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

SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE, NOT LOW CARBOHYDRATE

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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