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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

The Official Website for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet The Official Website for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet


A little time-consuming, but worth it

Reviewed by Dr. Gonzooo
May 19th, 2009

I have been battling severe Crohn's disease for about 15 years; it mainly affects both my ileum and my colon. Over the years, I have gotten numerous severe infections that took advantage of the effects from all my immuno-suppressant drugs. I bought this book only a month and a half ago, and of course while I am not fully recovered, my symptoms have decreased dramatically in such a short time. Before, I was unable to even work. Two weeks on the diet, my cramping, number of BM's, and pain was so reduced that I felt confident enough to get a job. I am now working 30 hours a week, have a lot of energy (which was completely absent before) and only missed one day of work due to my symptoms. I do have to say, some of the products are hard to find. For instance, the nut breads in the diet I can only find at Whole Foods. I devote one day a week to making things (that I would normally buy) at home instead (mayonnaise, ketchup, etc...). So, in conclusion I think this is a great book, even if you don't decide to go by the diet, which can be tedious at times. It's VERY insightful into the whole digestive process and why people with IBD have such problems. As a Nutrition Major, I learned things from this book that even I was previously unaware of. Bottom line: Very Beneficial.

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For those of us who are relieved to have access to information which empowers us to take care of ourselves, this book is a godsend. With it I have been able to completely regain my health without the use of medications. It is a tragedy that this information is not available to everyone with digestive disorders, so that we all can make informed personal choices about how we wish to approach our treatment. People with the determination to regain their health will almost certainly benefit from learning about this diet.
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- Nancy Emerson
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