For Raman Prasad, author of Recipes For The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, finding the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) was a necessity. Suffering a steady deterioration of health for years after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, Raman endured numerous hospital stays and health complaints.
For sufferers of IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), Celiac Disease, Autism and Cystic Fibrosis eating can be like a walk in a mine field. When your body can’t properly digest food you can suffer abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss and many other complaints. For many, the pharmaceutical treatment of these conditions just doesn’t do enough and the side effects can be very unpleasant.
The SCD was created to help heal the intestine. It removes foods that feed harmful bacteria which cannot be digested by the injured intestine and then restores the balance of beneficial bacteria. Using the recipes included in Recipes For The Specific Carbohydrate Diet can help you reduce symptoms, ease pain and regain your health. The beauty is that there are no complicated routine to follow, just a simple chart of what is and isn’t allowed. Simple substitutions for certain ingredients can make all of the difference.
So the SCD is easy to follow but what about the actual recipes? This cookbook would be a happy addition to any chef’s kitchen. The full colour photos of these mouthwatering offerings make choosing a little difficult, but only because they all look so very tasty. Even though I have no driving need to cook food following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet it is just so easy to do that I am going to make some of them regular family favourites anyway.
Enjoy this wonderfully delicious sample recipe: