Area "SCD" Support Groups


Intestinal Health through Diet


"The Specific Carbohydrate Diet"

(Recommended diet for Acid Reflux, IBS, Crohn's, UC, Diverticulitis,

Celiac Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Diarrhea, Autism & the many problems

stemming from imbalances in the intestinal tract.)




Elaine Gottschall, B.A., M.Sc. 

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Call Kay at 512-632-3682 if you need assistance.





  No meeting in December, 2014.

Please check back for the 2015 schedule.


7:00 pm


WHERE:  Luby's Cafeteria on corner of Steck Ave. & MoPac






January - December 2014


Wednesdays - Call 512-632-3682 for appointment


 WHERE "A Place of HOPE"


(From the intersection of 1431 and 281, proceed north/northwest on 281; turn right at Walgreens and veer immediately left on Mormon Mill Rd.  Proceed about 1/4 mile to 1009 Falls Pkwy. on the left. "A Place of HOPE" is the back, middle, white stone building overlooking the bluff, in the complex with the Austin Heart offices.








Call 512-632-3682 for an appointment.

 WHERE Stence residence, 1863 Greenwood Lane (From the main light on 1431 & 2900, travel south/southeast on 2900; pass H.E.B. and American Bank; veer immediately right on Cottonwood Lane; turn right on Greenwood Lane. We are on the left, in the middle of the block, with a short white stone-edged circle drive and "Stence" on the mailbox.)




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We teach and offer encouragement and support to those who are well and want to prevent future illness, to those with any kind of illness, to those with digestive/intestinal symptoms and disease of all kinds. We believe faulty digestion and malabsorbtion of nutrients to be the major cause of most health problems and disease today.  



  • Heal the digestive tract with whole, natural, sugar-free, starch-free, grain-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, preservative-free, delicious, nutrient-dense foods  
  • Maximize digestion in order to gain the most from these healthy foods
  • Balance nutrition in order to build a healthier body and immune system  
  • Share advantages of and sources for organic fruits and vegetables, pasture-grazed meat, and yard eggs. 
SCD friends help each other troubleshoot and adapt the SCD to fit their personal health needs, share success stories, recipes, and ideas for shortcuts in food preparation and cooking. 


For questions, e-mail me at or call 512-632-3682. 


As always . . . eat healthy and safely,




To receive a FREE “Health Consultation” with information about Kay’s one-on-one Health Counseling services,



Kay Stence, CHHC, AADP Certified Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach

IBD/GF/SCD/GAPS/PALEO Digestive Health Counselor

          1863 Greenwood Lane, Kingsland, TX 78639      512-632-3682


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About "Austin SCD Friends"

"ASCDF" originally began as a Celiac Support Group. We soon learned that most Celiacs could not get well or eliminate all symptoms by simply eliminating gluten from their diets.  Many who had eaten gluten-free for years and continued to be sick began to follow the SCDiet.  We saw them heal and thrive and many of their symptoms finally disappear.  We also observed that many were eliminating various prescription drugs.  We then began to fully embrace the Specific Carbohydrate Diet in our group. 

We shared the SCD with people who have Crohn's Disease after they saw or heard that my husband's Crohn's Disease had gone into remission and that his health and life had transformed.  When my Mother with Diverticulitis, my brother with IBS, another brother, a sonand myself with Celiac Disease all became well on the SCD, we KNEW we had found a great secret!

By word of mouth our group has expanded to embrace people with a variety of digestive/intestinal complaints and diseases, and also those who desire a healthy diet in order to not only heal, but prevent illnesses and disease.  I am daily in contact with people from all over the world as one person tells another about what we call "Our Miracle Diet".  We are just one of many such groups around the world who are touching and changing lives by spreading the SCDiet. 

We were formerly known as "Austin Gluten-Free Friends". 

We are gluten-free . . . but we are so much more!   


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This website is maintained by Kay Stence in Kingsland, Texas.

Information published on this Web site is intended to support the book

BREAKING THE VICIOUS CYCLE by Elaine Gottschall and is for information

purposes only. It is not the intention of this site to diagnose, prescribe, or replace

medical care. Your doctor or nutrition expert should be consulted before

undertaking a radical change of diet.

 © 2006