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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 2/25/2008 1:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd like to know if anyone has tried the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and if so, have you seen any results?

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 2/25/2008 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
We use the Maker's Diet, but have gradually begun implementing some of the SCD recipes, too. The diets are quite similar with respect to what is allowed and not allowed. Crazy Harry once posted a compare/contrast of the two diets. Maybe someone can pull up that link.

Oh, and welcome to the forum, FaithInOZ! Can we call you Faith? Or Oz? :-)
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 2/25/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   

I know there are members who have used this diet and had success with it.  I am sure you will be hearing from them.

Also browse our threads and you will find more then one that speaks to the diets and Crohn's.
Take care

Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1885
   Posted 2/25/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Some testimonials about SCD can be found on Amazon if you look up the book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle." 

For info about SCD you can check out:

My daughter is in remission on Entocort plus SCD modified to include rice and potatoes.

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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 2/25/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I did it for 6 months. It was EXTREMELY successful for me. Within 4 days the blood and gas and cramping stopped. Within 7 days the diarrhea stopped and a lot of pain was gone. I didn't gain any weight on it, but it was the best I'd felt in 2 years! The only reason I stopped was because I was 3 months pregnant and went into remission. I'm convinced that it saved me from surgery and helped me get healthy enough to get pregnant and stay pregnant (2 prior miscarriages due to poor health because of the crohn's). I would recommend it to anyone. Give it 30 days. You have nothing to lose!

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 385
   Posted 2/25/2008 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on the SCD diet for 7 weeks and have been on remission. Actually got on remission about 3 weeks ago because I was doing the diet all wrong. It does work but you need to be persistent and love to cook!!
Pharmacy Student
Class of 2009, MWU

Diagnosed 8/99.  Suffered for almost 10 years.  I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearning remission.  I feel fantastic!  My next goal is to gain the 15 lbs I lost 6 weeks ago and start living life again.  I have lost so many years to this disease. 

I decided to become a pharmacist to understand these drugs, and to help fellow sufferers of IBD.  My goal is to open up a pharmacy and take care of my patients(particularly explaining what the drugs do to you), compound special medications, and have a great practice. 

3200 mg Asacol, 5 mg prednisone

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