SCD Research



Research has indicated that the Specific Carbohydrate Diet has helped in several cases of autism. Perhaps the same SCD benefits contributing to the reported reduction of "brain fog" are at work here.





|> Autism & SCD on Elaine's web site

|> AutismOne internet radio station

|> Elaine's article on Autism in Medica Veritas

|> Autism and the SCD on Yahoo! Groups

|> Danish SCD Autisme Site

We, parents of children of autism, have discovered that SCD is an extremely powerful treatment option for ASD. We have an email list where Elaine Gottschall helps us achieve wonderful results for our children.

The protocol for treating children with autism is a little different than the protocol in "Breaking the Vicious Cycle". Elaine Gottschall and the list made a modified version of "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" for autism. It is important to join the list and read the website to understand these changes. SCD can be implemented without dairy.

Some children have initial bad reactions when they start the diet..

To register for the list where autism is discussed go to:

Here is a link to summary of ASD/SCD

A new chapter (PDF format) about Autism appears in the 10th printing of Breaking The Vicious Cycle

The following highlights some dialog between Elaine Gottschall and Dawn's regarding Dawn's success with the SCD and the success of her autistic daughter, Allie.

Dear Elaine,
Oh and I ate a ton of delicious food last night! We started with dry white wine, then Butternut Squash Soup w/ Pears, followed by a spinach salad (spinach, tomato, cheddar cheese, mushrooms, oil & lemon dressing), free range Cornish game hens stuffed with celery, raisins, apples, & carrots, and glazed with an apple sauce, then finally the peanut butter cake. Yum! Am I really the same person who was whining about missing my favorite foods 7 months ago? *grin*

[responding to Elaine's question about how Allie came to feel so much better] I had written in about this before. She has been on SCD for 4 months now and has been declassified from her autism diagnosis. She is still a very spirited little girl, but all her autistic behaviors have disappeared. I am using the yogurt and cheeses with her. Her favorite treat is the orange juice/yogurt creamscicles! She has a couple of those a day. She also loves the half & half yogurt mixed with apple butter.

Dawn UC 11 yrs, SCD 7 months - no meds
Allie cured autistic, SCD 4 months

From: Elaine
Date: Wed, March 12, 2003
Subject: SCD and Autism

The following link came through on the other listserve I am on. I loved the way it was written. It is not the first report of recovery using SCD. (link to SCD and Autism)