soup, soup chicken, pineapple juice, apple juice, farmer cheese, a hardboiled egg and some black tea yesterday.
All was going well until shortly after I went to bed.
I started having little stomach pains that I have not had in a very long time, and I lost over 3 hours of sleep, as a result.
Prior to starting the diet, I was drinking a lot of Ensure plus an occasional portion of some very light food. So maybe the problem was having too much solid food at once.
Or maybe it was too much acid in the juice and soup carrots.
Or maybe it was the Farmer Cheese, as I don’t have dairy often and the Ensure I used to drink was lactose free.
Or maybe the apple juice and/or pineapple juice were not as SCD Legal as I hoped.
Or maybe something in the Entocort or Omeprazole is not SCD legal, and is messing things up.
There are so many possibilities, that I am unsure how to proceed.
Today, I am going to cut out the pineapple and apple juice and see how that goes. It could be that it was just bad Acid.
I’m crossing my fingers.