The Specific Carbohydrate Diet|
Frequently Asked Questions
Homeopathy and SCD™ Legality
The homeopaths claim that
the greater the dilution with water, the more potent the drug
is. Some dilutions are so great that it has been claimed that
barely a molecule of the original compound could be found in the solution
and that the potency increases as the solution becames more diluted. There is a process of agitation involved with each dilution
Based on this premise, all
the talk about echinacea, etc. containing harmful substances
is not valid. That is why I have allowed Echinacea and some others
to be classified as legal on SCD™. When there has been controlled research
conducted as with milk thistle and the results were inconclusive as to
whether or not the herb (or homeopathic drug) had any efficacy at all
in reducing liver toxicity, I have stated this based on the
research (sometimes by National Institutes of Health along with the naturopathic school,
Of course, each person does what he thinks as wise but since there has been controversy on our SCD™ lists about this, I felt that I should present my view. I do not pretend to have expertise in the area of most supplements other than vitamins and minerals. And in these, some of the fillers and additives are questionale. But it comes down to priorities.
Since I feel that conservative amounts of supplements are not only helpful but essential for healing along with SCD™, I have communicated with Freeda in an effort to eliminate those most questionable such as sorbitol and guar gum, etc.
"We must never forget that what the patient takes beyond his ability to digest does harm."
Dr. Samuel Gee