Specific Carbohydrate Diet eliminates all simple sugars. As discussed
under IBS, many people are unable to split disaccharide sugars (lactose,
sucrose, maltose, and isomaltose) into single molecule sugars. This
may explain, in part, why the diet is so successful. The Specific
Carbohydrate Diet also eliminates grains, which generally cause
inflammation of the intestines in people with IBD. Leo Galland,
MD, has found that the Specific Carbohydrate Diet works well for
people with IBD."