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Breaking the Vicious Cycle
Breaking the Vicious Cycle

Breaking the Vicious Cycle

Intestinal Health Through Diet

12+

HEALTH & FITNESS

205 Pages, 5.75 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $26.95 (CA $26.95) (US $26.95)

Publication Date: May 2020

ISBN 9780969276814

Rights: US & CA

Kirkton Press (May 2020)

Price: $26.95
 
 

Overview

First published in 1994, Elaine Gottschall’s seminal work, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, continues to save the lives of thousands of people worldwide who suffer from the debilitating effects of intestinal disease. In straight-forward language the book explains the science behind the disease process occurring in the intestinal tract of those suffering from ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease and other forms of chronic diarrhea and how the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) offers a healthy, balanced and safe approach to stop disease progression and heal the gut. The book includes tools, resources and gourmet recipes to support individuals in starting the SCD and their journey to health. Discovered as a result of the remarkable healing of the author and biochemist’s daughter, the diet is based on the understanding that individuals with an injured intestinal tract have difficulty digesting complex carbohydrates. This results in an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the intestines. By limiting the diet to single-molecule sugars, referred to as specific carbohydrates, the body no longer feeds these harmful bacteria, allowing good bacteria to take their place and a healthy intestinal balance to be restored. In short, the SCD breaks the vicious cycle. Based on her research, the author makes the connection, referred to in the book as the “Autism Connection,” that the same bacterial overgrowth present in the gut of those suffering from intestinal disease occurs in the gut of many autistic children. Through evidence and testimonials, the book outlines the ability of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to treat many of the behavioral symptoms experienced by those with autism. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet provides a simple solution to healing for so many suffering from life-altering intestinal disease.

Author Biography

Elaine Gottschall's seminal work, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, continues to save the lives of thousands of people suffering from the debilitating effects of intestinal disease. The book explains the relationship between food and disorders such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease, cystic fibrosis, and autism, and how the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) offers a healthy, balanced, and safe approach to stop disease progression and heal the gut. The book includes tools, resources, and gourmet recipes to support individuals on their journey to health.