Rush SCD study in need of volunteers

A study at Rush University’s department of Gastroenterology to determine if the SCD changes gut flora is in need of volunteers with IBD that are not on the SCD or similar diets.

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Crohn’s disease bacterial profile revealed

Article From Scientific American:

The largest study of its kind has revealed for the first time the specific gut bacteria involved in Crohn’s disease, which afflicts an estimated 700,000 Americans with chronic, painful diarrhea and bleeding, among other unpleasant symptoms. With a better understanding of how the microbial ecosystem changes in children who suffer from the disease, researchers have gained clues that could someday lead to better diagnosis and treatment.

Here’s your link.

Starter snapped up

Hello readers,

The free yogourmet starter has found homes. My apologies to those who missed out and also for the delay in this update. The Gmail has been marking your mail as spam and it took me a few days to realize this.

Cheers,
Paul

A new SCD Bakery coming online

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Good news SCDers, your choice in SCD bakeries is about to get bigger. Amy Ervin is almost ready to open her new venture, Nutty Bakery in New Castle, IN. She has been baking SCD for two years now and is a firm believer in BTVC so check her out. I bet she’d like to hear from you.

Site aims to drum up SCD research funding

I received a letter from Kate the other day telling me about her new blog SCDresearch.

Her aim is to help drive interest in funding studies on the efficacy of the SCD and she using a survey to meet that goal. You don’t need to provide your name and your email address is optional.

Check out her story and see what you think.

Good luck Kate and thanks for your work.

Yoghurt making troubles?

Take a look at this post @ Nourished Kitchen for help to some common problems.

Why Your Yogurt Isn’t Turning Out: Easy Fixes

Note that the advice is not SCD specific, particularly with respect to different bacterial cultures.

Some new SCD retail

Check out this article on the SCD Recipe blog. It’s about a couple of new-to-me SCD food resources. From baked goods to entrees it’s great to have more choice.

Duke’s: An SCD Bakery at a Retail Location

CCFA releases “Challenges in IBD Research”

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The Crohn’s and  Colitis Foundation of America has released it’s latest “Challenges in IBD Research” It is from their official journal and is entitled “Update on Progress and Prioritization of the CCFA’s Research Agenda“. Unfortunately, most of the content of this site is behind a paywall, but this particular report is free.


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