Important disclaimer right off the bat. If you identify as a victim, who comes to an appointment, complains about their state of being and the only thing you want is a prescription for the silver bullet in the form of medication, so that you yourself don’t have to do anything else. And you prefer to continue on the path of self destruction, ignoring the source of your pain, merely silencing the symptoms. Do not read the following story and this site. They are not for you…
However, if you want your health back, be content with yourself, your weight, feel fresh and youthful, keep reading. Because if you are suffering from Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis , diverticulitis, coeliac disease, skin issues, cystic fibrosis, chronic diarrhea, or perhaps have difficulty concentrating, bad moods, suffer from hyperactivity, epilepsy, or you have someone in your family who is autistic, you are in the right place. The right diet and mental direction will help your body get out of any tight spot.
Ulcerative colitis (UC) – according to doctors, incurable disease that can be considered a great discomfort (those of you who have this condition can certainly describe it in many other terms), however…
A doctor that tells his patient that a disease is incurable is a villain that considers himself a God. My life with UC has given the disease a whole new meaning in the past few years. And I am not afraid to use terms such as ‘second chance’ or ‘blessing in disguise’. It might seem cliché but… let’s slow down.
In the year 1996 I was diagnosed with UC, an incurable disease coupled with diverticulitis. I was not recommended any special diet, since one requires a lot of fiber and the other requires its avoidance. Nothing but alibi. So I started eating various pills to find out which are effective. Later on, one especially industrious doctor prescribed me with corticosteroids, even though there wasn’t much of a reason for it. My UC always affected around 15 centimeters of the end of the colon, nothing special, when I wasn’t in relapse. Who has any experience with corticosteroids probably knows what followed. Water retention, swollen head, stomach pains, weight gain, joint pains, rising pressure and other discomfort. After rejecting this treatment I was given non-corticoid pills, suppressing immune reactions without many side effects, or any effects in fact. And let’s not forget colonoscopy checkups, another pleasurable pastime.
It’s important to note that our bodies become resistant to treatments and over time they become less effective. Doses are increased and symptoms are more frequent. One starts to suspect something is not right and some even start looking for alternate solutions. I tried to look around myself, but I was successful only in the summer of 2012 when a certain event occurred. I like to call it “the protagonist gets pissed off”. Every story picks up the pace at such a moment and it was no different for me. The detonator for this were two specific doctors, whose names I will not mention, mostly because I agree with the idea that if you don’t want something to grow, you pay no attention to it. After a strong relapse I was being thrown around between these two doctors like a hot potato and I was only met with arrogance. This led to two revelations.
The educated person in the white coat is not interested in helping you. They are an employee of one of the most lucrative industries in the world. So when a person realizes such a thing, the fact that it’s just business (hats off to the exceptions), they get the right amount of determination to take their health into their own hands. And that’s what I did.
I don’t know how many times have I done it before, but I looked again. I have to admit that I always believed in the abilities of human body and nature, but same as most people, I was comfortably hypnotized by mass media. But this time I was determined and ready, and that’s integral when embarking on the journey to health. Notice that I am not talking about treatment, but recovery or cure. Because that’s the way it is. Doctors are treating you, nature is curing you. And it makes sense. Should a doctor say: “OK, you will eat this and you will stop eating this and in three months you should feel better.” how much would that make them? Instead if they prescribe you with expensive pills, that only suppress the disease but keep it active. Then regularly use some sort of rubber hose on you and order expensive analyses and with a bit of luck go through the corticoids and finally surgical removal of the colon? Such patient is worthwhile. And of course, to be frank with ourselves, we like the peace of mind of taking a pill so that we can eat garbage without worries…
I wished to find a solution and I wished I could stop taking 15 pills every day. I wished for it like a young boy wishes for a new bicycle. Honestly and sincerely. And I found it. Inconspicuous website of Elaine Gottschall with content that I would love to carve into stone and place it somewhere memorable. I can’t carve however, so I made this website instead, partly as a tribute to the woman who did everything to save her eight year old daughter. She also searched until she found what she was looking for. It was only the seventeenth provider who asked her: “What does your daughter eat?” None of the previous doctors ever cared about such information. Just prescribed the medicine and called it a day.
The first who cared, was Sidney V. Haas, M. D. (1870-1964). A man that devoted his career to the research of how diet influences the human organism. A man, whose work is not talked about very much, since it doesn’t quite fit the narrative of the industry. Elaine Gottschall continued in his efforts and put SCD on the map with her book Breaking The Vicious Cycle.
And that’s where the story ends. In other words this is the end of one incurable colitis and begins a story of recovering from any illness. When you stop hurting your body and instead start believing in its powers and start helping it and nurturing it, you will not have to sit around in waiting rooms, complain about pain and reminisce about the times when everything was better. SCD is a great first step on this new path, this new life. If you are firmly decided to take your life back, feel free to join the club.
After a year of SCD I stopped taking all of the pills and never went back. And by the way, once you start cooking and trying out the treats from this cookbook, you may realize that you might have found a real treasure.
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