The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Frequently Asked Questions


From Mirriam-Webster:
Main Entry: demulcent
Function: noun
Date: 1732
: a usually mucilaginous or oily substance (as tragacanth) that can soothe or protect an abraded mucous membrane

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Demulcents work by coating the digestive tract, thereby cutting down on absorption and increasing the amount of nutrients available to bacterial overgrowth. Further, if the demulcent is a mucilaginous polysaccharide, it is a ready source of food for bad bacteria, and is SCD illegal. Some demulcents also have contain compounds that act as immune boosters - not what you want when you are trying to reduce inflammation and reactions that are part of an immune response.

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"We must never forget that what the patient takes beyond his ability to digest does harm."
    Dr. Samuel Gee

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