- "There's little scientific evidence to show whether it is truly effective or which patient population it helps."
- "It's getting mixed reviews from both patients and physicians."
- Some people are actually helped by this diet, and are vocal supporters. But the percentage of people it helps versus people it does not help is unknown.
- There is the potential for nutritional deficiencies on this diet.
- You should never stop current treatments and replace them with trying a new diet plan.
- You should always consult your doctor and continue regular monitoring when trying a new diet plan.
- This blog receives frequent comment-spam and emails trying to blatantly push the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, as well as some that are vague and friendly, but if you follow their links or suggestions far enough it leads to SCD websites. This makes me suspicious. And annoyed. *
- Different diet plans help or bother people differently. Two people with Crohn's Disease may have totally different food sensitivities. The SCD may in fact just happen to coincide with what helps some people. Just like my diet of no dairy, fibre, spice, acid, caffeine, or gassy vegetables helps me.
- Keeping a food and symptom journal will help you determine foods that worsen or improve your symptoms. Take this journal to your doctor for help analyzing it.
Now, all you SCD fans out there, feel free to post your stories here, but DO NOT include links. Note that I will NOT publish SCD slanted comments in other posts on this blog, so you can stop spamming this blog already.
* Let the comment flaming begin. Note that I will NOT publish comments that contain SCD links. Period.