# 1 - WHY FOLLOW "SCD"? > * THERE IS A SOLUTION . . . THE SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET!


 

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet is a scientific diet that is based on

chemistry, biology, and clinical studies.

 

The selection of food that are allowed on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is based on the chemical structure of these foods. Carbohydrates are classified by their molecular structure. The allowed carbohydrates have a molecular structure that is small enough to penetrate the holes of the stomach. Foods that can easily fit in the holes of the intestine do not need to be broken down by digestion.

 

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet is biologically correct because it is species appropriate. The allowed foods are those that early man ate before the agricultural revolution. The diet of early man is one of meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, nuts, low-sugar fruits, and certain oils. Starches, grains, pasta, legumes, and breads have only been consumed for a mere 10,000 years. Many people are not adapted to these types of foods yet.

 

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet was clinically tested for over 50 years by Dr. Haas and biochemist Elaine Gottschall with great results.

 

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet was designed for patients with other intestinal diseases but has been "found" by some of us with autistic children, and we are also getting great results.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

 

When the diseased intestines are inflamed from the effects of dysbiosis, they cannot break down the molecules that are too large to enter the holes of the stomach. Those undigested starch/sugar molecules serve as a continual source of food for bacteria and fungi. The premise of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is removal of all sources of carbohydrates whose molecular structure is too large for entry into the holes of the intestines.

 

Removing starches and sugars results in a correction of dysbiosis, which then results in a decrease in intestinal inflammation and allows the gastro intestinal tract to heal.

 

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