Here are 5 things you need to know about my blog before you dive in:
- I have ulcerative colitis. Learn more about the disease here.
- I took a 100-day Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) challenge to help restore my gut and manage my symptoms through diet. The aim of SCD is to heal and ‘reset’ a damaged gut through a diet of grain-free, starch-free, sugar-free and unprocessed foods. You can learn more about SCD here.
- I posted an entry for every day that I was on the diet to help others understand what they can expect when embarking on this eating plan. If this blog can be of help to even one person, it’ll have been worth it.
- No one should be embarrassed about the unpleasant, painful and potentially life-threatening symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). On this blog, I talk about everything from my state of mind and stress levels to all the ugly symptoms of IBD. If you don’t want to know about my cramps, my reactions to food and my BMs, stop reading here!
- I am under the care of a physician and currently take 800mg of Asacol twice daily. I have been in remission since December 2013. I believe that chronic disease does not have to equal chronic medication, and I hope to be medication-free one day. However, I am not a doctor or any sort of medical expert. This blog is written from my perspective and based on my personal experiences on SCD. Always be guided by your doctor or nutritionalist.
If you’d like to contact me, mail debbyquerido [at] gmail [dot] com.
Good luck! This diet is difficult, but it’s doable, it’s worth it, and YOU can absolutely do it.