SCD Community


The SCD community is spread around the globe! When we are not on the listserve, we love to meet, to share stories, recipes, tips, and more.

Feel free to contact the webmasters to suggest an SCD event listing, local support group, conference, link, etc.


SCD Events, 2007-8       

Intestinal Health Seminar
June 1, 2008 at the Torah V’Yirah Hall in Brooklyn, NY: Raman Prasad and Raquel Nieves, MD will share their experience with IBD and the SCD. Hundreds of people are expected to attend.

Two Cooking Workshops
August 11 to 18, 2007 at the Ocean Club Spa in North Carolina: Jenny Lass will conduct an SCD-friendly workshop will teach you how to set up a healthy kitchen, how to make delicious lactose- and gluten-free dishes, how to adapt your favourite recipes to suit your dietary needs, and how to eat healthy on the go.

October 5 to 12, 2007 at Pura Vida USA in Georgia: Jenny Bager and holistic nutritionist Beth Golden will conduct another SCD-friendly workshop.

Austin "SCD Friends" Support Group (ongoing)
Kay Stence heads up an SCD Support Group in Austin, TX. The group has been active since 2000. Meet every 3rd Thursday evening at 7:00pm
Contact: Kay Stence, 5604 Southwest Pkwy. #3113, Austin, TX 78735512-442-4008 Email: kstence at marykay dot com. Web:

Gottschall Center Autism Fundraising Gala
Friday, September 7th, in Westport, Massachusetts. An evening of food, fun, and music with Loretta LaRoche, Livingston Taylor, and friends. Proceeds to benefit children and adults with autism. More information at


SCD Events, 2004       

"The Gut, Brain, Diet Connection", Pittsburgh, Oct. 16, 2004, 7PM

Mrs. Gottschall will speak about "The Gut, Brain, Diet Connection -The Specific Carbohydrate Diet" at the
Magee-Women's Hospital Auditorium. Registration Limited To The First 100 People. Cost: $20 per person; $35 per couple; $10 persons with ASD; Optional DVD of Presentation $15. Phone: 412-641-7383;

See all of Elaine's upcoming public appearances and engagements on her web site.

SCD in Rome, Georgia: September 17, 2004 1PM.
John Chalmers from Indiana will talk about the SCD at Purple Mountain Natural Health Foods, 1005 Turner McCall Blvd, Rome, Georgia; 706.232.2706.

Autism Canada Foundation Biomedical Treatments for Autism, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, July 24, 2004 9:30-11:45am
Mrs. Gottschall clearly explains, through the use of microscopic photos of the Gut, the cycle of events occuring in the intestine of those with chronic gastrointestinal problems and how the presence of byproducts of digestion can potentially cause autistic behaviours. Visit for more information about this event.

AutismOne Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, May 27 - 30, 2004
Elaine Gottschall was one of a dozen medical experts who discussed diet as a alternative therapy in the treatment of autism. For more information at More information about the SCD and autism is available in our Research section.

UK SCD Group Meets Monthly (ongoing)!
Bob, Yvonne, Zoe, Tim, and Josie meet in monthly in Birmingham. For more information, contact them via:


SCD Events, 2003       

SCD Conference, Falmouth, MA, Sept. 26, 2003, 9:30am - 400pm at the Sea Crest Hotel
Learn how to expand your child's choices of tasty, healthful, easily digested, and health -promoting foods that actually are a major tool in HEALING the highly compromised GI function that is essentially integral to ASD. Conference location: Sea Crest Resort in Falmouth MA Call 508-540-9400 for hotel accommodations limited rooms available! To register, send $100.00 conference fee to Hopewell Associates, Inc., PO Box 1747, Mattapoisett, MA 02739, 508-758-3266 email

Autism Conference and the SCD, Portland Oct 3-5, 2003
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet has a display table at the upcoming Defeat Autism Now! Conference in Portland Oregon! The DAN! The Conference will be held on October 3, 4 & 5. The SCD booth will be selling copies of BTVC, answering questions, and generally getting the word out. More information available from Catherine on the "Elaine's Children" list.

Austin SCD Support Group (ongoing)
Kay Stence heads up an SCD Support Group in Austin, TX. The group has been active for more than 2 years. Contact Kay via email: kstence at marykay dot com.

Happy Valentine's Day, Dr. Haas!
Every February 14th we are reminded of the very special doctor, Dr. Sydney Valentine Haas. He was the doctor who saved Elaine and her daughter, who created the SCD. Elaine went on to research this SCD, publishing her own books and now helping us each day online in the SCD lists!

Tucson Intestinal Health Support Group Meets Monthly (ongoing)
Ten Tucson people (and one from Phoenix) meet on Saturday afternoons the third Saturday of each month to discuss intestinal health issues, raising our own awareness and that of others, and more! More info... >

UK SCD Group Meets Monthly (ongoing)!
Bob, Yvonne, Zoe, Tim, and Josie meet in monthly in Birmingham. For more information, contact them via:


SCD Events, 2002       

Elaine's UK visit on May 21st!
Elaine "adventured across the pond" to visit our UK SCD friends. For complete information regarding events, contact Bob or Elaine via the SCD listserve.

Conference in Tucson Arizona, Jan. 4-6, 2002
Thirty people started 2002 on the right foot by attending the Conference on Intestinal Health Through Diet. The conference explored the wonderful results people have acheived by making changes in their diet. There were panel discussions, workshops, cooking lessons, and more! Photos and more...>



SCD Events, 2001       

UK SCD: "Zoe's Christmas Party", Dec. 1, 2001
Suffolk, England on Dec. 1, 2001. Celebrate the holidays in style and good health with the UK Yoghurt Slappers! Attend the party after their usual get together. People are welcome to stay at the local bed & breakfast, as the location is quite rural. For more information, email Josie or Bob.

Elaine Gottschall in New York City!
October, 2001; Elaine met with IBD and IBS patients, gave presentations about intestinal health through diet, hosted a book signing @ Barnes & Noble, attended a SCD brunch, and more. See photo...>

Elaine Gottschall visits the Upper Canada Lower Bowel Society!
August, 2001; a wonderful time was had by all! Read more...> meets!
August, 2001; co-editor Mike Simons visited Raman Prassad's SCD kitchen in Brooklyn (home of! Read more...>