The Official Website for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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SHORT CHAIN FATTY ACIDS

Short Chain Fatty Acids

Deborah Writes:
This is one of Elaine's Nobel Prize winning theories. Bacterial fermentation produces SCFAs (Short Chain Fatty Acids) which are then (sometimes - or by some people, or maybe depending on which bacteria one harbors) absorbed, so a 4 calorie g of carb becomes a 9 calorie g of fat, which leads one to have absorbed more than twice as many calories as one actually consumed. I have a feeling that this can happen even when protein isn't being absorbed properly, and of course, with legal carbs one can't yet tolerate.

Originally from the Long Island 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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