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03-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #31
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Haha.. No worry bro. As long as she's bringing home the bacon! Haha. You could be a freind and forward some sunny warm weather north of the border. Its been 'doom' and 'gloom' here for the past few weeks.. Cold, wet, damp, cloudy.. Pretty depressing actually but the sun is to re-appear next week in time for spring.

I would read up between the differences of IgG and IgA reactions. IgG are the delayed reactions and like you noted before, it seems like you found some that are a problem but really aren't. For myself, I'm on the fence. I feel the costs involved with these test, that the labs should cover at minimum twice, to see if the results are repeatable.

Unfortunately, I think alot resolves around the 'test method' and state of the blood 'specimens'. Inconsistencies I see on a daily basis in my own lab and honestly.. To me relatively fresh blood specimens should be used to see if anti-bodies form. I know the lab I sent mine off, I believe they didn't perform the actual test until like 2 weeks after the blood was taken.

Its a pain in the ass but truly.. Begin with a baseline that you know foods work for you 100% with no problem. Add a new food to the regime for a couple days and evaluate. If our research scientists could of studied this protocol, we would of had a validated elimination food model to start of with for everybody.. But.. They always say, food doesn't matter. Haha.
03-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #32
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I have just completed 30 days on the SCD combined with low FODMAPS and am a new member to the forum. I am not on maintenance meds, (due to sulfa allergy) for my Crohn's and more recently developed SIBO flareups twice in the past year. SCD/LFM has made me feel so much better, even in the first few days, and diminished my SIBO in a radical way. When my SIBO is in full bloom, I crave sugars like CRAZY!!!! And I really appreciated the posts here in regard to the fortitude it takes to stick with the SCD in the first weeks. I was so hungry it was ridiculous. I just received my Yogourmet which was something akin to the excitement of picking out a puppy! Trader Joe's Frozen French Cut String Beans, and Dole Pineapple cups in their own juice, or a banana, are now my Go-To for a snack, and I am making legal pesto to throw on just about everything. I love slivered almonds and almond butter, but they tend to become concrete in my digestive system, as did chocolate, and I suppose that means they aggravate my "vowels," so I have to watch the nuts...Bummer! I am feeling pretty good and take some Prune juice each morning to keep regular. Does that sound crazy or what?? Anyone, hmmmm, struggle, with constipation with Crohn's or SIBO? I'm also new to forums...probably obvious!
03-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #33
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Good to hear Irishtarheel! I promise the results will only get better too! Discipline is key, especially when your young still and you got to cook all the time and pack your food wherever you go! Especially when your friends are mowin' down on pizza and drinkin' booze.. Bastards! Haha Oooh yeeah.. Discipline is key - after a while they get it and are happy for ya. It shouldn't be all about what other people think anyhow. Its all about you and how you feel! Feelin' good, brings positive thoughts all around.
There will be speed bumps in the road, 3 months in, 6 months in.. Nobody knows why.. You don't loose faith, just start back with intro diet to get you through the stretch before things settle down again, and they will.

Note - For other other folks who are gonna through the Legal list and finding that a particular food causes issues, no worries.. Skip it at the beginning and re-try further down the road when further healing has occurred.

Crazy about homemade yogurt huh? 4 yrs agao, I didn't even know that $hit existed! Haha
03-03-2012, 07:13 PM   #34
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But there is something about it that worries me. (I have only had a quick look over this, so please correct me or whatever).
I don't like the idea that you can't eat starchy carbohydrates, as this really should be where about 37% of your energy comes from (UK dietary reference values). If you are not eating these then presumably a high percentage of your energy is going to be coming from fats and proteins. I know a lot of weight loss diets would also support this, but this is not what would normally be considered a healthy diet, as it increases the risks of heart disease.
Don't believe everything they tell you at school,
we never evolved to eat grains, they are a recent addition (approx 10,000 years)
For most of our evolutionary timeline we got approximately 0% of our energy from grain (trace amounts only)
Many people have problems with them (and the big evil- sugar)
There are hundreds of peer review papers linking grains to 'leaky gut' and almost ever chronic disease - especially the autoimmune diseases.
There are thousands who have benefited from giving them up (me included).

I love this photo, i'd kill (animals) to have a body like that.......
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03-08-2012, 01:51 PM   #35
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Hi! I'm new to the forum but was diagnosed with Crohn's in 2000. The veryfirst thing I asked my doctor when I was told I had Crohn's was what I could eat/not eat to make myself better. He laughed at me! Since then I've been on 6mp, Asacol, Colazal, Effexor and prednisone. Currently I'm on Colazal and prednisone for a flare I've been fighting for close to a year.

Yesterday I had an appointment with my gastroenterologist. He gave me the choice of going on 6mp again or starting Humira. Before I take that leap (which I consider a pretty significant change in medications) I'm going to try the SCD diet. Like others have said, I am a bit overwhelmed by the process but I'm committed to giving it a full go before I take the next step of medications.

I've ordered the book along with Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet by Raman Prasad. I'm going shopping right after work for yogurt making supplies and menu items for the introductory phase. Luckily my husband is completely supportive in this trial. I hope to have some positive news to report back in the near future.
03-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #36
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Good for you Caldotis! Please keep us updated through the good, the bad, and the unchanged. And we're here to support you through it all
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03-08-2012, 02:42 PM   #37
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Best of luck Caldotis!

I have posted links above regarding the SCD - Breaking The Vicious Cycle website and where I order my lactic starter for the yogurt..

My recommendation.. Go easy with the dairy at the beginning. Try only a 1/2 cup of the yogurt per day at the start. If ok, then slowly add in the dry curd cottage cheese to see how you respond to that.

Eating low fat proteins (like chicken and extra lean beef, wild salmon fillets) and the puree of various veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squah, carrots, onions, peppers) every meal has always been a safety blanket for even flaring folks.. I will post my almond recipe muffin recipe to aid in additional calories. **Only do the almond flour when no bleeding and the 'D' are minimal.. Its essential protein MUST be a part of every meal, even for breakfast!!

The key is balance, switch up your foods! Everything in moderation..

Almond muffin recipe (makes 12 muffins at 200 cals each)

2.5 cups almond flour (I bought a good quality coffee grinder to chop'em up fine)
3 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp cinnamon powder (for a nice taste)

Process:

1. Mix the eggs, baking soda, honey, and applesauce until consistent.
2. Add 2 cups of the almond flour with cinnamon. Blend
3. Finish blending and adding the rest of the flour.
4. Bake at 375F for 15min. (Stoves vary, so watch for the tops of the muffin when they rise. If they pass the toothpick test. Perfect!

Enjoy the recipe all.. I created this recipe years ago with my Mom! God bless her too for teaching me how to cook! Haha
03-08-2012, 02:45 PM   #38
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I've had a little setback. After doing fantastic for awhile there the last few days I've been having more pain in my abdomen and my right eye is giving me issues again (which is does when my abdomen goes off). I'm not sure why as I haven't strayed that I know of. Ups and downs I guess and I plan to stick with SCD for a lot longer. I think I'll cut back on the honey a little as I was getting a little crazy with it. OH GOD I MISS SWEETS.
03-08-2012, 02:58 PM   #39
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Hey Dave!

You will always go through times when you wonder 'why is this an issue now'.. All I can say is this disease has a lot to do with our metabolism and the viruses we pick up through colds, flus, bad food, etc..

At the beginning, it was tough for me to give a lot of the processed foods. In comparison to your sweet fixes.. But don't you think your sweet fixes / cravings are related to the bugs in your body craving for it for food cause they are dying off?

K.. Dr. Phil signing off for the day.. J/k

Take care everybody
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So glad you joined the group, Caldotis! I wish you the best of luck with your SCD journey. It can seem daunting at first, but before you know it, you'll figure out all your favorite snacks, etc., and be in a routine. Yesterday, I made my first SCD/LFM Banana Bread and it looked and tasted really delicious--nice texture and everything! I'm looking forward to trying your recipe Gstar. It looks great! I started a reference index card file (does anyone even do that anymore, haha) for recipes, medical websites & blogs, where I've found some helpful food info.

I just made my first batch of SCD yogurt with the Yogourmet. It goes in the fridge on Friday at 10am for 8 hours. I'm looking forward to seeing the result. It wasn't a big deal to make, considering I always have a lot to do in the kitchen anyway, and even more so these days with cooking fresh and preparing snacks in advance for "on-the-go" occasions. It is definitely worth the effort, and,thankfully, my family loves the additional creativity that now goes into my cooking as I'm always hunting for fresh, tasty new meals!!
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The Yogourmet is great, that's what I use too

Where are you all getting your "dry curd" cottage cheese? I can't find the stuff.
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Hope you start feeling better soon, Dave. Sorry for the setback. This may be totally irrelevant, but is there any chance that you may have some SIBO goin' on? I know you are very adept and knowledgeable with all of this and I'm sure have considered everything. The only reason I ask is that in hindsight I can tell you that my appetite for sweets grew tremendously, in conjunction with the increase in my SIBO flare-up, when it finally just felt out of control. Since I've been on SCD/LFM now for 5 weeks, I went from sugar-crazed, to ambivalent, to now not caring if I sit next to someone enjoying an oozing chocolate lava cake! I do tend to believe that those buggers are craving that sugar and just sending up the requests, "FEED ME!!! I've read about similar experiences... They are like those little Who's in Whoville: "We are here, We are heeeeeere!" Persistent little guys...

I know how conscientious you are about everything and that must make this frustrating. Hang in there! I have some eye issues that coincide with my Crohn's and I'm hoping that over time it may improve if my body gets to settle down for a while on the LFM regime. Best wishes,
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the support!

They have no idea what causes my disease (Lymphocytic Colitis) but what they do know is there's a bunch of lymphocytes hanging out and having a party in my intestines. Lymphocytes like to hunt down and kill pathogens. So it makes sense to me that maybe I do have SIBO and my lymphocytes are trying to deal with that? Just a theory of course But that's why I decided to give the SCD a shot.
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You can drip your yoghurt, David, and you get a sort of cream cheese. And on the SCD thread in the Diet subforum, someone posted a recipe for making homemade cheese which involves just milk and lemon.
My SCD activities are curtailed for the moment, til I get a bit more mobile with the damned crutches :-(
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03-09-2012, 02:56 AM   #45
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Thanks Helen

How important was the SCD in helping you get to remission do you think?
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I think it played its part, David. Although I needed the course of Remi, my symptoms definitely got a lot worse if I strayed off the diet once I was on it. With the Psoriasis I've developed too, it seems to flare with certain foods, sugar and wheat seeming to be the main culprits.
03-09-2012, 09:27 AM   #47
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Just a note of support for everyone who is working their way through the SCD plan. As some of you have mentioned in the past (so right on, Gstar), many good docs say "food doesn't matter." And that is fine, as internists and specialists have virtually no background in nutrition, and how it relates to disease. Interns and docs that are honest have come right out and told me their training is deficient in this area. That is, unless they had a personal interest. So, keep the faith on this one, as all nutritionists understand the connection of food with autoimmune responses/inflammatory conditions. The area I live in is saturated with docs, and also is a big hub of alternative and holistic medicine docs as well. One of the bakers at my Whole Foods is a Celiac and once a week he cleans the kitchen and bakes gluten-free all night to put up products for sale at WF the next day. He's an amazing help as well.

My aunt has her masters in nutrition and her son has had UC since adolescence. She firmly believes in the healing abilities of food and proper moderate supplementation/vitamins. She gave me Gottschall's book years ago, and also another great book for overall health: Prescription for Nutritional Health, by Phyllis Balch and her husband. The Balchs are married MD's and she's also a nutritionist. It's my go-to reference guide. It's just another helpful resource and that fills in some blanks with food & nutrition info., and I pick and choose what advice I am comfortable following.

I don't blame medical docs for their limitations, as they all have concentrations to study. But, there is definitely a role for the nutritionist in all of this. I'm not saying it will be a "cure" for anyone/everyone. I just figure it makes sense when our immune systems are going haywire to assess possible irritants and remove them if possible. It may sound drastic to some, but I have gone sugar-, grain-, dairy-, & bean-free on the Low FODMAP diet and it has helped tremendously in just 5 weeks. I'm sticking to fresh fish varieties, poultry, and many choices of fruits and veggies, as well as the SCD yogurt, hard cheeses, sometimes eggs, and a growing list of yummy breads with almond flour, (which I understand not all can tolerate & would need an alternative) and dressings with pesto (sans garlic) and pureed carrots/anything. I have made muffins with just pureed carrots, egg/whites, and cinnamon. It was better than ya think, haha! I just keep tweaking my list depending on my needs and tolerance issues and when I have time am cooking and freezing snacks. It's such a personal journey and no doubt, filled with frustrations at times.

I hope that whatever food plan anyone picks and runs with, they feel inspired by and try to stick with it, in spite of flare-ups. I figure eating really healthy tailored for each person's circumstances can only keep one in his/her best "relative" health, if not much improved. If there's any chance of consulting with a nutritionist who specializes in IBS/IBD,(like my aunt) I hope you will have the opportunity. Take a look at that Balch book if you get a chance. I think it's in its umpteenth print at this point. Take care everybody and keep strong in your journey.

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03-12-2012, 08:42 AM   #48
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Just wanted to check in and let you know how it's been going. It's been 48 hours on the SCD diet. I've made a HUGE batch of the SCD yogurt and have been slowly been having some. I just had breakfast (dry curd cottage cheese with 1/4 cup of the yogurt).

I've followed the introductory diet so far, although I have added in a bit of fresh fruit (pears and a very ripe banana). I even managed to eat out yesterday when my sister-in-law surprised us with a visit. Thankfully we went out to a diner that served all day breakfast so I was able to have a poached egg with a couple of slices of fresh avocado on top and some fresh pear slices on the side. I have to admit that it's been easier than I thought.

There is still a bit of stomach 'gurgling' and my stomach hasn't settled down completely. But I am encouraged that it hasn't been too hard...yet
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That's great Caldotis, please keep us updated as to your progress
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I have some issues arising from looking at the S.C. Diet.


1. Honey is a powerful bifidogenic. That is, it stimulates growth of Bifidobacteria. It seems odd that it is recommended, given that the diet purports to starve Bifidobacteria.

2. Soluble fiber is a super-food for Bifidobacteria. There is a great deal of soluble fiber in fruit and vegetables. Again, this seems incongruous in the diet.

3. Legumes contain complex carbohydrates and yet are permitted (including peanut butter.)

4. Bifidobacteria species are many and varied. They are generally considered vital to the health of the large bowel, yet all are targeted by the diet.

5. There are only three introduced probiotics. Two are Lactobacillus varieties, and the third is S. Thermophilus. These predominantly inhabit only the small bowel. There is no introduced probiotic for the large bowel.

6. The exclusion of starchy vegetables and grains eliminates dietary sources of short-chain fatty acids, the preferred fuel for colon cells. Colonic cells function poorly without this fuel.

7. Liquid polymeric diets (containing intact proteins and complex carbohydrates) have been shown to be equally as effective as elemental diets in achieving remission. These include Ensure, with it's many so-called 'illegal' ingredients.


Although there is anecdotal evidence that this diet helps people there are many incongruities, for my mind.
I should add that as a vegetarian, it is not a viable diet for me to test.

I don't want to discourage use of the diet. Any comments appreciated.
03-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #51
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Have you even read what the SCD is all about? It is called 'Specific Carbohydrate' because it revolves around the three types of carbohydrates; monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides.. Essentially, single (mono), double (di), polysaccharides (starch).. These are the basis of the molecular chains for carbs.. The SCD focuses on the singular chains and the amylose type of the starches because they are the easiest for the small intestine to break down (in regards to carbs).. Hence, this is why the diet focuses on these types along with proteins and fats.. This is why the majority of vegetables are permitted, it has nothing to do with the 'soluble fiber' that is derived from them which feeds any particular type of bacteria. Soluble fiber feeds ANY genus of bacteria, and there are 100s of them. Your colon is the sewer system per say of your gut. All healthy individuals have pathogens present even in their colon, the key is balance from 'good' to 'bad'.. The bifidus marketing hype is all BS.. An overbundant balance of the 'bad' in the colon would devour any introduction of the 'bifidus' genus.. Period.. Again.. This is why the SCD focuses on strengthening your small bowel - in hopes to starve out the pathogens in the colon by eliminating ANY non-digestible molecule that passes from the small bowel..

Crohn's, UC diseases all have ulcers present. Around these types of ulcers, what type of bacteria is present? I can tell you, it certainly isn't of the friendly type.

Your question # 5 is incorrect.. S. Thermophilus resides in your mouth. It is the first stage of digestion, coupling with L. Bulgaris to focus / aid in the digestion of the sugar molecules in dairy. SCD promotes these because the diet feels the yogurt is needed to help populate the small bowel with L. Acidulfius (sp?).. Anyways.. That is their sole purpose, that's it.. It is believed a strong small bowel with have a strong presence of L. Acidulfius..

Saying the above, doesn't mean anybody whom practices SCD will be able to devour the dry curd cottage cheese and yogurt like no tomorrow.. Its ALL about where you are with YOUR disease. If you have ulcers present that are bleeding, mucus generation in the stool, an overgrowth of the bad in your small bowel.. I don't care what anybody says, you are gonna struggle with dairy! It is best to leave out the dairy and focus on the proteins, fats and allowable carbs from the SCD listing UNTIL further healing has occured. Our diseases didn't just happen overnight, these imbalances take a great time to overcome. Thousands of folk continue with the SCD just to stay even and keep symptoms minimal. I personally believe a lot of environmental factors contribute to this disease, the primary one being altering our natural food chains.. Antibiotics / growth hormone to our livestock, the use of pesticides and soil fumigants to our crops.. We are the lucky ones to fall victim to these comprimises.. Mass production over quality..

I apologize for writing a book and please DON'T feel I answered you like a jerk. It was not my intention at all. I just don't want people to give up hope on diet because it really does matter with this disease.
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Yes I have read what the S.C. Diet is about Gstar! That is clearly what prompted my queries. And I am aware of the different types of carbohydrates.

I don't see where you actually responded to any of my queries so perhaps I wasn't clear enough. Allow me to try again with only one or two of those issues.

The premise of the diet is that starving the so-called 'bad bacteria' is beneficial to gut health and vital to taming inflammation. (The alleged 'bad bacteria' are never identified, which is of concern.)

The Bifidobacteria group is broadly mentioned, in the yoghurt section of the diet. It is alleged that all strains of Bifidus should be avoided as "they have been found to cause bacterial overgrowth." (?) The Bifidus group of bacteria are the predominant probiotic strains in the large bowel, and are generally considered highly beneficial.

My queries surrounding what actually feeds the alleged 'bad bacteria' are critical to the stated aims of the diet.
My queries relate to the incongruity of the diet's main aim. That is, the starving out of so-called 'bad bacteria' - though they are never identified. There seems to be plenty of food for them in the diet even though complex carbohydrates are removed (other than in the legumes and certain vegetables!)

I am not trying to put people off the diet! I want to understand the incongruity of the stated aims.
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Thank you both for your discussion and keeping it civil

Handle, as I read the SCD for the first time I was a bit surprised by honey being legal as well. As some of my pain came back it was the first thing I cut down on and recently virtually eliminated it. I of course don't know if it was causing issue or not.

I don't know how beneficial it is for any of us to argue about the various bacteria in the small and large intestines and what feeds what. I say this because they estimate that over 50% of the bacteria in the gut can't even be cultured at this point and we're having to utilize painstaking DNA footprints to identify new species. In so many cases we have no idea what we're dealing with. And then taking it one step further, recent studies have shown that gut bacteria divide people into three groups so we're all not created alike and god knows what else they'll be finding in the coming years. Who knows what we're feeding and what we're starving. In addition, I've read studies where they feel that "good" bacteria may actually turn "bad" under certain circumstances and vice versa. It's absurdly complex and hurts my brain.

What I DO know is there's a hell of a lot of really smart members like the two of you here who are doing exciting research on their own and no doubt making inroads.

Is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet the solution? Maybe for some people it is and I think it's great when people give it a quality shot. No doubt for others it is not. What I'd love for us to do is avoid arguing about variables that won't help us and focus on what will. Collectively, I've got to believe that we can find answers and maybe improve upon the SCD or even develop the next generation of diet for people with IBD as there is ALWAYS room for improvement. The question is, how do we do that? And would anyone be interested in doing so?
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Haha.. AMEN brother!

As I stated before, the only reason I joined this site is to spread the word of SCD. I did not come on this site, to 'argue' or 'debate' with members.. Its a frigg'n forum relating to a disease for crying out loud. Like wtf.. Haha

SCD is NOT an exact science.. It is a beginning block that has to be 'tailored' to what works for you. That means, you have to know where YOU are with the disease! A person who has disease ONLY in the colon, this diet will work wonders for you! BUT.. It must be tailored. If your disease is in the small bowel, I feel you have the toughest challenge of us all BUT it doesn't mean you give up hope on diet either.

Absolutely correct.. There are hundreds of various types of bacteriums in our gut and who the hell knows them all!? The medical world has NO interest because there is NO money to be had there! How many folks on this site had their gastro specialist request a culture from them?? Haha. They don't even culture biopsies taken from endoscopic procedures to confirm diagnosis.. Oh sorry.. One.. Stomach ulcers.. Because the research scientist who discovered H.Pylori caused stomach ulcers was the same guy who purposely ingested high concentrations of H.Pylori to prove that point..

It is time for me to say 'Bon soir'.. All I politely ask is keep your fight against the disease, not each other.. If you are going to make strong statements, have actual clinical proof.. And it also helps to show how you are..
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Just another check-in on my first week following the SCD diet. It's been a tough day so far, and it's only 8:45am! I followed the introduction diet for 2 1/2 days with no problems. So I gradually added in more foods (following SCD recipes) and SCD yogurt. Amazingly (well, maybe not so amazing to those who've had success on this diet) I had my first 'normal' bowel movement in over a year after just 4 days.

However this morning I've had cramping, blood & mucus and feel generally wimpy all over. I suspect it might be from eating too much SCD yogurt yesterday...but I can't be sure. I'm trying really hard to stay positive (usually the more I worry, the worse I make my body feel) but I would be lying if I said that I wasn't disappointed.

Also- and this is sort of funny- I had this really weird dream two nights ago that I just ate a huge chocolate chip cookie and was then mortified because I'd sabotaged the SCD diet! I'm sure it's because I've been almost militant in what I'm ingesting. I've been going through my fridge and pantry, reading all labels and sorting out the 'illegals'. I've even been a bit worried that my some of my toothpaste will accidentally get ingested (because I'm pretty sure it's not SCD)! HA!

Well there's a quick glipse into my current reality...thanks for the support and for listening!
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Congrats Caldotis!

Isn't crazy how we judge 'how good we are doing' by having a formed bowel movement!? Haha. It feels *uck'n great though! Haha For you.. It sounds like its been a long time and I know how great you felt because I was once there myself!

Blood, mucus.. Could be a few things..

Verify if blood is actually from open ulcers or possibly just a hemmie.. Usually the greater amount of blood in the bowel always suggests open ulcers.. Blood on side of a formed stool, usually an internal hemmie..

Now.. The mucus is suggesting you have narrowing from one area of your large bowel to the next. This is nothing to get freaked out about because over time, you will correct this with STRICT adherence to the diet.. Mucus is a lube per say and that's why your body generates it to excrete material. Some non- believers will say its because of 'scarring' but time will tell brother.

Something I may include referring back to the blood.. If you see 'pus' also, I would strongly suggest taking Flagyl and Ciproflaxin (obviously you need to see your Dr for this) but you could possibly have an 'infected' ulcer(s).. These antibiotics can be used at the same time with the diet and help out tremendously. Simply discontinue the yogurt and dairy at time of taking the antibiotics and begin immediately after completion. Start only with the yogurt first at small amounts because probiotics even can cause our system to go a little wonky here and again.

I have always found allowed veggies, low fat proteins, seedless fruits, and nuts (ground almond flour) consistently give the best results day in and day out.

DISCLOSURE:

I am NOT a Doctor, General Practioner, nor a Gastro Specialist.. I have provided the above feedback because it was spread onto me from various others who have practised SCD for countless years.. I am grateful to them for passing this info onto me as I know pass it onto others that read here.

May all have success!
03-16-2012, 10:45 AM   #57
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STRICT adherence always means the best results one can expect. If you have a cheat meal, you may pay for it BUT by no means will it send you in a flare. HOWEVER.. The more cheat meals you have the less potency, if any, the SCD will have. As always, the choice is always with the person.
03-16-2012, 10:56 AM   #58
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Thanks for the advice GStar. I've been completely strict in following the CSD diet...just dreaming otherwise

Not too get too graphic (I've found with IBD'ers one can never be too graphic! lol!) but there's no pus in my BM. Just gas with mucus and bright red blood or some blood & mucus at the very end of a bowel movement. I'm pretty sure it's an internal hemorrhoid...
03-16-2012, 11:12 AM   #59
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No worries.. I was graphic myself but the education really helps the 'newly' diagnosed.. I also take this stand that I will no longer be graphic because the above is only what I can speak too.. And essentially sums up the differences..
03-18-2012, 10:25 AM   #60
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Getting my yogurt maker and bread maker today. I have to give my DD bread. She will never do this diet without it. Just started reading the book last night. almond flour huh... Whole food is probably the only place I can find almond flour huh.
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