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Mango Prep

Per request, here’s a video of how I prep a mango.

You can see all of my videos on my YouTube channel.

Prepping butternut squash

Butternut is my favorite squash. I’ve tried cooking it different ways and found the easiest way is to peel and deseed it before microwaving it. Baked is nice, but I find it to be a bigger hassle. Here’s a video of how I prep one for cooking.

For more videos visit my YouTube channel.

Teeco Salad

This is a wonderful salad at the peak of the garden, when fresh tomatoes and cucumber are plentiful.

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Peeling a whole head of garlic in 10 seconds

Wow, it really works! I used much smaller bowls, maybe 1/3 the size, but the results were the same.

I wish I’d know this sooner as it could have saved me what must be years peeling the slow way.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

A bite into this sweet bread brings me back to my mother’s kitchen. It’s sweet, it’s tart and it’s really wonderful. The texture is very similar to the treat I remember as a kid.

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Elaine on YouTube

I am grateful to many people in my life. My family, friends and the doctors that saved my life to name a few. But when I think of Elaine Gottschall and what she has done for me, I can’t help but become a little choked up. I wish that I had had the opportunity to meet her and express my gratitude. She is an icon to me.

Here is an interview of Elaine in three parts on scddiet23’s channel:

An interesting statistic on part 2 video starting at around 3:15:  In six years Elaine consulted on 400 cases of Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, celiac, spastic colon, IBS, and found that the diet was working almost 95% of the time for small intestine Crohn’s, turning it around within 4 weeks. With ulcerative colitis the turnaround rate was 75% . Diverticulitis the easiest to turn around.

Here’s another video in two parts on Jenny McCarthy’s channel. It’s part interview, part memorial and part lecture by Elaine herself.

Temptation and the three Ds

Image credit: Rebecca Kennison

I’m sure you remember chocolate. Maybe you are tempted to have a wee little bit now and then. Brothers and sisters I feel your pain.

In my many years of SCD I have concocted the Strategy of the Three Ds to fight temptations. In no particular order they are:

1) Distance

Physically remove yourself from the geographic location of the temptation. Out of sight, out of mind.

2) Distraction

Do something physical or mental that takes your mind away from the temptation. Almost anything. Just not the TV – every other advertisement is for food.

3) Displacement

Eat or drink something legal. It dulls the temptation.

You need to exercise some patience with any of these methods as they will take a little time to work. Practice, my friend and you will get better at “no”.

Random Tips:

  • Brush your teeth. I know I don’t want to eat anything right after I’ve brushed.
  • Eat more frequently.
  • Eat before you grocery shop.
  • Before you put that illegal in your mouth, stop to remember. Close your eyes and really remember the last bad symptom you had. Relive the suckiness of that experience. Train yourself to associate those bad things with that object of your temptation.
  • Put a rubber band around your wrist and snap it each time you long for that temptation.
  • Sometimes I find it helpful to think of food as fuel instead of a treat. That it’s a means not an end.
  • Do you have a camera in your phone that can record video? Record a message to yourself telling you how bad is sucks to pay for those illegals – this could be especially effective if you happen to feel bad from an illegal when the video is recorded. Watch that video before you cheat. Here’s mine:

Perhaps you have a tip to add?  Let me know below.

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