SCD Diet Success Stories


Have you seen the movie “The Butterfly Effect?”

It’s a powerful movie that shows the effects of how single events in our lives shape them.

If you search your history, it’s likely you’ll find an event or two in which everything changed for the worse with your health. I have them, Jordan has them, every coaching client I ever worked with had them.

Sadly, we don’t typically see the unravelling of our health until we are really suffering.

Petra’s story is a courageous tale that shows this in great detail. I only wish more people knew how quickly one stressful event, or one round of antibiotics can begin the downward health spiral. If they did, they might not end up in the hospital being diagnosed with scary diseases like Crohn’s.

If there’s one thing you take away from this story, I hope it’s the fact that almost all of our health symptoms are connected and if the root issues aren’t addressed, our bodies will continue to break down. [click to continue…]

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We share success stories for one very specific reason… and it’s probably not what you think.

In fact, we have an entire system inside our company to gather success stories and encourage our community to share their stories with others just like them. Each week, we meet as a team and talk about what success stories are currently being worked on and when we can publish them.

It’s one of the most important things we do.

Not because it “toots our own horn.”

Or because we think it’ll get us traffic from Google.

It’s because if I didn’t read numerous online success stories back in 2008 I never would’ve tried the SCD Diet. I may not have healed my gut. I may not have ever started SCD Lifestyle with Steve.

Success stories were the spark that changed my life forever.

And we relentlessly share as many as we can in hopes that it does the same for thousands of other people going through the same struggle I did.

Without success stories, this would be just another blog. Instead, we have a thriving community of incredible people taking control of their health. Today, I’m so happy to share Richelle’s story. She made a choice. She took control. And she’ll never look back!

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How long did you struggle with your digestive pain? Did it feel like a black cloud followed you everywhere you went?

Because that’s how my life felt as I struggled with Celiac disease. Honestly, battling this illness for the better part of a decade was mentally and physically draining. I made a lot of mistakes and sometimes didn’t know if I’d ever get better.

I got really good at doing one thing that really made a difference, though. Sure, all of the diet, supplements and lifestyle changes were absolutely vital to my recovery, but it was pain that got me through and out the other side. I got really good at using my pain to push me through all the tough times.

I’m so grateful now to be able to say that my gut is healed and more and more time has passed since I had agonizing diarrhea 10-15 times per day. But I’ve got to say, the memory of that pain is still right there. It keeps me focused on continuously taking care of my body, so I can be the best father, friend and health engineer I can be. And every once in a while we get an email, seemingly from out of nowhere, from someone who is totally on the same wavelength.

With that said, I’d like to introduce our latest rockstar, Carly, who much like myself was given the standard Celiac disease prescription (a gluten-free diet) and sent on her way.  At first, this can seem like you’ve been given a golden ticket to a healthy and happy life.

After all, your doctor knows best right? Well, if you’ve been following us for any length of time, you’ll know that most Celiacs are slowly dying, because the Gluten-Free diet is simply not enough.

Read on to learn what it took for Carly to heal and feel better than she ever thought she could. [click to continue…]


 Kara Ferguson

Ahhhh, success stories – my favorite.

One of our core missions is to share powerful, real-life success stories with you that inspire hope…

The kind of stories that inspire people to FINALLY change their diet…

The kind of stories you read when you’re ready to give up…

The kind of stories that help you keep going, if only for just one more day.

And today, we’ve got another that I can’t wait to share with you!

Kara’s story will inspire you with how honest and caring she is. Sure, she wasn’t in the hospital with Crohn’s… but she was sick to her stomach every single day and struggling with bloating, fatigue, and alternating C & D.

Not only that, but she was willing to share the emotional side of things and what it’s really like to change your life, fully choosing health day in and day out.

Kara… you’re amazing! Thank you for being willing to step up and spread awareness about the healing power of eating real food.

Without further ado, here is her story… [click to continue…]



2015 is the year of taking action… and nothing motivates me more than a powerful success story.

Back when I was sick and in pain, I searched the interwebs for hours just hoping to read about someone just like me that was able to turn off their diarrhea. Most nights, I found nothing and went to bed scared and afraid.

But once I found a few people that had success with SCD, I was inspired. I thought, “Maybe this could be the thing that changes my life...”

And it was…

But I wouldn’t have tried the diet without reading those 2 success stories.  

Which is why we’re committed to continuing to share as many of these stories as people are willing to write. You see, we get emails every day from people who are FINALLY starting to heal – FINALLY starting to stop their symptoms. But not everyone is willing to share it with the world just yet…

So, when we find someone who is, like Linda, it means the world to me. Because I know there’s more people out there, sick and in pain like I was, just hoping to read a story like hers to FINALLY take action.

So, in light of the theme for this year… here’s another amazing success story in hopes that it inspires thousands of others to take action. Cheers!

Disclaimer:  We here at SCD Lifestyle do not endorse any faith more than any other, but here is a remarkable story of a woman whose faith led her to find the SCD Diet and how the diet saved her life. If you’re not of the same beliefs as Linda, that’s totally cool with us, you can still gain so much from reading her full story :-)

[Enter Linda] [click to continue…]