How to Naturally Stop Your Diarrhea in 30 Days Using the SCD Diet

I was at a breaking point in my life, and I was willing to do anything to get better. When my doctor told me this was the start of a long journey, and kicked me out of his office with a book for a prescription, I was lost.  It was in the days that followed that I discovered the amazing success stories of people just like us who followed the SCD diet and actually got better! I followed Elaine’s advice and fully committed to 30 days of fanatical strictness on the SCD diet. My commitment to get better for myself and my family got me through the cravings, boring beginning foods, and the ups and downs.

There is a lot of mental power that goes into committing to try something for 30 days. It will keep you focused through those horrible days, when you can’t think about anything but quitting and turning back to the old way of life that was way “easier.” The idea of trying something for 30 days actually gave me the confidence to take action and start the diet… to give it a shot. What’s the worst that could happen? It doesn’t work and I go on to researching my next “magic pill.” Best case is that it works and my search over.

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It only took my body 7 days to stop the diarrhea that had kept me trapped to the confines of my bathroom for all those lonely weekend nights. I had naturally stopped my diarrhea in 7 days using the SCD Diet… which made the next 23 days of my commitment wayyy easier! In fact, I am almost at two years now and I have never looked back… I don’t count the days down anymore, I just keep counting up with how many days since I have been healthy.

Here’s what I want you to do. Commit to trying the SCD Diet for 30 days and you will commit to naturally stopping your diarrhea in 30 days using the SCD Diet… they are interchangeable with one another. Do the following three steps to get started and you won’t ever look back…

1: Write down your commitment to the SCD Diet and share it with someone close to you. Pen something along the lines of…

I, (name), have made a firm and fully-committed decision to start the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I am prepared and have the courage to commit to this diet for 90 days. Therefore, on this, the ____________ day of _____________, 20___, I vow to myself that I will adhere to the framework of the SCD diet. I will successfully start my intestinal healing process on this diet through dedicated practice of the principles laid out in this book and Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health through Diet. I will reach my 90-day milestone on the SCD diet on the _____________ day of ___________, 20____.

2:  Re-read Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall, so you remember why you’re getting into what you are getting into… but don’t let the details overwhelm you… 30 days is simple enough.

30 Days Isn’t That Long

3: Go to and download our free guide to properly starting the SCD Diet and pick a day that you are going to get started. It’s that simple, we have every detail laid out… just make the commitment and follow the steps. First, just make it 7 days, then 14 days, then 30 will seem like nothing.

If you do these three things and start the diet with the full intention of trying it for 30 days, you will naturally stop your diarrhea in 30 days using the SCD Diet. Every step is laid out in the guide to make sure you get started properly, the only hard part is the part inside your head that you have to commit to 30 days and actually do it.

If your diarrhea isn’t stopped in 30 days, then send us an email for some more help on figuring out the one piece of the puzzle that might still be causing you issues. But if you at least gave it 30 days, started it properly, and followed it with strict adherence you should be hitting your stride right about that time.

What is the most overwhelming part of starting the diet for you?  Leave comments below…

– Jordan

Jordan Reasoner

About Jordan Reasoner

Jordan Reasoner is a health engineer and author. He was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2007 and almost gave up hope when a gluten-free diet didn’t work. Since then, he transformed his health using the SCD Diet and started to help others naturally heal stomach problems. You can check out his story here and find him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

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5 thoughts on “How to Naturally Stop Your Diarrhea in 30 Days Using the SCD Diet

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    Dear all, I’am writing you from Romania. I found out about the SCD diet starting from Amy Myers diet which is talking about a specific diet that might be used for all autoimmune diseases, that means that is very similar to SCD but in this diet you are not allowed to eat any diary (although with lactose free such as homemade yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.), any eggs and some of vegetables. My husband having severe UC followed that diet for 1 month using also probiotics that almost killed him, he had a huge crisis and each 15-30 min he run at the bathroom. Them i found this SCD diet. We are now in the intro faze but the diarrhea is still there (bleeding stopped anyhow during the first diet), he is extremely tiered, hopeless ad lost again some weight. In the previous 4 days his ankles and articulations from both hands and feet starting to swell, actually they got double compared to the normal size. We went in the hospital and I told his dr about the diet and he said: of course, that is way he is feeling like this, he is albumin low and got swollen. of course the dr asked, why did you gave up on gluten, diet is not anything to do with UC…anyhow, although this diet might be not good for him, having any restriction like this dr is saying is absolute madness. Please help me understand what did we wrong during the 6 days of intro diet: he ate only chicken soup (we followed the recipe), meats of all kinds especially roasted fish, pork, chicken, grape and cherry gelatin and some puree carrots but very few because he didn’t like the taste (i used fresh cherries and i made fresh juice without skin because i know that contains pectin), he didn’t use honey, anything but this food. What is not working, the diarrhea is not stopping and my poor husband lost more weight and the dr says he is about to become suffering of malnutrition. I need to admit that he doesn’t take yet all the prescribed vitamins because in Romania we didn’t found some clean supplements; i will need to buy them from US, most probably. We didn’t introduce the yoghurt yet because we were extremely afraid for another round of die-off. We will do it in the next days. I need urgently your support. My husband took in the past a biologic treatment and because he didn’t had success it was interrupted and from march this year takes the second biologic treatment-infleximab without any response and the dr thinks that he might need to double the dose (with all the risks) because a part of the medicine is getting lost in the feces (because of the low albumin) and doubling the doze could help him maintain at least the necessary dose…i ‘am afraid of accepting this and most probably we will not accept this. I need your help! (Now he is hospital and he is taking some albumin perfusion). Anyone who can give me some advices can mail me:
    God bless you all and cure you for this miserable illness!

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    Thanks for all this support and information on SCD. It feels like I can’t know enough about how to do this right. I’ve been on the intro for six days. I feel great, I haven’t had blood in my poo since day 3 which is phenomenal progress for me. I’ve added squash two days ago and until yesterday, I have included the weak coffee and grape juice. I’ve cut them both out today (grape juice has always been a problem of mine) and I noticed a big difference in the frequency and urgency. My question is, even though the diarrhea is not gone, should I continue moving forward as long as I feel I’m making progress?

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    Jilda Loomis says:

    Hi Ruth…Hopefully you have been feeling better by now. Are you? Things that I have noticed in my 5 months of being on the SCD is that too much nut meal/flour can also cause the runs. Think of what that nut meal would be if it was processed in the food process for another few minutes; nut butter! Nut butter with all of the oils that come with it. Too much oil of any kind is not good at first. Nor are too many fruits; esp. the stone fruits, I’ve found. The yogurt should be great for you as long as you make it exactly as the recipe calls for (culturing it for 24 hrs min.), but to make smoothies with a bunch of fruit along with the yogurt might be counter productive right now. If you can just keep things simple at first and not overdo anything, you will find that you will get much better results. Maybe just a little honey and some banana in the smoothie at first. Avocado is amazing in a smoothie too, and adds great calories. Getting hurried to gain weight will just cause more diarrhea if you don’t go slowly with this process, and then your calories will be mostly going down the toilet anyway. Good luck with all.

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    Hi, I’ve been on the scd diet for 8 days now. Before I started the diet, I was on prednisone, cort enemas, sulfazalzine and a mountain of vitamins(after being hospitalized a month ago with a bad flare). Still had D before starting the diet but very controlled 1-2x day. On the second day on the diet, my D felt worse, even more watery. Since then, I haven’t felt an improvement. Started the intro strictly for 3 days, then introduced other allowable foods because of my weight issues. Made a banana nut cake yesterday and made not only me but my husband have D (he doesn’t have digestive disorders). Not sure if it’s the nut flour but it’s really discouraging 🙁 . My yogurt maker should be arriving today, and I really think that the breakfast smoothies will help me with my under weight but don’t want to get any worse starting the scd yogurt. Really worried that the diet is not going to work for me. Can you provide any insight, please.

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    Our son has been on the diet for 8 days and is throwing up daily. Yes, he did eat too many nuts on the 2nd day but it doesnt seem like he should still be paying for that indulgence. We think that maybe the Asacol medicine may be causing this. Has anyone else had that experience?

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