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.
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.
Look at our database of ingredients to see what you can and can't eat on the SCD diet
Some scientific evidence along with anecdotal evidence from those who have been on the diet suggest scd can help with the following:
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.
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.