About the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

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Welcome to part 3 of my 3 part series about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet! It has been a lot of fun sharing this information about celiac, and other bowel diseases with you, and I hope you are enjoying learning about this as much as I have. If you have not already, be sure to check out part 1 ” The cure for celiac disease” and part 2 ” breaking the vicious cycle book” of this series. You may have been wondering what exactly the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is. I have alluded to it in the past two series parts, and now I am dedicating this entry to fill you in! You have definitely heard of the celiac or gluten sensitive diet, and have seen my recipes. But what makes the Specific Carbohydrate Diet different? This is a diet that has helped many individuals who have suffered from various bowel diseases, so if you or someone you know has been dealing with this ailment, then be especially sure to read on!

From the previous writings in this series, you may be familiar with Dr. Haas and Elaine Gottschall as being the backbone of this diet. You can read up more on their story in part 2 of my 3 part series, “Breaking the Vicious Cycle” book. Through their work, the Specific Carbohydrate Diet has been able to reach many people and has been clinically tested. It is a diet that reaps many health benefits, even if you do not currently have any bowel diseases. This way of eating simplifies one’s diet, and allows for better digestion, and in turn, an improved quality of life.

What this diet essentially consists of is monosaccharides. For those not familiar with that term, monosaccharides are the simplest form of carbohydrates that have a singular molecular structure. With that, they are much easier to be digested and absorbed in the intestines. The complex carbohydrates are not welcome to the party with this diet, and for good reason. They are more difficult to digest, and they begin to feed the harmful bacteria in the intestine, which can lead to inflammation. By depriving your body of the complex carbohydrates, you are essentially preventing the growth of the harmful bacteria! That is a positive thing.

As in part 1 of this 3 part series, we may still be asking what is the “cure” for celiac disease? As mentioned earlier, this diet fits in perfectly with what humans ate long ago. Though our current diet has modernized, our bodies are not really meant to be consuming complex carbohydrates. That is why the Specific Carbohydrate Diet has been created, as a way to return to our previous ways of eating, and hopefully dodge all the unwanted symptoms. Helping with bowel diseases, this diet is a part of the “cure”. As always, if you have any questions or comments on this diet, or anything of that nature, feel free to ask me!

Find part 1 here and part 2 here.

Be sure to try out my delicious gluten-free mac and cheese recipe!

 

Refs:

http://btvc.webfactional.com/p/about-the-diet/

 

From our home to yours, Tina Turbin
If you have any questions or suggestions just email me at info (at) GlutenFreeHelp.info.


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