SCD... how do you get carbs?

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   Posted 8/6/2010 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

Can anyone recommend a good SCD-friendly way to get a lot of good carbs?

I was diagnosed with Crohn's last year and I am considering the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

However, I lift weights and go running several times a week, and my trainer has been very clear that I need to be eating protein and carbohydrates (and lots of them).

Now, looking at the illegal list... no brown rice? no grains of any kind? How am I supposed to get the carbs that I need? Does the diet not even allow grains like Spelt and Kamut?

With the amount of physical activity my body gets, I'm pretty sure I would starve without rice or bread...on a low carbohydrate diet there is no way my muscles will get the fuel that they need.

I've seen a few articles that say you can make your own bread from almond flour and that is legal - does anyone know if almond bread is a good source of carbs?

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   Posted 8/6/2010 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
No, spelt and kamut are big no no's. You can try almond flour, but you're not supposed to eat that for quite a while as it's an advanced level food. You can get carbs from fruit and vegetables.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Reduced gluten and dairy.

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   Posted 8/6/2010 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
SCD carbs come mainly from fruit (ie. bananas are high carb), vegetables (ie. butternut squash is high carb), and honey. Nut butters and nut flours have some carbs, but mostly protein and fat. I've read about people on SCD who follow the kind of training regime you do. Try joining the yahoo group at and asking there. I know I've read posts from people who are marathoners, etc.
35 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 8/7/2010 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Drop your assumptions. You don't need the amount of carbs you think you do. Ever since switching to SCD I can run longer and harder than I ever did before.
Crohn's diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade from 6/09 to 4/10
Low-dose naltrexone since 7/5/10
Boswellia + Natren's Healthy Trinity probiotic + Cinnamon + Wild Oregano Oil + vitamin D
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