Read This First!


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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On this website you will find support and information from Elaine Gottschall’s book and from years of following the listserve where she personally answered SCD questions.  Much of this information is not “detailed” in the book, BREAKING THE VICIOUS CYCLE. 


All additional information has resulted from my and my family member's own personal experience following and teaching the SCD, learning from others, and personal research since 2000.  I recommend reading ALL of the articles on this website; especially all (*) articles on pages #1, #2, #3 & #4 in order to get a well-rounded education on implementing, following, and getting the maximum benefits from The Specific Carbohydrate Diet.


My goal has been to keep this website as simple to navigate as possible so anyone can benefit from the information here. Below is an overview of each page (button). These pages are set up in a natural progressive order; so it’s best to read the pages (buttons) in order.  Also read the articles on each page IN THE ORDER THEY ARE LISTED to gain the most from them. Repetition in the articles serves to reinforce the most important aspects of the SCD. 


(Page buttons on left above)                 (Information you will find on each page)



The welcome page everyone arrives at when they type in our web address - gives an overview of The Specific Carbohydrate Diet.


Website tutorial. Please read this page first to know how to use this website to receive maximum benefits.


Date, time & location of scheduled support meetings in Austin, Marble Falls & Kingsland, TX . . . offering support to those wanting to heal their body and/or avoid illness through nutrition.


How six family member’s lives have been changed as a result of following the SCD. Thank you, Dr. Haas and Elaine Gottschall!!!


Learn the risks of following the standard American processed diet. Articles address the current health crisis in our country and show how The SCD can rebuild the immune system to ward off illness.



Articles on how to begin detoxification and soothe the intestines the first few days of The SCD.  To get the most from this website, please read articles in the order listed.



Articles give details on how to simplify and make The SCD a permanent "way of life” . . . after the beginning first few days.



Articles addressing specific health issues common to those malabsorbing nutrients.


Articles to inspire and motivate you to make healthy changes and stick to them!



A few basic staple recipes to keep your meals/foods exciting.  Watch for more in my new cookbook due out soon.


Farmer’s Markets in the Austin & surrounding areas. Helpful websites, articles & books for educational purposes.



All of us know people who need the SCD. Send a personal note here to recommend this website and the SCD.



Help inspire someone else to change their way of eating in order to heal themselves.


I’ve just begun to post SCD success stories. Please submit yours today.


Personal, family and SCD Friends photos.


If you are experiencing diarrhea or constipation, PLEASE OMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTS until you learn which SCD foods work for you and diarrhea and/or constipation are gone.  Make sure your supplements all contain “legal” ingredients before adding them back, slowly, one-at-a-time, to make sure they are not causing any digestive/gastro problems. It's too complicated to try to balance foods and supplements all at the same time. 


Remember:  This site will take you step by step; so, take your time, move in order . . . read and learn . . . KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. When you are ready to begin the SCD, proceed slowly and methodically. Healing and rebuilding your health can be a lengthy process . . . depending on your condition . . . but the "process" is well worth your time and energy!


When you are finished reading the website, we would love to know how you benefitted and/or what the SCD has done for you. Please write your short success story to help benefit others.


If you are in the Austin/Marble Falls/Kingsland areas, click on the next page, AREA "SCD" SUPPORT GROUPS. If not, click on OUR "SCD" SUCCESS STORY next . . . then continue reading, button by button.  I wish you good health, peace, and happiness.


Eat safe & healthy,


Kay Stence

Certified Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach

IBD - GF - SCD Digestive Health Counselor