The Best Method for Healing with SCD
pecanbread.com
Home About SCD

How to Do SCD

Supplements

Probiotics

SCD Science Counselors Yogurt Links Support
Search & Site Map SCD Information Enhanced SCD Allowed Foods

Recipes

Intro Diet Ready Made SCD Foods The Stages

The Legal / Illegal list T

The following is a list of foods that are allowed (legal) and foods that are not allowed (illegal) while following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™, as outlined in the book,
Breaking the Vicious Cycle
by Elaine Gottschall. The SCD™ is a progressive diet and the introduction of many of these foods should be delayed until healing has taken place, please read the book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" for further information.

Some general guidelines are, no grains (i.e. rice, wheat, corn, oats, etc.), no processed foods, no starchy vegetables (i.e. potatoes, yams, etc.), no canned vegetables of any kind, no flour, no sugar, no sweeteners other than honey and saccharin, and no milk products except for homemade yogurt fermented for 24 hours, prepared according to the instructions in the book.

This is the SCD Legal/Illegal List with the Most Foods and the Newest Information!

Click on the letters below for other sections of the list.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

T
Food
Legal / Illegal
Note
Tabasco sauce See note Only the original red Tabasco sauce, labeled
'McIlhenny Company Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce' is legal but as with all manufactured products check the ingredients. The other Tabasco styles all have sugars and gums added.
Tagatose Illegal  
Tamari Illegal It is made from soy
Tamarind Illegal See, Tamarind
Tangerines Legal  
Tapioca Illegal It is a starch, therefore illegal.
Tapioca Flour Illegal  
Tarragon Legal  
Taro Illegal It has much too much starch in it and is very similar to potatoes.
Tea Legal

Ordinary black tea is legal but should be made weak.
Instant tea,Ojibwa tea (Essiac), many herbal teas, teas made from bark etc are full of polysaccharides and are illegal. Peppermint and spearmint herb teas are legal, and you can make a tea from ginger which is also legal.

Teff Illegal  
Thyme Legal  
Tiger nuts Illegal  
Tofutti cheese Illegal  
Tofu Illegal It is made from soy
Tomatillos Legal  
Tomato juice (canned) Legal Should only have salt added. Also see Tomato Juice - canned
Tomato paste (canned) Illegal  
Tomato purée (canned) Illegal  
Tomato sauce (canned) Illegal  
Tomatoes Legal Canned tomatoes are illegal.
Triticale Illegal  
Turbinado Illegal It is liquid cane sugar, therefore it is illegal.

Turnips

Illegal In the most recent printing of BTVC (Ninth Printing - May 2002), turnips were moved from the 'allowed' list to the 'not allowed' list.