The Official Website for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Breaking the Vicious Cycle

The Official Website for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet The Official Website for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet


IBD Sufferers Look No Further!

Reviewed by Gina Foresta
July 21st, 2000

I have had ulcerative colitis for 8 years and used to eat a primarily vegetarian diet. So when I initially encountered this book through my doctor, I was skeptical of dramatically changing my diet to exclude the whole grains that were my staple. I'm so glad I reconsidered! The Specific Carbohydrate Diet is the answer to any IBD sufferer's prayers. I've been on the diet for 10 months and feel better than I have in years and am symptom-free. Elaine Gottschall explains the science behind the diet very clearly and provides a wonderful collection of recipes to introduce us to this style of eating. The recipes in the book are meant as an introduction and teaching tool to adapt everyday recipes to meet the diet's guidelines. This style of eating does take preparation and time, but the food is wonderful and nutritious and anyone who is suffering and wants to be well should have no problem doing the maintenance work involved. It's a tiny price to pay to have your health and your life back. Please give the diet a chance. It's nothing short of a miracle! Thank you Elaine!

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I was given Elaine Gottschall's book, "Breaking the Vicious Cycle." I stuck with the instructions and within only a few days, much to my amazement, the bleeding and diarrhea stopped! I've been on this diet for 5 months, following it faithfully and feeling wonderful. All symptoms have disappeared! I am a new person with energy as I never had before.
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