The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Frequently Asked Questions


In the most recent printing of BTVC (Ninth Printing - May 2002), turnips were moved from the 'allowed' list to the 'not allowed' list. Many new SCDers found they were having trouble with turnips, in part because they are quite fibrous, and because they contain inulin. For those that are eating them and doing fine, they may continue. For those who are just beginning the diet, they should wait until their symptoms are in remission before introducing turnips, and then only with great care.

For those who have been on the diet for some time, and begin to find they are having problems, if turnips are part of their repertoire, they should be removed.

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    Dr. Samuel Gee

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