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Topics in today's digest:

      1. Severe case of UC - Ulcerative Colitis, IBD
           From: dusan@xxxxxx.xx
      2. Candidiasis (candida) recovery  
           From: dusan@xxxxxx.xx


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 12:12:50 +0100
   From: dusan@xxxxxx.xx
Subject: Severe case of UC - Ulcerative Colitis, IBD

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Message: 6
   Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 21:33:32 -0400
   From: "Dan & Janice Davis" <>
Subject: Re: adrenal gland and IBD

Dear LouC,

I have posted about this before, and I apologize if you've already heard
about it from me. But just in case you haven't, I'll post the info again.

There is a diet for IBD, called the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). It is
taken from the book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle", by Elaine Gottschall. You
can read more about it at , and there is a list at  which you can subscribe to by sending an email to .

Although I have had a severe case of UC, after following this diet strictly
for 6 months my GI told me that my colon looked normal. I have been on the
diet for about 18 months now, and since that examination six months into the
diet, my colon has continued to look normal. And I feel very, very well.

After being so ill, unable to look after my family or myself, the experience
of healing on this diet has been so LIBERATING - I can hardly describe it.

There are about 250 of us on the SCD list, and success stories are
frequently shared. I'm certainly not the only one. The diet requires
will-power and time, but you could not pay me enough to go off of it. I hope
that your daughter will look into it.

Best regards,


Message: 2
   Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 12:30:01 +0100
   From: dusan@xxxxxx.xx
Subject: Candidiasis (candida) recovery  

Candidiasis (candida) recovery

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Message: 3
   Date: 30 Oct 1999 00:18:06 -0000
Subject: RE:  new member

<snip> If there is anyone out there who has recovered - how long did it take 
and do you still avoid sugar and fruit?  Just looking for the end of this 
very long tunnel.Crystal in Chicago

I was originally on the diet for 8 weeks and then tried to re-introduce the
"bad" foods slowly - my symptoms came back and then some!  So I kept on the
diet for another 4 weeks and tried again - again I had the symptoms - so I 
talked to another nutritionist who put me on a bowel cleanse and herbal
After 2 weeks I could eat bread again, another week and I was eating fruits!
AND now I've even eaten desert on occasion without too much trouble!  So
yes, there is definitely hope.