Diet is the foundation of healing from inflammatory conditions.
For inflammatory bowel (Crohn’s and Colitis), celiac, IBS, GERD, and other digestive issues, dietary changes are foundational in the healing process; no treatment will work long-term without dietary changes. However, with proper dietary adjustments, you can recover (heal) from these conditions by creating an internal environment that is conducive to healing. For some, diet alone alleviates their symptoms, for others diet is just the beginning of their healing journey; either way, you cannot heal from IBD without changing your diet. I can’t stress that enough.
I’ve introduced the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) in other posts. Get a primer on the diet here. If you haven’t begun to use diet to address your bowel dis-ease, then now is the time to start. If you are struggling with diet, the SCD is the most credible dietary change for IBD that I know (GAPS being a close second). It takes time and discipline, but the rewards (of a healthy, medication free life) are immeasurable.
Today I introduce a podcast with Jordan Reasoner and Steve Wright, from SCD Lifestyle. Both Steve and Jordan have used the SCD to heal from their digestive ailments, and have since written a book, a guide, which walks people through the first 90 days of the SCD, in a safe, systematic fashion. Using their methods of personalizing the SCD, Jordan and Steve have coached people to significant health improvements. Read the rest of this entry