Sulked long enough... SCD is working

I have felt bad that I left my last post a sulky post, but a lot has happened since then. I guess every once in a while it is okay to have a tantrum and then pick yourself up by your bootstraps and carry on.

Courtney is doing MUCH better. We have been on the SCD diet now for about 3 months. She has gained 10+ lbs. Her colonoscopy and endoscopy showed a complete healing of the upper intestines, but we still have work with the lower part. But she has more energy. She said she use to get dizzy just walking up the stairs. We have added rice flour to her diet, but have decided to take a step back and do the 5 day intro diet again as she is still having tummy problems in the morning. Then we will go back to the basic again and work up from there. I know we are both so excited to do that... not so much. But at least we see progress and that is enough to keep you motivated.

It has been hard trying to fix foods specifically for her and then feed the rest of the family. I spend quite a bit of time cooking or shopping for foods. When you are eating a lot of fruits and veggies, you end up shopping 2-3 times a week because they don't have a long shelf life and you are going through them so fast. Plus my food budget has gone up. The only flour she can have is Almond flour which is $11 for 1 lb. Yikes! But you do what you do.

I find it interesting that doctors say there is no connection to what you eat and Crohn's disease (as well as many other digestive diseases) but it is amazing when you see the results of the changes you make in your eating. If anyone is interested in our resources, here is the book we are using to help educate ourselves and has been very helpful.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle website has been really helpful to and offers lots of information.

And here was an article that I found very promising about dong the SCD diet and recovering from tummy troubles.

Thanks for all of those who have expressed concern or offered help. :) We are hanging in there.

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