The Missing Piece of the Celiac Disease Puzzle That Stops Your Diarrhea and Chronic Fatigue in 30 Days (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do with Gluten)

by Jordan Reasoner

I am about to share with you how I found the missing piece of the Celiac disease puzzle and stopped my diarrhea and chronic fatigue in 7 days… if you think it has something to do with gluten, then this is going to be the most important article you have ever read. If you want to stay sick forever on a gluten-free diet, then stop reading now because I am going to explain exactly why going gluten-free just doesn’t do the trick for many Celiacs.

My Celiac disease diagnosis was a huge, but confusing relief after years of unexplainable diarrhea and chronic fatigue. I finally had an answer to all of my issues and all I had to do was stop eating gluten… if you’re reading this article you’re probably experiencing the same great Celiac disease puzzle that I couldn’t figure out. I followed a strict gluten-free diet for 2 years and still suffered from unexplainable diarrhea and chronic fatigue and constantly thought I was getting “glutened” from some unknown source.

It’s been two years since then and now I feel incredible. I was introduced to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD Diet) and it only took me 7 days before my diarrhea was finally a memory. I found the missing piece of the Celiac disease puzzle and took control of my health. If you learn what I share with you about the SCD Diet and start it properly, you can put a stop to your debilitating diarrhea and regain the energy to pop out of bed every morning in just 30 days. If you don’t implement the 4 steps that I outline below, you’re going to keep chasing the elusive gluten contamination that’s ruining your life and continue to be trapped by the confines of this disease.

Why Isn’t a Gluten-Free Diet Making Me Better?

The missing piece of the Celiac disease puzzle is not the gluten… it’s a whole lot more.  At the point when Celiac disease is usually diagnosed, the body is extremely inflamed (especially in the gut). The inflammation in the gut causes the body to defend itself by attacking the digestive fingers of the small intestine called the microvilli… tearing them to shreds. As it turns out, our bodies need those digestive fingers to break down complex foods like grains, starches, and sugars (potatoes, corn, rice, milk, table sugar, soy, milk, etc.)… not just gluten. Without them, we can’t digest anything properly unless it is in its most simple form.

As soon as those digestive fingers stop breaking down, the foods being eaten, the gut stops being able to absorb the nutrients that they are supposed to provide because they never get broken down to the point that it can absorb them. When the body can’t absorb nutrients from food it becomes fatigued and it starts getting harder and harder just to get out of bed in the morning! So, what happens to the undigested foods? Well, they get shipped down into the ileum and the large intestine where bad bacteria feast on them like crazy. Bad bacteria are not supposed to eat like this, and after a short time they multiply into an army and work their way into the small intestine (where they are not supposed to be in the first place). Now, the body is in an inflamed state and the bad bacteria are taking hold of the gut, causing severe diarrhea and bad absorption (malabsorption).

Just because gluten is eliminated doesn’t change the fact that the body can’t digest anything. No nutrients are being absorbed and the bad bacteria are having a field day giving you diarrhea like crazy. The only way to stop this out-of-whack cycle causing embarrassing diarrhea and chronic fatigue is (i) to stop eating things that the body can’t digest to starve out the bacteria and (ii) only eat things that the body can easily absorb to replace the nutrients and regain your energy.

That’s where the SCD Diet comes in and accomplishes both of those things by eliminating complex carbohydrates (sugars, starches, and grains) and providing simple foods so the body can replenish the nutrients and begin to heal.

It’s Not Just About Gluten…

Elaine Gottschall did an incredible job explaining in great detail how this whole system works in her book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, where she detailed the SCD Diet and exactly how to follow it. The missing piece of the Celiac puzzle is this: the only way to stop diarrhea and chronic fatigue from Celiac disease is to properly start the SCD Diet and try it for 30 days.

How Do I Properly Start the SCD Diet Anyway?

Here’s a 4-step process to properly start the SCD Diet and stop diarrhea and chronic fatigue in 30 days:

Step 1: Choose a day to prepare the SCD Diet intro diet foods to get ready to start the diet (usually weekends work the best, like a Saturday… that’s how I did it).

Step 2: Spend that chosen day making the SCD Intro diet chicken soup, pureed carrots, beef patties, and chicken so that all the foods are ready to go to start the diet.

Step 3: Strictly execute the SCD intro diet for 3 days, eating only intro diet foods.

Step 4: Properly transition out of the intro diet to the normal SCD Diet and follow it with strict adherence for the next 27 days.

So, What Now?

If you follow these 4 steps carefully to start the SCD Diet and try it for 30 days, you will stop the diarrhea and chronic fatigue from Celiac disease that a gluten free diet won’t fix. Here’s what to do right now to make sure that you properly start the SCD diet:

Download our free guide here: “How to Start the SCD Intro Diet in 24 Hours”

Once you have it downloaded, print it out and do what it says to get started on the intro diet and begin day 1 of the next 30 days of your life in order to finally get a handle on your Celiac disease like I did.  If you download the free guide today and get started on the SCD Diet, you can stop your diarrhea and regain your energy in 30 days.

-Jordan

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About the author

Jordan Reasoner Jordan Reasoner is a health engineer and author. He was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2007 and almost gave up hope when a gluten-free diet didn’t work. Since then, he transformed his health using the SCD Diet and started SCDLifestyle.com to help others naturally heal stomach problems. You can check out his story here and find him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

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Rebecca C. Jones April 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I have the SCD diet book, but have tried to not start this diet as it is very restrictive. I am so tired of flareups that I am now willing to try anything. Thank you for your information. I was avoiding gluten and still having flareups. I have now had diarrhea for over 3 weeks, every single day, for hours a day. I am exhausted, bloated, and miserable. I cannot wait to get started. Thank you again.

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Steven Wright April 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm

@ Rebecca – I’m sorry your feeling so bad, Give SCD 30 days I think you will be amazed at how much it helps. Make sure you check out our free guide on starting the diet! Update us in a few weeks on how your doing… Good luck!

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Michèl & Dale December 9, 2015 at 7:32 am

Hi there,
I can not wait to get my husband to try this “Life/eating Style System”
In the beginning of this year, my husband, thought that he may have
A bleeding ulcer, Crohns or IBS or who knows…. We later found out…
That he maybe a celiac intorentint. His doctor referred him to a specialist,
and dietician, in the mean time we have or should I say I have tried to eliminate
“Glutin ” from his diet… I think it has helped… But he still gets the terrible
tummy cramps, gas, bloating ect… The diarrhea is not as often, but he still gets
It from time to time… He tries not to complain about it but you can tell when
He is having problems… He says that when he eats food now…. He can really
feel it when it hit the top and the bottom of the intestines. So I have been reading
Up on your system…. Since I do 98% of the cooking…(when he does its just ..
What he can put in the microwave or out of the fridge or take-out!) I am
going to try him on this to see if it helps…. I will also be doing it with him
Because I want him to succeed! I know that if I plan on him doing this… It is
much easier to have a buddy system in place…
So on this system…. Can you still drink coffee? I try to tell him that a pot of
coffee to your self in a day is most likely not the best thing, but I guess that
T is coffee and NOT something worst . Lol
Michèl ?

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Mariel Heiss December 9, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Hi Michel – tea and coffee are allowed, but not decaf or with added sweeteners. We recommend limiting to 1-2 cups per day! I hope this helps your husband 🙂

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Les Hollander January 30, 2016 at 11:00 pm

I’ve been diagnosed as having celiac disease. I eat glutin free and still have diarrhea all the time, am losing a lot of weight and heartburn 70% of the day.

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Mariel Heiss February 1, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Hi Les – please read this article: http://scdlifestyle.com/2016/01/celiac-disease-101/

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Sean March 12, 2016 at 5:52 pm

My diarrhea has been for 7 years. Nothing works. Frustrated.

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Mariel Heiss March 14, 2016 at 5:40 pm
Madison April 6, 2016 at 12:53 pm

I’ve had Celiac for three years and I’m very cautious about what I eat to avoid being glutened. Now I’m struggling with extreme fatigue and no energy.. Just wondered if this diet will help. And how much more expensive it is to be on this diet. I’ve had blood work done and it all looks normal. I’m blaming Celiac and needs answers and a solution..

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Mariel Heiss April 6, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Hi Madison – I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling. Yes, we think this diet can help. This article is good next step: http://scdlifestyle.com/2016/01/celiac-disease-101/

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Robin June 13, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Modifications for vegetarians?

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Mariel Heiss June 13, 2016 at 6:37 pm
leah June 21, 2016 at 9:51 pm

2 years ago I had an endoscopy because of every day acid reflux and was simply told I had excessive acid in my stomach. Today I went back to the gastrointestinal Dr after still dealing with the reflux and was informed I was diagnosed back then with Celiac Disease but never told. This information will hopefully help to get me out of the constant aches, pains and stomach irritations I thought I would just have to deal with. THANK YOU!

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