What is Specific Carbohydrate Diet?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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A diet is a food plan of what a person eats. It may be modified to improve well being.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Ulcerative colitis 4 4
Crohn's disease 2 2
Irritable bowel syndrome 2 1
Bacterial overgrowth syndrome 1 1
Bowel problems 1 2
Celiac disease 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped using Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Duration

Currently using Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Jan 14, 2013 (Started Oct 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bowel problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support digestive health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for food allergy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Yesterday, at 5 1/2 years old, our son had rice for the first time. For that reason, I'm considering us off the SCD. We introduced potatoes a while back (which aren't SCD legal), too. He handled those well. We'll monitor the rice. I can't say enough about the SCD. This, along with the ABA therapy, dramatically changed the course of our son's life.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Apr 6, 2011 (Started Oct 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bowel problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: First off, this is an incredibly difficult diet. Everything needs to be made from scratch. There is absolutely no grain allowed. No gluten, no dairy, no soy, no wheat, no oats, no barley, no rice, no potatoes, no no quinoa, etc. My son also has other intolerances on top of this, so it's a VERY restrictive diet. No disaccharides. No polysaccharides. What does my son eat? He eats meats (grass fed, uncured, etc.). He eats organic fruits and veggies (we tried hard to get organic but it's not always 100%). His grain replacement is foods made from nut flours. He has several nut intolerances, but he can have almond, pecan, hazelnut, and brazilian nut, so those are the flours we tend to use. It is expensive and very difficult to follow. We are probably about 95% in compliance with the diet. Possibly higher. When we started the diet, my son was non-verbal, had very soft stools, and was often up in the night screaming out in pain or laughing to himself for no reason. Since starting the diet, he's talking (his ABA therapy obviously has a lot to do with that) and his bowel problems have really improved. We'll see some of the symptoms again if he has a stomach bug (as he has recently), but the change in bowels was dramatic. And he's the best sleeper of my three children now.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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