I was going to say the same thing Susan said about "Breaking the Vicious Cycle." By Elaine Gottschall. I'm on the SCD diet, and while it will seem strange to someone that starch and sugar can cause so much pain and misery, the science behind it is sound. Dr. Leonard Weinstock of Washington University in St. Louis has tested and treated people with bacterial bowel infections and found that the bacteria is the key to fighting UC, Crohn's disease, IBS, IBD, etc. Although he uses drugs, and the infection flares back up stronger than ever. This diet is the way to really prevent bacterial overgrowth.
I'm on Pecanbread, the yahoo group that discusses and supports people on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and have heard hundreds of stories about this diet saving the lives of people. I have no ties to the Gottschall family or the publisher of this book, by the way, or any other fiduciary interest in pushing this diet. It just works.View Thread
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