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It’s like being in ghe bad relationship! Long story short doctors will not give a definitive answer to whether food can help you fight a disease. Jun 01, Suzanne rated it really liked it.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet

I am not some amazing person who has tons brwaking culinary skill or patience with cooking, shopping or not eating out. Most intestinal microbes require carbohydrates for energy.

It is something that you really have to be prepared for menu wise and mentally! There are quite a few testimonials of people who have been healed of that disease by following this diet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gottschall

She also draws some interesting parallels between Austism Spectrum Disorders, food allergies and such with the onset of GI problems. We have been advised to use it to heal the gut of our daughter who has autism.

I personally would be miserable if I was on this diet longer than say 3 months. If you are suffering, and especially if the doctors have told you there is beraking wrong” except a little IBS, do try this so long as you HAVE ruled out the other things that could be wrong, of course.

Nov 18, Carol rated it liked it. Nor is it particularly inexpensive though when you figure how little you’ll be eating out, the cost is pretty much off-set! It requires constant v When I was first sick and hospitalized with a severe case of IBD, a family member provided me this book. Oct 29, Stacy rated it it was amazing. I’ll review this soon.


She states viciuos the diet might not work for everyone, but it’s is worth it to vicios it a shot. They remain in the intestinal tract, thus encouraging microbes to multiply ghe providing food for them.

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. I’m not sure if I picked it up a few years ago, when I was in the throes of UC, but I took it out again recently because I’ve been having GI symptoms related to the J-pouch, and I’ve been curious about ways to manage them with diet.

Why continue your love affair with food if it’s ruining your health–and probably, by extension, your enjoyment of life!? Mar 18, Elizabeth rated it really liked fycle.

If you are curious, you can go to Gotschall’s website or type in “Specific Carbohydrate Diet” in Google and a bunch of stuff will come up without you even having to invest in the book. May 02, Sharon rated it really liked it Shelves: This book helped me understand how eating the wrong goods effects the gut and what steps one can take to aid the healing process.

Your doctor or nutrition expert should be consulted before undertaking a change of diet. To me, someone who has an active interest in the science behind nutrition, it was very interesting. This book has changed my diet for the better, though it requires monumental effort. I recommend this book for people who might be suffering from things like Crohn’s disease.

I’m a bit confused about how one implements this diet beyond the intro diet the first days, for which the book does offer a meal planand how to add new foods.

The diet is not easy. It’s not going to be easy. If this is the first time you are visiting this website, please go to the Beginner’s Guide section to understand how this diet will work for you and help you on your journey to recover Check out the Recipe of the Month!


Giving this a middle of the road rating out of lack of experience with the diet. Now, before you think this is the end of the world–or, at least, of delicious food, there are lots of recipes that are pretty darn tasty. I healed through other options. Be the first to ask a question about Breaking the Vicious Cycle.

Feb 18, Rochelle Roth rated it really liked it Shelves: It gave me cyclee and strength to fight my disease. It requires constant vigilance. 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.

This can lead to the formation of acids and toxins which can injure cyle small intestine. I finished with this book a while ago. 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 Maker’s Diet.

Then I read this book and realized I had been eating all the wrong things for years.

After two and a half years dealing with my own digestive disorder, I just learned I have been eating the absolute worst things I could possibly attempt to eat. This is still an important read for anyone investigating possible diets for IBD. I even have some hope that I can eventually add back some carbs and foods I’m currently allergic to once I’ve healed in a year or two. As much help cutting gluten out of my diet was, this diet is FINALLY curing my body of the inflammation, brain fog, pain, exhaustion, etc.