Gut health refers to the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and longevity.

The SCD diet is an elimination diet that is meant to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract and bacterial overgrowth in your small intestine. I have and love the Recipes for the Specific Carbohydtrate Diet book. I’ve also ordered this one and can’t wait to try the recipes!

In many cases, children with neurological issues such as autism and seizure disorder are also experiencing symptoms of chronic constipation, periods of diarrhea, abdominal pain, and indications of intestinal bacterial and fungal overgrowth, and therefore might benefit from the specific carb diet.