monosaccharides for SCD and Maker's diet

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   Posted 2/26/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just at the SCD website and read about how the point of the diet is to consume only carbohydrates that are in the simplest form of monosaccharides.
So the maker's diet encourages a person to eat carbs that are monosaccharides as well. The really cool thing is that the sprouting or fermenting of grains (basically any whole grain) converts the carb to a monosaccharides, making it very easy to digest (even for ppl with gluten intolerace, according to some studies I've found on the net).
Anyway, I'm wondering if the lady (who invented the SCD) knew this, then she would probably have allowed sprouted or fermented grains on the SCD diet too.
Any thoughts? 

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   Posted 2/26/2008 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know. Interesting concept, but I personally believe Elaine Gottschalls would have been very leary of anything involving grains. Once, before she died, on an SCD message board I asked a question about splenda, and much to my absolute shock, ELAINE HERSELF responded to my question. She said, "Stef, if you want IBD, then eat splenda." She struck me as a very blunt and to the point lady. I don't know if she would have even entertained the idea of sprouting or fermenting of grains.

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   Posted 2/26/2008 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   

The SCD diet is based on the original Celiac's diet, developed by Dr. Haas.

Too bad Elaine passed away in 2005 because some questions remain unanswered, like for instance how long cheese must be aged to remove lactose.

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