Category: Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Rectifying My Own Ignorance: The Gut Biome and Spondylitis

Even knowing that so many illnesses that seem so far removed from the gut actually start there (autism, Parkinson’s, depression, etc.), I am constantly amazed when I come across yet another one.  Today, I’m writing about an article I just finished reading on Ankylosing…

A Follow Up: Treating D-lactate Acidosis

For those of you who made it through my mammoth post of last week, re:  d-lactate acidosis…well done!  (For those of you who skipped it, you’re going to fail the pop quiz.) I have spent even more time on this, looking more into studies…

D-lactate Acidosis, SIBO, Autism, Chronic Fatigue or…What Happens When Judy Can’t Stop Reading

Because I know how to have fun, I have spent hours and hours over the last 2 days reading about d- lactate acidosis.  I’m not even sure why. It was one of those things, I guess, that suddenly struck me as interesting – and…

An Autism Anniversary

Today is the 22nd anniversary of my son’s diagnosis with autism.  It is always a day of mourning for me:  8030 days of my life spent failing my Alex.  Yes, of course, that sentiment comes from the irrational and emotional part of me.  Rationally,…

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Diet – Irrevocably Linked

This morning, I got all excited when I spotted the headline in IBD News Today, “Natural Diet is Key to Preventing, Reversing Crohn’s in Children, Israeli Expert Says.”[i]  Wow! I hoped that this article would be about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, or at least…

What Do We Really Know About Treating SIBO

This morning I got to thinking about some of my favorite papers of the past, and decided to pick one to write about today. In the spring of 2010, around the same time I saw Dr. Jeremy Nicholson present his findings – that the…

Dietary Carbohydrates, Bowel Disease and the Bacterial Microbiome

Feeling nostalgic after last week’s post on autism and carbohydrate malabsorption, I spent some time today flipping through one of my massive binders of research that I’ve been collecting for the last 20 years.  After Alex’s amazing response to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I…

Impaired Carbohydrate Digestion, Bacterial Dysbiosis and Autism…the Unfinished Story

I have to say,  I really hate it when a really exciting bit of research is just dropped.  It’s like having a TV show you like cancelled mid-season…and you’re just kind of left hanging…forever…. As it’s Thursday, I thought I’d to a TBT, and…

Some Research High Points of 2017

Well, it’s time yet again for the big New Year’s countdown of my  favorite biome research stories of the year!!! January:  The Specific Carbohydrate Diet study at Seattle Children’s Hospital on 10 pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease.  After only 12 weeks, 8 of the…

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet: A First-Line Treatment (Finally)

In January of this year, I wrote about a small study on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet out of Seattle Children’s Hospital.  8 out of 10 children went into remission after only 12 weeks on SCD, which is actually a very short time.  I just…