I wanted to take a minute to share an incredible SCD resource with everyone, if you haven’t had a chance to check it out. It has helped me through a few sticking points in the past, that’s for sure.
The Healing Crow was a non-profit organization started by Seth Barrows in 1999 to help others with chronic illness. The website has recently been taken down but the folks over at scdiet.net have hosted the archived version so that it’s legacy can live on. Here is a link to check it out.
On the healing crow’s archived site, there is a really valuable section entitled “SCD Wisdom” where there are many incredible insights from Elaine on various topics about the SCD Diet. I wanted to share one in particular that helped me in the beginning, while I was trying to figure out how to start the SCD Diet.
Elaine answers those of us that feel like we don’t have the time and energy to start the diet… something we all struggle with in the beginning. In the end, what I heard her say to me was, “Don’t let fear give you excuses… if you want to get healthy, just give it a shot.” But that’s just one guy’s opinion. Here’s what she said:
Subject: Concern Over Diet – Time and Energy
Question: My greatest concern is the time, energy and effort it will take to adhere to such a strict diet. I will obviously have to drastically change my lifestyle. But I am ready and hopeful.
Elaine writes: Don’t be too scared of the diet’s demands. Putting a fresh chicken, 10 peeled carrots (do in 5 minutes with a potato scraper) 3 peeled onions and a handful of parsley, salt, into a pot and cooking for 3-4 hours, straining thru a colander and rescuing the carrots and chicken. From then on, you just puree the carrots and add to broth with chicken. It is not hard and you do that for a couple days. The cheese, eggs, meat, cooked fruits and veggies are easy. Just get a cookbook and any dummy can get the idea. Good luck.
What are your thoughts about what she had to say? Comment below…