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Guest post by Missy Ketchum

The kitchen where I prepare just about everything my 16 year old son eats is on the eastern coast of Florida, not far from the Atlantic Ocean. Each weekend I have a list of no fewer than 20 dishes that I prepare from scratch—pancakes, condiments, treats, entrees, roasts for sandwiches on breads I make from almond flour. My son has Crohn’s disease, and for the forseeable future, he will not be eating anything considered convenient. Does this sound like punishment? It depends on your definition.

...continue reading "I felt compelled to donate to SCD research as a prayer for my boy, a token of appreciation for Dr. Suskind, and as symbol of solidarity with other families dealing with IBD"

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We are all busy, so we want nourishing food that is yummy and fast, with less kitchen prep and less dishes to wash after the meal. We count on a modern food chain that is supervised by government safety regulations to pamper us with convenient and healthy food options as we rush through our days.

In response to consumer needs and demands, many food companies are introducing new health foods options and reformulating older products to appear more wholesome. But are we really getting healthier food products? Can we know what exactly we are eating by carefully reading the food labels?

...continue reading "Food additives and diet therapies – the problem with food labels"

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Too busy to cook SCD? Traveling and need yogurt or meals at your destination?
We know many busy SCD dieters who seek local help from SCD cooks/personal chefs or online SCD food orders to provide relief during hectic times.

The help can range from preparing specific items like SCD yogurt, to cooking or baking several SCD dishes or preparing a whole week's worth of SCD meals or freezer meals.

To connect those of us who need help with SCD food service providers, we created a new directory of SCD Food Services.

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Guest post by Wendy Wagler Schindler

The outside world just doesn’t get it sometimes. Even when close family and friends are sympathetic, they can’t completely comprehend our journey. Since our daughter’s Crohn’s diagnosis, I have been journaling how I spend my time. I want to share with my friends why I haven't been available, but don't want it to sound like a sob story as I'm not trying to solicit sympathy. I know that parents in similar situations are the only ones with real insight into this way of life.

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SCD yogurt samples are between 2 to 30 times more potent than most commercial yogurt

Most SCD users consider the 24 hour yogurt a staple of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, whether it is dairy or nut based yogurt. As a matter of fact, some users find that increasing yogurt consumption helps their body when it needs to calm a flare or nurse a cold. However, yogurt is not always necessary for diet success.

I know many people diagnosed with IBD that healed and sustained long-term wellness without using any kind of yogurt. Some of them used capsules of SCD legal probiotics, while others just practiced the diet without adding probiotics, and did very well.

Thermos flasks of yogurt fill Morana's suitcase just before flying for a two week vacation.

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How would you feel if you found out that your own doctor received $110,000 in personal payments and $320k of ‘research’ funding from the same pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the drugs he prescribes for you?
"A major conflict of interest is at work when a physician has accepted payments from a drug or device-making company whose products he or she then prescribes or implants. The Sunshine Act will be embarrassing to some and infuriating to others, but is an excellent step toward consumer protection." Marvin Lipman, M.D., Consumer Reports Senior Medical Adviser, 2014.

...continue reading "Find out if your doctor has a conflict of interest when prescribing medications"

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This chicken recipe has rapidly become a favorite at our home. It is a flavorful and delicious dish, with a pronounced Mediterranean flair that is relatively easy to make.

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Our SCD lifestyle is challenging, funny, yummy, touching, frustrating, hopeful and dedicated. Here are some glimpses into different aspects in the lives of families that are maintaining a therapeutic diet.

The images below are links to galleries of photos that were submitted by members of the SCD Families support group.

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The easiest way to balance your gut microbiome: Play Gutsy

gut-bacteriaGutsy is a fun card game for kids and adults. It helps players learn about the community of microbes that live in our guts, known as the gut microbiome. Gutsy is based on the various ways we interact with those microbes on a daily basis and turns those interactions into a fun and educational game.

...continue reading "An SCD card game for the holidays"

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Often, the path to wellness is not only tough on the body and mind, it is also financially challenging. Medical financial cost burden Families that are working hard to manage medical conditions such as IBD, face grueling schedules of medical appointments, and need to invest more time in food preparations for diet therapies. Parents miss many  workdays, sometimes even changing their jobs, in order to care for their ailing child. Many find the medical and food expenses simply overwhelming. ...continue reading "Overwhelmed by the financial cost of IBD"

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