# 2 - HOW TO BEGIN "SCD" > * HOW TO BEGIN THE SCDiet - Part 2



After 1- 2 days on chicken soup & diluted juice, follow this menu for no more than 3 - 4 days:


Breakfast:  Dry Curd Cottage Cheese (Friendship Dairies Bulk Farmer’s Cheese,

                     sometimes called Hoop Cheese – should be dry and grainy with no liquid and

                     literally fall apart when unwrapped) moistened with homemade yogurt.  You

                     may substitute dripped homemade 24-hr. yogurt for the Dry Curd Cottage

                     Cheese (DCCC) in recipes.


          Eggs (boiled, poached, scrambled) - Avoid if diarrhea is very severe


                    Apple Cider or purple Welch’s grape juice (½ juice & ½ water)


                    Homemade gelatin (recipe below)


Lunch:      Homemade chicken soup (including broth, chicken, and pureed carrot), broiled beef patty or broiled fish


                   Cheese cake (recipe below) baked to custard consistency


                   Homemade gelatin (recipe below)


Dinner:      Variations of above




The cheesecake filling should be made without a crust or grated lemon rind until healing has occurred.  



3 eggs

1/3 C. honey

1/2 C. homemade 24-hr. yogurt or cream cheese (dripped yogurt) made from 24-hr.

       homemade yogurt

2 C. DCCC - Look for Friendship Dairies Bulk Farmer's Cheese or Hoop Cheese from

       Central Market or substitute the Cream Cheese recipe (which is dripped homemade

       SCD yogurt) listed in the Gourmet Section of BREAKING THE VICIOUS CYCLE.

2 t. vanilla


Place all ingredients in blender or food processor (metal blade) putting eggs in first so that blender blades will turn freely.  Blend until smooth; stopping, if necessary, every 15 seconds to push ingredients down, scraping the sides of the container at the same time with a spatula.  Pour into loaf pan and bake in oven at 350 F for about 30 minutes or until edges are brown. Cool and refrigerate.



Purchase Unflavored Gelatin (Knox or other brand); found in baking section of your grocery store. Follow the instructions printed on the package. Place 1 cup of cold water in a bowl, and bring three cups juice to a boil. Sprinkle 4 packets of gelatin over the cold water and let sit for 1 minute. Then add the hot juice, stir to dissolve the gelatin and add honey (or legal saccharin) to make it sweeter and a little lemon or limejuice for extra “zing” and to change the honey taste.  Refrigerate until congealed and enjoy!  After healing you may enjoy gelatin desserts and salads with raw fruit, nuts, or vegetables added.  



STAGES 1 - 5:


Be sure to read all articles on page "#3 - Expanding SCD" on this website, and slowly begin adding foods according to the chart below, remembering to peel, seed, and cook fruits and vegetables very soft (to soften the fiber, making them more digestible). If you are doing fine after Stage 1, progress to Stage 2, and so on. If you have more symptoms, drop back to the previous level for a few days, and then progress when they are gone.


When adding almond flour baked goods in Stage 3, be sure to use blanched nut flour and eat only the equivalent of about ½ muffin per day for a while before increasing. Remember that nut flours are 100% nuts with lots of fiber. Overindulgence can cause loose stools and be too much roughage if added too quickly.

Progress to Stage 4 after pain/diarrhea have been gone for 3 weeks. Slowly increase nut flour baked foods. If doing well, then introduce RAW, PEELED fruits and vegetables, unsalted raw nuts . . . all very slowly and cautiously.  This is also a good time to read page “#4 – Personalizing SCD” to decide what supplements you want to add and how you can tailor the SCD to any specific health issues you may have.                      

Wait 4 – 6 weeks after symptoms are gone to add cruciferous vegetables: Brussels sprouts, chard, kale, and mustard greens. Add SCD soaked white beans/lentils/legumes, cautiously, after about 2 months and no symptoms.

Healing has a different time-frame for every person. Most people begin to Improve within

three weeks after the dietary regimen has been started and continue from there. Some are

much slower. As long as you are seeing even a slight improvement, you can know that the

SCD is working. Be patient and continue on. At about the second or third month there is

sometimes a relapse . . . even when the diet has been carefully followed. This can occur if

the person develops a respiratory infection, or has to take antibiotics for any reason, or for

no obvious reason. Do not allow this to discourage you. Once an individual gets over this,

improvement is usually steady with minor setbacks occurring occasionally during the first