Not looking for an argument or to convert anyone. It is my honest belief that folks like this lady need to educate herself on alternatives to the brutal drugs. I simply provided a starting point and a perspective that docs do not know everything and you have to do your own research.
You give away your obvious biases when you refer to the "brutal drugs." What about
the people they have helped so dramatically? Can they call them "magical drugs?"
How is this person supposed to educate herself? By reading medical journals? By reading an old book that has all sorts of hyphotheses that have not been supported by research data? By reading testimonials online? The quality of the sources a person reads when "educating themself" makes all the difference.
From the wiki article on the SCD:
"Retrospective studies, case studies, and numerous self-reports reports suggest that the diet is helpful for some people with IBD. Small non-blinded clinical trials are now achieving publication in the scholarly literature. More research is necessary, and several clinical trials of SCD and similar diets are in progress. The efficacy of SCD for treating disease has not yet been established scientifically."
So, if you or a loved one is dealing with mild disease and have plenty of time to play around, sure, feel free to experiment (while being monitored by a doctor). But if you present at 8 years old with severe disease, it's unlikely you have that luxury of time. Would you choose a treatment with an enormous amount of research showing it can work, or a treatment that may or may not be more effective than placebo?