Read itJune/July 2008 Issue

Living Without Books: Recipes for Special Carbohydrate Diets

Navigating and adhering to any special diet can be a challenge and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is no exception. A form of treatment for autism, inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions that impact the gut, the SCD excludes certain carbohydrates (e.g., bread, milk, pasta, rice, etc.) in order to relieve painful symptoms (e.g., chronic diarrhea, damage to the small intestine, etc.). When Raman Prasad first discovered the SCD, he was skeptical. But he became a convert —and a cookbook author—after he found that sticking to the diet eliminated his ulcerative colitis. Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (Fair Winds Press) offers creative foods that make the diet much easier to follow. Most recipes use nut flours so if you’re avoiding peanuts or tree nuts, this isn’t the cookbook for you. But for others who suffer from gastrointestinal distress, Prasad offers hope and help. This book could be a delicious solution for what ails you.

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