The SCD works for some while another form of a modified diet works for others.
I totally cut out gluten and dairy from my diet and I doubt I will go back to those foods because i feel tons better. But I started out with only fresh meats, fresh well cooked veggies, rice, eggs (but those make some people sick), potato, fish, - pretty much whatever fresh you can find except for dairy and gluten/wheat. But eventaully I was able to add in sugars, chocolate, brown rice, more veggies, rice yogurt, rice milk etc.... it just takes a while for your gut to heal (took me almost 1 year to feel about
Eating things that are different from the other people around you is definately hard. My wife now eats gluten free and diary free to help me out. Good luck with your decision.
March 2005 Dx'd with Ulcerative colitis
Took: asacol, colazal, rowasa, entocort, VSL probiotic
2.14.06 Test results positive for gluten and dairy sensativity! (enterolab)
July 2006 normal c scope and biopsies
Taking: Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Gluten Free Dairy free since May 20, 2006 and feeling great