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Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet

It’s not going to be easy. I now know why sugars and starches are very dangerous to my health. Who knew it only took replacing starches with veggies in ways I never would have thought of — and amazingly easy once I wrapped my brain around it, to boot. Oct 12, Brita rated it liked it. Also, there is another system of thought out there if you have IBS that is pretty much contradictory to this diet except for the lactose aspect where you can have rice and bread but must avoid nuts and cheeses, etc.

If you have any questions or concerns about whether the information you encounter relating to SCD is, in fact, accurate, please feel free to contact us. Long story short doctors will not give a definitive answer to whether food can help you fight a disease. Information published on this Web site is intended to support the book Breaking The Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall and is for information purposes only. Published August by Kirkton Press first published August As the microbes decrease due to lack of food, their harmful by-products also diminish.

This book was much better than the similar Maker’s Diet, which was apparently based on the principles Elaine Gottschall learned from the Drs.

The Book – Breaking the Vicious Cycle

When you establish the discipline to eliminate the foods that don’t agree with you’ll find you feel so much healthier and energetic. There is a wealth of information toward the back of the book, including a recipe section that seems to go on forever. Researching about potential causes of celiac and other gastro diseases online, I ran across several references to this book.


You can make home-made yogurt and find some good cheeses avoid the soft ones, go with the hard ones. While I respect this book and would highly recommend it to any other sufferers of digestive disorders, there are some not so great things about it.

I left the hospital opting against what the medical community offered. The author mentions it is possible to be a vegetarian on the diet but says it is out of the scope of bgeaking book. Love that it includes recipes for the SCD diet it talks about. This all mysteriously changed four years ago, at age 36 after a time of extreme emotional stress, when I began having mysterious gastro signs and symptoms painful abdominal inflammation, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, gastro bleeding, and at its most extreme- a nerf football sized hydrocele hernia.

Good luck and good health! A diet to heal the gut. The history of the medical establishment’s ficious of celiac and other gastro illnesses is fascinating it includes European research bu I’ve found hard to come-by up to this book. Oct 24, Bethany rated it really liked it.

Jul 26, Kevin rated it it was amazing. Your doctor or nutrition expert should be consulted before undertaking a change of diet. I am not some amazing person who has tons of culinary skill or patience with cooking, shopping or not eating out.

He has been gfcfsf for a while now and that has helped a lot but he still isn’t well yet so we figured we should try this. Well, it was good enough for me to read in one evening!

Mar 18, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. At least that’s been my experience. There have been some people who report improvements in ASD children who follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet set forth in the book along with people who have serious GI disease. She states that the diet might not work for everyone, but it’s is worth it to give it a shot.

Nothing will ever come close to a tasty tortilla chip or fresh baked bread, but you can supplement with almond flour which is expensive but a little goes a long way! Apr 28, Gottschal rated it it was amazing Shelves: Since I’ve only had intermittent results managing my various issues through diet, it seems like a lot of work for very little reward, for me.


Jun 01, Suzanne rated it really liked it.

The book is well written, with many, many resources in the end notes. The author goes into a lot cyclr detail with biological evidence, etc. The book starts off with a history of celiac disease and various scientists who have struggled to find an answer behind a number of gut disorders. As much help cutting gluten out of my diet was, this yb is FINALLY curing my body of the inflammation, brain fog, pain, exhaustion, etc. Very informative, answered many questions about gut health and how to enhance it without being pushy or having a sales pitch.

SCD is more strict than the Maker’s Diet in some respects, but the firm science behind it spoke louder to me than the biblical interpretations and expensive aromatherapy and cleansing products espoused by the Gittschall Diet. Videos About This Book. While this book is not specifically written about autism, there is much evidence that the Specific Carbohydrate Diet will be beneficial to people with autism.

In the summer of I was finally diagnosed with celiac disease as well as several other severe food allergies peanut butter, dairy, soy, and caffeine.

Apr 07, Claudio rated it it was ok Shelves: I bought this book to get an idea of what the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is like, since I’m dealing with some digestive issues that a paleo diet has not been sufficient in healing.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle is available online via Amazon. May 02, Sharon rated it really liked it Shelves: Even after reading this book and 3 others on a similar topicI’m still skeptical of the suggested diet.