Steve’s SCD Diet Healing Journal: Week 3 – Bring on the travel and fat loss!

Week 3 Summary: Following up from last week I successfully traveled home for the weekend (a 5 hour road trip). During the week I made extra large batches of meat, veggies and fruit. I put enough for four meals in some Tupper ware and packed them in a cooler using some ice packs. I was then able to eat eggs in the morning and have a standard lunch and dinner for both Saturday and Sunday.

The SCD Diet and Alcohol: A Guide to the Effects of Alcohol on the Digestive Tract

Alcohol is a very controversial subject that has plenty of scientific studies that could be used to argue both sides until your blue in the face. I’m going to try and present as much of an unbiased look into the effects of alcohol on the digestive tract as possible and how that relates to the SCD Diet.

Steve’s SCD Diet Healing Journal: Week 1 – The Intro Diet Conquered!

Co-Founder of SCD Lifestyle Steve Wright has finally broken down and started his path to intestinal healing. After many years of undiagnosed digestive warfare in his body, these series of weekly posts will take you through his experiences, thoughts, and struggles on the SCD diet. Today is day 6 on the SCD diet, I have successfully survived 4 days on the intro diet and I’m now transitioning into phase one of the diet. Other than making quite a mess of my kitchen everything went smoothly.

The SCD Trial Period: Making the Diet a Habit… How Long Before It’s Easy?

What kind of a trial period does it take to be able to integrate the SCD diet into my lifestyle and have it be normal? The scientific research tells us that on average its going to take about 66 days to adapt to a new habit and SCD wisdom tells us that we should expect to have a slight relapse in our health somewhere around 60-90 days, then it is clear that 30 days is not going to be enough.

How to Tell Your Family Why Grains are Bad for Them Too

The over reliance on processed food during these weeks can create several potential problems when it comes to dealing with relatives and your SCD quest to heal your gut. Friends and family always “know” best and the first thing I always hear is why I need carbohydrates and then they proceed to need to know all about my specific experiences and the ins and outs of the diet. Lately in an effort to encourage my friends and family to rethink their relationship with grains I’ve resorted to higher level facts about processed carbs and the effects they have on the human body. This is the best article I found to date that can give a SCD’er ten quick points to talk about or even send them the link and ask them to go read the article.

The SCD Diet and Your Teeth? Yes, Let Your Dentist Know!

When I started the SCD Diet I just happened to have my regular teeth cleaning scheduled right around 2 months in. I practice relatively good oral hygiene and floss regularly, so I was shocked when my dental hygienist was interrogating me about the excessive plaque build up on my teeth. She had the impression I was barely brushing! We finally came to a realization together when she asked if I had changed my eating habits at all recently and I explained the SCD Diet to her. As it turns out, the process of chewing crunchy, hard foods actually helps to clean and remove plaque from your teeth.