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LEGAL/ILLEGAL LIST

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The following is a list of foods that are allowed (legal) and foods that are not allowed (illegal) while following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™, as outlined in the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle.

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L-Theanine It is an amino acid, as long as its pure without illegal binders, etc its legal, as with any new food go slow introducing it. - Seth
Lactaid Milk Illegal The rate of flow of galactose to the liver when one drinks lactose hydrolyzed milk is high. With lactose hydrolyzed milk, you are ingesting the two sugars: glucose and galactose at the same time. Note: Lactaid Milk is Lactose Hydrolyzed Milk
Lactose Hydrolyzed Milk Illegal The rate of flow of galactose to the liver when one drinks lactose hydrolyzed milk is high. With lactose hydrolyzed milk, you are ingesting the two sugars: glucose and galactose at the same time.
Note: Lactaid Milk is Lactose Hydrolyzed Milk
Lamb Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during processing; check the labels carefully.
Lecithin Derived from soy (illegal). There is plenty of good lecithin in egg yolks, and Elaine sees no particular need to take it outside of a whole food.
Leek
Lemons
Lentils Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.
Lettuce All varieties of lettuce are legal.
leucine (supplement ingredient)
Licorice Illegal Licorice is both a demulcent and a laxative. For more info on demulcents see, Licorice and Demulcents
Lignin Illegal Grinding lignin and tough stuff does not prevent certain microorganisms from thanking you for chewing up their nutrition. The little buggers then respond by eating faster and making more babies and toxins.
Lima beans Dried or fresh are permitted. Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.
Limburger cheese May be used occasionally.
Limes
Liqueurs Illegal
Liquid Clorychlorophyll Illegal
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My 12 year old son was diagnosed with IBD a year ago and we bought the book and started the diet right away. He got immediate relief from his symptoms and although he has had a couple flares, I'm sure if not for this diet, he would be so much worse! The book is easy to follow, contains recipes, and is a wealth of information. The diet is one we should ALL follow, as it eliminates all processed/junk food and focuses on good healthy food. Elaine is a scientist who saw this diet save her daughter and wants to share it with as many others as possible. I strongly recommend it to everyone I know!!
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