It’s not easy to find great SCD recipes, but I’ve written hundreds since going on this diet in 2001!

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is a diet created by my late friend, Elaine Gottschall, whose views on gut health were well ahead of her time, and are detailed in her book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.

The SCD eliminates grains and other starchy foods containing complex carbohydrates such as potatoes. On this diet simple carbohydrates that require less time in the digestive system are consumed in order to restore health, and reduce inflammation, in the gut and the entire body. The premise of the SCD is to eliminate gut dysbiosis, which is a disturbance of the microbial community in the digestive system, that takes place when good bacteria are destroyed and bad bacteria take over.

The SCD is used to treat a variety of GI disorders including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), irritable bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease (CD), Chron’s, and ulcerative colitis (UC). I have hundreds of SCD compliant recipes with everything from SCD bread recipes, to SCD desserts, SCD dinners, and so much more!

Specific Carbohydrate Recipes

The tradition of roasting a fresh pumpkin is one the boys and I have had for years. 🎃🎃🎃 We love... read more
Who would've thought the subject how to prepare kale would get me all teary and sentimental? Kale is a fairly... read more
There's something wonderful about a good Keto Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich during these trying times. It's one of the... read more
I've made bone broth on the stove top and in my slow cooker for decades. It's delicious, but it makes... read more
This simple Paleo Pumpkin Pie is a classic Thanksgiving dessert for the whole family. Food allergies or not, it's so... read more
I'm obsessed with this Keto Huevos Rancheros Skillet Casserole. It totally reminds me of the chile rellenos casseroles that showed... read more
This Paleo Orange Cake recipe, made with 6 healthy ingredients, is one of our favorite desserts. All you need to... read more
When I was a yoga teacher in New York City in the early 1990's, I studied Ayurveda. As we went... read more
Fans say my Keto Chipotle Lime Salmon is “so delicious” and “so easy” that I had to re-share this low-carb... read more
Keto Salt and Pepper Crackers are the perfect grain-free low-carb snack. Made with 4 ingredients TOTAL –almond flour, egg, salt,... read more
What's the one question we all ask ourselves the day after Thanksgiving? What to do with those turkey leftovers! Throughout... read more
This Low-Carb Pie Crust recipe is made with 4 ingredients total! All you need to make this gluten-free crust is... read more
I don’t give a darn what conventional doctors say about diet and MS. I’m sticking with my amazing Turmeric Tea... read more
With 6 ingredients total, my Green Goddess Dressing is a cinch to throw together. Like all my recipes, it's super... read more
This easy Asparagus Basil Salad is not only healthy, it's an incredibly tasty paleo side dish. It's especially delectable during... read more
With black pepper, chili powder, and cumin, my Paleo Spiced Nuts recipe offers incredible supercharged flavors! I'm always looking for... read more
Cinnamon Apple Cake is a fabulous fall dessert and super easy to make. This paleo cake recipe calls for 8... read more
This 2-ingredient Basil Oil is super easy to make and tastes like summer. Basil oil packs one of my favorite... read more
With 7 healthy low-carb high-fat ingredients, this Keto Strawberry Lime Smoothie recipe is a cinch to make! Just throw coconut... read more
Low-Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies are made with only 7 ingredients. This no-fuss recipe calls for almond flour, pecans, honey, butter,... read more
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