Did you know you can make delicious and super healthy yoghurt at home and skip the supermarket variety filled with food additives, flavour enhancers or stabilisers? Homemade 24-hour SCD yoghurt recipes are easy to make, perfect for busy mums, elderly or executives working long hours with little time left for cooking.
Let me tell you how.
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) 101
The SCD is a strict dietary protocol that helped many people suffering from gut disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease or food intolerances and sensitivities. People suffering from these conditions have damaged and inflamed intestines and bacterial imbalances (dysbiosis) in their gut causing various symptoms such as bloating, flatulence, cramps, acute or chronic diarrhoea, constipation, heartburn (reflux), indigestion, among others.
According to the core SCD principles we are unable to digest complex carbohydrates and other sugars optimally, as a result undigested sugars that remain in the digestive tract feed the harmful bacteria and further worsen the dysbiosis. This leads to increased fermentation, excess gas production and toxin formation causing irritation of the digestive track.
Gut damage may cause leaky gut syndrome, where toxins ‘leak’ through the gut wall into the bloodstream, causing local and systemic inflammation and immune system activation, leading to developing food sensitivities/ intolerances or food allergies.
The SCD heals gut dysbiosis by removing the sugars feeding the harmful bacteria by starving them out. It also supports the good bacteria in the gut thus re-balancing gut flora and facilitating gut wall repair.
The SCD is applied to help people suffering from:
- Food intolerances or sensitivities
- Chronic diarrhoea or constipation
- Crohn’s disease
- Coeliac disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Intestinal parasites
- Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and ADHD
- Cardiovascular disease, in particular hypertension – see this study in the American Journal of Hypertension
Find out more about the SCD on the Mindd Foundation SCD page.