Check out the Gut Harmony blog

I get a fair number of comments on this blog thanking me for helping them or their kid get started on the SCD. It’s gratifying to get these comments, but it is one-to-one, or piecemeal process instead of a more network effect. This is fine, I’m not complaining or saying it’s not important, but you should really check out what Tali is doing over at Gut Harmony.

Her family used SCD to help treat her son with CD. That alone doesn’t make their story terribly unique. What does set it apart is what she is doing with the GI doctors at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. It is absolutely awesome and gives me hope for a wider acceptance of the SCD as a treatment option for IBD.

You should head on over to her blog and at least read the Milestones in our Timeline post.

Thanks Tali!


$2.5 million study of diet to treat CD

Well I’ll be damned.

For the first time ever, dietary intervention will be the focus of a major national research study of patients with Crohn’s disease. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announced today that it was awarded $2.5 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the effectiveness of the specific carbohydrate diet and Mediterranean-style diet to induce remission in patients with Crohn’s disease.

It will compare the effectiveness of the SCD and a Mediterranean style diet.

Seriously, I never thought I’d see something like this.

Here’s your link.

League of Mortals


I’ve mentioned and the Chronology blog before and I think they are both great. If you haven’t visited them, do yourself a favor and check them out.

I wanted to tell Duncan that I think he does a great job on the blog and found his personal blog in that pursuit. There I discovered his book League of Mortals and finished it just today.

You should read it.

You’ll probably identify with Wesley. You may shed a tear. I can’t remember my life in that much detail and he does it with an honesty and snark that I can really appreciate.

And it’s a steal on kindle for $3.

Here’s your link.




I’ve been following this site for a while and just realized I hadn’t told y’all about it. It’s written by Brandon Wuerth, an Internal Medicine resident at the Medical University of South Carolina who happens to have Crohn’s.

It’s chock full of all kinds of good stuff. I’ve recently been watching videos from a continuing educational series, “Mastering Clinical Challenges and Emerging Therapies in IBD.” Targeted at doctors, some details are over my head, but I always find it interesting to hear what doctors are telling each other about IBD treatment.

Here’s your link.

A Case Study: SCD resolves UC


A doctor with UC uses the SCD to resolve her disease.

interesting read over at SCD Recipe blog: here’s your link.

Includes link to full text of study.

How to Read Medical Research

A great post on Crohnology’s Blog by Duncan Cross.

I’ve spent a fair amount of time digging through PubMed, but it’s never occurred to me to email an author.

Thanks Duncan!

Here’s your link.

The Woodward Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

WCCFI received an email from Gisele Woodward the other day alerting me to an organization I didn’t know existed.

The Woodward Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation mission is three-pronged. To support non-pharmaceutical research to find a cure, to educate about alternative ways to alleviate symptoms based on medical research to patients, caretakers and medical community, and to share personal experience that has brought our children’s disease to remission.

Give them a visit here.


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