I'm feeling much better on the SCD. When can I add some foods back
to my diet?
After staying with SCD for one year after all symptoms
disappear, you can then introduce one food at a time in the following
if you miss potatoes more than anything, then start with one quarter
of a boiled or baked potato (without skin) the first time. Skip
a day, then if all is well, try one quarter the third day. By the
end of the week, if all is well, you can try one whole potato.
Do this for
a couple weeks, then drop the potato and repeat the above process
with bread or pasta. A little at a time and every other day. When
you decide to try rice, use the same procedure: Drop the other illegals
when you try it and start with a couple tablespoons of rice and
wait a day. If all is well, do the same procedure until you get
to one half cup and do not exceed that.
3-4 months of experimentation, you can try a couple of the things
that appeared not to bother you and you can try them during the
same week. But go slowly. I do not know what the results will be;
you will have to experiment.
I can tell you
this: When our child was symptom free for 7 years and it was after
Doctor Haas had died at age 92, we all stayed on the diet because
we loved the food. When she went to university, however, we knew
it would be impossible. In spite of that, we bought her a refrigerator
for her room and I sent baked goods each week. She was supposed
to ride her bike into town weekly for cheese and fruit and eat the
protein in the cafeteria. She wrote soon that she had no time to
go into town. She told me later (not to worry me) that she had tried
a tiny bit of rice and within 24 hours there was blood in the toilet.
She waited a week and tried it again and there was blood in the
toilet. Obviously she is not an idiot and does not eat rice even
now, 25 years later. But she certainly eats a couple of potatoes
per week. She also bakes illegal stuff and has a piece once a week.
However, after I baked Lucy's coffee cake for her, she now only
eats that kind of baked goods.