A lot of our legal foods contain di- and poly- saccharides. Squash and nuts, for example, contain starches. But there are some things which have been shown to be tolerated; and other things which are sometimes legal and sometimes not. Pectin, for example, which is present in foods like apples but not okay to consume in concentrated forms.
I understand your confusion, but if you try to analyze everything you will only make yourself crazy. The SCD, as someone once put it, is "evidence-based." It's been shown to work as it is. If you find you have trouble with a legal food, you may just have an individual sensitivity or you're just not ready for it. That's not at all uncommon.From the LI listserve
The book should be required reading for anyone with Crohn's disease and we wish gastroenterologists would read it as well. The diet is a real alternative to the drug based therapy from the medical community.
- Bruce Senn