In Loving Memory of Elaine Gottschall
has been said that Elaine Gottschall's book is to IBD what
Rachel Carson's Silent
Spring is to the environmental awareness movement. Here
is a short biography of Elaine Gottschall.
Dedication and Thanks to Our
Gottschall was a loving mother, wife, biochemist and cell
biologist. Elaine's studies specialized in the effect of food
on the human body. She received her bachelor's degree in 1973
after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Montclair State College,
Montclair, New Jersey, and did post-graduate work at the Department
of Graduate Studies in Nutrition at Rutgers, The State University
of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
some people consider the diet unscientific because it is free
of drugs and surgery, research shows that the SCD addresses
the root causes of many diseases, rather than simply masking
those symptoms with drugs and/or surgery.
campaigned for much of her life to promote the dietary relief
and cure of these diseases that affect so many people worldwide.
Her book has been translated into several languages. She lived
in Baltimore, Ontario. Elaine responded to thousands of questions
on the SCD listserve
Crow group on a daily basis. In 2003 Elaine launched her
own web site: www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info.
Elaine passed away in September 2005. We will all miss her
wit, humor, and compassionate care!
here for an interview
with Elaine at the Defeat Autism Now Conference.
BIOGRAPHY - ELAINE GOTTSCHALL
over thirty years, Elaine Gottschall, as a biochemist and
cell biologist, specialized in the study of the effect of
food on the human body. Ten of these years have been spent
at universities, first at Montclair State College, Montclair,
New Jersey, where she received her bachelor's degree in
1973 after graduating Magna Cum Laude, and then another
year in the Department of Graduate Studies in Nutrition
at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick,
In 1975, she became a member of the Department of Cell Science
at The University of Western Ontario's Zoology Department
and spent four years there investigating the effects of
various sugars on the digestive tract. She obtained a Master
of Science degree in that Department in 1979. Results of
her work are published in the Journal, Acta Anatomica 123:
178 (1985). For the year following, Elaine worked in the
Department of Anatomy of the University of Western Ontario
investigating the changes that occur in the bowel wall in
inflammatory bowel disease.
In the late 1990's and up to her death in 2005, Elaine was
a popular lecturer on the subject of human biology and food
at various seminars and conferences throughout North America
and Great Britain, and an active member on various Internet
digestive health lists and groups.
In her practice, she saw many sufferers from ulcerative
colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, irritable bowel
syndrome, chronic diarrhea, autism, and celiac disease freed
from their problems by following THE
SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET.
and her daughter celebrate the very special place Dr.
Haas has in the hearts of each of us who follow the
SCD. We remember him each February 14th--Valentine's
day! What a special doctor he was!