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The author mentions it is possible to be a vegetarian on the diet but says it is out of the scope of elainee book. Apr 12, Izzie rated it did not like it. Apr 28, Libby rated it it was amazing Shelves: PaperbackTenth Anniversary Editionpages.

Sometimes, they “hang out,” causing all sorts of problems and sicknesses.


While this book is not specifically written about autism, there is much evidence t Let me say that this is a frightening book. SinceI’ve gone through a barrage of exhausting medical tests by multiple general practitioners, a urologist, two gastros, and a holistic MD. Anyway, I waited to post my review since I’ve been trying the diet during the interim.

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ccle Nor is it particularly inexpensive though when you figure how little you’ll be eating out, the cost is pretty much off-set! This all mysteriously changed four years ago, at age 36 after a time of extreme emotional stress, when I began having mysterious gastro signs and symptoms painful abdominal inflammation, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, gastro bleeding, and at its most extreme- a nerf football sized hydrocele hernia.

Your doctor or nutrition expert should be consulted before undertaking a change of diet. To me, someone who has an active interest in the science gottscha,l nutrition, it was very interesting. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If you are curious, you can go to Gotschall’s website or type in “Specific Carbohydrate Diet” in Google and a bunch of stuff will come up without you even having to invest in the book.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet

This book was much better than the similar Maker’s Diet, which was apparently based on the principles Elaine Gottschall learned from the Gottscall. I love this book. Thd Specific Carbohydrate Diet corrects malabsorption, allowing nutrients to enter the bloodstream and be made available to the cells of the body, thereby strengthening the immune system’s ability to ekaine.


They would rather patients take expensive medications that can further impair their heatlh. Personally, I don’t see that being a vegetarian would at all be possible, and even having an egg allergy will make this very strict, very limiting diet – incredibly difficult to maintain. Nothing will ever come close to a tasty tortilla chip or fresh baked bread, but cycl can supplement with almond flour which is expensive but a little goes a long way!

Videos About This Book. This book h My typical dinner used to be pizza, pasta, or sandwiches, always followed by something sweet–candy, cookies, cake. Let me say that this is a frightening book. If you are celiac, this history is worth the book, even if you don’t plan on trying the specific carbohydrate diet. It is hard going especially if you have a very fussy eater like we do but the benefits are incredibly worth it.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle is scientific in explanation, but on a level of accessibility most readers should be able to understand and absorb. But, I was also literally sick and tired from bombarding my system however inadvertently with foods that were bad for me.

Click here to read the foreword, and browse through a few pages of the book that contains foundations of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet TM. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet prohibits all grains, lactose, and sucrose sugarwhich leaves you with: Be the first to ask a question about Breaking the Vicious Cycle.

The author begins by explaining some simple biology, what can happen to cause things to go wrong and then how it is perpetuated into a series, chronic problem. The diet is not easy. My whole life I’ve been very fit, active, and not had any diet or gottcshall problems, although before my issues started I was on a high bread, high sugar diet as an athlete I thought I needed all that energy and it was going to gottschal.

This means NO sugar, no wheat, no rice, no corn, no potatoes, no beans There are some interesting recipes here though. If you are suffering, and especially if the doctors have told you there is “nothing wrong” except a little IBS, do try this so long as you HAVE ruled out the other things that could be wrong, of course. She states that the diet might not work for everyone, but it’s is worth it to give it a shot.


The reason I don’t have it as a 4 or 5 star is because this diet is so strict and it advocates for a lifelong lifestyle vjcious.

As a Cyclee sufferer, this book is a godsend! No trivia or quizzes yet. Oct 29, Stacy rated it it was amazing.

There have been some people who report improvements in ASD children who follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet set forth in the book along with people who have serious GI disease. Also, there is another system of thought out there if you have IBS that is pretty much contradictory to this diet except for the ccycle aspect where you can have rice and bread but must avoid nuts and cheeses, etc.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle – The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Of all dietary components, carbohydrates have the greatest influence on intestinal microbes yeast and bacteria which are believed to be involved in intestinal disorders.

Open Preview See a Problem? For someone new to elimination diets, I didn’t feel like this book did a great job of explaining how to start. I will be eating this way, maybe for the rest of my life.

I am able to live an active life and have even come to the point where I can cheat occasionally with no side effects. Nov 11, Susan Marvin rated it it was amazing. It is not breakijg intention of this site to diagnose, prescribe, or replace medical care.

However, there are some instances of use of the trademark and book by third parties who are not licensed or authorized by Kirkton Press and who inaccurately represent the information found in the book.

The diet is based on the principle that specifically selected carbohydrates, requiring minimal digestion, are well absorbed leaving virtually nothing for intestinal microbes to feed on. It gave me power and strength to fight ellaine disease. But for those with severe intestinal problems, this would definitely be a more natural way to cure their issues rather than living on breaknig. Some of the recipes are just plain terrible. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.