The purpose of the SCDWiki is to provide support and encouragement for those who are either starting or already on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). It is hoped that the content of SCDWiki (.net, .org and/or .com) will ease digestive suffering, increase public awareness and educate medical professionals about the power of SCD as a complementary treatment.
The collective experience of thousands of persons who had posted on the former Yahoo BTVC-SCD list serve has shown that SCD makes a substantial, positive difference in the treatment of digestive disorders. The BTVC-SCD list serve contained the testimony of many persons who got their lives back using SCD in conjunction with professional medical treatment.
SCD can reduce and, in time, completely eliminate the terrible, life ruining symptoms of digestive disorders. Followers of SCD can and do lead a normal life. Topics on the SCDWiki include the experiences of many with overcoming challenges while on SCD in situations such as: office meetings, travel, eating out, athletics, and hospital stays. These "how to" subjects are not addressed in the Breaking the Vicious Cycle book (BTVC). SCD Wiki supports the book BTVC by sharing successful techniques from experienced persons who have followed SCD.
SCD shares with all the other beneficial diets the core belief, demonstrated in case after case everyday, that diet matters. What we eat is a significant factor, probably the primary factor in our overall health and, in particular, the state of our digestive system. Where SCD parts company from other seemingly similar and beneficial diets such as GAPS, FODMAPS, Paleo, anti-inflammatory diets, etc. is in basically two areas:
The SCDWiki supports the Specific Carbohydrate Diet as an integral component of patient healing. SCD is not a substitute for professional medical care. All prescription medicines should be taken as directed. While trying to keep SCD impermissible ingredients to a minimum, Elaine advised that it may be necessary to tolerate some impermissible, inactive ingredients in medications and supplements.
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Disclaimer: The purpose of SCDWiki is to assist people in implementing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet as delineated in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall, B.A., M.Sc. SCDWiki is not intended to be medical advice nor is it a substitute for consulting medical professionals.