Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet [Elaine Gottschall] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Provides information on the. Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet Elaine Gottschall, offers us an easy-to-read book on reversing colitis, Crohn’s disease, celiac responded to a gluten free diet, diverticulitis and other diet-related digestive ailments. free diet, low in sugar and lactose. It was developed by Dr. Sidney. Haas , Elaine Gottschall published “Breaking the Vicious Cycle”, after her daughter’s.

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Very informative, answered many questions about gut health and how to enhance it without being pushy or having a sales pitch. For someone new to elimination diets, I didn’t feel like this book did a great job of explaining how to start. While this book is not specifically written about autism, there is much breakiing t Let me say that this is a frightening book. The bulk of the book is recipes and appendices, so this is a fairly quick read.

My symptoms have vanished, except for twice when I let someone else cook something for me.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gottschall

Kudos to the author! One major problem with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is the lack of information for how to handle an egg allergy. Personally, I don’t see that being a vegetarian free at all be possible, and even having an egg allergy will make this very strict, very limiting diet – incredibly difficult to maintain.

At this point, production of excessive ellaine may be triggered as the intestinal tract attempts to “lubricate” itself against the irritation caused by the toxins, acids, and the presence of incompletely digested and unabsorbed carbohydrates.

Licensees are required to use the trademark and copyright material in a manner which is consistent with the SCD diet and program described in the Breaking the Vicious Cycle book.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet

It may be your key to ending your unexplainable suffering or why going on a gluten free diet as a celiac didn’t cure you. You can read the foreword to the book, also check out the reviews in the testimonial section. This is still an important read for anyone investigating possible diets for IBD. Then I read this book and realized I had been eating all the wrong things for years.


Mar 18, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. Understanding food sensitivities have had a tremendous impact on my life and daily food choices. I rarely ate vegetables or meat. To me, someone who has an active interest in the science behind nutrition, it was very interesting.

They would rather patients take expensive medications that can further impair their heatlh. I have crohn’s disease. I healed through other options.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’m not sure if I picked it up a few years ago, when I was in the rhe of UC, but I took it out again recently because I’ve been having GI symptoms related to the J-pouch, and I’ve been vickous about ways to manage them with diet. No longer needing protection, the mucus producing cells stop producing excessive mucus and carbohydrate digestion is improved.

The Book – Breaking the Vicious Cycle

It looks like the only important thing is to introduce the cottage cheese Jan 30, Waseem rated it liked it. Bottom line, though is will I try it it’s a pretty restrictive diet in the larger scheme of things and will it work? Again, highly recommended for those suffering from gastro diseases. In time, you may find some restaurants you can go to now and then Greek is a good choice! Oct 29, Stacy rated it it was amazing.

But, I was also literally sick and tired from bombarding my system however inadvertently with foods that were bad for me.

Want viccious Read saving…. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She states that the diet might not work for everyone, but it’s is worth it to give it a shot.

Dec 25, Karine Wegrzynowicz rated it it was amazing. The book editing is poor, with some pages tumbling into ever smaller fonts from paragraph to paragraph. May 02, Sharon rated it really liked it Shelves: The author goes into a lot of detail with biological evidence, etc. We have given this information to help you get started, but to fully implement and understand the diet it is essential to read the book carefully.


I’ll review this soon. My gastroenterologist had told me to follow a low-residue diet, so I figured the more carbs, the better. This book offers barely any vegetarian alternatives, with almost every recipe bulked out using meat, fish, eggs or dairy. If this is the first time you are visiting this website, please go to the Beginner’s Guide section to understand how this diet will work for you and help you on your journey to recover.

Even after reading this book and 3 others on a similar topicI’m still skeptical of the suggested diet. Aug 20, Catherine rated it it was amazing.

You can make home-made yogurt and find some good cheeses avoid the soft ones, go with the hard ones. The diet proposes that certain carbohydrates cannot break down properly in certain people, leading to various diseases of the gut and, since there is a clear brain-gut correlation, this can sometimes manifest as ADHD, etc.

Once bacteria multiply within the small intestine, they can destroy the enzymes on the intestinal cell surface, preventing carbohydrate digestion and absorption. Of all dietary components, carbohydrates have the greatest influence on intestinal microbes yeast and bacteria which are believed to be involved in intestinal disorders.

Oct 24, Bethany rated it really liked it. I have never felt more “normal” energetic and content than I have since eating this way!

While I respect this book and would highly recommend it to any other sufferers of digestive disorders, there are some not so great things about it. I’ll update if appropriate. Faced with my own diagnosis of diverticular disease, and the medical establishment’s lack of concrete knowledge about what causes it or how to make attacks less likely to occur, I’ve got to explore other options.

Nov 18, Carol rated it liked it. No more quick snack of chips or even power bars or other “healthy” processed food. That isn’t my goal.

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