The SCD Lifestyle Solution Podcast #7: Drugs and SCD

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This week, we are really pleased to have Paul from EatingSCD on the podcast with us, as we discussed the topic of “Drugs and SCD.” Many people try the SCD Diet, while struggling to decide what to do about drugs. And on this podcast we try to open the Pandora’s box, just to take a peek inside.

If you are thinking about starting the diet and want to know what to do about your drug situation, then listen to this podcast to find out what to expect and how to manage it successfully. Also, if you have been on the diet for a while and are still struggling with what to do about your medicine on the diet, then you need to listen to this podcast to hear our discussion on it.

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On This Podcast, We Cover:

0:30 Paul’s story
7:05 Skepticism of Western Medicine
11:45 Paul’s drug decision tool
17:45 Seeking validation from the doctor?
20:25 How do use the drug decision tool
27:40 Why get off the drugs?
36:00 Round table: I don’t know what to do about drugs and the diet and talking to my doctor
42:35 How would you like to trade your bathroom time for kitchen time?


Here’s a link to Paul’s awesome decision tool we talk about in the podcast: The Eating SCD Drug Decision Tool

Also, if you want to get more information on properly starting the SCD Diet, check out our free guide “How to Properly Start the SCD Diet” (it’s a chapter from our book).


– Jordan

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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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2 thoughts on “The SCD Lifestyle Solution Podcast #7: Drugs and SCD

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    Hi. I have leaky gut/tons of food sensitivities/ibs/possible ibd/etc and have been doing a ton of natural/lifestyle healing the last year and a half. No drugs. Even when I’ve been in some pain from a shoulder injury or a mind-numbing toothache I’ve pushed through and used natural alternatives instead of any western anti-inflammatories or pain relievers because I know what they can do (and I believe did do over time) to my gut. But now I unfortunately have to get my wisdom teeth removed soon. I have already opted for local anesthesia only but I know it’s insane to think I can “push through” the pain after the procedure and not take ANYTHING (although don’t think I haven’t considered it). So my question is this: Which is safest for your gut if I have to choose something for the pain? An anti-inflammatory like advil or a pain killer like vicodin? Do you think it’ll cause any damage to my gut if I’m only taking a total of a few pills over a couple days following the procedure? I’ve come so far and would be devastated if I went back on my progress because of this. I couldn’t find any information related to this on your website or others. Your response would be so appreciated. Thank you.

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      Hi Aubre- great question!

      Before the procedure, taking bromelain and turmeric can help manage swelling and pain.

      After the procedure, don’t underestimate the power of rest and ice. You can also continue turmeric to help manage pain and inflammation.

      If you do need to take a pain reliever, the gentlest on the gut is acetaminophen (like Tylenol), rather than an NSAID (like Advil or Vicodin).

      The worst thing you can do for your gut is worry and stress out, so please try to keep calm! We are confident you’ll come through this just fine 🙂

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