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Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)

The SCD is a diet based on the chemical structure of carbohydrates. The allowed carbohydrates on the diet are monosaccharides and have a single molecule structure that is easily absorbed by the intestines. Complex carbohydrates that are disaccharides (double molecules) and polysaccharides (chain molecules) that are more difficult to absorb are not allowed because complex carbohydrates not assimilated are left behind and become food for bad bacteria in the digestive tract. These bad bacteria overgrow, causing damage and inflammation in the intestines. The goal of the diet is to starve these bad bacteria by taking away their food source and restoring bacterial balance in the gut.

The foods not allowed on the diet include grains, starches and starchy vegetables, most dairy and sugars, and processed, refined and packaged foods. Learn more about Emily’s history with SCD.

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Almond Joy Granola Bars

Almond Joy Granola Bars

Apple, Cheddar, and Smoked Almond Salad

Apple, Cheddar, and Smoked Almond Salad

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Avocado Burgers

avocado herb dressing

Avocado Herb Dressing or Dip

Baked Pita Chips

Baked Pita Chips

Banana Almond Cacao Smoothie

Banana Almond Cacao Smoothie

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Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue Sauce

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Birch’s Gatherer Salad

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Blackberry Sage Prosecco

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