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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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SCD Rocks

August 13th, 2004

Mike Mcready of Pearl Jam is on the SCD™ and has done very well on it. Part of an interview with him follows.

Rick [Interviewer]:
So, you mentioned that diet is really important to you, especially recently you found something that is working very well for you. Is there trade-off there in terms of eating right for Crohn's, keeping your energy level up to be able to be energetic and perform?

Yeah, I think it's all-encompassing. I have to do something positive. I have to eat in a way that's good for me. People with Crohn's or colitis, certain foods, say a tomato doesn't bother me, but it could bother somebody else and could set it off.

It's different for each patient. The thing that has really been working for me right now is my diet and this book by Elaine Gloria Gottschall, called "Breaking the Vicious Cycle." (Red bold added) And this doesn't work for everyone but, for me, it's worked. And it's basically a diet, of no sugar, no starch - so, no potatoes, no fries, no refined sugars. And it's tough. We have to make bread out of nuts and all sorts of stuff, but it's the only thing that's put this [Crohn's] thing in remission without being on a ton of drugs. Actually, it's the best I've felt since I was probably 15 or 16. (Red bold added)

–Mike McCready

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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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