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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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For those of us who are relieved to have access to information which empowers us to take care of ourselves, this book is a godsend. With it I have been able to completely regain my health without the use of medications. It is a tragedy that this information is not available to everyone with digestive disorders, so that we all can make informed personal choices about how we wish to approach our treatment. People with the determination to regain their health will almost certainly benefit from learning about this diet.
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