The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Frequently Asked Questions


Echinacea contains both polysaccharides and phytosterols, and is not allowed on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. While its immune-boosting qualities are considered useful by most people, they are not what someone with an auto-immune condition wants, as they can exacerbate inflammation.

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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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