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The Specific Carbohydrate Diet is a grain-free diet plan designed to help people with conditions such as Chrone's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diverticulitis, cystic fibrosis, and chronic diarhea.
The theory behind the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is that certain carbohydrates are not fully digested, so they remain in the gut and must be broken down by the bacteria there. This can cause an overgrowth of harmful bacteria, and waste products of the digestion process can set off a chain reaction, or “vicious cycle,” of irritation in the intestines.
By limiting your carbohydrates to only ones that are very easily digested, the idea is that there will be no undigested carbohydrates left over to cause overgrowth of bad bacteria and set off the chain reaction leading to irritation.
Talk to your doctor before you begin the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to make sure you’ll get the calories and nutrients you need.