The Specific Carbohydrate Diet™

The Book: Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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Breaking the Vicious Cycle, written by biochemist and cell biologist Elaine Gottschall, is a book that has the potential to change your life for the better.

With more than 1 million copies sold and translations in 7 different languages, the diet has helped countless IBD patients lead healthy, fulfilling, and active lives, despite their diagnoses.

Based on research she conducted over decades, Elaine came to believe that proper nutrition can sometimes be a viable alternative to medication and surgery. The book is not only a detailed explanation of the diet and the science supporting it, but it is also a personal account of Ms. Gottschall‘s efforts to help her child avoid surgery. The story of how the SCD™ ultimately cured her daughter will resonate with anyone who is familiar with the emotional toll IBD can take on patients and their families.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle
Our organization recommends the book to anyone battling to control the symptoms of IBD. We back up that support up by having a monthly drawing in which we randomly select 2 members from our Facebook fan page to receive the book for free. This is our way of making sure we stand behind and support the products we believe can make a huge difference in your health and wellbeing.

If you would like to hear a detailed account of our founder‘s success on the diet, he has written a summary of his experience on the Founder’s Story page. Additionally, many other supporters have written testimonials in support of the book on external websites. This link will take you to some of the user reviews from

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