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A complete weekly SCD menu will be served this summer at Camp Oasis Northwest. Campers who use the Specific Carbohydrates Diet as part of their medical therapy will enjoy a fun filled week, including meals and snacks prepared especially for them!

The new SCD menu includes SCD S'Mores and crackers for the camp site fire pit evening, pizza-pasta, meatball fondue, cakes, butternut squash tots, and many more delicious offerings. 

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The European Crohns and Colitis Organization (ECCO) is the largest forum of medical IBD specialists in the world. The 2018 ECCO Congress drew 6,676 delegates from 86 different countries. Over one thousand abstracts were accepted and presented this year, covering overwhelming amounts of data and analysis. The wide range of topics included novel treatment strategies, IBD diagnosis, disease predictions, management of IBD, evolving concepts in IBD, and Pediatric IBD.

I encourage you to check the detailed agenda of the event. The long lists of studies and presentations demonstrate the magnitude of the IBD challenge, and the enormous investments of money and talent that are being invested in finding better treatment options. This raises hopes for better understanding and ultimately resolution and cure of IBD. 

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The 5 R framework to manage IBD, Diet therapies, LDN, FMT, L glutamine, medical marijuana, Helminths intestinal worms, and more.

Doctor Samir Kakodkar (MD), a specialist in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and a Crohn’s patient himself, interviews Reid Kimball, who is a Crohn’s patient and a documentary film producer, in this new podcast.

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John Zoshak is a graduate student in the Human Centered Design and Engineering Program at the University of Washington. He is working with Dr. David Suskind of Seattle Children’s Hospital on an independent analytical study that will look at dietary therapy for IBD from a user perspective. This is a quality improvement field study, with the goal of easing the burden of adherence to dietary therapy.

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A growing number of posts within the online SCD communities show a photo of a manufactured food product and ask the group "Is this legal?" Unfortunately, there can never be a perfect answer to this question. 

 

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A simple, delicious, colorful path to wellness

A strong body of research supports the idea that a vegetable centered diet is key to wellness. Meals based on plant foods are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Add reasonable amounts of good protein sources, like pastured eggs, sea food, some organic meats, top with healthy unprocessed fats, and you have achieved the optimal diet according to the latest leaders in nutritional research .

 
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Parenting is not an easy task under the best of circumstances, and parenting a child with chronic health challenges is especially tough. Can you avoid the pitfalls of helicopter parenting when you raise a child with health challenges? At what point does caring and resourceful parenting become overbearing and counterproductive?

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Many of us, who are practicing diets free of refined sugars, use honey as a sweetener of choice. Natural, full of micronutrients, antibacterial, what’s not to like? Why limit the good stuff?

 

For the most part, our body recognizes honey as a simple sugar, and science has already established the fact that sugar promotes inflammation. In fact, many dieters who only saw limited results from eating classic SCD, found that avoiding honey resulted in better progress towards healing.

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The future is here! For less than $400 you can get a tailored nutrition plan, based upon the sequencing of your gut microbiome. Is the expense worth it? That depends on what you are trying to achieve, and who you ask .

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A steady stream of books about diet therapies and healthy eating has been reshaping the way many people eat in the past few years. These books, published by popular doctors and bio-hackers, all teach eating principles that are very similar to the SCD. Some of these ‘new’ diets focus on disease management, and some focus on health maintenance and disease prevention.

If you already eat based upon the principles of SCD, GAPS, AIP Paleo, Whole 30, or any comparable variant, you are way ahead of the curve. However, if you want to sharpen your tools and improve your diet even more, you owe it to yourself to keep up with the current research and accumulated data.

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