January, 2012 marks the beginning of the eighth year since I began eating the SCD. I was strictly legal for the first four plus years then began to experiment with reintroducing illegals. I posted about it first here in April of 2009 and then here in May of 2010.
The May posting indicated that I was about 90% compliant with the diet. That helped me feel better and eventually I began to experiment a little more. I speculate that I’m closer to a 70% compliance now. I’ve found that sugars affect me much differently than grains. Eating sugars will likely increase my trips to the bathroom whereas grains are more likely to reduce my trips. I still do not get those Crohn’s cramps that I remember pre-SCD, but ironically, I will occasionally get discomfort from being a little too backed up.
I see my family doctor every year and have a SED rate test performed just to get a little objective measure of how I’m doing. I’m happy to say that I’m a five, well within the normal range of 0-15 for men.
Previous update, May of 2010, here.