The SCD Lifestyle Solution Podcast #5: The Top Mistakes We Made on the SCD Diet that Held Us Back

by Jordan Reasoner

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This week, we sat down to talk about the top mistakes we made on the SCD Diet that held us back. If you are thinking about starting the SCD diet and want to know what NOT to do, then this is going to be a good listen for you. Also, if you have been on the diet for a while and just not healing like you want to, then this is going to be a good listen for you. Hopefully, you can relate to one of our mistakes and make some improvements.

If you have a question for us about the SCD Diet, go down to the bottom of the post and add a comment with your question.

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On This Podcast, We Cover: 

0:50 The Dairy mistake Jordan made in the first 30 days that held him back
3:50 Steve’s long-term love affair with dairy and how he learned what it was really doing to him
9:02 Let’s talk about poop – what is the Bristol Stool Chart?
12:10 The nut butter mistake Steve made in the first 30 days that held him back
13:55 Jordan’s moderation battle with fruit and how that slowed his success
19:55 The biggest mistake Jordan made on the SCD Diet that caused him to lose way too much weight and left him fatigued and hungry all the time
27:15 Steve’s cheating experience: how he learned to make sure it didn’t happen again and why it does so much damage


On the podcast, I mentioned the Bristol Stool Chart and how we use that to track what’s going on with our poop. We wrote an article about it a while back that explains everything. Here’s the link: “The SCD Diet and Poop, It’s Time to Talk About It”.

Also, here’s further reading on some of Steve’s journal posts for more background on some of the stories he mentions in the podcast:

Journal Week 11 (Eating illegals)

Journal Week 15 (Why can’t I smell?)

Journal Week 18 (Is almond flour like SCD Cocaine?)

Also, if you want to learn more about our experiences and the lessons that helped us become successful on the SCD Diet, check out our eBook “SCD Lifestyle – Surviving to Thriving.”


– 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 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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CA Colbert June 25, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Hi guys, I purchased your SCD ebook awhile back and have now finally started the SCD diet, I am on day 4. I did the intro diet for 3 days and am on day 1 of phase 1. I have a couple of specific questions. First my stools went from formed to somewhat loose, wondering why? I thought perhaps it was the scd cheesecake? Normally I eat small amounts of dairy, no milk, only raw cheese or grass fed butter. Next, I have some form of IBS, never formally diagnosed, but have had issues for nearly 5 yrs. I’ve had tons of tests, mostly from Naturopaths, I am under weight and have some malabsorption issues, I don’t have chrons or UC, but possibly SIBO or celiac?? My question is what is your recommendation about when I can introduce a bit of raw cheese? Also is it okay for someone with my symptoms to introduce more than one food at a time, if I know that they are safe for me? Thanks so much : )

Sarah Edwards July 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm

were either of you ever able to add dairy back in after significant healing had taken place?

bonnie April 26, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Thanks for this! I am 2 weeks in and feel like I have had a horrible backslide in my symptoms :*(. I started with just the soup and some beef. Then I added a little honey, waited 4 days, added goat yogurt, waited a couple of days, then recieved the scd legal vitamins and digestive enzymes. At this point I was feeling better, so I added the vitamins without waiting the full 4 days. Then I tried pureed squash, and two days later, my symptoms were WORSE than before starting the intro diet!! So, I cut out everything, back to the intro diet + the vitamins and such, but this is day two and still the horrible D. So now I am hoping it is a repeat die off, like you had, maybe from the honey? When I get better, I will hold off a month or so before having the yogurt again. Thanks again guys!

Anna April 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Thanks for this post, will listen to the podcast this weekend!

Jamie February 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Very interesting about the chapped lips- they can be a sign of internal inflammation.