Does the Specific Carbohydrate Diet work?
If you believe autism may be caused by harmful microorganisms (think bacteria, fungi, and yeast), then the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) may be for you.
Harmful microorganisms which feed on starches and simple sugars damage the lining of your small intestine within your body. The small intestines can never heal as long as these microorganisms are present. How do you stop these microorganisms? By ridding the body of the food supply from which these bad guys feed. Once they die from starvation, the body is allowed to heal…….and when the body heals, the body recovers, and some of the symptoms of autism disappear.
What foods must be avoided?
The nutrients from which these microorganisms feed; namely foods high in starch, milk, and foods high in simple sugars (the exceptions being honey and fruit sugar). Examples of starchy foods include potatoes, breads, tortillas (one of my personal favorites), rice, corn, pasta, and cereal grains.
What foods are allowed?
All other foods, including meats, beans, nuts, cheeses, vegetables, fruits, and honey.
How long must I be on the SCD diet?
It is generally believed that a minimum of one (1) year is needed to see any real results.
Does it work?
I have my doubts. Microorganisms causing the flu, or fatigue, or even a sour stomach…..absolutely. But microorganisms causing autism?? I just don’t see it. Note that there are just as many skeptics as there are believers so this diet is quite debatable. If you’re interested in experimenting with this diet, more info can be found at http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info
Am I wrong? Does this diet actually work by killing microorganisms?? Let me know.