The year 2000 was a landmark year for me and my husband, Don. We will be forever grateful to Elaine Gottschall and Dr. Sidney Valentine Haas for giving us and so many others new lives through the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I continue to be amazed how the body heals; if given the right foods!

The SCD has led to "health miracles" for me and six of my immediate family members: Me (Acid Reflux, Celiac Disease, FMS, Severe Allergies, Bronchial Asthma), my husband (Crohn;s Disease), my 83 year old mother (Acid Reflux, Diverticulitis, Hiatal Hernia, Bleeding Ulcer, Arthritis), my two brothers (Acid Reflux, IBS & Celiac), and two sons (both Celiac, one with Acid Reflux & asthma). All seven of us have no symptoms left and have been able to eliminate all drugs pertaining to each of these illnesses and reduce blood pressure and cholesterol meds. We were each overweight and easily lost to within about 10 pounds of our desired weight; three of us losing over 50 pounds each. We all get comments on how healthy we look and act. We find that it takes less food to satisfy and sustain us since eating whole, natural SCD foods. We have broken the addictive cycle of overeating and binging. The SCD has been a God-send to us all!

Don and I feel certain that had we known long ago the ramifications of our "minor digestive symptoms", and that the "little purple pill" was not a cure for them, and that it would quit working eventually, and that it was just masking our digestive symptoms while the "cause" of our symptoms continued to damage our gut . . . perhaps we would have been motivated to make dietary changes and would have avoided most of our health problems over the years. Unfortunately, mainstream medicine doesn't tell us all this.

After experiencing the many benefits of SCD, and knowing that most people I knew had health problems, I could not, in good conscience, keep the SCD discovery to myself. Within four months of beginning SCD, my husband and I were well and I found myself teaching and counseling people on this way of eating to cure their health problems. Being overwhelmed with inquires, I built an SCD website in 2006. It is receiving approximately 2200 hits per week today; an indication that many are searching for answers to their digestive health issues. I now hold monthly support group meetings in Austin, Marble Falls, and Kingsland, Texas.

My many years of experience following and mentoring individuals back to health all over the world have qualified me as an approved Gottschall Foundation SCD Counselor. Please read our detailed story and find SCD help at: www.austinscdfriends.com

Contact: Kay Stence, CHHC, AADP
Certified Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach
1863 Greenwood Lane
Kingsland, TX 78639 U.S.A.
512-632-3682
kstence@marykay.com