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Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet

Design and development by NYMDesign. Who knew it only took replacing starches with veggies in ways I never would have thought of — and amazingly easy once I wrapped my brain around it, to boot. Anyway, I waited to post my review since I’ve been trying the diet during the interim.

You will have to give up a lot of foods that you love–but that don’t love you back! I’ve been on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since and God has used it to change my life.

Obviously each case is different and will yield different results. For someone new to elimination diets, I didn’t feel like this book did a great job of explaining how to start. I consider it a miracle that even though my intestines show the effects of the disease, I can live my life as a normal person. Feb 18, Rochelle Roth rated it really liked it Shelves: The book starts off with a history of celiac disease and various scientists who have struggled to find an answer behind a number of gut disorders.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

And, if you find you really just want to have a piece of your best friend’s wedding cake–I say, go vicioous it–if you are ready for the consequences.

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The diet works by starving out these bacteria and restoring the balance of bacteria in our gut. Experiment until you find what works for you, and equip yourself with alternate sources of recipes to compensate for the flops.


This is still an important read for anyone investigating tue diets for IBD. I tried that for a few days, but I got so bloated from just having white rice that I figure I must be better with the SCD diet in Gotschall’s book. This is a resource highly recommended by people whose opinion I trust.

Most importantly, most people who make the change in their diet will NOT need to continue medications at all, or as often.

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. There is a lot of information to be gained from reading it, even if you are not considering trying the diet. 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! Since I’ve only had intermittent results managing my various issues through diet, it seems like a lot of work for very little reward, for me.

My typical vicjous used to be pizza, pasta, or sandwiches, always followed by something sweet–candy, cookies, cake.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle – The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

It is very informative and I continue to glean new ideas and facts that I can use in my diet. It is a strict grain-free, lactose-free, and sucrose-free meal plan.

Yup, most of the food that we eat every day–food that is even “good for us” except that, in those suffering from a sick gut, etc. I personally would be miserable if I was on this diet longer than say fhe months.

Mar 18, Viicious rated it really liked it. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet works by severely limiting the availability of carbohydrates to intestinal microbes. 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.

I want ice cream!!! Complex carbohydrates which are disaccharides double molecules and polysaccharides chain molecules are not allowed. May 17, Karen rated it liked it. View all 6 comments.

There is a wealth of information toward the back of the book, including a recipe section that seems to go on forever. Now, before you think this is the end of the world–or, at least, of delicious food, there are lots of recipes that are pretty darn tasty.


Videos About This Book. If you vicilus celiac, this history is worth the book, even if you don’t plan on trying the specific carbohydrate diet. The diet we evolved to eat over millions of years was predominantly one of meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, nuts, low-sugar fruits.

Beginner’s Guide – Breaking the Vicious Cycle

I healed through other cyycle. There have been some people who report improvements in ASD children who follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet set forth in the book along with people who have serious GI disease.

Giving this a middle of the road rating out of lack of experience with the diet. As such on my alternative healing journey, I ended up using quite a few of the suggestions and recipes provided by Elaine. Once bacteria multiply within the fottschall intestine, they can destroy the enzymes on the intestinal cell surface, preventing carbohydrate digestion and absorption. SCD is more strict than the Maker’s Diet in some respects, but the firm science behind it spoke louder to me than the biblical interpretations and expensive aromatherapy and cleansing products espoused by tye Maker’s Diet.

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! Most of the recipes include yogurt which I am not sure he can handle so we will have to use the ones that are with out it until he has been on the diet a while. This chapter reviews some of the research dealing with the Gut-Brain Axis in child developmental disorders.

After the history, the book gttschall on to describe what the Brraking Carbohydrate is and how it might help someone who follows it.