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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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SCD Rocks

August 13th, 2004

Mike Mcready of Pearl Jam is on the SCD™ and has done very well on it. Part of an interview with him follows.

Rick [Interviewer]:
So, you mentioned that diet is really important to you, especially recently you found something that is working very well for you. Is there trade-off there in terms of eating right for Crohn's, keeping your energy level up to be able to be energetic and perform?

Yeah, I think it's all-encompassing. I have to do something positive. I have to eat in a way that's good for me. People with Crohn's or colitis, certain foods, say a tomato doesn't bother me, but it could bother somebody else and could set it off.

It's different for each patient. The thing that has really been working for me right now is my diet and this book by Elaine Gloria Gottschall, called "Breaking the Vicious Cycle." (Red bold added) And this doesn't work for everyone but, for me, it's worked. And it's basically a diet, of no sugar, no starch - so, no potatoes, no fries, no refined sugars. And it's tough. We have to make bread out of nuts and all sorts of stuff, but it's the only thing that's put this [Crohn's] thing in remission without being on a ton of drugs. Actually, it's the best I've felt since I was probably 15 or 16. (Red bold added)

–Mike McCready

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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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