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New SCD Research (apple on stack of books)

I can tell you that the Specific Carbohydrate Diet works because I’ve followed it myself. In fact, I’ve seen it work for thousands of people with all sorts of different issues.

But I also recognize that this is all just anecdotal evidence. And while anecdotal evidence (like our pages of success stories) is great, many people want more.

That’s why I’m so excited that new scientific research on the power and effectiveness of the SCD diet is being published all the time.

The research helps reiterate what we already know: the SCD diet is effective in healing the gut.

We’ve seen it help people heal from Celiac disease, put Crohn’s disease into remission and give thousands of people their lives back.

Not into reading the research?

We’ve done that part for you (and then some). [click to continue…]



I woke up and stared at my phone.

It was Steve’s birthday. What do you say to your best friend on his birthday? Tell him how important he is to you? Send him something funny? Simply tell him Happy Birthday?

No, none of that was worthy of him. Instead, I texted him a life-changing quote that I read every year on my birthday – a quote that’s so deep… so intense… that just contemplating it for a single day is never enough.

It’s from David Deida, and it goes like this: “What do I need to do or become before I die, so I can die full, complete, and happy?”

I pushed send… and deep thoughts started filling my head about what I’m doing in life and why I’m here.

A few minutes later, I got an email from Brad Howard. The subject line said, “If today were the last day of my life…”

Inside was the Steve Jobs speech – the one he gave 1 year after being diagnosed with Cancer.

“For the past 33 years, I’ve woken up, looked in the mirror and asked myself…

If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?

And whenever the answer has been, no, for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life…

Because almost everything…

– All external expectations…

– All pride…

– All fear of embarrassment or failure…

These things just fall away in the face of death…

Leaving only what is TRULY important…

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose…

You are already naked…

So there is no reason not to follow your heart.”

– Steve Jobs

There Is No Reason NOT to Follow Your Heart

This quote from David Deida and the Steve Jobs speech, there’s a reason they came into my life 5 minutes apart today.

It’s a reminder that one day, each of us will die. [click to continue…]



I’ve written some nasty, awful, and downright mean blog posts…

And deleted them the next day. You’ll never read them.

They came from a place of hurt and pain.

They weren’t going to serve anyone when written from that place. But I haven’t lost the ideas that I want so desperately to share. I just needed to process some of the hurt, pain, and anger, to get to the point where I feel like I can actually share with you what I really want without out all the ego and emotions.

I’m very sad about the current state of medicine. I feel the sadness of the physicians, nurses, nutritionists, and everyone else involved.

And I’ve been the receiver of their sadness transmitted in awful bedside manners, curt explanations, dodging my questions, no regard for my long-term health, downright bad recommendations, never telling me about the side effects, and there was that time I got yelled at.

I’ve received this pain and gotten very angry about it.

And if that’s what had to happen for me to be able to write this message right back to all the people in the health industry… I’d gladly do it all over again.   [click to continue…]



I never thought our little SCD Lifestyle blog would allow me to quit my job…

But one day, in our 4th year doing this, I quit my engineering job. I walked away. I took the leap.

People have asked me what it was like. Did I throw a party? Fly to a beach somewhere? Pop champagne?

No. In fact, the truth is: it was scary!

That day we really went for it, my heart was racing. I felt hot. I felt dizzy.

What was I thinking? What if we fail? Could this really put food on the table for my kids?

Instead of celebrating, I immediately started working my @ss off…

It didn’t hit me until later, but that decision was a pivotal milestone in our growth from a little blog to a 7-figure online health business with a growing team of 8 employees…

And part of a bigger mission of helping millions of people.

Many of you have asked for more “behind the scenes” details about how we were able to turn our passion for health into a full-time career over the last 6 years.

Over the next few days, we’re going to pull back the curtain and share details about how we got to where we are today… and teach you how to do it too. [click to continue…]