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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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Genetics vs. Environment

Elaine writes:
I have tried over and over again to show the list that as a scientist having studied genetics for 3 long years along with other courses, that the first rule of genetics is ENVIRONMENT (including food) + GENES = YOUR PHENOTYPE. Phenotype means what you express physicall and mentally. Thus in most chronic disease, we have what is considered mutilfactorial causes. In spite of millions spent to try and find a genetic basis for Crohns, it is mainly an environmental problem caused by an unnatural diet.

Man is adapted throughout millenia with a paleolithic diet (one without grains) and the wonderful thing about SCD is that we are truly consuming such a diet and still have our wonderful baked goodies and desserts.

From the LI listserve

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Through the (SCD) Specific Carbohydrate Diet, explained in this book, our son was able to get off medication and thrive. He healed himself and was able to go away to college. Last month he had a relapse, had surgery and by going back on the diet he was able to put himself in remission. The doctors are amazed with his latest tests and told him he did not need medication, but he must stick to the diet. I have bought over a dozen of these books and shared them with doctors, family members, and friends. I strongly recommend this book for any IBD/IBS issues.
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- Jo
Amazon customer

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