"Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable."
-Peter Drucker

"A man is literally what he thinks."
-James Lane Allen

Elaine Gottschall: A Fountain of SCD Wisdom

We have indexed a collection of emails written by Elaine Gottschall,M.Sc., author of Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health through Diet and Proponent of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. The emails were posted to the Long Island SCD mailing list. Special thanks to Elaine for her permission to post her wisdom on this site and Zdenko for collecting her emails. You can search the index above or a partial list of subjects follows:


2 Months into the Diet

36 hour yogurt

6MP purinethol

Aloe Vera Juice

Anchovies and Calcium

Anti-Candida Diet

Arthritis related to IBD

Bad, Bad, Brown Rice

Bee Pollen


Cheese, Lactose, and Goats Galore!

Chills and UC

Chocolate and Carob

Citric Acid = Pectin?

Clarified Butter (Ghee)

Clostridium Difficile and Candida?

Cocoa and Chocolate

Codeine, Migraines

Concern Over Diet - Time and Energy


Cream of Tartar

Decaf Coffee and Egg Beaters

Diet Effectiveness

Do not Blame Doctors

Double Blind Studies

Dr. Ebringer - London AS Diet

Elaine’s Story

Elisa Allergy Testing

Enzymes and Probiotics

Freeda Vitamins

Freeda Vitamins Question

Gall Bladder



Horseradish and Scallops

Human Rumen

Inulin, FOS, and Research

Iron Supplements

Is IBD inherited? and the Standard American Diet (SAD).

Is it the Wine?

Juice, Too much, Too Fast

Kefir (Please see instructions for Kefir)

Lactase Milk (Lactaid)

Meat Safety and Organic Meat

Metamucil, miso, and raw fish

Missing Bread

Mustard Powder

New to the Diet with UC

On Doctors


Reading Breaking the Vicious Cycle for the first time

Rocket Science

SCD and MS

SCD for Everyone

SCD origins

SED Rate

Scratchy Throat, Beginning the Diet

Sea Salt

Soaking Nuts

Stonyfield Yogurt - Pectin

The Diet Works, It Really Works!

The Starter Diet (How Long?)

Toddler: Mushy Stools and Overweight



Vitamin B12

Wheatgrass Juice

Yogurt Dosage

Yogurt Temperature




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