I'm going to start the diet. Do you have any tips or suggested menus?
There are many, many tips and recipes here at SCDiet.org! Additionally,
you should refer to pages 50 and 51 of Breaking The Vicious Cycle.
Is there anything I can do to prepare for the SCD while I am waiting
for the book
Sure, make some healthy, delicious chicken soup!
you get the book, start making the chicken soup of the introductory
- Get your
- Fill half
with chicken thighs and legs (or either one). Skin them if you
want as it will save you from having to skim the soup after it
- Peel about
10 medium sized carrots and throw in pot
- Throw in
two peeled whole onions and a couple stalks of celery
- Fill the
rest of the pot with water leaving 3 inches at top so it does
not boil over
- Cover and
simmer for 3 hours.
- Pour contents
through a colander letting it run into a very large bowl
- Throw away
celery and onions.
- Skim off
- Put carrots
and one cup of broth in blender (may be too much for one spin)
- Puree carrots
in blender (or food processor)
- Add to soup.
- Add some
chicken (as much as you want, removing the bones and skin)
- Eat this
for two days.
By that time
you should have the book!
Eat all you want. You will be getting protein, sugar from carrots,
fat, a good natural fasting diet to clear out your intestine of
stuff and still nourish you.
I'm going to be starting the diet, I need to know if you don't use
the dry curd cottage cheese, do you just eat the yogurt? What happens
if the yogurt bothers you?
I eat mostly SCD yogurt, DCCC only occasionally, but that's mostly
because I really love the yogurt! Try starting the yogurt slowly,
just a few spoonfuls at a time if you think it will bother you...
if it's really a problem, you can always supplement with probiotics
(I think Custom Probiotics or the one Lucy
sells are what are recommended... I eat my three cups of yogurt
daily, so haven't tried a supplement...)
How do you make the homemade gelatin?
(if you're in the US) At the grocery store, in the baking section,
there should be boxes of Knox gelatin, usually with 4 packets/box.
The instructions for "juice squares" or something like that should
be printed on the package. Basically, you put 1 cup of cold juice
in a bowl, and bring three cups to a boil. Sprinkle 4 packets of
gelatin over the cold juice and let sit for 1 minute. Then add the
hot juice, stir to dissolve the gelatin and refrigerate. Honey or
saccharine can be added to make it sweeter. I always keep gelatin
in my cupboard -- it's a very inexpensive, non-labor-intensive treat!
Can you use olive oil when baking?
If fat's not a problem for you, I don't see why not. Olive oil is
legal. Just *don't* use canola oil. And buy organic foods whenever