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To me, someone who has an active interest in the science behind nutrition, it was very interesting.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet

I read this book so that we could start this diet for Alex. Jul 29, Matthew Murphy rated it liked it. Further debilitation is prevented, weight can return to normal, and ultimately there is a return to health. Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Since I’ve only had intermittent results ma I finished with this book a while ago.

Gottschall intestinal microbes require carbohydrates for energy. You can read the foreword to the book, also check out the reviews in the testimonial section. Return to Book Page. Both times despite asking several times about the restrictions, they made a last minute adjustment in the recipe and unawares added something with starch in it. Books by Elaine Gottschall.

Jan 12, Kelli rated it it was amazing.

Apr 12, Izzie rated it did not like it. Apr 07, Claudio rated it it was ok Shelves: I think it is a very good book from that standpoint.

This is still an important read for anyone investigating possible diets for IBD. The cramps were incredible. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


It is very informative and I continue to glean new ideas and facts that I can use in my diet. Your doctor or nutrition expert should be consulted before undertaking a change of diet. View all 6 comments. It is a diet intended mainly for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diverticulitis, cystic fibrosis and chronic diarrhea.

The recommendations were good but frank and blunt nothing wrong in that but like when recommending a host of recipes seemed to just JUMP IN vs abit more empathetic approach to a very strict regime But nevertheless a priceless ray of hope and solution to many like me that need something like this and for it to truly work I’d vivious to hear from fellow readers and implement it’s if this diet who have IBD and more specifically Ulcerative Colitis – please share I’d love to hear and exchange idea in the comments section below – even your encouragement will be highly appreciated and valued If you are suffering, and especially if the doctors have told you there is “nothing wrong” except a little IBS, do try this so long as you HAVE ruled out the other things that could be wrong, of course.

I am able to live an active life and have even come to the point where I can cheat occasionally with no side effects. Be the first to ask a question about Breaking the Vicious Cycle. Maybe if I were to truly and faithfully and completely adhere to the strict rules, I might get results, viciosu for me the stress of managing a very strict regimen like that offsets any benefits I might see from the actual diet.

That isn’t my goal.

The diet is based on the principle that specifically selected carbohydrates, requiring minimal digestion, are well absorbed cicious virtually nothing for intestinal microbes to feed on.


Want to Read saving…. Nov 14, Geoff rated it liked it. I feel relatively certain that we will be trying some of those soon. On the other hand, the honey-garlic spare ribs were unbelievably easy to make and delicious.

The Book – Breaking the Vicious Cycle

I personally would be miserable if I was on this diet longer than say 3 months. Whether or not you choose to try this diet will probably depend on how crappy you feel. My diet, as recommended to me by my Gastroenterologist, would only serve the purpose of keeping me ill for the rest of my life. The book arrived quickly gottschalo in excellent condition. Thus, you must eliminate all those offending carbs from your diet.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle – The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

I’ll update if appropriate. Dec 25, Kelly rated it it was amazing Shelves: But the main thrust of it is that, in order to gain healing in the digestive system, we need to eat foods that require little or no digestion. SinceI’ve gone through a breakinv of exhausting medical tests by multiple general gotschall, a urologist, two gastros, and a holistic MD.

Who knew it only took replacing starches with veggies in ways I never would have thought of — and amazingly easy once I wrapped my brain around it, to boot.

There is a lot of information to be gained from reading it, even if you are not considering trying the diet.