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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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Specific Carbohydrate, not Low Carbohydrate

Elaine writes:
Concerning Terri's concern with this doctor, I understand and remember it thusly:

He had not read the book or did not understand the interaction between digestion and the injured intestinal surface (the mucosa). He seems to have too quickly equated SCD with a low carbohydrate diet, high protein diet, rather than a specific carbohydrate diet. The SCD "customizes - (makes to order) the type of carbohydrate in a natural diet with the ability of microvilli enzymes to cope and absorb dietary carbohydrates. As a researcher into digestion on the cellular level (my work was done with the electron and light microscope, studying just these interactions) I have investigated this and my work based on Dr. Haas's work, is worthy of his closer perusal.

The email about this concerns sounded as though someone was reading out of a textbook about infants ingesting too much protein. That is a concern and it is known, for example, that when parents, in an effort to get more nourishment into a baby, will not dilute the commercial formulae sufficiently and, thereby, the overload of protein causes kidney problems. Of course, this is of no concern to us. Even in the infant formula, I carefully worked out the proportions so that nothing like this could happen.


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I was introduced to this diet 7 years ago. Began the diet with my physicians knowledge and was able to go prescription drug free within a year. The diet really works and the book not only gives the how to and recipes, it gives the scientific information to back up the evidence. I highly recommend this book/guide to all that suffer from intestinal disorders.
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