SCD Community Section

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Here are links to a few sites that have been brought to the attention of the webmasters. Use the Feedback form to inform us of other possible additions!


SCD-Specific was launched in July, 2003 and is Elaine's personal web site, dedicated to information found in the book by the same title, by Elaine Gottschall. It provides information and guidance for those considering the SCD or beginning
the diet, acts as a hub for all the support groups/ list serves that are true to SCD as described in Elaine's book, is an accessbile resource for all aspects of the SCD, and provides additional information to support the book.
The main features of the site are: The Beginners Guide; The Knowledge Base (contains FAQ's and a Legal/
Illegal list; a list of online Support Groups; a Search (making it easy to locate information wherever it is located on the site); and a News section reporting all the latest developments in the SCD world.
Raman Prasad has compiled a huge list of recipes from and visitor contributions and formatted them for individual printing! In addition, features a delightfully pithy and insightful journal on IBD-related topics! In early 2003, Raman published a moving book about his battle with UC and how he found the SCD, titled "Colitis & Me: A Story Of Recovery". In 2008 Raman published a second book, "Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet: The Grain-Free, Lactose-Free, Sugar-Free Solution to IBD, Celiac Disease, Autism, Cystic Fibrosis, and Other Health Conditions".
Fellow SCD'er, Lucy Rosset, has written a wonderful book with delicious recipes and runs a web site called to sell the book she has written and published, as well as other SCD-related goods including: yogurt makers, ground nuts, and more! Her recipes are great!! She also has a "mirror site" at is the first site dedicated to promoting Elaine Gottschall's book, Breaking The Vicious Cycle. The site contains the full text from the first chapter of the book, and more. This site also sells VHS videos of Elaine, Romper El Circulo Vicioso (BTVC in Spanish), and much more. This site is managed by John Chalmers.

SCD in Danish
Mik Aidt, the founder of, also maintains a wealth of information in Danish.

Nirvana of Peristalsis (also known as Flog)
Mike Simons documented his SCD-based daily regimen for remission of IBD in a food log (abbreviated as flog). He often included recipes, photos, as well as other topics of interest (2000-2009).

Nutty Meatfruit
Jasmine's gluten-free food log, recipes, and adventures with IBS or IBD.
Hillel's web site enables anyone to add a recipe directly to the site. In addition the recipes can be searched by available ingredients.

The FoodRX Project
Finn Haley's very professional web site offers personal information about his success with SCD (food as therapy) and other therapies, as well as links to doctor listings, and more.

Healing Crow
Seth Barrows manages The Healing Crow, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to increasing public awareness about non-drug treatments for chronic illnesses, which encourages patients to objectively examine their health and take on a more active role. Healing Crow contains vast amounts of information regarding SCD, Paleo diets, and more, and even has its own Yahoo! Groups listserve.
Be sure to check out "SCD Wisdom", a search engine for Elaine's posts to the SCD Long Island listserve. Healing Crow also maintains a Yahoo discussion group and mailing list.

SCD Food Lady
Jan Locker's collection of SCD recipes for meals she cooks for her friend Laurel. Her recipe book can be purchased via Jan's web site,

Jay is
"...Within 1 week of being on the diet I started to feel my symptoms of crohn's colitis; cramps decreasing, urgency going away, I was actually getting sleep at night for more than 2 hours, the night sweats were decreasing in severity with all this said I noticed something positive was going on in my body..."

t's Breaking The Vicious Cycle Website
"t" is in Canada and maintains a useful SCD site with lots of FAQ.

Austin SCD Friends support group and site
Headed by Kay Stence since 2000.

Laura Tanzer documented her daily trials and tribulations concerning IBS in an IBS log (abbreviated as ibslog; 2000-2004).

SCD Network Forum
This is a browser-based archive or forum of questions, support, recipes, and links for SCDers.

SCD in German
Iris manages a site formerly managed by Eric. Entirely in German, Iris also maintains her own food diary, or "tagebuch".

Find out about SCD in the UK through this friendly, informative and easy to use site. Meet some of their group and see if their experiences match yours, locate UK resources, search an online database for beginners, and more. is in Spanish, and includes translation of entire first chapter of Breaking The Vicious Cycle en español. Additional links to other sites. ¡Visitelo!

SCD in Finnish
Kirsi in Finland has created a Finnish SCD site.

Nick's Autism and the SCD blog
Marjan and Nick (Netherlands) track their progress with the SCD and Autism (2004-2008).

Pecanbread: Kids, SCD, and ASD
A web site for parents of children with ASD.

French SCD site
Jacqueline (a French-speaking SCD listserve member) maintains, with quick-reference SCD card-lists of allowed/not-allowed foods, tips, how-to, recipe links, and more.

SCD in Holland
Ed in the Netherlands runs a site which focuses on his experiences with the SCD and other treatments, called
Kosher SCD supplies and ready-made goodies for purchase online! They sell Elaine's book, Rochel Weiss' own book, and more.


Additional sites       

The Intestinal Health
Sheila Shea's site is dedicated to intestinal health. There is a wealth of knowledge and information for those that suffer from intestinal and digestive problems. Specific topics include diet, exercise, colon hydrotherapy, and more.

The Paleolithic eating site contains a collection of grain-free, bean-free, potato-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free recipes. Ingredients used are: meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and berries. This site is maintained by Don Wiss, who also maintains

Sharon Lott's IBD book
Sharon Lott has written an IBD cookbook. Titled "Harmonize Your Eating And Feel Fit As A Fiddle", this book contains 180 recipes which have helped her keep her IBD under control. She can also be contacted by phone/fax at: 613-474-0494.

Very oriented to traditional pharmaceutical treatment; also includes interactive message boards and forums.

Adam's site contains his own posts and comments about treatments, as well as those of a growing community of contributors to the site.

Josh Golder's site about his book, movie, and experience with Crohn's Disease and Colitis.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
If only the CCFA would provide information regarding the success so many have found with alternative treatments such as the SCD! This organization is so pharma-, surguery- and traditional medicine focused, their site should be a dot-com. Nevertheless, the CCFA site contains quite a bit of valuable information on IBD. Also, many have found local CCFA chapters/members to be more open to the SCD than the national organization.

To Bart from Elaine "What a complement you pay to call CCFA cell biologists for working on the microcelluar level... [If you want to learn about] work done re bacteria or enteric flora and also probiotics as relating to IBD. Dr. Ebringer's work in England, it has been going on for over 10 years with the autoimmune hypothesis and Crohn's and RA. [The] CCFA should be ashamed of themselves for not keeping up and suggesting a diet which works in at least 75% of the time. They do not need that much micro cellular work as they do hands-on controlled work. But it is so hard to do and they know it. ... They would have people eating under controlled conditions but cheating when they got out of the hospital setting [thereby ruining any positive results]. The [patients] would have to be tied to the hospital bedpost to do this correctly. In BTVC I have referred to Dr. F.C. Dohan on page 158 ref 8 who actually did patient work (psychiatric) on a diet very much like SCD but not giving molecular explanations for the foods eliminated. These people were locked up in the psychiatric ward and were sent their food. THIS IS WHY I HAVE BEEN SO DISGUSTED WITH CCFA EVERYTIME SOMEONE ASKS THEM ABOUT THE SCD: Their answer is IT HAS NOT BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY TESTED! Well, here is their chance if they want to remain credible. Love, Elaine"
Paratuberculosis Awareness & Research Association (PARA) is an organization of Crohn's disease patients, their families and others who are concerned about the relationship between MAP (Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis) and Crohn's disease.