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Apr 28, Libby rated it it was amazing Shelves: But, I was also literally sick and tired from bombarding my system however inadvertently with foods that were bad for me. Most intestinal microbes require carbohydrates for energy.

I will be eating this way, maybe for the rest of my life. Maybe if I were to truly and faithfully and completely adhere to the strict rules, I might get results, but for me the stress of managing a very strict regimen like that offsets any benefits I might see from the actual diet. The book editing is poor, with some pages tumbling into ever smaller fonts from paragraph to paragraph.

It may be your key to ending your unexplainable suffering or why going on a gluten free diet as a celiac didn’t cure you. Licensees are required to use the trademark and copyright material in a manner which is consistent with the SCD diet and program described in the Breaking the Vicious Cycle book.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet

It is hard going especially if you have a very fussy eater like we do but the benefits are incredibly worth it. In the summer of I was finally diagnosed with celiac disease as well as several other severe food allergies peanut butter, dairy, soy, and caffeine. Complex carbohydrates that are not easily digested feed harmful bacteria in our intestines causing them to overgrow producing by products and inflaming the intestine wall. A must read for anyone suffering from chronic digestive diseases.


Obviously each case is different and will yield different results. Even if you do not suffer from intestinal issues yourself, chances are you know a friend or family member who is even if they are suffering silently!

I rarely ate vegetables or meat.

This is a very involved diet, and seems to really only work if you’re super strict about it. My gastroenterologist had told me to follow a low-residue diet, so I figured the more carbs, the better.

Jun 01, Suzanne rated it really liked it. Click here to read the foreword, and browse through a few pages of the book that contains foundations of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet TM. I really thought the book gottcshall very technical and at times it was hard for me but I did get a lot of understanding of the problem with carbs.

This was interesting reading, but I found that it would be a very hard diet to follow due to eliane extremely restricted foods allowed. As much help cutting gluten out of my diet was, this diet is FINALLY curing my body of the inflammation, brain fog, pain, exhaustion, etc.

Extremely interesting and almost too informative.

This is the book that I use for my diet. This book has changed my diet for the better, though it requires monumental effort.

To me, someone who has an active interest in the science behind nutrition, it was very interesting. To Our Continued Success! Also, there is another system of thought out there if you have IBS that is pretty much contradictory to this diet except for the lactose aspect where you can have rice and bread but must avoid nuts and cheeses, etc.

You will have to give up a lot of foods that you love–but that don’t love you back! But the main thrust of it is that, in order to gain healing in the digestive system, we need to eat foods that require little or no digestion. Bottom line, though is will I try it it’s a pretty restrictive diet in the larger scheme of things and will it work? Intestinal problems are not the most romantic thing to talk about, but I wanted to share my experience with everyone because this diet has truly made my life SO much better!!!


If this is the first time you are visiting this website, please go to the Beginner’s Guide section to understand how this diet will work for you and help you on your journey to recover Check out the Recipe of the Month!

Jun 02, Jeff rated it it was amazing. This chapter reviews some of the research dealing with the Gut-Brain Axis in child developmental disorders.

Carbohydrates are classified by their molecular structure. At this point, production of excessive mucus may be triggered as the intestinal tract attempts to “lubricate” itself against the irritation caused by the toxins, acids, and the presence of incompletely digested and unabsorbed carbohydrates.

The Book – Breaking the Vicious Cycle

I think I’m really going to have to tackle this way of eating. The book is well written, with many, many resources in the end notes. Your doctor or nutrition expert should be gottschalk before undertaking a change of diet. Refresh and try again.

I am not satisfied with this book. This is still an important read for anyone investigating possible diets for IBD. May 17, Karen rated it liked it. I’m not sure if I picked it up a few years ago, when I was in the throes of UC, but I took it out again recently because I’ve been having GI symptoms related to the J-pouch, and I’ve been curious about ways to manage them with diet. It is not the intention of this site to diagnose, prescribe, or replace medical care.