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FEELING GREAT AND PREGNANT!

Feeling Great And Pregnant!

Reviewed by Amy McKenna
June 19th, 2007

A friend told me about the SCD--she had kept her Crohn's Disease in remission while on the diet--and I decided to give it a try. I'd been living with Crohn's for over 10 years, with syptoms of fistulas, bloating, cramping, nausea, and pain. The drug 6MP helped for a while, but stopped working for me at the beginning of 2007. So, the SCD was really worth trying at that point. Plus, I wanted to become pregnant and not while on 6MP. I started the SCD in February 2007, and my syptoms improved right away. I did feel a little spacey and tired during the first couple weeks on the diet--probably detox from all the foods that had been giving me trouble. I was able to ramp down on the 6MP and was off it by March 1, 2007. I felt better on the SCD without medication than I'd ever felt before. I got pregnant by the end of March, and so far everything is going well. I consulted with a prenatal nutritionust, and she agreed that the diet is very healthy. I have a few "yucky gut days" here and there, mostly if I am not getting enough rest or have a virus. The diet is hard when you start out because you have to really rethink your recipes and your lifestyle (much less eating out!). But when I think about how good I feel, it's totally worth it. I love the almond flour baked goods, and I'm eating more fruits and veggies than ever. Once you get into the swing of things, it's easy. And I find that after a few months on the diet, I don't even miss the foods I used to crave. I would highly recommend giving the SCD a try if you are having any intestinal issues. The diet has even helped my Mom, who has suffered from arthritis in her knees for years. She's having no pain whatsoever!

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