Originally Posted by Pilgrim
I just wanted to post an intro and subscribe to this thread. We've been down that long and trecherous journey of food allergies. We're on a very strict elimination diet for the moment. I've been considering doing SCD for a long time now, but haven't gotten my hiney in gear to do it. Partly because I'm unsure that it will help, and partly because it means giving up even *more* foods!
But the other day, we went to a new chiropractor who uses muscle testing for food allergies. He's been doing it for 40 years and is very experienced. He did a muscle test on our DD, and looked me straight in the eye and told me he found NO food allergies!! I was astonished and amazed. I argued with him "oh no! This girl is DEFINITELY allergic!! I carry an epi-pen!" and on and on.
Now, the visit was a brief one simply because the appointment was actually for DH and I explained to the Dr. that we'd be bringing DD in later that week. He said "oh set her in your lap and let's go ahead and clear her for something." That's what started it all. We're going back in today for her "real" visit.
So here I am thinking "what if all this time it was REALLY TRULY only gut related and not food allergies (of the true sense) at all???" So now I'm just on the verge of beginning the SCD. We will be seeing a nutritional therapist next week, and I want to get her opinions before starting. And also, I wanted to get some advice as to the best way to get going. One thing I do know is that before beginning a new diet, I must come up with some meals and snacks and stock the pantry AHEAD of time. Boy have I messed that up in the past, and it's really disheartening to want to eat something and find that there's nothing to eat!
OK, enough blabbering. Oh, I haven't yet read the past thread. If I were to try to do that first, I'd never get my intro-post done!
Hey yourself and welcome!
(and Liane, you made me :LOL of course you can you goof!)
WOW, that story is *very* interesting. I'm especially glad you are here b/c I know so little about this side of healing and all, I'll be following your experiences with much interest.
Elaine Gottschall, author of the SCD, has some very interesting things to say about allergies, and she certainly had the scientific background to back them up. I didn't know about the SCD when I first posed my question, "Are Allergies Really Allergies?", the thread that started this tribe... but it seemed to answer everything that had been nagging at me since I started reading about leaky gut.
The best place to start is reading the BTVC book, or scouring the site. There is enough there to learn about the diet and start it.http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i..._the_diet2.htmhttp://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i...ntro_diet2.htm
Great excerpt from the book about celiac disease, one of the worst food allergies you can have!http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i...ac_disease.htm
Also Pecanbread, which was created for kids with ASD, but has a lot of good info.http://www.pecanbread.com/scdscience.html
And then so many SCD recipe sites in the links, can have you busy for days. But first you start with the Intro diet for 2-5 days. Then aftewards, start certain things like nut flour and nut butter slowly depending on how damaged the gut is.
At first it's recommended to cook all your veggies and fruits (ex. bananas). So plan to make big batches of applesauce or pearsauce in crockpot. I just made a big bag of frozen peaches, reduced the juices a bit til syrupy and we ate it for several days, yummy. Spaghetti squash is a godsend! All squashes really, you will find that you can use butternut squash 800 different ways. Thankfully it is fall and now we have acorn, delicata, etc. to choose from.
I like the Midas Gold pancakes/waffles recipe in the book and also it's posted on Pecanbread.com. The muffin recipe in the book, also can adapt that one for bread, unsweetened and sweetened banana bread.
If you do want to discuss with a nutritionist, I'd read the book and bring it with you for the research study references.
Personally I always thought nuts aggravated my IBS for a long long time. To the point where I was convinced I had an allergy. It wasn't the nuts, it was the grains and the sugars impeding my digestion so that sending down some whole nuts was impossible for them to break down!