What If I Don’t Have the Time or Energy to Start the SCD Diet?

I wanted to take a minute to share an incredible SCD resource with everyone, if you haven’t had a chance to check it out. It has helped me through a few sticking points in the past, that’s for sure.

The Healing Crow was a non-profit organization started by Seth Barrows in 1999 to help others with chronic illness. The website has recently been taken down but the folks over at scdiet.net have hosted the archived version so that it’s legacy can live on. Here is a link to check it out.

On the healing crow’s archived site, there is a really valuable section entitled “SCD Wisdom” where there are many incredible insights from Elaine on various topics about the SCD Diet. I wanted to share one in particular that helped me in the beginning, while I was trying to figure out how to start the SCD Diet.

Elaine answers those of us that feel like we don’t have the time and energy to start the diet… something we all struggle with in the beginning.  In the end, what I heard her say to me was, “Don’t let fear give you excuses… if you want to get healthy, just give it a shot.” But that’s just one guy’s opinion. Here’s what she said:

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Subject: Concern Over Diet – Time and Energy

Question: My greatest concern is the time, energy and effort it will take to adhere to such a strict diet.  I will obviously have to drastically change my lifestyle. But I am ready and hopeful.

Elaine writes: Don’t be too scared of the diet’s demands. Putting a fresh chicken, 10 peeled carrots (do in 5 minutes with a potato scraper) 3 peeled onions and a handful of parsley, salt, into a pot and cooking for 3-4 hours, straining thru a colander and rescuing the carrots and chicken. From then on, you just puree the carrots and add to broth with chicken. It is not hard and you do that for a couple days. The cheese, eggs, meat, cooked fruits and veggies are easy.  Just get a cookbook and any dummy can get the idea. Good luck.

What are your thoughts about what she had to say? Comment below…

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 HealthyGut.com 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 “What If I Don’t Have the Time or Energy to Start the SCD Diet?

  1. Jordan Reasoner

    Tiffany – Thanks for the support… you said it best! You rock for doing what you did and taking control, I wish more people had your willpower to get the job done!

    ~ Jordan

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    When I have tried to encourage people with intestional issues to start SCD, I get the same response! I hear, “it’s to restrictive, to time consuming, to much time,” etc. Gah! If people could only see the benefits before writing off the work it takes! I have not trusted my doctors in my 10 year battle with this disease so making the decision was easy for me. I wanted to do something for my health..I wanted to have control instead of leaving my health in other people’s hands. Maybe that’s where I’m different? I was never a cooker before this diet, but it has taught me to not be afraid of the kitchen..that’s for sure! Now, I have to say, I rather enjoy doing the cooking for our family;) Anyways, I wish I could show people how much better they would feel if they would just take the challenge!

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