# 1 - WHY FOLLOW "SCD"? > THE GUT IS THE HEART OF THE ISSUE


 

The human gastrointestinal system is a working miracle

and THE KEY to your body’s good health! 

 

The normal gastrointestinal system, which starts at the mouth, and continues all the way to the anus is an extremely complex, and often very efficient system that breaks down food, nourishes the body, removes wastes and toxins, and keeps our bodies healthy and functional. However, because it is so important and complex, providing the right environment, substrates, and products for it to work is CRITICAL to its success, and ultimately, a major part of your health.

 

Your GI tract depends on the proper bacteria, balanced with other organisms, enzymes, and optimal conditions to manufacture vitamins, digest foods, extract nutrition, minimize opportunities for food allergies to develop, maintain tight cellular junctions (to avoid Leaky Gut Syndrome), and do all the metabolic processes that are the cornerstone of good health and optimal functioning.

 

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

takes care of your gastrointestinal tract

. . . so it will take care of you.