Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet - Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac, Autism

 
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Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet
by Elaine Gottschall
> amazon.com

Definitely read this book at least twice before beginning the diet. The diet involves more than following a simple legal/illegal list. Certain foods are only introduced as symptoms lessen/disappear.

Beginning the diet requires careful preparation and if you're feeling weak/sick/tired, find a friend, relative, or a local resource to help you begin.

This book contains more than enough recipes to get you started:)

Amazon.com offers both used and new copies--older editions contain the same core information. Alternatively, try your local library.

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RECIPE BOOKS! (and more)

In the last several years, many Specific Carbohydrate Diet recipe books have been published!

All of the recipe books have been carefully written by people who have used the SCD. Since the SCD is gluten-free, all of the books are appropriate for celiac disease.

For more information, use the links below.

Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
by Raman Prasad
> amazon.com

Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ offers a diverse and delicious collection of 150 SCD-friendly recipes. The easy-to-make and culturally diverse recipes featured in the book, include breakfast dishes, appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. With 40 full-color photos that will inspire you to get cooking again. It also features a listing of over 80 dairy-free recipes.

Foreword by Raquel M. Nieves, M.D.
Introduction by Raman Prasad, Author

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Eat Well, Feel Well: More Than 150 Delicious Specific Carbohydrate Diet-Compliant Recipes
by Kendall Conrad
> amazon.com

In Eat Well, Feel Well, Conrad shares more than 150 recipes for quick and easy dishes for casual meals and elegant dinner parties alike. The appetizers and starters range from updated classics like Curried Deviled Eggs with Mango-Currant Chutney to such enticing, exotic fare as Thai Beef Salad with Papaya and Toasted Coconut and Egyptian Red Lentil Soup. Main course ideas include everything from Whole Roasted Red Snapper Stuffed with Fennel and Citrus and Ground Beef Chili with Navy Beans to kid-pleasers such as a simple Cheese Soufflé and Honey-Garlic Chicken Drummettes. Dozens of recipes for snacks, desserts, breakfast dishes, and beverages will help you integrate the SCD way of eating into your family’s lifestyle with ease, grace, and creativity.

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Healing Foods: Cooking for Celiacs, Colitis, Crohn's and IBS
by Sandra Ramacher
> amazon.com

This cookbook boasts over 200 recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ (SCD) and 100 beautiful full page, color photographs.

This diet is specifically designed for Coeliacs, who suffer from Gluten Intolerance and those suffering from Digestive Disorders, such as Colitis, Crohn’s, IBS and Diverticulitis.

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Colitis & Me: A Story of Recovery
by Raman Prasad
> amazon.com

(note: not a cookbook)  After a year of following the diet described in Breaking the Vicious Cycle I was able to taper off of medications and found my strength returning. The SCD became habit and, although I still subscribed to an e-mail list for others using the diet, ulcerative colitis steadily fell from the forefront of my life. In the second year on the diet I went back to school at night, finished a graduate degree, and plunged forward. and didn't look back. Similar to many people who joined the e-mail list, my initial period of excitement, marked by e-mailing many questions and telling my doctor about the diet, was followed by simply living my life and occasionally reading the e-mail to answer questions asked by others. I wanted to forget most of my experiences during ages 17 through 24.

Today, facing the options of forgetting or doing something positive, I started writing a two page narrative of my experience with ulcerative colitis. Those two pages turned into this book. Luckily, my recovery is not unique, it has been experienced by hundreds of others, of all ages and stages of IBD. However, the recovery should be shared with the hundreds of thousands whose lives continue to revolve around their personal struggles with IBD.

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Lucy's Specific Carbohydrate Diet Cookbook
by Lucy Rosset
> Lucy's Kitchen Shop

This is the first SCD cookbook and perhaps the best when starting the diet. After seven years, the book has held up with the only noticeable wear being marks from almond flour batter:)

For more details, including the table of contents, please visit Lucy's site.

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Adventures in the Family Kitchen:
Original Family Recipes & Other Culinary Delights

by Raman Prasad
> Lucy's Kitchen Shop

In 1999, during a (not yet to be repeated) lull at work, I began organizing recipes from the SCD mailing lists and posting them online at www.scdrecipe.com. Over the past few years, many people have contributed to the website. In addition, many have requested the recipes in print format.

In answer to those requests, this collection began as a simple effort to re-format/transfer the on-line recipes into a printed book. However, I soon found myself gathering, testing, and writing down recipes from family and friends who had prepared meals for the diet. There were so many recipes that only twenty from the website are included in this volume. The other recipes range from meals created by my mother-in-law during our trips to her home in Bombay (Mumbai), India; to dishes created after spending afternoons with my grandmother and her sister, both in their 80's, who still meet once a week to cook.

> Also available on Amazon.com

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SCD with Taste & Tradition
by Rochel Weiss
> Digestive Wellness

Rochel Weiss, pro in the kitchen has done a fabulous job substituting SCD ingredients for all dishes. With this fantastic cookbook you won`t even crave non-SCD foods.

For those doing the Casein-Free version of SCD: Only 12 out of 170 recipes in this cookbook call for dairy ingredients!

Recipes for breads, cookies, cakes, dairy dishes, fish dishes, side dishes, salads, deserts, and many more! Over 170 wonderful recipes

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Everyday Grain-Free Gourmet: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
by Jodi Bager, Jenny Las
> amazon.com

Everyday Grain-Free Gourmet provides delectable, easy-to-digest dishes that appeal to family and guests who have food limitations which simply must be accommodated. Unlike other gluten-free cookbooks, this one offers traditional favorites in whole-foods, low-lactose, refined-sugar-free versions. Moreover, this book is ideal for anyone who wants or needs to improve their health through diet, including those with lactose intolerance, celiac disease, Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

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Grain-free Gourmet: Delicious Recipes for Healthy Living
by Jodi Bager, Jenny Las
> amazon.com

The gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, low-lactose recipes in the Grain-Free Gourmet books allow people with limited food choices to prepare their old favourites in new ways and plan meals effortlessly. Filled with dishes guests and the entire family will love, these books make gluten-free cooking easier, healthier, and more delicious by using only whole foods. Each recipe includes accurate nutritional information.

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Management of Celiac Disease
by Sidney Valentine & Haas, M.D., Merrill Patterson Haas
> Lucy's Kitchen Shop

In 1951, Dr. Sidney V. Haas and his son, Dr. Merrill P. Haas, published their book "Management of Celiac Disease," which detailed the doctors' years of success in using diet to cure various intestinal diseases including colitis and celiac disease. Dr. Haas's approach was a groundbreaking approach to the management of intestinal disease that has withstood the test of time. His book, long out of print, is now available in a reproduced edition. This reproduction is an exact replica of Dr. Haas' original book, including text and photos.

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Turtle Soup: Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet from an SCD Mom
by Beth Spencer
> buy via LuLu.com
One of the nice parts of this cookbook (and appropriate for the holidays) is Beth's motivation. She started the diet to be an "SCD buddy" for her daughter Amy, who was suffering from Crohn's disease. Included in the book are excerpts from their 2007-2008 blogs including starting out on the diet and Amy's experience of following the SCD while pregnant.
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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: A Journey Through Life, Ulcerative Colitis, and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
by Tucker Sweeney, Carol Thompson
> amazon.com
Tucker's honesty and courage, opening up to describe physical and emotional details, will connect with anyone who has suffered from IBD. What gives additional depth to this book are the chapters from his mother Carol's point of view: By the tone of Tucker's voice, she knows what's going on with his health. Tearful nights are not uncommon after speaking with Tucker on the phone or after he visits. She's incredibly supportive without over-stepping, and, as Tucker acknowledges, without her support he may not have made it. (read full posting)
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