Thursday, June 9, 2011

After 4 months on the gfcf and Feingold diet, I'm still not seeing the improvements in his digestive health. The new probiotics should arrive soon, we are out of Culturelle, which is Lactobacillus GG. The strain is supposed to be great at surviving the upper GI tract and colonizing the intestines. I'm ready to try the SCD diet. Today all he injested was 2 cups of juice, a little bit of cereal, a few rice crackers and some chocolate almond milk. The SCD diet is supposed to help people with bowel disorders, like Celiac, IBS etc. Allowed Foods- Quantities are not restricted if you eat a balanced diet Sugars: Honey is the only allowed sugar product. Not everyone can tolerate it, so use with caution. Veggies: Most vegetables, fresh or frozen and raw or cooked, are allowed including: asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, artichokes, beets, Brussells sprouts, cabbage, carrots celery, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, rhubarb, peppers, garlic, lettuce, spinach, mushrooms (unless you have candidiasis), onions, turnips, and watercress. Be careful of raw vegetables when diarrhea is present. Legumes: Dried navy beans, lentils, peas, split peas, unroasted cashews, peanuts in a shell, all natural peanut butter, lima beans, and string beans. Meats: All unprocessed meats such as: beef, pork, chicken, turkey, quail, ostrich, fish, shellfish, lamb, venison, rabbit, and eggs. Some processed meats are allowed, but many require writing letters to manufacturers to verify the absence of restricted foods. Many processed meats contain sugar, starch, corn products, and other disallowed foods. Dairy: All natural cheeses except those listed above are allowed: cheddar, colby, swiss, havarti, dry curd cottage cheese, etc.. Homemade yogurt that has been fermented for a minimum of 24 hours is allowed and encouraged. Fruits: Most fruits are allowed such as: avocadoes, apples, tomatoes, olives, apricots, ripened bananas, coconuts, dates, berries, cherries, citrus fruits, peaches, pears, tropical fruits, and grapes. Nuts Almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts, chestnuts, filberts, and pecans. Misc: The following foods are allowed: olive oil, coconut oil, soybean oil, corn oil, weak tea, weak coffee, unflavored gelatin, mustard, vinegar, saccharin, and juices with no additives.

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