I agree with everything you've said.
Alot of it is cultural indoctrination, and a big push by Agra-culture that grains are healthy for us, but they're not.
Trojen and killcolitis,
I came around to the Paleo diet, through trial and error, and lots of medical research which backed up my experiences. For me, it was truly an evolutionary process (no pun intended). It started out one day, when there was a sale at the local store for lobsters. So I spent the week eating lobsters with lots of drawn butter (boy those were delicious!), and some shrimp too. And low and behold, that week I had very little fibromyalgia, bone and joint pains (which came with the UC) - that made me wonder what was so different to cause such an enormous difference. After lots of research, I found out that the foods I was eating that week were all very low in Omega 6's. And so the progression began...Finally putting together the equation of what causes inflammation (which causes UC and many other diseases), and finally going Paleo. Experienced great success with it, and I truly believe it is based on diet= inflammation.
I'm sorry killcolitis, that your daugher wasn't helped by SCD or Paleo. It's tough.
Dx - UC 09/2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.PaleoDiet of proteins,veggies,salads, fruits, & protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g,L-ArgEthylEster,chia seeds,VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Transdermal LDN put me remission!