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Ulcerative Proctitis and Specific Carb Diet

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HauntedNoddyCar Fri 31-Jan-14 21:25:40

Thanks smile

I will have a look.

nutmegthespringerspaniel Fri 31-Jan-14 20:42:35

A quick google of SCD & BMJ pulled up :

http://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/10/30/re-modifications-diet-successfully-treats-ibs

http://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/10/31/re-re-management-ulcerative-colitis-should-be-patient-centred

http://www.bmj.com/content/330/7489/429?tab=responses

http://www.bmj.com/content/333/7563/340?tab=responses

( So some medics are aware of it )

nutmegthespringerspaniel Fri 31-Jan-14 20:33:33

Haunted :

SCD : Specific Carbohydrate Diet

A diet which many ( but by no means all ) with GI issues find that they are relieved / resolved

Google book title : "breaking the vicious cycle" which describes it in detail

Also search youtube for ( the late ) "Elaine Gottschall" who wrote the book

If you cook from scratch then there is a good chance that you will find it quite easy to follow the diet.

I'm a fan, but dont expect that everyone will be.

HauntedNoddyCar Fri 31-Jan-14 17:19:08

I have this. Can I ask what scd is please?

I haven't really been given any useful info just some steroids for flare ups but it's bad all the time now.Waiting for a referral back to consultant.

laineylou Fri 31-Jan-14 17:13:30

Lots of SCD-ers claim that their weight has stabilised at a good point for them. So you may find that in the long run (fingers crossed).

The yog/soup bit is only for a few days and then you introduce the legal stuff. I think it is quite a healthy diet in lots of ways - you find a lot of cross overs with the paleo diet (another current diet of the moment). You just have to channel your inner Paltrow wink

UC is so unpredictable. They don't really know what causes it - so can't cure it sadly. But it can be managed. You can have a flare and then nothing for literally years then it's back for months (usually when you're a bit stressed). Some people can feel when it's going to flare up and up their meds to nip it in the bud. You have to find what works for you and go with it. And don't be afraid to change consultants if necessary. Often they have pet ideas which they stick with and if their remedy doesn't work for you they sort of give up.

Good luck!

BeetleBeetle Fri 31-Jan-14 07:40:59

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laineylou Thu 30-Jan-14 22:59:17

And Sorry to hear about your mc. Hope you are doing ok?

There is a good forum on www.ulceraticecolitis.org.uk for general stuff. SCD-ers tend to be a bit evangelical and have their own pages and yahoo groups...it's a bit like AIBU but with more food references.

laineylou Thu 30-Jan-14 22:49:28

Hello. I found the scd diet after my uc flared v badly and I ended up in hospital, discussing surgery. sad
Anyway...I have done it since Jan 12 and regardless of my consultants opinion I felt it helped me. I fell off the wagon in the summer, ate as many carbs as I could and experienced a flare again (and put on 2 stone ffs). Back on it again and noticed a difference after only 4 weeks.

My advice is follow it really strictly for 4 -6 weeks and see if it helps you. Nothing to lose and it won't hurt you at all. It's quite good now cos you can say that you're low carbing and no one bats an eyelid grin

Oh and all her recipes are dire apart from the peanut butter cake/brownie thing. Go to the low carb boot camp for some ace ideas to adapt.

BeetleBeetle Thu 30-Jan-14 17:59:36

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