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Breaking the Viscious Cycle: Intestinal Health through Diet

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Having had many years of experience in handling patients with gut ecology issues, food intolerances, Crohn's, & Ulcerative Colitis cases, including my own daughter who was near death several years ago with UC, I would HIGHLY recommend that your patient be given this excellent book which has helped many with Crohn's disease: Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gottschall. It details the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and I've had firsthand experience with many patients dramatically improving once following this nutritional program. Their diarrhea & cramping calms down & then stops... they have more energy ... they stop getting sick all the time ... it is quite a transformation for many! You may like to read through the SCD Diet Library at ... there are recipes & the allowed food list, etc. [Excerpt] "The Specific Carbohydrate Diet has helped many thousands of people with various forms of bowel disease and other ailments vastly improve their quality of life. In many cases people consider themselves cured. It is a diet intended mainly for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diverticulitis, cystic fibrosis and chronic diarrhea. However it is a very healthy, balanced and safe diet that has health benefits for everyone. The foods that are allowed on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet are based on the chemical structure of these foods. Carbohydrates are classified by their molecular structure." There is also a companion website detailing the science behind the diet and much more at also see the LINKS page on this website -- many excellent resources there!

 --Sincerely, Linda T

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Digestion and Gut