One of the most challenging things about changing your diet is knowing what food is allowed, how to cook it, where you can buy ingredients and finding others who can support you. I have included websites, blogs, online stores, books and cookbooks. Enjoy!
The Official Legal/Illegal List This is the list from Elaine Gottschall’s website breakingtheviciouscycle.com
Breaking the Vicious Cycle The official website to accompany the book, it’s a great place to start. My favorite section is the “knowledge base” which are letters that were written to Elaine discussing different ingredients and questions that arose from people on the diet.
Pecan Bread is geared toward parents with children on the SCD, especially those with autism
Lucy’s Kitchen Shop has products such as cookbooks, vitamins, yogurt maker, etc for the SCD diet.
Happy Tummy focuses on Crohn’s disease and SCD, but also has added more information about the Paleo diet as well
Eating SCD Paul shares his story with eating on the SCD diet with Crohn’s Disease. He also has recipes, reviews and tips for living on the SCD.
No More Crohns Erin successfully treated her Crohn’s disease with the SCD diet. She shares her journey as well as recipes and tips.
Gut Harmony offers a host of recipes, research and practical tips for living on the SCD
SCD Recipes is a collection of recipes for the SCD diet. It also has a legal/illegal list.
Online Stores to buy SCD safe products
wellbees.com The company’s mission is to provide good tasting food and guidance to those who have special dietary needs. They have specific product lines geared to those following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.
GIPro Health GI Pro Health is a small company which sells supplements such as probiotics and multi-vitamins. Their products that are designed for the specific carbohydrate diet are easy to find.
SCD Bakery is an online bakery where Jill, the owner features different products each week that you can have delivered to your door!
Liberated Specialty Foods started in 2015. They have great baked goods and condiments.
Hughson Nut A great place to order almond flour in bulk directly from the grower.
Books and Cookbooks
Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gotschall is the first book you should read. It is the official guidebook to this diet.
Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet by Raman Prasad has a combination of simple dishes from American to Indian. Wonderful pictures and easy to read recipes.
The SCD for Autism and ADHD: A Refernce and Dairy-Free Cookbook for the Specific Carbohdrate Diet by Raman Pasad, Pamel aFerro and Nilou Moochhala
Eat Well, Feel Well by Kendall Conrad is a gourmet cookbook for the SCD.
Two Steps Forward One Step Back by Tucker Sweeney “chronicles the true story of a young man’s struggle through the darkness of ulcerative colitis and the trials and triumphs of managing his disease through the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)”
We Band of Mothers: Autism My Son & The Specific Carbohydrate Diet by Judith Chintz is a book of stories of families with autistic children who have had amazing results on the SCD.
Turtle Soup Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet from an SCD Mom by Beth Spencer is a recipe book for the SCD
SCD Lifestyle Surviving to Thriving is a great place to start if you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed with the idea of starting this diet. It’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the first 90 days of the diet. Very easy to follow, I highly recommend.
Online Support Groups
Pecan discussion group on Yahoo A discussion group where you can ask questions and get answers. This group focuses on children using the SCD .
BTVC discussion group on Yahoo This is similar to the Pecan discussion group, but geared towards adults.
SCD group on Facebook is an AMAZING support group. There are recipes and encouragement every day. I highly recommend!