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06-12-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Going on The SCD diet

Hi again!
Does anyone cheat on the SCD like can you? For example if someone has a party with cake and all? And how about drinking alcoholic drinks?
Thank you again.

06-12-2011, 11:17 PM   #2
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Here's a good read about the diet from Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America:

There's no scientific proof on whether or not the diet does anything and for some people it can actually do more harm than good. There's also no scientific backing that food plays a factor with IBD at all while in remission. Honestly I don't think that having some cake every now and then with some alcohol will change anything but generally when you're trying to follow a specific diet you don't cheat.
Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
Surgeries: 1 Small Bowel Resection in 1999; Central IV in 1991-92
Meds for CD: 6MP 50mg
Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel, Tylenol 3, Omeprazole 20mg 2/day, Klonopin 1mg 2/day (anxiety), Restoril 15mg (insomnia), Claritin 20mg
Currently in: REMISSION Thought it was a flare but it's just scar tissue from my resection. Dealing with a stricture. Remission from my resection, 17 years and counting.
06-13-2011, 07:54 AM   #3
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Hi alreadyendded,

Typically, by going on the SCD you are expected to follow it exactly as it lays out 100% of time (or as close to as possible) in order for it to work.

If you do think you will be breaking it, it is probably better to be 100% compliant most of the time and break it every so often then it is to be 75% compliant each day and have some items that are forbidden on a daily basis.

I hope that makes sense....

I also believe that some alcoholic beverages are allowed in moderation on SCD but I may be wrong.
06-13-2011, 09:41 AM   #4
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Cheating on the SCD will slow your healing, which is slow to begin with. Until your digestion is healed fanatical adherence is recommended. It's difficult to determine if a legal food is causing an issue if you've cheated and that's causing problems.

I know vodka and dry white wine is allowed in moderation. Here's a link to the legal/illegal list if you're interested in something else.

Crohn's of ileum dx'd 2008.
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06-13-2011, 02:53 PM   #5
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia
Let us know how it goes! I want to start it this week. I made my first batch of yogurt this weekend and it was pretty good.
Good luck.

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