# 2 - HOW TO BEGIN "SCD" > * "SCD" COMPLETE FOOD LIST


Copy and carry this shopping list in your wallet.

BEVERAGES (Canned or bottled – must say, “not from concentrate” &“no sugars added” – “all natural” does not mean it’s legal):

Apple Cider (not apple juice 

     which likely contains

     sugar)

Grape Juice (Welch’s white

     or purple)

Grapefruit (no sugar added)

Orange Juice (Tropicana –

     not from concentrate or   

    calcium fortified)

Pineapple (in own juice)

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Vegetables (from fresh juiced

     Veggies – after healing)

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Club Soda (occasionally)

Peppermint/Spearmint Tea

     (brewed from fresh leaves)

Tea or coffee (brewed, not 

     decaf, very weak)

Wine (very dry red- only 

     occasionally – after healed)

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SWEETNERS (Only 2 are SCD legal – artificial sweeteners are illegal):

Honey (clear as possible)

Saccharin (watch for illegals)

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EGGS:

Eggs (yard eggs are healthier

      than caged)

FRUIT (Fresh, raw, cooked, frozen,  canned in own juice, dried - no sugars or sulfites):

Apples

Apricots

Bananas (ripe, brown spots)

Berries (all)

Cherries

Coconut (fresh or 

     unsweetened

     shredded/flaked)

Dates (loose; California or

     Medjool)

Grapefruit

Grapes (all kinds)

Kiwi

Kumquats

Lemons & Limes

Mangos

Melons

Nectarines

Olives (with no illegals

     added)

Oranges

Papayas

Peaches

Pears

Persimmons

Pineapple

Plums

Prunes

Raisins (dark ones best)

Rhubarb

Tangerines     ________________________

OIL:

Olive Oil (Extra Virgin is  

     healthiest)

Sunflower

Safflower

VEGETABLES (fresh or frozen ONLY – canned contains sugar though not listed):

Artichoke (French only)

Asparagus

Avocados

Beets

Green Beans

Beans: Lentils, Lima,

Split Peas, White/Navy

     (all soaked/drained)

Black Radish

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Cilantro

Collards (add later in 

     diet)

Cucumbers (add later)

Eggplant

Garlic

Kale

Lettuces

Mushrooms

Mustard Greens

Onions

Parsley

Peas (green only)

Peppers

Pumpkin

Rutabagas

Scallions

Spinach

Squash

Tomatoes

Turnip Greens (no

     turnips)

Watercress

CHEESE:

Brick, Cheddar, Colby,

Dry Curd Cottage Cheese

     (dry - no milk added back 

     into it - can substitute 

     dripped yogurt)

Gruyere, Havarti, Swiss

     (See BREAKING THE

     VICIOUS CYCLE for more)

OTHER DAIRY:

Butter (the real thing – no

     substitutes)

Cow Milk (ONLY FOR

     MAKING YOGURT-

     2%, skim, whole, or half &

     half with no gums added)

Goat Milk (ONLY FOR

     MAKING YOGURT)

 

YOGURT STARTER:

Yogourmet Starter (for

     making lactose-free

     yogurt. Make sure it

     contains only 

     L.bulgaricus, 

     S.thermophilus,

     & L.acidophilus

     bacteria. In freezer

     section of some

     health food stores, or

     order from Lucy’s  

     Kitchen

     1-888- 484-2126)

MEAT/FISH/FOWL:

Beef

Chicken (home cooked is

     healthiest & safest, or

     canned in water & salt 

     ONLY – no broth added)

Fish (fresh, deep water fish

     are healthiest, or canned

     in water or oil & salt  

     ONLY – no broth added)

Pork

Pork Skins (with salt ONLY)

Turkey (no broth added)

NUTS & SEEDS (Raw, un-salted ONLY - when symptom free):

Almonds

Cashews

Chestnuts (boiled)

Peanuts (avoid shelled)

Pecans

Pistachios

Walnuts

Nut Butters (natural, dry

     roasted, nothing added)

Pumpkin Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

MISCELLANEOUS:

Almond Flour (ground fine

     from Lucy’s Kitchen –

     refrigerate)

Baking Soda (to replace

     baking powder in

     recipes)

Extracts (no added

     sugars –

     alcohol-free is best)

Gelatin (unflavored only)

Spices (singles, no

     powders)

Real Wood For Grilling

     (briquettes release

     gluten)

Kosher Salt (no starch

     fillers)

Soda & Salt (Tooth

     Paste)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After following the introductory diet for 2-4 days, begin adding the foods in stages as listed in “How To Begin SCDiet” article on this page. Then continue slowly adding foods from this list until you’ve incorporated a large variety of foods in order to benefit from the many nutrients they offer.

Remember:  The purpose of SCD is to heal the digestive tract and maximize digestion in order to better absorb nutrients that will rebuild the immune system and fight off disease.