SCD Diet - Plain Oikos Yogurt

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   Posted 4/27/2010 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm starting the SCD diet and I don't have a yogurt maker and don't really want to buy one right now in the event this diet doesn't work out for me.  I checked in the health food section of my local grocery store and found Oikos Plain Greek Yogurt which has (based on the ingredients) only "cultured pastuerized organic nonfat milk" as the main and only ingredient.  I mixed it with a tad bit of honey this morning and it was really good.  Any one know if this is an acceptable substitution for homemade SCD yogurt?  It seems that based on the ingredients that there is little to no difference in this brand (again its Oikos plain greek yogurt) and what I would make at home.  Any thoughts? 

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   Posted 4/27/2010 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure but I think most over the counter yogurts had sugar rendering them illegal for SCD. But I also remember that one of the probiotic cultures in over the counter yogurts caused an issue too.
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   Posted 4/27/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Nope, not legal. Especially at the beginning, you want to do everything by the book to make sure you know if it's working before wrighting it off. The yogurt is a key to the diet. It must be fermented for 24 hours to get an effective amount of probiotics in it. It is awesome tasting too. We are no longer on the SCD for my daughter but the yogurt is something I would like to reintroduce asap when we reintroduce dairy (she's off of it completely right now). You can make it in your oven, but the yogurt maker's available on amazon and it's not too pricey . If you like yogurt, I'd continue to make it whether you stay on scd or not, it's better than any store bought brand I've had.

Post Edited (killcolitis) : 4/27/2010 9:58:50 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/27/2010 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks.  How do you make the yogurt in your oven?  Any links on how to do that?

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   Posted 4/27/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Here you go...
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   Posted 4/27/2010 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Right on all. Thx a bunch!
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