The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Frequently Asked Questions

Mucilaginous Polysaccharides

Elaine writes:
Seaweed is high in polysaccharides. It may be called a "sea vegetable" but it sort of falls into the same category of okra (at least, as far as SCD is concerned), and also herbs like marshmallow and slippery elm. Slimy, mucilaginous substances are often prescribed by naturopaths who think the "coating" properties are helpful to the intestines. They aren't. We who have compromised guts cannot digest this stuff - but our bugs can have quite a party on it.

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