The Official Website for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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


Raw vs. Cooked Fruits and Vegetables

Elaine writes:
The reason I tell you to cook your fruits and veggies is that the cooking softens the fiber cell wall of all the plant cells in the fruits and veggies. Inside these cells are the nutrients and especially the sugars. If the cell wall (fiber) is not softened, then the chance of the small intestine "milking" the sugars out and transporting them into the bloodstream (rather than their remaining within the rigid cells and reaching the lower gut) in its 23 foot journey - if the cell walls are not softened and remain rigid (raw), then the chance of the carbs getting down to the fermentation "tank" is increased.

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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