The SCD Diet

Not all Carbs are Good Carbs

The SCD diet (also known as the specific carbohydrate diet) is based on consuming foods that are similar to what our ancestors would have been eating by removing foods that are toxic, hard to digest and artificial.

The main aim of the SCD diet is to reboot the digestive system and boost overall health. Not everyone's digestive tract has been able to cope with modern food processing, specifically complex carbohydrates which aren't being properly digested. By cutting out these specific carbohydrates (disaccharides, and polysaccharides), it will allow the gut flora to heal and halt the overgrowth of yeast and bad bacteria.

How does it work?

The SCD diet is typically centred around eliminating complex carbs, lactose, sucrose and other man-made artificial ingredients. This will allow the gut to start healing by reducing the inflammation, reducing the yeast and building good bacteria within the gut.

It is very important to start the diet with natural, easy-to-digest foods. Once the gut begins to repair, very slowly, more complex foods are introduced - try to introduce one food at a time and make sure to monitor your reactions to during this stage.

What can I eat?

Eat this

Meats
Fish
Some vegatables - check for carb content
Eggs
Some fruits - check for carb content
Nuts
Seeds
Yogurt
Low lactose cheese
Oils
Honey
Some legumes
Spices

Avoid this

Grains
Some legumes
Sweetners
Processed meat
Processed food
Starches
High lactose dairy
Look at our database of ingredients to see what you can and can't eat on the SCD diet
Nourishing Foods

Potential Health Benefits

Some scientific evidence along with anecdotal evidence from those who have been on the diet suggest scd can help with the following:

  1. Reducing Inflammation
  2. Improving Leaky Gut
  3. Improving Nutrient Absorption
  4. Reducing Symptoms of IBD, IBS and other digestive problems
  5. and much more..

However, there are potential risks, such as potential nutritional deficiency. Overall, most anecdotal evidence and reviews show great health benefits for those who follow the diet correctly.

Who is this diet good for?

In general, this diet can be good for anyone.
Particularly those who suffer from digestive problems have seen some notable benefits from this diet. However, it is always important to do your research before beginning a diet to make sure that it is the right fit for you.