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Slippery Elm

Elaine writes:

Before SCD™I was fine on slippery elm. Why all of a sudden is it illegal and why am I so sick on it changing my diet?

Answer: Slippery elm is illegal for people who go on SCD. It is based on the fact that it contains chemical compounds which are mucilagenous and are carbohydrates which I believe (and I haven't done a Ph.D on this) which do not tie in with the basis of the diet. If you think you are helped by slippery elm, it is a free world. Often when one combines illegals with legals, the combination results in unfavorable results. It would take many months of research to try and find out why this specific combination is not good.

Perhaps the slippery elm has helped you and combining it with SCD is causing an unfavorable result. Therefore, you have to decide which way you are to go. If I were as sure of slippery elm as I am of potatoes and pasta, then I would say, "you can't serve two masters." But in this case, you will have to make up your own mind.
Love, Elaine

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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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